Fresh Homemade Jalapeno Avocado Dressing

Fresh Homemade Jalepeno Avocado Dressing

Summertime is fresh food time! We take full advantage of the vast array of fresh fruits and veggies, just like I know you do. If you love avocados, if you love a little spice in your life, then you’re going to LOVE this fresh homemade dressing. PrintFresh Homemade Jalepeno Avocado Dressing Ingredients1/2 cup olive oil […]

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Sour Cream Banana Bread

I first offered this recipe about a year ago and this post continues to be a fan favorite.  I mean how can one go wrong with sugar, butter, bananas and sour cream?  HOW?!  You can’t, that’s how.  #truestory If you’ve seen the post but haven’t yet made this quick bread: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!  […]

Homemade Peach Cobbler

Homemade Peach Cobbler

More cobbler, y’all! First there was this one, made with blueberries and strawberries. Today, there is peach…PEACH COBBLER! Nommy nom nom. Before we get started, I did use fresh peaches in this cobbler, unlike last time when I used frozen blueberries and strawberries. Fresh or frozen works, but because it’s summer and fruit is a’plenty, […]

I’m a Sucker for a Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

This post is a popular one here at OMT!  I first wrote about my love of strawberry smoothies two years ago and I thought it was worth a second look…cause y’all love it! The great thing about this smoothie is that you can substitute any fruit or a variety of fruits. You can also substitute […]

Homemade Fruit Cobbler That Will Make You Slap…Wait…Don’t Slap Anyone

Fruit Cobbler

Oh, mah babies. THIS. This cobbler came out of my oven smelling of sweet summer fruit and light cakey droolgoodness. I had to remind myself not to take a bite until it had cooled enough so it wouldn’t remove the skin from the roof of my mouth. THE TORTURE! As a good Southern gal, I […]

Made Simple: Freezing Fresh Herbs

Freezing Fresh Hebs

If you’ve read here long enough, you know I swipe herbs from my neighbors. Why grow herbs, when you can steal ‘em. ~pulling on ski mask and creeping into their yard at midnight with a flashlight~ Not really, come on now. I’m a Choochie for goodness sakes. I have an example to set. Most of […]

Natural Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Cookies

Natural Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Cookies

That title is a mouthful, right? So are these cookies: What I mean to say, however oddly stated, is that I made traditional peanut butter cookies with non-traditional peanut butter, aka natural peanut butter.  You know, the stuff you gotta stir.  The stuff with two ingredients: ground peanuts and salt.  The stuff with no sugar […]

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Last summer I wrote about how stinkin’ easy, foolproof really, it is to make grilled corn on the cob. It was such a popular post, I thought I’d do a reprint today.  Just in time for prime summer grillin’ months! Let’s get to it, shall we? We shall! Start with some corn still in the […]

Homemade Cream Gravy in 3 Easy Steps

Cream Gravy

Oh, how I remember my culinary flailings as a newbie cook.  My biggest battle was with gravy.  Somehow I could manage fluffy, to-die-for, biscuits, but I just couldn’t see my way clear of gummy, lumpy, tasteless gravy. LAWSY!  Help me!  I know some of you must feel the same way, so baby, let me hold […]

Summer Cookin’ is Easy Cookin’: Grilled Potatoes and Onions

Easy Grilled Potatoes and Onion

As summer rolls on, I offer this post from last year, because HOLY SMOKES it’s #1: easy and #2: delish and #3: worth a summer rerun! If you’re looking to beat the summer heat in the kitchen, take your cooking out to the grill and make a big ol’ pan of grilled taters and onions. […]