Love Fried Chicken But Hate the Mess?

I love love love fried chicken, but hesitate to make it because of the greasy mess. Am I right? My solution – and now yours – is simple: Oven-Fried Chicken! Oh, momma! Super Easy Oven-Fried Chicken Ingredients: 15-20 chicken legs 1/4 cup melted butter (BUTTAH!) 2-3 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp garlic powder 1 […]

The Last Oatmeal Cookie Recipe You’ll Need

These drool-worthy oatmeal cookies are made exclusively with coconut palm sugar, which is touted as having a lower glycemic index than white sugar. Looky: Oh, momma! I figured if it has a better glycemic index, lower than white sugar (there’s controversy whether that is true or not), that’s a plus. It does have some nutrients […]

How To Have More Fun Than a Caramel Apple.

Caramel apples are fun in theory, right? The Bad: There’s the weird angled biting, or more accurately – trying desperately to grab a bite. There’s the super glue melding together of teeth that can seriously pull out a crown. There’s the disappointment of the less-than-stellar apple. The Good: Caramel and apples are deliciously addictive, so […]

How to Make Snacking Even Better

Three years ago, I wrote this first post extolling the taste explosion that is Christmas Crack. No, you won’t find this particular recipe anywhere other than here. Nor will you find such a delightful backstory to be told while you share this concoction with those you love. I came thisclose to not posting this recipe […]

Need A Delicious Gift? Buttery Shortbread Never Disappoints

It’s that time of year again. Time to give a gift to someone who has everything – or is hard to please – or you need to impress – or apologize to (yep, it happens). You will not go wrong with a homemade batch of buttery shortbread. Trust. This picture does not do it justice. […]

These Gingerbread Men Will Make You Believe in Christmas

Baking Confession: Last year was the first year I ever baked Gingerbread Men. Ever ever. It seems crazy, given how often I bake, but I have a great reason: A dear friend, Sue, used to make us a stash of gingerbread men every year, so there really was no need for me to add to […]

These Spicy Pretzels Will Make You Fall in Love

You like snacks, right? If you like pretzels and a bit of added spice, you’re gonna love these spicy pretzels. I love telling the story behind these pretzels, because it makes me laugh (cause I was kinda a jackass) and it proves some things aren’t as they seem. The Story I had my first spicy […]

This Addictive Glaze Will Make You Want To Pour It on Everything!

Pssssst. You. Yes, you. You look like the kind of person who is bored with the ordinary holiday fare. With the ordinary holiday tastes. Am I right? Ham. Turkey. Turkey. Ham. ~taste-bud snooze-fest~ How would you like a glaze recipe that will make you want to pour it on everything? That you could use year […]

How To Impress a Crowd: Pesto Chicken

Boy moved out years ago, yet I still cook like he’s about to walk in the door with his hungry crew. I’m lucky that we are a leftover-lovin’ family. If you love pesto, yet haven’t made Pesto Chicken – what are you waiting for? An invitation? Consider yourself invited! (NOTE: I saw this recipe on […]

How To Make The Most Addictive Pizza Ever

Y’all. Have I ever done you wrong? HAVE I?! Rhetorical, you in the back… This – THIS – is one of the many ways I haven’t done you wrong: When Garry is smoking all the meats in the summer, he always includes burgers. That way we throw a stash into the freezer that we can […]