Favorite Sides for Your Table

Drunk Carrots

When making special meals, or getting tasked with bringing a side dish to a gathering instead of a fabulous dessert, it’s nice to have a few worthy choices that you can feel confident about making. I offer my worthy choices for your consideration. Drunk Carrots: Every time I make this recipe, I agree with myself […]

You Can Stop Looking Now: The Pineapple Honey Glaze You’ve Been Looking For

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Way back in the spring, Easter-time to be specific, I made a ham with an improvised pineapple honey glaze that turned out to be a show-stopper. As most of us do, I searched the Internet for a recipe and found one.  Except, I excluded some items, upped the measurements for others and BAMMO! I now […]

Homemade French Bread

Homemade French Bread

When I think of French bread I suddenly speak with an extremely embarrassing French accent and imagine myself in a beret. Oui Oui! ~ugh~ If you have never had homemade French bread, let me weep a little for you (yes, again in the French accent).  If you have never made homemade bread of any kind, […]

Easy Roasted French Green Beans

Easy Roasted French Green Beans

Roasted French green beans sounds so, so, French, oui? I love a roasted veggie, no doubt, but have found the veggies I’m not particularly fond of (like steamed green beans) are delicious when roasted.  I’ll actually go back for seconds. Recently, on a trip to Boy’s, he made roasted asparagus, which I love any way […]

Jalapeno and Fresno Chili Poppers Tutorial

Jalapeno and Fresno Chili Popper Tutorial

Yes, yes, yes!  Jalapeno poppers are everywhere during grill season.  This site is no different: POPPERS FOR EVERYONE! My twist?  Adding Fresno Chili peppers, cause you know, ain’t nobody ever done thought of that before.  ~snort~ First of all, you might wanna pop over HERE and order one of the handy dandy jalapeno corers that […]

Revolutionary Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Revolutionary Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Dang, that’s a lot of hyperbole in the title, ain’t it?  OR IS IT?!  Hint: It’s. Not. When I tell you that this recipe is revolutionary, you can understand it to mean that it has revolutionized the way I think of cooking corn; I will never, never ever never, boil my corn on the cob […]

Easiest Grilled Potatoes and Onions You’ll Ever Make

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Summertime is livin’, ain’t it?  Wait.  I’ve already said that in my grilled corn on the cob post! Repeating myself or not, it’s still true.  We’ve covered how to grill corn; today we cover grill potatoes and onions. Start with a disposable roasting pan.  Since these potatoes are great as leftovers, feel free to fill […]

Southern Sweet Tea, Y’all

Southern Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is a Southerner’s dream come true when made right (not green tea…there’s a big difference).  As with anything else in the South (or anywhere else, for that matter) there are lots of variations of standard classics. The German did not make sweet tea.  She wasn’t Southern, after all.  Yet, it was one of […]

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn On The Cob

Easy Foolproof Grilled Corn

Summertime is livin’, ain’t it? The food is easy, the drinks are fun and everything gets grilled! Let’s get our grilled corn on, y’all. Start with some corn still in the husk. PANTS THE CORN!  Pull down the husk, but don’t take it all the way off.  Just enough to get to the bulk of […]

Drunk Carrots

Drunk Carrots

Carrots got a drankin’ problem, y’all.  I love you, man!  Yes, carrots, we love you, too. I first heard of whiskey-glazed carrots from a friend after they had made them for Thanksgiving.  I was all: I LOVE butter.  I LOVE whiskey.  I LOVE a tender carrot.  Put all these loves together in one lovely dish, […]