Recipes

North vs. South – The Cornbread Wars

North vs. South – The Cornbread Wars

I've been making a lot of cornbread this last week - prepping for Thanksgiving and my amazing cornbread stuffing!  Did you know that cornbread is made differently in the North than it is in the South?  I'm a Southern woman. Daddy was in the USMC and we were stationed...

It’s Strawberry Season!

It’s Strawberry Season!

My strawberry beds are loaded with strawberries! Some of my grandkids and I enjoyed a hearty snack walking through the garden this morning.  I taught them to pull the leaves back and find treasure! And I have a brand new recipe, from a sweet family member, that has...

Make This if Your Garden is Winding Down!

Make This if Your Garden is Winding Down!

The weather has turned a bit here in Tennessee.  The Summer Garden is winding down and it's time to start pulling spent plants and plants we just don't want anymore (can anyone say zucchini?) and begin planting for a fall garden. Think, greens, brassicas, lettuce.  We...

Lavender Lemonade (by request!)

Feeling a little stressed?  Kids making crazy?  Or making you crazy?  Missing summer already? Try a tall cool glass of Lavender Lemonade...both for you and the kids!  This has been a favorite recipe of ours for many years.  I love it in the summertime but it is nice...

Traditional Southern Dessert!

Traditional Southern Dessert!

I had some of my kids over for dinner this weekend and offered a choice of either peach cobbler or banana pudding.  My daughter chose banana pudding.  This is a down home southern comfort food.  You can't do it justice with a box mix....nor is it healthy.  I haven't...

Creamy Basil Dressing & the Next Soap Making Class!

I had the privilege of speaking Monday night to a local herb group.  I had so much fun!  This was a diverse group of people - men and women of all ages! I was asked to speak about using herbs in various rooms in the home (cooking, cleaning, personal care and medicine)...

Fresh Strawberry Pie!

We had company last week...well really not company...more like family!  When this young man visits I like to make his favorite dessert - Strawberry Pie. This isn't your normal Strawberry Pie.  You don't cook it and you don't use jello!  I haven't used jello products...

Philly Steak and Cheese – homegrown!

Philly Steak and Cheese – homegrown!

One of the favorite meals in our house is a philly steak and cheese sandwich.  I just cooked a small roast from a cow we raised ourselves.  We like our roast medium rare.  Here's how we build it.... Start with some whole wheat rolls (homemade I hope!) - sliced and...