True Grit

The first time I had grits, I was a preteen/teenager staying over at a friend’s house overnight. Her mama made a giant pot of grits for breakfast in the morning for Keturah, me, and her brothers. Up until that point, oatmeal was the only warm bowl of breakfast fare I’d had, but Miss Wanda’s grits,…

The Soul of Snoop

I have such a fulfilling variety of friends. Their personalities and looks and styles are all beautifully diverse. Each one of them adds just the right amount of balance and seasoning to my life. I wouldn’t change any of them for the world. My friend Faith at Faith Hope & Sparkle is beautifully bold, apologetically…

Not-Your-Mama’s-Peanut Butter Cookie

I’m a pretty good deal finder. I’ll be the first to admit it. I don’t spend too much time thinking about it, but when I see a decent mobile coupon for something on sale that I haven’t tried before, I’ll snap one up just to see what I can do with it. Sometimes I know…

Let’s Talk Turkey

I don’t usually cook on Sundays. If I do, it’s nothing major and it’s usually a 50/50 deal between the Mr and me. Slow-cookers make a great Sunday ready-when-you-are meal for minimal fuss. In my opinion, every newlywed household shouldn’t be without at least one good one. We have a couple, but the one we…

It’s Bananas! B-a-n-a-n-a-s!

The Mr’s family owns a soccer club, so two full weekends out of the year are dedicated to helping out at the major tournaments. Typically there are many, many bananas involved — and some often leftover after the tournament is over. Never wanting to waste anything, I usually end up taking home bunches of bananas…

Salad Course, Of Course!

Years ago when we first began dating, it was on my sweet husband’s heart to take my late father’s smoker, which had been left out in the elements and had grown into quite a state of disrepair, and have it repaired. Through some connections at church, he got in touch with someone who could restore…

Vive La France!

Bastille Day (the National Day of France) aka la FĂȘte nationale or le 14 juillet is celebrated across France today much like the United States celebrates the Fourth of July aka Independence Day. It marks the occasion in 1789 when a group of revolutionaries stormed the Bastille thus characterizing the beginning of the French Revolution….

Fry-Day

Flashback to last Friday when we made fries! So that makes it Fry-Day, right? Who doesn’t love fries on a Friday (or any day for that matter)?! I was inspired recently to make fries when I was buying potatoes for a previous recipe. I discovered that a couple of hefty russets would equal the price…