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Easy tomato pie

So what is an easy tomato pie? One clue: it’s not a pizza. It’s summer. In a pan. Baked in the oven. It’s summer love (I sound like I’ve been watching Grease)–and we’ve got to hurry before the tomatoes are all gone! […]

  • Moist zucchini bread is easier than you think. Simple ingredients turn this garden vegetable into something special.

Moist zucchini bread

Moist zucchini bread is a foolproof mix of nuts, cinnamon and zucchini in a tender loaf–spread it with a little butter and dig in! […]

  • Easy refrigerator dill pickles are truly simple and full of that garlicky, salty goodness you crave. No heating means these stay crispy too--no saggy pickles here!

Easy refrigerator dill pickles

Easy refrigerator dill pickles are truly simple and full of that garlicky, salty goodness you crave. No heating means these stay crispy too–no saggy pickles here! […]

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Ice cream sandwich dessert

A simple layered ice cream sandwich dessert recipe is a must have for your summer get togethers or just a night at home. And because  we use ice cream sandwiches, there’s no softening or spreading gloppy ice cream. It’s basic assembly, some chill time, and a lot of enjoyment. 


  • A spicy chicken roll makes a great main dish. Use store-bought chicken to have dinner on the table even faster.

Spicy chicken roll


In food photography, one of the hardest colors to photograph is brown. And oh look–this spicy chicken roll is brown. Sorry about that. It looks a little scary, but brown isn’t always bad.

At least not in this case.

I have made this dish a couple of times for my family and we all really like it. […]

  • French bread pizza is a simple way to deliver dinner in just minutes. It's one of my favorite crusts to use and it's easy to customize toppings for everyone

French bread pizza


I know what you must think. You think I roam around here in pearls and high heels cooking “fancy food” (that was according to my friend and reader Katie). I oppose both ideas. I’m not fancy. Fancy is honeysuckle infused pear galettes with lavender whipped cream. That’s fancy. 

Trust me, I’m no honeysuckle, and this is […]

  • Ready for a twist on the original? This refreshing Hawaiian lemonade is simple to whip up. Serve it for something special, or for a warm evening at home.

Refreshing Hawaiian Lemonade

My husband and I could bury a body in 8 minutes. Saaaay what? 

I blame this knowledge on last week. Of course it has something to do with a cow. (You knew that was coming, didn’t you?)

Our first calf of the season was nine days old when my husband discovered it was sick. He clomped into […]

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Pimento Cheese Breakfast Casserole

No actual pimento cheese was harmed in the making of this recipe. You might be relieved by this–because the idea of baking pimento cheese just seems kind of strange. There is cheese. And there are pimentos. It’s safe, I promise. 
The summer of the peppers
When I was thirteen or so, my mom was hell-bent that my […]

  • southern cole slaw

Southern Coleslaw and Potluck #2

Yesterday we were roasting hot dogs over a fire in our yard. That’s a pretty normal event for us in the spring and summer. My kids would rather have a roasted dog than anything from a restaurant and we were celebrating the last day of school (and my birthday) with my parents from out of […]

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Classic Deviled Eggs–Pot Luck #1

You know what I’m about around here? I’m about the goodies. I’m about the recipes that are just tasty, and usually traditional. Sorry there’s no Sriracha in these classic deviled eggs. ‘Cause I looked those up on Pinterest, and they are literally everywhere let me tell ‘ya. Over here–it’s just mustard and mayo.

And pickle relish. […]

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