Garden Bounty

The girls in our family have been down to New Orleans over the weekend, but before we left this happened.  Just wanted to share the garden bounty with all of you who so love to watch my mom and dad with their garden. Daddy always plants too much and they end up freezing or canning some of it.  Last week, it was corn. The corn was coming in so they picked it, shucked it and got it ready to … [Read more...]

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

I don't always share a ton of new recipes on my blog, but sometimes I'll see something online that grabs my attention and this was one of them. It's a winner!  I made it for Mark and we both loved it and ate like pigs that night. He said it was as good as any pasta dish he's had at a restaurant and I'd have to agree.  And it's a one dish pasta dish that's easy too.  Takes no time to put … [Read more...]

30 Summer Recipes from Appetizers, Meats, Desserts & More

Yippee!  Summer is finally here.  School is out this week in our county and I know that makes some folks happy when the traffic around here is a little less during the brief summer months that the kids are out of school.  Oh, for the good ole' days when we were out of school for 3 whole months and didn't go back until after Labor Day.  I can still remember the excitement of the last days of … [Read more...]

Fresh Coconut Cake

My mom makes a lot of cakes and this fresh coconut cake is one of her faves and always gets rave reviews when she serves it.  We had this for Easter and when I posted a picture on Facebook, everyone wanted the recipe. It's made with a butter yellow cake mix, so is easy to put together, but very pretty in presentation. I wish I had a picture of it cut on a plate, but forgot to do that part. … [Read more...]

Best Ever Strawberry Cake

I love strawberries! No doubt about that, strawberries have always been a part of my life and recipes.  Almost 6 years ago, I blogged about a drool worthy strawberry cake that I made and it has been a BIG hit on my blog, getting pinned and shared all over the place the last few years.  The pictures I took are really bad....6 years ago I  had no idea how to take decent pics, so it was pretty … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Blue Apron

What's for dinner is one of those well rehearsed questions that most of us have heard once or twice or more.  Cooking dinner is one of those tasks in life that rolls around way too often.  Why must we eat three meals a day?  Somehow we were made that way and our tummies growl and tell us when it's time to fill them up once again. So, to save money and not go out to eat all the time, we opt to … [Read more...]

Seared Cod with Blue Apron

Preparing meals is one of those things that constantly rolls around, day after day.  How's your meal planning going?  I have to confess that I don't do a great job of meal planning for just me, but tend to graze and make simple things at home. My roommate and I do take turns and prepare a few meals each week, but with our schedules being different, it doesn't always work out to cook together. … [Read more...]

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