Meal Planning When Time is Short

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Coconut Macaroon Cake

It's been awhile since I've posted a recipe here on the blog and it usually is a dessert.  What can I say?  We love desserts around here and that seems to be what gets the most attention, so dessert it is.  I'm cooking more now that I'm married and when I come across some good new recipes to try out, I'll definitely share them here.  Just trying to get back into meal planning again and get some … [Read more...]

Aunt Fanny’s Squash Casserole

Last week for Easter, I made this delicious squash casserole again for our family.  It's a recipe we turn to over and over again and we originally got the recipe from one of the sweet ladies in my dad's church who always had the best Southern recipes.  She somehow shared this one in our church cookbook, from a popular restaurant at the time, Aunt Fanny's Cabin here in the Marietta area.  That … [Read more...]

Chicken Fricassee from Southern Living

It's been awhile since I shared any recipes and honestly I'm just not cooking a lot of big meals, if you know what I mean.  I cook very simply during the week and can make a meal off fresh guacamole and chips if I'm in the mood.  So, my cooking isn't happening every day and I haven't tried a lot of new recipes lately, but I'm always on the lookout when I'm browsing my magazines to see if something … [Read more...]

Pistachio & Coconut Cake from Taste of Home

Mom loves to try out new recipes and Taste of Home is one of her favorite magazines that she continues to get and try out their recipes.  They have down home, real recipes for normal folks and their desserts are a favorite of hers.  She saw this beautiful Pistachio cake recently and decided to try it.  Short cut, it is made with a boxed cake mix, so yay for that.  Sometimes we need short cuts! … [Read more...]

Homemade Baked Apple Turnovers

I'm closing out the year with a recipe from my mom.  I've shared this homemade apple turnover on my Facebook and Instagram page and people always ask me how she makes these, so today I'm sharing the recipe.  She gave it to me verbally, so that's how I'm going to share it with you.  It's not an exact recipe, but one she made up and I think you can easily follow.I haven't watched her make … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Last year, my friend Tammy brought these cookies to my house and I loved them. Chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite of mine and I have variations on chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies that I've made for years.  I decided to try a batch of these this year and they really are delicious.I made 2 batches and the second one was better than the first. I can't say I'm an experienced baker and … [Read more...]