Summer Tomatoes and Tasty Recipes!

Oh, the things you can do with a fresh homegrown tomato!Summer is in full swing here in Georgia and believe me, right about now we surely all feel the heat and humidity that this time year brings to the South.  Heat is really good for growing crops, as long as there is plenty of rain too and thankfully, we are getting those late afternoon thunder showers quite a bit this summer, so the gardens … [Read more...]

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...]

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