It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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Pea Salad, The Forgotten Side Dish

Pea Salad, The Forgotten Side Dish

The Pea Salad is a southern classic known for its simple no-fuss preparation that sometimes gets overlooked. This recipe has a light creamy dressing tossed with crispy peas,  fresh mushrooms, bacon, and pepper-jack cheese making the Pea Salad worth reconsidering.

Iron Skillet Cornbread

Iron Skillet Cornbread

Cooking cornbread in a cast-iron pot that is appropriately prepared assures a crusty edge to this classic rustic quick bread. The flowerless batter with no sugar is baked then slathered with butter and eaten alone, or alongside a pile of purple hull peas. It’s delicious […]

Pumpkin Muffins With Streusel

Pumpkin Muffins With Streusel

These pumpkin muffins are moist and fluffy on the inside, full of spicy flavor, and topped with a nutty, crunchy streusel. But are they muffins or cupcakes?

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

These super-moist Pumpkin Bars are the bomb!  Presenting to you persimmon bars substituted with pumpkin that are baked with dates and nuts with a little lemon juice and lots of spice. These bars are a perfect treat for the fall days you’ve been longing for. […]

Easy Spinach Bread

Easy Spinach Bread

This tasty spinach bread doesn’t have to be served as bread only. Think of it as a side dish, an appetizer or even a meatless main meal along with a salad.

Classic Cabbage Rolls

Classic Cabbage Rolls

“Cabbage rolls … they are like little meatloaves with rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and cooked in tomato sauce,” is what I told my grandson when he asked what I was cooking for supper. It surprised me how simple that sounded.

Lunchroom Lady Oatmeal Cookies

Lunchroom Lady Oatmeal Cookies

How many of you appreciate a good oatmeal cookie, raise your hand? I raise my hand high because I’ve convinced myself that anything made with oatmeal is a healthy choice and allowable even at breakfast. And especially with tea or coffee and cream with sweetener, […]

More Casserole, Cast Iron One-Pot Meal

More Casserole, Cast Iron One-Pot Meal

Oh, what a happy day when I discovered this recipe for More Casserole in a magazine years ago!  

German Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

German Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

If you’re a fan of German chocolate cake, then you’ll want to make these German Chocolate No-Bake Cookies or Brownie Nuggets as they are sometimes called.

Comforting Cajun Meatball Stew

Comforting Cajun Meatball Stew

If you’re looking for a satisfying meal to feed your family, I highly recommend this Cajun-Style Meatball Stew. These moist and tender meatballs cooked in a dark, rich gravy is another one of those creative meals birthed from necessity.