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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Creamed Spinach With Mushrooms

Creamed Spinach With Mushrooms

Delicious creamed spinach with mushrooms and parmesan cheese to serve as an appetizer with crackers or alongside your main dish just in time for holiday gatherings. You can make it ahead of schedule then broil until hot and bubbly right before serving.

Fresh Sweet Potato Casserole

Fresh Sweet Potato Casserole

Nothing goes better in sweet potato casserole than the flavors of butter and vanilla. Add a brown sugar nut topping, and this vegetable serves well alongside the main dish or as a dessert.  Traditionally, sweet potatoes are served at Thanksgiving, and in this casserole, they have found […]

Easy Pie Trifle Dessert

Easy Pie Trifle Dessert

This Easy Pie Trifle Dessert is luscious, made with chunks of baked pie layered with a mascarpone cream filling and your favorite syrupy sauce. Garnish with pie crust crumbs, and you’ve got a super-easy dish that’s an ever-present help in time of need!

Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing

You can make this simple cornbread dressing in 3 easy steps. Start with baking the cornbread, next saute the vegetables, then combine the rest of the ingredients before baking. It’s as easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3!

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.