Sweet Waldorf Salad Recipe


I have always been a huge fan of fruit salads, and my mom always made some of the yummiest waldorf salads. Unlike most waldorf salads, it doesn't include mayonnaise (because my mother hates mayo) and is actually a little on the sweet side, making it a really light treat for a hot summer day. It goes fantastic with BBQ chicken and makes a great side dish to bring to pot lucks as it is really easy to make. Anyway, without any more ado, here's the recipe: Sweet Waldorf Salad Recipe   ... [ Read More ]

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite pasta salad recipes (which, once again, I forgot to take a photo of. It disappeared before I even thought about it! That's how you know it's delicious). This awesome salad is served cold and is perfect for a pot luck, a BBQ or just for a really hot day when you don't want to turn the oven on and heat up the whole house. Everything can be made on the stovetop ahead of time, and in fact is better made a little bit in ... [ Read More ]

Elephant Milk


Peanut butter is a favorite at my house. Creamy or crunchy, it doesn't really matter all that much; we just absolutely love it. When I was a child, one of my favorite comfort foods was a milkshake that my mother used to call Elephant Milk. I'm not really sure if it's something that she invented for her peanut butter-loving children or if it's from a cookbook somewhere, but let me tell you that this drink is the absolute best! Perfect with graham crackers or any kind of mild sugar cookie, ... [ Read More ]

Baking Powder Biscuits


Breakfast is the most important and undoubtedly the yummiest meal of the day, in my opinion. And seeing as how I'm from the South, biscuits and gravy is an absolute must-have for those big breakfasts. In fact, it's something of a tradition in my family to have biscuits and gravy whenever we get together for any holiday that requires staying overnight. My father always makes the most delicious gravy and my mother makes the biscuits. These biscuits are my absolute favorite. They are crumbly and ... [ Read More ]

Summer Strawberry Salad

strawberry summer salad

Generally speaking, I am usually not all that much of a salad fan. When I was a kid we ate a lot of salads, always with iceberg lettuce purchased from the store, and all I could taste was the sharp taste of whatever chemicals had been sprayed on the lettuce. Gross! Now, I know that as an adult I could grow my own or even purchase organic and not have to worry about that, but I have trouble shaking that expectation of chemicals and general idea that lettuce is gross. That being said, I have ... [ Read More ]

Pat-in-the-pan Pie Crust Recipe

Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

When I was growing up, the were two desserts that we nearly always had in the house: chocolate chip cookies and cherry pie. My father absolutely loves cherry pie, although I personally was always more of a pumpkin pie fan myself. So, needless to say, I have made a lot of pie crusts in my lifetime. While traditional crusts are delicious and yummy, sometimes you just don't have time to roll it out and mess with pie crusts. (Especially when I had that tiny apartment in college!) So, needless to ... [ Read More ]

Freezer Pickles Recipe


I admit I'm not all that much of a canner. I have done some canning in the past (mostly strawberries) but it's not exactly a passion of mine and I currently lack the space to actually can anything. However, one of my coworkers gave me this fantastic recipe for simple freezer pickles and brought me a sample. I don't have any photos, sadly, but let me tell you; they were delicious! Freezer pickles are crisp and yummy and, best of all, require absolutely zero special equipment: all you need is a ... [ Read More ]

Monkey Bread Recipe


Monkey Bread is one of those delicious treats that I only make every once in a while because it's just so sweet. I've seen dozens of recipes out there and they are all good but I personally find that having a guideline instead of a solid recipe works better for things like this. So, think of this recipe more like a suggestion. And believe me, your family will have absolutely zero complaints! (disclaimer: In the interest of being honest, I forgot to take a picture of my bread so the one ... [ Read More ]

Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Eggplant pizza

One of my best friends is unable to eat gluten, so I'm constantly on the lookout for healthy, gluten-free food that we can both eat and enjoy. This weekend we experimented with eggplant pizza for a pizza/movie night and I have to say I was startled at how good it was! We actually overcooked one batch a little bit (which made it mushy but not inedible), but overall the taste was excellent. I mean, just look at that picture! Doesn't it look yummy? Here's our recipe so you can try it yourself: ... [ Read More ]