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L.A. Caviar

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Don't you wish you had a big ole' bowl of this stuff?  I know you do.  It's delicious.  It really is!  I love this stuff!  The first time I had this little black-eye-pea concoction.  My baby brother was turning 16 and I had planned this really fun meal for his birthday dinner.  It was … [Read more...]



I don't know about you guys, but when I cook I often prepare enough to feed an army.  Jesse has made fun of me throughout our marriage about the amounts of food that I cook for one meal.  I can't help myself, it's at the core of my being and handed down in my DNA straight from my Mother.  I cook … [Read more...]

spaghetti with fresh cherry tomato sauce…


    It was overcast...   We decided to take a drive and head to the park to play. We passed our favorite garden on the side of the road... "Emma, take a look and see if they have anything good." "Momma, she's got tomatoes, pull over!" {i love her}     So, for … [Read more...]

Lemon Pasta Salad


Last year while digging though recipe after recipe for pasta salad, I stumbled across this one.  It is actually from the Neely's and I have to say that I just fell in love!  It leaves your taste buds dancing in delight with the zingy flavors in this salad.  The only variation that I made to … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza a Family Tradition


My brother-in-law has a tradition with his family that every Friday night they have homemade pizza night.  When he has visited in the past we tried to integrate this into our weekly schedule.  Pizza has always been a staple go to in our house so why not have it on a scheduled night.  Here … [Read more...]

Fruity Kale Smoothie

Last week I talked to you all about Kale and how much I was in ♥love♥ with this new found friend. The first thing I made with Kale was the Kale Chips that I shared with you all. I have now added it to another snack of ours....a smoothie! Now before you go and turn your noses up...hear me … [Read more...]

Hanging out with Pioneer Woman!


Okay, this has nothing to do with Easter... or table settings... or traditions...   But I have to tell you all how much fun we had last night hanging out with PW!  No, not our precious Preacher's Wife, but The Pioneer Woman!!!  I have to say that Ree was just as fabulous as I thought she would … [Read more...]

Kale Chips


Kale What is Kale? I mean I've heard of it, but what exactly is it?  What do you do with Kale??? Here lately Kale Chips have become the new rage.  A healthy substitute for chips.  Crispy, crunchy, delectable Kale Chips. My attention was caught and I had to have some, I had to know more about … [Read more...]

Baked Tomatoes


So, who didn't love ketchup as a kid?  I mean, I know I wasn't the only one nicknamed, "ketchup kid"!  And why was it that we would slather anything in ketchup, but wouldn't touch a tomato with a  ten foot pole!  I mean... gross!  What did I even think tomatoes were made of anyways?   I have … [Read more...]

Still good…

Recipe: Budget Bagel Bites

Growing up, my Momma could make anything yummy...  She taught me how to make my own little pizzas, better yet... my own bagel bites... the cheap version!  There was always left over spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce in the fridge and sliced cheese.  If you were lucky there was just enough shredded … [Read more...]