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Clean Living Recipes… {it’s good}


Good Morning!!!  Well, you might remember recently that I shared with you my  little brunch with my friends Kelli, Anna and Monique...  If you missed it, you can catch it here!  I shared how awesome and delicious the HEALTHY food was that Anna made for all of us to enjoy.  There were a couple … [Read more...]

DIY: southern weddings and butter…

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    Earlier this year, my baby brother married the love of his life... Happy and just so stinking precious!  {Just the idea of Caleb old enough to be married makes Joy and I feel a liiiiiittle old}   This past year was an exciting time in all of our lives and I had the honor to … [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...]

Nothing Original…BUT ohhh so GOOD!


I remember the first time I read about Mrs. Ree Drummond, it was on the pages of my coveted Southern Living.  It was the November 2009  issue and ... well... I just fell in love!  She is just the grooviest lady.  I don't know if it was the picture of her man at the head of the table, that she … [Read more...]

Chicken Bog


CHICKEN BOG I know I posted this on The Sarge of 4 the other day, but I felt like it needed to be here too! This has to be one of my most requested recipes!  I lived in South Carolina for two short years and during that time I fell in love with a dish that EVERYONE brought to the church … [Read more...]

Summers are for STRAWBERRIES…

Summer is for STRAWBERRIES...

You know, when I think of SummerTime, I think of STRAWBERRIES ... strawberry ice cream,  strawberry pies, fresh-from-the-garden strawberries, strawberry salsa, super-duper strawberry cake, dips for strawberries, strawberry cobbler, strawberry sorbets... {I'm thinking I need some strawberries} … [Read more...]

Catchin’ to Kitchen

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Summer time...  at last!  To celebrate, my crew headed SOUTH for a weekend getaway and a little fresh seafood!   One of the things my sweet husband loves almost as much as me... fishing!     And has counted down the days (since their birth) to the time he could take the kids out on the … [Read more...]

Yummy Rice!

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Yummy Rice This recipe came from my Cousin Susan.  It is a simple but very "yummy" side dish! 1 Cup rinsed Rice (not minute rice) 1 Can Chicken Broth 1 Can Beef Broth 1/4 stick of Butter Bring all these items to a boil in a pan.  Spray your pan (I used an 8 x11 baking … [Read more...]

Home-made Mac & Cheese


Home Made Macaroni and Cheese I stole this recipe from Paula Deen and then changed it just a tad bit to fit me! 2 Cups uncooked elbow macaroni 4 Tablespoons butter 2 1/2 cups grated Cheddar Cheese (She used Sharp..but I used both sharp and mild) 3 Eggs beaten 1/2 cup Sour Cream 1 (10 3/4 oz) … [Read more...]