Chicken Salad and Spring

I guess losing someone never gets easier. Or maybe it does, and I don’t remember things being so tough after losing Paw-Paw so many years ago.  I was a teenager then, and now an adult.  The heart understands more now, and in turn I believe it does hurt more.  With that being mentioned, I’m looking…

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Changing the way we cook: Dialysis friendly recipes

What a crazy month it’s been!  Four weeks ago tomorrow, Maw-Maw was first admitted to the hospital for kidney failure and a myriad of other things.  Two weeks before that approximately she had a pretty bad fall, and that started the downhill roll for her kidneys.  Between work, home, and hospital (or rehab center for…

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Sundays with Friends: My friend Jen and her Peanut Butter Balls…

Do you remember my good friend, Jen? She last wrote for us about Wild Turkey Stew, and this time she’s bringing us a very near and dear to her heart recipe for her Mama’s Peanut Butter Balls. I meant to get this to you before Christmas, but we all know how busy the Holidays can…

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The Beauty of Pimento Cheese…

I just remembered that I never posted the November 2012 article I wrote for the November issue of our local magazine here.  Enjoy you guys!  December will be posted in the next couple of days!  *smiles* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There aren’t many moments when I went to Maw-Maw’s house and didn’t see a plastic container of homemade…

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CONTEST: Who loves BBQ Sauce???

I do! I do! I do! Who loves supporting local companies and businesses??? I do! So with that said, I am pleased to bring you my first ever contest. Woohoo!!!  On top of that, what better thing to kick off the first contest with than some of the most amazing BBQ Sauce ever! I’m so…

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Rambling on my way to my 30s and a Cooking Class on 9/5/12!!! Yay!

First, I must apologize for all of the “reflection” posts lately, and lack of recipes. I’ll be back on the recipes shortly, I promise. I’m just in a very pivotal moment it seems in life. By no means is it a bad thing, but it is definitely causing me to think a lot about the…

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Lions and Trees on plates, Oh My!

For many of you that know me or have been following my blog, you know how important my family is to me. Today was an extremely warming day. Not just that it was above 90 degrees here in the humid South, but because I spent half the day with my most wonderful Grandma. Every year,…

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A Simple Savory Saturday Veggie Quesadilla

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend, everyone! I don’t know about you guys, but I enjoy a simple Saturday. You work all week, and sometimes it’s just nice to do something for yourself…relax. *relaxing sigh* Along with relaxing Saturdays comes relaxing food. I’m not the one that enjoys a lot of food prep on Saturdays for lunch,…

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Poppin’ for Popcorn!

For Christmas Eve with my family, I decided to have a Popcorn Bar with different selections of seasoned popcorns.  I, being the stellar daughter that I am, had to call Mom and make sure she had her braces off so she could enjoy the selection.  Needless to say…they have been off for a few years. …

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Reflecting with Avocados…

Allow me to reflect a bit, if you don’t mind…Let’s talk about beginnings and choices with the items around me currently… Avocados – These little guys stare back at me with their green flesh, and I know they are firm, as I just poked them before sitting down to write to you. They are just…

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Sundays with Friends: Did someone say Pea Salad?

Today’s Sundays with Friends is coming to you a little differently today as well. Read on to find out how a new fan, Mark, contributed to today’s Sundays with Friends. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh sure. It’s hit and miss when it comes to people enjoying little green peas. Honestly, I love them! Another confession…the hub dislikes them…

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