Party food

Southern Slow Cooker BBQ Pork with Slatherin’ Sauce

Sigh, Summer is slowly coming to an end. But, with the end of Summer come the traditions we love about the Fall: Labor Day Weekend, Pumpin Spice and College Football! Even though football is going to be VERY different from years passed, we can still cook up a tailgate worthy […]

Stuffed Picnic Boule

Hunky Hubbie and I love to hike to our favorite “secret spot” in “Location NOT disclosed” and have a picnic. Over the years, we have shared our spot with many friends and family. There is a beautiful lake, driftwood logs that can be used as seating or a makeshift picnic […]

Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta

My version of Bruschetta is about the simplest appetizer you can make. I use sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil- use that oil- it’s full of flavor. I mix in sliced cherry tomatoes, but really anything that is in season is fine. Slice your baguette, rub a garlic clove […]

Philipp’s Excellent Hamburgers

My daughter Kimmons and her good friend, Philipp have become very accomplished home cooks. While we were all together in Montana, they experimented with meringues, sour dough starter, cakes, German meatballs and most recently their version of Gordon Ramsey’s Smoky Pork Sliders. Philipp used ground beef from our local butcher- […]

Pomegranate Blueberry Champagne Cocktail

It’s been another long week. I don’t know about y’all , but sometimes, I need that Friday cocktail with as little muss and fuss as possible. So here it is it … A Pomegranate Blueberry Champagne Cocktail. Everyone has blueberries coming out of their well, you know. So grab a […]

Roasted Salsa Verde

When hunky hubbie says, “This is the best thing I’ve ever tasted,” I figure he is being his usual sweet self. But when my son-in-law (Yay!-I have a son-in-law now), daughter and hunky hubbie all say something is the best thing they’ve ever tasted, I figure I better share the […]

Kimmons’ Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Last August, our youngest daughter, Kimmons came home from Seattle for a little visit. She has become quite the baker- her Christmas wish list was pretty much Williams Sonoma cookware and a stand mixer. We love baking together and thought a carrot cake for Dad would be a special treat. […]

Money’s Egg Nog

When I was growing up, every Christmas my mother’s family served this boozy, frothy, heavenly milk punch known as “Money’s Egg Nog”. Money was my great- grandmother, born in Grenada, Mississippi and moved to the west coast of Florida to raise her children with my great- grandfather, J. J. Williams, […]

Ropa Vieja Revisited

In the early years of my marriage, every month I looked forward to one thing more than just about anything else: my monthly subscription to Southern Living Magazine. It does seem completely foreign that to have inspiration for new recipes, we had to wait each month for these culinary and […]