Mom’s Southern Potato Salad – Summer Salad Series

Mom's Southern Potato Salad I think I have said this before, but my mother was a fabulous cook. Everyone in our family has favorite dishes that we loved for her to make. Being that the 4th of July holiday is coming up it reminds me of mom's southern potato salad. What makes it southern? To be honest I'm not really sure...that's just what she called it. Maybe it was the sweet relish or possibly the bacon. No matter what...it's just ... read more

Creamy Corn Salad – Summer Salad Series

Do you like to cook? I do, especially in the summertime when fresh vegetables and herbs are more plentiful.  Sometimes I try to make dishes that don't require me to turn on the oven. Here in the South it gets pretty hot, especially as the summer progresses. There's no need to swelter outside of the house as well as inside in my opinion. Typically for supper Honey Bee grills out fish, chicken or shellfish and I make the accompanying side dishes. ... read more

Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese Recipe

Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese Recipe

When each new year comes around, I always say that this is my year to lose weight! Apparently the last ten years have not been my year haha! This year felt different somehow and I vowed that I was going to start eating healthier. I also decided to stop beating myself up if I did decide to have that occasional burger or that scoop of ice cream. Since January 1st I am happy to report that I have lost 20 pounds and am feeling great. I've been doing ... read more

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad - Perfect Summertime Recipe. Wonderful side dish or main dish.

Hey y'all...with Summer upon us, my mind drifts to thoughts of vegetable garden bounty. Specifically fresh tomatoes and basil. There's just something about the first tomato of the season...warm, ripe and juicy. When paired with fresh, bright green basil there isn't anything better in my opinion. Typically I use both of these harvest favorites in homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs. But in the Summer I prefer cold salads and side dishes. One ... read more

Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

Hey y'all...there's just something about the arrival of Fall that makes me want to bake bread. It's like my nesting instincts kick-in and I want to be warm and cozy with a warm slice of bread and a hot cup of coffee. My go-to recipes include English Muffin Bread and Pumpkin Bread. Today's recipe came from a craving and having some over-ripe bananas that needed to be used. This is my tried and true recipe for Banana ... read more