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

Roasted Artichoke with Parmesan

Roasted Artichoke with Parmesan Cheese

Hey y'all...Are you as busy as Jenn and I are? As much as we love this time of year it seems our calendars always fill up quickly until the end of the year. Don't get me wrong - it's all very fun stuff...weddings, bridal showers, family vacation, dinner parties, family time and that's just the October schedule! We are really excited and energized about the week's ahead and will be sharing more as we go along. We just need to be sure to be ... read more

Easiest Dill Pickles – Grandma Bessie’s Pickle Recipe

Pickling spices for dill pickles

When I was a little girl growing up,  I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with my grandparents. Especially Grandma and Grandpa Johnson.  Being the eldest of the grandkids I feel I reaped the rewards and benefits of having their undivided attention. As I got older, I would get to spend weekends with them at their home on the canal. Part of the joy and fun for me was that I could practically eat whatever I wanted!   At that time I loved ... read more