Simple Fries

Well, hello out there...again! So, remember way back in January when I posted about Dustin's amazing burgers?  Well, have you tried 'em yet?  I hope so.  If you have, please feel free to share how it went.  I always love reading your comments. In said burger post, I mentioned my plan to share an easy [...]

How To Make Fresh Creamed Corn

Fresh Creamed Corn

Back in August, I posted this pic to Facebook of Savannah devouring my Fresh Creamed Corn recipe. What I didn't post, fortunately, were photos of me licking my plate along with her. I'm kidding, of course...kind of. Now, you know me when it comes to tasty, home-cooked food -- I really have no self-control. Well, when [...]


Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

This week, I'd like to share a recipe Dustin actually created. I know I am the one with the food blog and personal chef experience, but Dustin is actually the one who used to do all the cooking in our home.  I used to happily take the sous chef role while he prepared things Beef [...]


Southern Green Beans

The story behind these Southern Green Beans is a long and bittersweet one. It all starts with Dustin... Being from Texas and all, Dustin has always loved this slow-cooked, Southern style of green beans.  Then, on a trip to Northwest Arkansas about 4 years ago during a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Dustin and I experienced [...]


Cinnamon Apples

Today's lesson: When life gives you apples, make Cinnamon Apples! As part of my Personal Chef business, I also offer cooking demos for local businesses.  Last weekend, I baked my Soft Ginger Cookies for a Fall Fair at Falcon Pointe in one of their model homes.   While I was there, I met a friendly [...]

Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles

We made pickles! Dustin and I have been talking about making pickles for what seems like forever. You would not believe how easy it is, either. After making Fresh Peach Jam this summer, I thought pickles would be similar in the amount of work. Truth is -- pickles are even easier. Basically: Cut, Pour and [...]

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

I originally had no intention of posting this Roasted Asparagus recipe.   As you can probably imagine, I cook a lot. Which means I make a lot of food.  And try out a lot of recipes. When these recipes are tasty, I share them on this here blog.  When they're not up to par, I [...]

Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic and Shallots

Apparently, there's only so many times one can eat plain steamed asparagus. And, when I say, "one," I mean Dustin.  As for me, I could probably never get tired of it.   You know how there's that one side or that one recipe that, somehow, always sounds great for dinner?  Well, steamed asparagus is usually the [...]

Sautéed Apricots

You know how they say there's only one true love for each of us out there? Well, I feel that way about apricot trees. Yep.  I said apricot trees. Let me explain... You see, I grew up on a 60-acre ranch in a small town.  On that ranch, there was this apricot tree. Now, this [...]

Cornmeal Fried Okra

Now that we live in Texas, fresh okra is a lot more easy to find at the grocery store. This makes Dustin very happy, which makes me happy. Dustin absolutely loves the stuff.  And, we have learned, Jordan can't get enough okra either. It's really cute to watch them both gobble it down together. Like [...]

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