Going to have a soapbox moment, but don't worry. It won't last long... "Bisquick" ehhhh... Just the sound of it sends chills down my spine. My mom would never use it, so I guess she just passed that down to me. It's an expensive version of self-rising flour and if you know how to use that … Continue reading Is it really breakfast in the South if there aren’t biscuits at the table?
Y'all, I cannot tell you how much I love these lettuce wraps. I'd pick up Pei Wei's or PF Chang's all of the time, but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for my waistline) I don't have one close by. Hence, I decided I needed to know how to make them. Now, if you're scanning over this … Continue reading Healthy! (say what?) Chicken Lettuce Wraps
How completely gorgeous is this pasta rigatoni? A recent trip to the farmer's market really had me chock full of vegetables and I'm a sucker for color on top of that. This could easily have been made vegetarian. I just had grilled chicken leftover (that's right, leftover!) from the meal before so I threw it … Continue reading Rigatoni Primavera
but mostly me 😉 I swear I'm still a 9 year old in so many ways when it comes to food. I still will buy a lunchable sometimes just because I'm an adult and my mom can't say "not until they're on sale". I've handmade dozens of raviolis in a days' time, but I've been … Continue reading Homemade Poptarts for the little kid in you and me
First up, I'm not Italian. My very best friend is and so you'd think this would be her recipe but nope. I learned the importance of San Marzano tomatoes and after watching countless episodes of DDD where they alllll have a marinara sauce, I thought "Hey, let's give this a try" so I did and … Continue reading Marinara Sauce
Some people like their cookies chewy, some like them crunchy. Well these are the perfect balance and oh so delicious. No lie, I was getting a little nostalgic when I realized they would be the final thing I made before turning the big 3-0. Still haven't started to lose the sense of what I'm doing … Continue reading My Perfected cookie recipe
So I just posted how to make a pie and didn't include my crust recipe. Smart, right? My bad. But I will say it's pretty darn easy so long as you know the basic techniques for not over working it. This recipe makes enough for two 9'' crusts (just like what comes in the package … Continue reading The Best Pie Crust (well ever)
SOUTHERN PECAN PIE God Bless some good pecans. I’m a “nut” girl anyways, and being from the South, I use them a lot. And unless you have an allergy I will not be apologizing for that! Ingredients: 1 Unbaked Pie Crust 2 TB Brown Sugar 1 cup White Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1/3 stick Salted Butter … Continue reading Southern Pecan Pie (with a Patriotic Twist)
Today was a total fail on all accounts. I woke up to early, couldn’t get myself out of bed, and then by the time I was up I was already running late. Do you ever get those days? The worst. In these hot months of summer, some of the “go to” Southern Staples to have on … Continue reading How did I get from Chicken Salad to Here?