from my kitchen

Meal Planning for Busy Moms, part 1 {the why}

by Edie Wadsworth on January 14, 2013

meal planning for busy moms

This is part 1 of a 4 part series. Read part 2 (the where), part 3 (the how), and part 4 (the conclusion) to get the full picture of how to integrate this meal planning guide into your normal routine! This month our theme here is time. How can we better use our time to […]

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This is day 20 in a 31 day series on hospitality. Start from the beginning here. 1.  Keep a list of great recipes. The big question is always, “What should I cook?”   Isn’t that the bane of the existence of every mother?  Don’t you get tired of trying to figure out what to cook? […]


31 Days to Hospitality::Day 23 Homemade Honey Wheat Bread

by Edie Wadsworth on October 25, 2012


This is day 23 in a 31 day series on hospitality. This series has been converted to ebook format and can purchased here. You wanna know what love smells like? You do, don’t you? It’s the smell of homemade bread baking. I don’t know if there’s anyway to love someone more.  Unless you add softened butter […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 20 Potato Corn Chowder

by Edie Wadsworth on October 21, 2012

This is day 20 in a 31 day series on hospitality. Start from the beginning here. Since you stocked your pantry and have plenty to drink  and all, I figured it was high time we make some food.  I’m gonna talk more about my philosophy when it comes to feeding people but suffice it to say, […]


Chipotle Pumpkin Soup {with barley and chicken}

by Edie Wadsworth on August 26, 2012

Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

It’s football time in Tennessee and I’m gonna make this soup very soon, in honor of all things fall and football!   It’s one of my favorite fall soups so it thought it was time to re-share it.  If I were stranded on a deserted island where it was perpetually fall (PLEASE!!)  and could only eat […]

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How to Make Salsa (for canning)

by Edie Wadsworth on August 19, 2012

how to make salsa

  The first time I ever had this salsa, I was in the North Woods on vacation and Mi-uss Vicki (as my Southern self calls her) brought this to the cabin for our snacking pleasures.  I was smitten and determined to never let a summer go by without canning salsa up a storm.   This […]

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

by Edie Wadsworth on July 17, 2012

vegetable lasagna recipe

This recipe has taken 8 lifetimes to post so please someone make it and tell me about it. I’m trying out a new recipe plug-in called GetMeCooking to make it easier for me to post and for you to print recipes. This roasted vegetable lasagna recipe takes endurance and patience and should be planned for […]

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family fourth fest

by Edie Wadsworth on July 14, 2012

The whole shebang was Stevie’s idea. He wanted the family to join us for a huge, week-long Fourth-A-July fun fest. He started inviting them a year ago so that everyone could make plans to vacation in Bean Station, Tennessee and celebrate with us the rebuilding of our home.   It was a family fun week […]


I blame this all on Sara. She brought these cookies to our house on the 3rd of June and I’ll never forget the look in her eyes. She knew what she was doing to me and she did it in cold blood. And I was skeptical at first.  Cherry?  In my chocolate chip cookies?  I […]


My friend Jen is hosting a ‘must try’ recipes contest today with 8 other bloggers.  This week is such perfect timing since we’ll all be trying to think of new and tasty recipes to make for our Memorial Day cookouts!    The contest lasts for 24 hours and you can only comment once.  I’d be […]


{spicy} Tomato Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on April 17, 2012

tomato soup

This is life{in}grace rerun and is dedicated to my new bff , Paige,  and her daughter Caroline, who have officially made this soup more than me. But while smarter folks than I try to figure out all the things that have been going wrong with my blog for the past two months, give this  American […]

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Taco Casserole aka Mexican Hotdish

by Edie Wadsworth on March 26, 2012

taco casserole

You can thank Stevie for this taco casserole recipe because here’s exactly what he said at dinner. Stevie:  ”Is there a recipe for this?” Me: “No, I improvised because I’m so desperate to go to the store and had to use what I had on hand.” Stevie: “I want you to go write it down […]

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{homemade} vinaigrette recipes

by Edie Wadsworth on March 5, 2012

vinaigrette recipes

I haven’t bought store bought dressing in ten years and when I do have occasion to eat it, I’m always disappointed. Well, that’s a bit of a lie. I do from time to time buy ranch dressing so my girls will make nice will their carrots. But dressings that we eat on salads? Only homeade, […]

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{Best Ever} Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

by Edie Wadsworth on February 27, 2012


I’ve written about this recipe before but it’s been a few years and this chocolate chip cookie recipe is  absolutely my most requested one.  And trust me when I say that I’ve made more versions of the chocolate chip cookie any one woman should.   My wonderful friend Kimmy introduced me to these delicious cookies […]

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Cheeseburger {in paradise} Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on January 30, 2012

Cheeseburger Soup via lifeingrace

It’s a cheeseburger in a bowl. Otherwise known as ‘flirting with your husband 101′. Need I say more? Here’s what you’ll need: 1 1/2-2 pounds of ground sirloin 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, diced pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 bag of shredded hash browns (about 15 ounces), frozen 1 can of fire-roasted diced […]

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