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Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Thank you for all your kind comments on our dorky homegrown videos yesterday and on Melanie’s book. You are the best kind of friends! Chocolate chip cookie recipes are like purses to me.  There’s one for every occasion.  Actually, that’s not true at all, because I’ve been carrying the same purse for over a year. […] Read more…

February Meal Plan

Every month, I spend some time curating meals that are seasonal and delicious.  Variety is my middle name!  (Find October, November, December, and January!) I hope it helps you in your quest to feed the troops!   I don’t always cook them all and almost NEVER in this exact order, but it gives me a […] Read more…

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

The snow storm of 2014 that consisted of 2 inches of snow and chilled us Southerners to the bone has turned into sunshine and 50 degrees and distant memories of perfect snow days.  I love January to pieces and snow days that slide right up to a hint of Spring make me love my Southern […] Read more…

January Menu Plan

How about starting the New Year with a plan?! Week 1 Wednesday, January 1—We’re swimming in leftovers and I’m making homemade bagels just to show 2014 who’s boss. Thursday, January 2—Spicy Tomato Soup and Cheese and Pesto Paninis Friday, January 3—Homemade Pizza (Try our new flavor with pesto, spicy eye-talian sausage, feta, spinach and sun dried […] Read more…

Best Ever Homemade Brownies

Several of you inquired about these after I posted my December Meal Plan.  I’m happy to oblige!  (Also, thank you for your kindness on the Christmas House Tour!  Y’all are so sweet to me.) I’m pretty original with recipe names, as you can plainly see.  I’ve got the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, the Best Ever […] Read more…