Collard Green Rolls

COLLARD GREEN ROLLS – stuffed with pork, black eyed peas, garlic, onion, bacon, & spices. They are out of this world delicious!  It’s almost New Years and I don’t know about you – but every year, we have black eyed peas & collard greens for New Year’s dinner. Since I was a little girl, I’ve… {read more}

Butter Pecan Fudge

Butter pecan is one of my favorite flavors. I grew up eating it from as early as I can remember because it’s my Mama’s favorite flavor of ice cream. It’s a classic & oh so good. A while back, I made a Butter Pecan Layer Cake & it was one of the best things ever. (Seriously… {read more}

The BEST Chocolate Sheet Cake

So, today is my birthday. Or.. as my Daddy used to say – ‘Blow the trumpets & sound the horns, for today is the day that Crystal was born!’. Birthdays aren’t as much fun as they used to be. Back when I was a kid, I looked forward to them. I mean… I got presents…. {read more}

Crockpot Candied Pecans

These CROCKPOT CANDIED PECANS couldn’t be easier. And y’all – they are SO delicious. Great for snacks, parties – or pack them in mason jars for the perfect gift! It’s been a long standing argument between my mother & I on how to pronounce the word ‘pecans’. Mama says it’s pronounced like ‘puh-cahn’ – while… {read more}

Crockpot Vanilla Lattes

Calling all caffeine lovers… I’ve got a great recipe to share with you today! Crockpot Vanilla Lattes Yes, that’s what I said. Vanilla lattes in the crockpot! Genius, right? They really couldn’t be any simpler to make. All you need is 3 ingredients! Milk, strong coffee, & vanilla syrup. In your crockpot, whisk together 4 cups… {read more}

Cheese Lover’s Stuffed Shells

The cheesiest of cheesy pastas… these jumbo shells are stuffed with cheese, covered with my ‘Better than Olive Garden’ Alfredo sauce, & baked off into one of the best things ever. Cheese Lover’s Stuffed Shells for the win! I’m a sucker for pasta & cheese. I just am. I mean, you should see my pasta… {read more}

Sweet Tea Brined Turkey

This is a recipe that is very special to my heart. Most of you know that my husband passed away last year. We were married for 17 years – ever since right out of high school. During that time, we made many, many Thanksgiving dinners together. And with the term ‘made’ – I mean, I… {read more}

Cheesy Taco Hoagies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento® Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine.  Cheesy Taco Hoagies – the most perfect (and I do mean perfect) taco filling piled high in a hoagie roll, generously topped with cheddar cheese, & baked. The ultimate easy weeknight meal! Tacos are like the quintessential… {read more}

Halloween Feetloaf

Halloween Feetloaf – as in a delicious meatloaf crafted to look like a pair of feet. Perfect creepy dinner for Halloween! I’ve got to share with y’all what my 6 year old son now thinks is the coolest thing ever to have for dinner. Halloween Feetloaf. As in meatloaf that is shaped to look like… {read more}

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Pork & Veggies

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork.  The opinions & text are all mine. It’s officially fall, y’all. The summer is over & things are busy again for many of us.  I know they are getting super busy for me! After my husband passed away last year, I took a lot… {read more}

Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Apple Croissant Donut + A GIVEAWAY!

This post has been sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts. All opinions & general ramblings are my own. Y’all know that apples are my favorite fall flavor. Always has been, always will be. The smell of them, the flavor of them – even the look of them. I can’t get enough. So, when I heard that Dunkin’… {read more}

Halloween Spaghetti

It’s almost Halloween, y’all…. and the food is getting creepier & crawlier. Well, at least it is in my house. The other day I saw this idea for Halloween Spaghetti on Pinterest & I decided to make it for dinner that night, much to the delight of my creepy & crawly loving 6 year old… {read more}

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