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Baked Ham with Honey, Bourbon, and Orange Glaze

This baked ham recipe features a honey and brown sugar glaze with bourbon and orange juice—better than store-bought and half the price! You don’t have to buy a ready-prepared honey-baked ham to please your guests because you can make an awesome ham at home for half the price. This recipe is one of our favorites …

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Cream Cheese Banana Pudding

Cream Cheese Banana Pudding is a delicious and easy version of banana pudding with a graham cracker crust, a cream cheese layer, vanilla custard, and of course, bananas! At most Southern gatherings, there are a few dishes that are sure to grace the table: fried chicken, barbecue, pound cake, chess pie, and banana pudding. And …

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Slow cooker barbecue meatballs, Puerto Rican style with recaito and honey barbecue sauce—easy and delicious! A few years ago, my friend Jenni brought a crockpot full of these barbecue meatballs to our Super Bowl party. Everyone went nuts! The meatballs were devoured before anything else—and we had a LOT of yummy food available! Of course …

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Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions

Country Fried Steak Sliders with Caramelized Onions will elevate your next tailgate to the knockout level! Wow your guests with these easy, tasty sliders! If you grew up in the South, you know that football is pretty big around here. Some of the local high schools have nicer stadiums than a lot of colleges! So …

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Chili Mac and Cheese – Two Comfort Foods, One Pot!

Chili Mac and Cheese is a flavorful blend of two beloved comfort foods—chili and macaroni and cheese. Best of all, it’s made in one pot so it’s easy! Fall may be my favorite cooking season. I endure August and September, longing for the cooler days of October and November when we can begin braising meats, …

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes—hearty, filling, and full of flavor from beans, tomatoes, chilis, peppers, and sweet potatoes!  Spring usually comes early here in Georgia, but right now we are still enjoying cooler days and nights and that means soups and chilis are regularly on the menu. Of course, I like Tomato Soup all …

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Leftover Turkey Hand Pies with Cranberry and Boursin

Leftover Turkey — what should you do with it? Try these yummy Hand Pies with Cranberry and Boursin. Use all your leftovers: pie crust dough, turkey, cranberry sauce, and just add a little Boursin cheese to pull it all together. It’s delightful! It’s the morning after. You awaken, bleary-eyed, a little hungover, hand grasping around …

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Cherry and Pomegranate Glazed Ham

This cherry and pomegranate glazed ham is simple and beautiful with its cherry-red glaze made from pomegranate juice and dried tart cherries. It’s also easy and relatively hands-off! I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to holiday celebrations. My Christmas tree is always decorated with the same ornaments, although I do add a …

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How to Make Simple, Perfect Guacamole

Simple, Perfect Guacamole—just avocado, jalapeno and serrano peppers, a little onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. That’s all you need to make the best guacamole! Y’all, let me tell you, I love guacamole so much I could eat it every day. I don’t, of course, because it’s so high in calories, but I could. When I’m …

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Strawberry Sheet Cake

A luscious strawberry sheet cake with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting that’s always a crowd-pleaser and easy to take along for potlucks. The arrival of spring is heralded by daffodils, dogwoods, do-it-yourself projects, and one of my favorite loves, strawberries. Since we’re so close to Florida, we start getting beautiful fresh strawberries in February …

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