Easy Chocolate Cocoa Bombs

Chocolate Cocoa Bombs have well, absolutely exploded this holiday season. I adore the idea, but cannot believe anyone would want to go to the trouble of tempering chocolate, painting a mold — and then filling it with instant cocoa mix? Instead, how about a super easy chocolate truffle that simply melts in hot milk? No …

Easy Butter Cookies

This recipe is so simple and quick! And, best of all during these trying times, it’s flexible. I baked them three ways: immediately after assembling, straight out of the mixing bowl; scooped the dough into balls and chilled them before baking; and chilled the dough in the mixing bowl before scooping and baking, as well. …

Weeknight Supper: Smoky Shrimp Etoufee

A healthy shrimp recipe ready in only 30 minutes! Shrimp have a season. We’ll get to that quick and easy weeknight recipe in just a sec, but first, I want to chat a bit about how shrimp gets to on your plate — and a little moonlight magic. We’re used to always seeing shrimp in …

Weeknight Cooking: Creole Shrimp Nachos with Creamy Queso

  Nachos are a go-to weeknight dinner in our home when the day has been a bit more crazy than usual. What’s not to like? Nachos are quick and easy – a few vegetables and perhaps a bit of protein tossed in a hot skillet, all topped with a bit of cheese, and you’re good …

What’s in Season: Butterbean Basil Hummus

Butterbeans vs. Lima Beans Everybody Likes Butterbeans…. Butterbeans are one of my favorite things to eat on this Earth. Yes – that includes fine Belgian chocolates, French delicacies, other Southern classics like fried chicken with rice and gravy or Georgia peaches picked fresh from the tree. When I am feeling down in the dumps, sick, …

Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits

Three Ingredient Biscuits! Drop Biscuits Drop Biscuits are like biscuits with training wheels — you don’t have to worry about overworking the dough. The recipes for Drop Biscuits are wetter than biscuits you roll and punch out with a cutter. ¬†Usually, they contain more milk or buttermilk than a traditional biscuit recipe. There are many …

What’s in Season: Cooking with Citrus

Winter is citrus season and the produce departments are overflowing. There are the diminutive Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos, Mineolas, and Satsumas in the “cutie” citrus club. Down the aisle, big bold Navel oranges with their thick skins and bright colors rest aside their more thin-skinned, but certainly no-less-sweet juice oranges. With their intense colors and vibrant aromas, the …

Rotisserie Chicken Means Quick Satisfying Soups

Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. (That means I make a commission if you use my affiliate link to buy the product.)  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain means that soups are on the menu in my kitchen. There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of soup in in the winter to take …

How to Make “Cream of Anything Soup”

“Cream of Anything Soup” is one of the easiest of soups to make. It can be practical and money-saving, too. Do you have some vegetables lingering in the fridge that are too limp for saut√©ing or too bruised for salad? Don’t toss them in the compost or the trash. They are perfect for “Cream of …