Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

This round for Cook the Books Club features The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. This recipe was inspired by the novel. . . . → Read More: Texas (or Oklahoma) Ovenbaked Beans

Creole Okra and Sausage Jambalaya Gumbo

It was the principals’ jobs to feed the staff this week at Parent/Teacher Conferences. My goodness, but they are a hungry bunch. We went through two pans of lasagna, a double-batch of Veronica’s Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole, a BIG salad, two loaves of French Bread, angel food cake, and brownies. (And, really…we have . . . → Read More: Creole Okra and Sausage Jambalaya Gumbo

Dilly Potato Salad

Need another side for the Fourth? Here ya’ go. . . . → Read More: Dilly Potato Salad

Blueberry-Granola Coffee Cake

What’s one of the most delicious and fattening and unhealthy things for breakfast? That could very well be a loaded question.

For me, it is coffee cake. If it is on a brunch buffet, I am taking two pieces.

If I am driving through TenBucks (as The Hubs calls it), I will get a piece . . . → Read More: Blueberry-Granola Coffee Cake

Summer Orzo Salad

I have a couple of great aunts that are my idols. Both are in their mid and upper 80s. Both still live on their own and you truly need to get on their social calendars months in advance if you want to go to lunch with them. Between bridge, church projects, volunteering, etc., they are . . . → Read More: Summer Orzo Salad

Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

The growing season is here. Yeah! I am ready for home grown veggies and fruit for salad. Unfortunately, all I have harvested so far is carrots, beets and a bit of lettuce. We did buy some peaches (allegedly from east Texas) during our recent trip to Houston. We are trying to eat them all but . . . → Read More: Blackberry Jam Dressing with Basil

The Perfect Macaroni Salad

The Perfect Macaroni Salad recipe—-perfect for the upcoming holiday picnics, barbeques, and cookouts. . . . → Read More: The Perfect Macaroni Salad

King Cake(s)

Fat Tuesday is almost here! Read on for a King Cake recipe from another of my favorite Junior League Cookbooks—this one comes straight from New Orleans—and a lighter version from The Realistic Nutritionist. . . . → Read More: King Cake(s)

Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

More muffins—perfect for more Christmas baskets. . . . → Read More: Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

BBQ Ribs and Spicy Baked Beans

A great accompaniment for your next BBQ: Spicy Baked Bean Recipe . . . → Read More: BBQ Ribs and Spicy Baked Beans