Archive for October, 2010

Happy Halloween and a recipe for Classic Buttercream Frosting

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I hope that you all have a wonderful time this weekend being out and about with all the ghosts and goblins! I’ll be with two princesses and a magician myself, and they are pretty darn cute! This past week we have made many yummy Halloween goodies including cupcakes and shaped, decorated sugar cookies. We are [...]

No-Bake Chicken Spaghetti

Friday, October 29th, 2010

My grandmother, Mae Mae, was who I learned most of my cooking from. She didn’t follow many recipes, but mainly just cooked to taste as most Southern cooks still do today. She did use a recipe for this one dish though, Chicken Spaghetti. I’m not sure where the original recipe came from, but I think [...]

Southwestern Chicken Appetizers

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

This appetizer is one of my ALL-TIME favorite foods on this earth. I first tasted this recipe at a Pampered Chef party. My cousin, who is a rep for them, was doing a party here at my house and wanted to know what type of food I wanted to make. I told her that I’d [...]

Pecan Pie Cake

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Whenever I make a dessert to take somewhere, I try to make it somewhat appropriate to the season. This dessert was always a traditional dish to be served at our office Christmas parties back in the day when I was still working, before my stay-at-home-mom days. I kind of forgot about this dessert after leaving [...]

Ranch Veggie Dip

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I must say that this is one recipe that I make probably more than any other recipes. Somehow dipping fresh cut veggies into just plain ranch dressing out of the bottle doesn’t entice me like this dip does. This dip is thick, creamy and delicious! This is a must at every single party that we [...]

Megan’s Chicken Salad

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Megan, as spoken of in the above title, is my little sister. She’s not much of a cook, to say the least. She owns her own home but has probably only used the oven a total of 5 times since moving in 4 years ago. I think she lives solely on turkey sandwiches and whatever [...]

Sausage Balls

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

That’s a pretty bold statement, but I really mean it…never in my life have I ever tasted a sausage ball that is quite this good. And trust me, I’ve tried a lot. If I’m at a party and see sausage balls, I can’t help but grab a few and I’m always disappointed. They just never [...]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Does that sound like heaven or what? Peanut butter alone is enough to draw my attention, but add into that chocolate chip and you simply cannot go wrong! Adding the oatmeal just takes it completely over the top. As you’ll soon find out, I’m a huge cookie fan. I could literally live off of chocolate [...]

Traditional Spinach Dip

Monday, October 18th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but when I’m planning a party no menu is complete without Spinch Dip. It’s absolutely delicious, easy to prepare ahead of time, and always a people pleaser. I also like to kid myself and tell myself it’s good for me, after all it’s full of veggies right? Okay, so maybe [...]

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

As you may have read in the “About Me” section of this blog, I’m a Southern girl and come from all the way down in Central Mississippi in God’s country. Mississippi is, after all, the nation’s best kept secret. People say that the South is full of a bunch of dumb people that talk slow [...]