Archive for November, 2010

Southern Buttermilk Pie

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

If you are looking for a great last-minute dessert for Thanksgiving, this is it! Super simple to make and you only need a few ingredients. The first time I mentioned something about this dessert to people that weren’t from around here, they could not believe that “down here” we ate a pie made out of [...]

My Favorite Potato Casserole

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I have no idea where this particular recipe comes from, or how long my family has been making it. But I do know that of all the recipes I’ve ever had, this one has always stood out as my favorite. My mom makes it every single year for me for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and [...]

Green Bean Bundles

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

A couple years ago, my mother and I put together a cookbook that was sold to help raise money to pay for my son’s expenses related to his medical problems (he’s had 15 surgeries and all have to be done halfway cross the country). One of the recipes submitted by a long time family friend [...]

Green Bean & Corn Casserole

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Green bean casserole is one of those classic Thanksgiving/holiday casseroles you see on most tables, but you won’t see that on ours. We always opt for this casserole instead because it is full of flavor and so easy! Actually, to be completely honest, in our family we call this “Death Casserole”. It sounds like a [...]

Bread Pudding with Hard Sauce

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Oh my gaaaahhh!¬†Every single time that I make this dessert (which is usually only at Thanksgiving and Christmas) I am reminded of how absolutely wonderful it is. Words truly can’t describe it…one must just try this to believe me! My dad is probably the biggest bread pudding fan I’ve ever met before, and I’ve made [...]

Homemade Cornbread Dressing

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

A few days ago I posted on my Facebook asking which recipes my friends would most like to see recipes for with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The most asked for item was homemade dressing/stuffing. Well, I don’t have a stuffing recipe because that’s just something we’ve never made in my family to date. At least [...]

Mae Mae’s Homemade Cornbread

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I know, I know…you’ve probably heard Mae Mae’s name mentioned at least once in every single post I’ve written. But truth is, almost everything I know about cooking I learned from her. She was the QUEEN of cornbread. I remember helping her in her day care and every single day there was a pan of [...]

Pumpkin Pie

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

What’s more Thanksgivingy (that’s a word, right?) than Pumpkin Pie? Not much that I can think of. Although when I think back to Thanksgiving when I was growing up I don’t remember ever having it. Then again, that was always the time of year when our family took our yearly vacation. When I was small [...]

Moist & Delicious Roasted Chicken

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

As a mother of three little ones, I am reminded each and every day of just how expensive raising kids is. They are always needing something new whether it be shoes, clothes, diapers, whatever. The list never ends! Therefore I have become a pretty frugal shopper, especially when it comes to groceries. When things are [...]

Homemade Chili

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I never realized just how easy chili was until I decided to make my own one day when I didn’t have any of the packets of chili seasoning. I have always just used the packets because I assumed I’d need a thousand spices that would just cost extra money and take up room in my [...]