Archive for January, 2011

Corn & Black Bean Salsa (or Salad)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Ohmygosh! This is one of my all-time favorite things to take to a gathering of friends. Everyone devours this dip, and I always leave with an empty bowl. The freshness of this salad is unbelievable, and on top of all that, it’s healthy too! This would be the perfect thing to take to a Super [...]

Loaded Potato Dip

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This dip is one of the easiest, most delicious dips I’ve had in a long time. It’s as simple as mixing together two things, spreading it in a dish, and sprinkling things over the top. As Ina would say, “How easy is that?” I first tasted this dip at our family reunion back in May, [...]

Creamy Shrimp Pasta

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I am a die-hard seafood lover, especially shrimp. I just can’t get enough of it! It almost killed me when I was pregnant and could only eat fish/seafood once a week. I would ask my doctor every single week if I could please have more seafood, praying he’d change his mind, but he never did. [...]

Chess Squares

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Lord help me, I am rendered completely weak when it comes to resisting these little treats. I bought the ingredients to make them back during the holidays, but with all that was going on somehow I forgot to actually follow through. So when I remembered I had all the stuff I just couldn’t help but [...]

French Dip Sandwiches

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Do you ever have one of those days when you are in the grocery store, standing in the middle of the aisle and unable to think of anything at all to fix for dinner? This rarely happens to me because once a week I make a menu for my family and we pretty much stick [...]

Classic Fried Chicken Tenders

Monday, January 10th, 2011

As the mother of three children, I try to introduce as many different and healthy meals into my kid’s diet as possible. But no matter what I try, they’ll never like anything at all quite like they do fried chicken tenders. We don’t eat out anymore much (only once in the last two months), but [...]

Taco Meat My Way!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Hamburger meat, as we call it here in the South (elsewhere you probably call it ground beef) is a staple on the weekly dinner menu. It’s easy to find, inexpensive, and cooks quickly.┬áThere are a gazillion different things to do with it, and this is one of my favorites. No matter how many times I [...]

Cornbread Salad

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Where would you find people throwing some fatty ingredients like mayonnaise and sour cream on top of cornbread, and calling it a salad? In the good ole South, of course! If you make this get ready to eat one of the most delicious “salads” you’ve ever tasted! It’s full of flavor and yummy goodness. This [...]