Tara on Apr 9th 2013
If you were raised in the South, you probably are familiar with the term “HISSY FIT.” A HISSY FIT can be “pitched” or “thrown”. In my childhood, I would often hear a friend refer to his or her mom pitching a HISSY FIT. This simply means that someone or something had caused Mom to become quite [...]
Tara on Mar 29th 2013
These Easter Egg Bird Nests are a tradition at our house. This is another fun recipe the kids enjoy helping me make each Easter. They are incredibly tasty and equally easy to make. They don’t last long so make a batch and enjoy!
1 12oz package of Chow Mien Noodles –slightly crunched
1 12 oz [...]
Tara on Feb 13th 2013
Here’s an easy variation of Best Brownies. I’ve added some instant coffee and frosted them with a mint butter cream icing. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Bake them for all the people you love who also love coffee, or just bake them for yourself. Enjoy!
2 sticks melted butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup instant coffee crystals (1/2 cup [...]
Tara on Dec 12th 2012
Here’s one of my hubby’s favorite fall/winter beverages. He asks me to make this mix so he can keep some at work to make whenever he wants. I also had a request for this recipe from an old friend Pam. The recipe is easy to make and can be stored in a pretty canning jar, [...]
Tara on Oct 5th 2012
Alright folks, this pumpkin pie is to die for and rounds out my fall menu quite nicely. Refrigerated pastry crust teams up with a gingersnap crust for a delicious foundation for the perfect pumpkin pie.
1 refrigerated pie crust
2 cups crushed gingersnaps (about 40 gingersnaps)
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
1 (14-oz.) can [...]
Tara on Apr 3rd 2012
While Carrot Cake is a typical Southern Thanksgiving treat, it also deserves a place on the Easter menu as well. This cake was one of my first “from scratch” hits when I baked it nearly 25 years ago in our first newlywed love nest. Time has deepened my love for both my husband and this [...]
Tara on Jan 20th 2012
Here is a recipe that has been a kids’ favorite around our house for a long time. These are the best brownies I have ever tasted. Be careful! They are very rich, but they will be a great way to top of your Super Bowl menu.
In large bowl mix
2 sticks of soft butter
2 cups of [...]
Tara on Dec 28th 2011
Are you looking for a New Year’s Eve appetizer? Here’s one of our family’s favorites – Pineapple Cheese Ball. It’s tasty served with Wheat Thins or Ritz crackers or even pretzels. And better yet, this one is quick and easy to whip up!
Pineapple Cheese Ball
2- 8oz packages cream cheese (room temperature)
1- 8oz can crushed [...]
Tara on Dec 19th 2011
Growing up I took a lot for granted. I believed my parents existed for the sole purpose of fulfilling the needs and wants my little brother and me. I never really gave much thought to the notion that my parents might actually love each other or that they might also place a higher priority on [...]
Tara on Dec 6th 2011
I enjoy creating new recipes for Christmas each year. This recipe was inspired by a photo I thought I pinned to Pinterest but never could find when I wanted to make the dish. So I have created my own recipe for Christmas Cranbery Salsa. It can be served with corn chips. But I like to [...]