Crawfish!

All through the South folks anxiously wait the entire winter long for crawfish season to start.  And when it does you can bet there isn’t a mudbug safe from here to Atlanta!  We have at least 2 boils every spring and this year my husband decided he wanted to go all out and host a…

Old Friends

Some things get worse with age.  Onions, potatoes, garlic, computers, grey hair, flab, swimming pools and Wal-Mart’s.  Just to name a few.  Other things get better with age.  Wine, certain cheeses, men, movies (with Hugh Jackman, Robert Redford, Julia Andrews, Charlton Heston and Meryl Streep.  Obviously, not all on the same film), books and true…

The Cabin

Each year, to celebrate another 12 months of wedded bliss, my husband and I sail off for an exotic, sun-soaked vacation.  We bath in the warmth of life, drink the wine of love all while white-robed, tan-skinned attendants tend to our every need. NOT! But we do make it a point each year to skip town…

Amaretto Cake

I made this cake for my mom ’cause she loves Amaretto.  So do I, come to think of it….which is why I made myself a little treat as well!  It is moist, creamy and the frosting….it’s the kind you make when you are home alone to ensure you get to lick the beaters.  And the spatula.   And…

Leftover Pizza

Now I’m not talking about leftover-from-the-previous-meal pizza, no indeed!  I’m talking about I’ve been canning and preserving like crazy and had a small mountain of leftover peppers, peaches and assorted other vegetables staring menacingly at me from the countertop.  And we needed some supper.  So instead of just staring back at them I took action! …

Green Beans

Fresh green beans are a thing of beauty. I planted a row of green beans this spring. I must confess, the above pictured beans didn’t come from my plants.  No indeed. See the little brown, dead plant?  Yeah. So thankfully I have good friends who are much better at bean growing than I.  They gifted me…

Country as Cornbread

Cornbread.  My love of cornbread goes beyond my memory and is embedded in my very soul. I simply can not recall a time I did not adore it. When I was a child I preferred my cornbread with butter and ketchup. And I still, to this day, love cornbread, butter and ketchup.  I know, I…