Peanut Blossom Memories

From the time I was little girl, my mom made a cookie called Peanut Blossoms every Christmas. I don’t remember eating them at any other time of the year and so, even I don’t bring out this recipe except for Christmas. They are so delicious and the smell...

Quick & Easy Chicken Chili

Walking into the house after work, church, or school and smelling a pot of something hot and delicious simmering on the stove is one of the most welcomed scents to any nose when the weather begins to chill a bit. My kids recently told me that one of the things they...

Planning Family Meals When Life is Busy

I realized last night that lately we have been eating out. A lot!!!  Not only is that hard on the checkbook, but often times the food I choose when eating out is not the best for my health.  Why would I choose a dish of cottage cheese and fruit when I have a big juicy...

Fried Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I love fall, it means apple season is HERE! I love picking my own apples, in fact Haralson apples are my “apple of choice” so when I pick them, I pick A LOT! So besides apple crisp, applesauce and apple cake finding ways to eat these delicious apples is a...

No-Bake Cookie Bars

When we first moved into our house 37 years ago, a sweet 80-plus-year-old woman, Vivian, lived across the street. I spent many hours sitting in her front yard discussing life and made countless trips back and forth across the street to hang diapers on her clothesline....

Allergy-Free Sneaky Veggie Casserole

I’m very fortunate that my kids usually like their veggies, but I know that’s not true for every parent. Then you add in my son’s dairy, egg, and peanut allergies and my recent discovery of my own dairy intolerance, and things get even more interesting. No hiding...