Food for Southerners is a way of life, and if you grew up in the south you know exactly what I mean. Meals meant time together…whether it was cooking together or sharing an experience at the table, I’ve grown up with a love for food…whether it’s cooking it or eating it!
My grandmother, Ginny, is basically a clone of Paula Dean. She owned a restaurant just outside of Birmingham, Alabama and that’s where I was introduced to all the flavors of the south…from fried chicken to turnip greens. I would spend my summers there as a little girl, working as a hostess, filling glasses of sweat tea or chopping lemons in the back. My mom worked late nights as a nurse, so it fell on me to cook for the family most nights…so I come by it honestly.
I look back fondly on our family dinners, and I’m thankful for all of the time that we shared eating at that little table. Every night our family sat down together, some nights it would just be tomato soup and a grilled cheese and other nights it may be a feast, but we always sat down together...and that was the magic. Our house was where everyone got together, and today I try to make sure our home has that same feel.
If you’re anything like me, I hope I can share a little bit about what I’ve learned along the way so that you can make your family memories around the dinner table that much more special. From recipes, to tips, and even some great kitchen gadgets…I’m here to serve you by pouring out all the stuff I’ve learned along the way!
1 cup of water 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate 1 cup powdered sugar 2 large eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt Add 1 Cup of water to your Instant Pot and make sure your trivet is set inside. Butter 4 small ramekins […]
3 Cooked Chicken Breast Shredded 1 onion sautéed with 2 Tbsp of butter 1/2 Cup of Salsa 3 oz Cream Cheese 2 Cup of Mexican Cheese divided 1/3 Cup of Chicken Broth Tortillas Enchilada Sauce In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, sautéed onion, salsa, cream cheese, 1 cup of Mexican cheese, and chicken broth. […]
These are my kids favorite muffins! Great for breakfast or a snack on the go! 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Mayonnaise 2 Cups AP Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 tsp Baking Powder 3-4 Ripe Bananas 1 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients first. Then add mayonnaise and bananas. […]
These peanut butter energy ball are one of my kids favorite snacks! They are so easy to make and a healthy alternative from all the junk! You can also modify this recipe to add in your favorite items, like dried coconut, flax seed, cocoa powder, protein powder or other items. 1 Cup Rolled Oats 2/3 […]
There are so many amazing restaurants in Nashville that it’s hard to settle on just one to recommend! So, I decided to create a list and organize them by meal: six recommendations for brunch; four for lunch; and six for dinner. I’ll provide an overview of each restaurant so you can choose the ones that […]