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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Labor Day Recipe Roundup

Labor Day has been celebrated since the 1800's in the United States. The first Monday in September a day to recognize and give holiday for the yearly contributions of workers to the strength, prosperity and well being of our country. As with most traditions and holidays we celebrate it with food! Here's a collection of recipe ideas for your Labor Day Menu! Happy Labor Day Y'all!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Best Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a favorite of mine but I like all the ways to cook eggs. Here is how I make the best scrambled eggs.


  • 6 - 8 Farm Fresh Eggs

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sausage Cabbage Skillet

This easy one pot skillet meal is perfect for a quick homemade meal. If you like serve it with a side of pan fried potatoes.


  • 1 lb Smoked Beef Sausage , or the flavor of your choice 
  • 1 small to medium Head of Cabbage, sliced

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Palmetto Roses and Ways to Use Them

Today, Palmetto Roses are a keepsake that symbolizes everlasting love. The tradition dates back to the Civil War. Traditions tell that southern ladies would give their true love the palmetto rose before he went off to war to keep him safe.

I recently shared in a post about my weekend in Charleston buying a new sweetgrass basket and the artist giving me a few palmetto roses with my purchase (shown in photo above).

I used my palmetto roses to make a simple centerpiece using a small dairy bottle. It's so simple, a bit rustic, and perfectly beautiful.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekend in Charleston South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is one of our favorite places to visit. We do quite a few day trips a year and the occasional weekend.

A few weeks ago in July we spent the weekend. July happens to be the hottest month of the year, in much of the south, and this was no exception. It was the hottest July on record in Charleston. Needless to say, rather than a lot of walking as we usually do, we were taking the car everywhere. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Simple Chicken Salad

I love to make this simple chicken salad for lunches. I have another chicken salad recipe that I call "Fancy Chicken Salad" that I use for parties and I'll post that sometime in the future. This simple recipe is just that, easy with minimal ingredients, but still delicious.


  • 2 1/2 - 3 c Chicken, diced
  • 1 small Onion, diced or use 1/2 a medium onion

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Back To School Recipe Ideas

It's that time of year, summer vacation is coming to an end. School is about to start back. This means a busy week for parents. Here's a collection of recipe ideas to help you get through the busy week.

National Coloring Book Day - August 2nd

Celebrate #NationalColoringBookDay

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