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Friday, March 31, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #56

Hey, y'all! Welcome to another Meal Plan Monday! We've got some great meal plan inspiration for this week. Our blogger friends really outdid themselves with these recipes. We're so excited to share another amazing collection of recipes with you. Let's get started...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iron Skillet Strawberry Cornbread

Something AMAZING happens when you take Bona Fide Southern Cornbread , add some strawberries and a touch of sweetness! I had a slice of this Iron Skillet Strawberry Cornbread with a drizzle of honey on top and it was so good y'all. You could dress it up with whipped cream, a drizzle of strawberry syrup, or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream - all would be great! You may have even had regular cornbread with milk or buttermilk at one time or another and I bet this would be good like that too.

I have to share a funny story with y'all. My first attempt at making this recipe didn't go so well. Lawd

Friday, March 24, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #55

We are so excited to share our top recipes from last week's Meal Plan Monday! Why? Well, you all shared your best and we've got something sweet, a yummy, savory breakfast dish, along with a delicious supper recipe for chicken and a side dish of Brussel sprouts. WOW! Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats, Call Me PMc and Cooking with K made sure they linked back to Meal Plan Monday, that's why their popular recipes are featured. Don't forget to take that little step when posting friends, we want to share the love and your post will show up on all five of the hosts sites!
Let's have some fun ~ just click on any of the featured links and it will take you to the full recipe. Then, scroll down to see the recipes bloggers are posting this week and click on your favorites. The recipes with the most clicks, who link back, will be featured next week.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Oven Baked BBQ Beef Ribs

Succulent beef ribs, cooked low and slow, sauced in barbecue are delicious. A side of potato salad, corn on the cob and you've got yourself a tasty meal for sure!

Beef ribs are much more flavorful in my opinion. It is important to cook them properly to ensure the fat and connective tissues "melt" so the meat is tender and flavorful. This can be achieved easily. Everyone has their favorite way to make barbecued meats but sometimes simple is best.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Southern Baked Barbecue Chicken (Bone In Split Breast)

Classic Southern Baked BBQ Chicken is one of those meals most of us grew up with. It's a popular and easy way to prepare supper. Serve alongside coleslaw, baked beans and corn on the cob.....can't you just taste it!

I prepared this chicken with my homemade Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce but you can certainly use your favorite bottled sauce too. I have to say there is something special about the super easy homemade sauce though. It seems to adhere very well to the chicken while baking and results in beautiful baked barbecue chicken.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Meal Plan Monday 54

Hey friends, neighbors, family, and squirrels! Welcome back to another great Meal Plan Monday. We've got some delicious food to serve up this week so let's dive right in!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

No Bake Lemon Pie

Need a quick and easy dessert? This Lemon No Bake Icebox Pie is made with simple ingredients and takes only minutes to make.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pork Tenders

Here's a kid friendly meal that the grown ups will love too. If you have little ones, they love using those little hands to eat with rather than using a fork. Kids also love all things nugget and tenders form. Fried pork chops in tender form are perfect dipped in homemade old fashioned bbq sauce! Plus you get more crust and everyone loves the crust, right!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #53

Welcome back friends! I hope y'all are ready to grab some new dinner ideas and recipes from this week's Meal Plan Monday! We have a lot of sweets but scroll down for plenty of entrees!

I am thrilled to be joining a wonderful group as a new co-host of Meal Plan Monday. Thank you so much for having me Christy , Stacey , Angie & Donya!

 Let's see our featured recipes this for this week!

Savory Italian Style Meatloaf

I've always enjoyed meatloaf as much as the next person but it was always just, MEH for me! Of course a good meatloaf sandwich is hard to beat. The constant search and trying new things to make meatloaf more flavorful always resulted in what I thought to be the same regular ole meatloaf. Not anymore! I have to say, even if I did make it, this was the best meatloaf I ever had. Each bite was flavorful and it had a little kick to it. The secret ingredient might surprise you.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce

An easy old fashioned barbecue sauce, ready in minutes. A perfect sauce for meats or a great condiment for serving.

Breakfast Bowl

Quick and easy breakfast bowls are a popular way to mix up your morning routine. Simply combine your favorite morning time favorites into a bowl and enjoy. Serves 4-6.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Classic Reuben Sandwich

A Reuben is one of my favorite hot sandwiches! It's easy to create this popular sandwich at home.


  • 2 Slices Marble Swirl Rye / Pumpernickel bread, per sandwich
  • 1/4 to 1/2 lb Thin Sliced Corned Beef , per sandwich depending on appetite
  • 2 Slices Swiss Cheese, per sandwich
  • 1/4 c Sauerkraut , or less according to taste
  • Russian Dressing or Thousand Island Dressing 

How to Make Sauerkraut

Making your own sauerkraut is a simple process using only 2 ingredients and a wide mouth canning jar. Fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut, are good for the digestive system too. I found the homemade sauerkraut to be so much better than store bought stuff. So, if it's so easy, what's the downside? Well, you have to have a little patience. Preparation is simple but you're going to have 3-4 weeks to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I promise it is worth the wait.
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