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Friday, June 30, 2017

Southern Fried Chicken Livers

Southern Fried Chicken Livers! Love them or hate them? I happen to love them and have since I was a child. I wasn't even tricked into eating them. I knew exactly what they were and have liked them ever since my first crunchy bite. That being said, I'm not a fan of all liver dishes. My mother has fond memories of my grandmother's beef liver and onions recipe. Well, I can tell you that I don't want anything to do with beef liver. I know that sounds contradictory but beef liver is just not my thing. Fried chicken livers and their crunchy goodness, are!

Whenever I think of chicken livers, I can't help but remember a spoiled rotten dog we had when I was

Meal Plan Monday #69

Oh my goodness, we're so glad you're here because we have some delicious food to serve up in this week's Meal Plan Monday!

 Let's start with a glass of Southern Peach Tea from our friend Stacy over at Game and Garden!
peach tea

And you know we're gonna need us a little something sweet, this Southern Pineapple Cake from Cooking With Mary and Friends  looks so good that you know we'd hate to pass up a bite...or two.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole is one of those dishes that makes it's appearance at holiday meals and other gatherings. It's always a favorite and disappears fast!

If you're like me, I almost forgot about this classic Southern dish. I was reminded of it recently when I ate lunch at a restaurant, one of those "meat and three" kind of places while I was out of town. I couldn't believe I forgot about how great pineapple casserole is.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Table Rock State Park

On my most recent weekend adventure, we made a visit to Table Rock State Park. The park is a beautiful natural area located in the mountain region of South Carolina in Pickens County.

Table Rock is known for the famous mountain face, shown above. There are lots of activities to enjoy within the park that include an old fashioned swimming hole and hiking trails. There are also cabins available for rent within the park and camping areas.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #68

Welcome to this week's Meal Plan Monday! Meal Plan Monday 68 is live and we're ready to see all of the amazing recipes that y'all are going to link up this week. Who's ready to grab some great recipes this week? I know I am!
Meal Plan Monday 68  
 There are so many great recipes to pick from! Which one will be your new favorite?
Let’s take a look at this week’s features

Classic Stuffed Peppers

Classic Stuffed Peppers are a favorite meal of mine. I think anyone who is a fan of bell peppers has a love for stuffed peppers. Beautiful pepper shells filled with a meat and rice mixture, then baked to perfection.

The only question is whether to cheese or not cheese. I like cheese!

Check out how easy it is to create this classic dish.....

Monday, June 19, 2017

My Visit to Poinsett Bridge in Upstate South Carolina

I have wanted to visit the Poinsett Bridge in upstate South Carolina for a while now. Sometimes we miss landmarks such as this and they are right in our own backyard, so to speak. We've passed the road leading to this landmark the past few weekends traveling back and forth between home and our

Friday, June 16, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #67

Hey Y'all! Welcome to another Meal Plan Monday! We're sure happy you've stopped by to visit with us. There is a whole lot of goodness going on each week with delicious recipes shared by favorite food bloggers. Inspiration for the week ahead!

Let's get started by taking a look at this week's features 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Southern Skillet Fried Okra

OKRY!! Many people do call okra....okry. Regardless of what you call it, okra is a southern favorite. It's an essential ingredient in gumbo and soups. My personal favorites are pickled okra and Fried Okra.

Okra is the edible seed pod from the okra plant. I once asked a question on the Julia's Simply Southern Facebook Page - "What is one food you do not like?" - and was surprised that a lot of people do not like okra. It's one of those, you either love it or hate it kind of things. So this recipe is for all the okra lovers out there!!

  • 1/2 c Vegetable Oil 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #66

Welcome, welcome to another delicious edition of Meal Plan Monday! We had so much amazing food linked up last week! Our blogging friends are always gathering up the best of the best so that we can help you get inspired to make a plan for this week's menu! I don't know about you, but just seeing all this great food in one place gets me excited about supper!

 Let's start by showing you some of your favorite recipe from last week...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea - Makeover Edition

This post was sponsored by Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Thank you Southern Breeze, you're a real sweetie!

Summer is in full swing and there's nothing like a refreshing cool beverage on a hot day! June happens to be National Iced Tea Month so why not celebrate the month (and year) with a glass of sweet tea? Let's make it Southern Breeze Sweet Tea the #GuiltFreeSweetTea! It's no secret we love our sweet tea in the South. You can enjoy the house wine of the south with *Zero Calories* because Southern Breeze has already added the sweetener in the tea bags. Did you catch that, Sugar? There's no need to add sugar.

Pull up a rocking chair and let's brew a fresh pitcher of tea. It's as easy as boiling water!

Lemon Pepper - Flat Roasted Chicken

This is a very easy method for roasting a delicious and moist chicken. To cut the backbone out of the chicken enables you to flatten the chicken for cooking is referred to as spatchcock. Roasting a chicken flattened out also saves a few minutes of cooking time, so you can have roast chicken any day of the week! I find it handy to keep a few recipes on hand for roasting chicken so you have a few different flavor variations to enjoy. Lemon pepper is always a favorite. Choosing simple sides that can be added to the skillet during cooking will also allow you to create a true one skillet meal.


  • 1 3-4 lb Whole Chicken

Friday, June 2, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #65

Get ready to send your taste buds reeling, friends! Last week's Meal Plan Monday was absolutely LOADED with recipes packed with flavor. You all loved the fiesta salad from A Reinvented Mom, the super flavorful sheet pan meal from Shockingly Delicious and an old school dessert from Call Me PMc.

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