Mammaw’s Good Green Beans

We’ve been canning strawberry jam… …and making Black and White Cookies. I figured you probably didn’t want to know about any of those, but you were nearly dying to know how to make the best green beans you’ll ever eat. You’re in luck, ‘cuz I’m about to teach you just that. If at either age 80 (Mammaw) or 84 (Pappaw) I look half as cute as they do (provided I even make it that long!), I’ll be satisfied. My Mammaw […]

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Deep Dish Pizza Casserole: The Versatility Alone Will Amaze You!

Here’s where we’re going: The cheese alone is enough to make me as happy as a pig in slop.  Just wait till you see what’s under there! Now, normally at this point, I’ll give you a picture of the items you’ll need to complete said recipe. However, as I often do, tonight I went on a cleaning binge.  This time the objective was to delete currently unnecessary pics (mainly of food) from my digital camera.  I took it a little […]

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Crock-Pot Chili

As promised, here’s the super-easy, super-tasty Crock-Pot Chili.  And, at only 2 WW points per 1-cup serving, you can eat the whole pot and not feel a bit bad about it. Till afterwards when the beans catch up with you. Here’s what you need: Crock-Pot (Natch! As you may have guessed, I LOVE my Crock-Pot! In fact, I’d call myself a Crock-Pot master. But then I’d remember that I’m not a  dude and call myself the Crock-Pot mistress.  But then […]

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Ritzy Chicken

This is one my family absolutely LOVES.  And, you know me…it’s easy. Like Sunday morning. And it’s Ritzy. So serve it to your fancy guests.  Reminds me of a story. When I was a kid, I spent the summers with Mammaw and Pappaw on their pseudo-farm in Mississippi. Every night, Mammaw would make dinner: good, country food, and put the sweet tea on the table.  The sweet tea, freshly made by Mammaw herself was stored in used, but washed, milk […]

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Oh, Fudge! No, Really…Fudge.

I mentioned last week that I’ve recently begun a new, and very long, journey. Some days, as I travel far and wide on my quest, this is what gets me through: Is it as healthy as an orange? No. Does it have the fiber of Raisin Bran? No, again. Would it be sold at the Whole Foods store? No, and we don’t have but one within a hundred miles of here anyway. They’ll never know. Does it keep me from […]

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Brownie Minis: Buy a Hundred Boxes!

Here’s something I’m lovin’ these days: Chocolate two days in a row? Addicted much? I’ll admit that I probably should have stuck with my Diet Dr. Pepper addiction. It has no calories.  However, I understand that chocolate has health benefits that Diet Dr. Pepper just doesn’t have. I “understand” that because I like it better. End of discussion. The other day, I was waiting for a four-hour cheer practice to end browsing my local Wal-Mart when I spotted this: “Hmmm…” […]

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Southern Cornbread

I once was approached by a Mexican woman with whom Big Daddy (aka My Wonderful Husband) works.  She wanted a pan of my homemade, Southern cornbread and was willing to trade homemade tamales for them. No brainer. She got the raw end of the deal, as this is about the easiest thing in the world to make. Besides Southern Pecan Pie. I got the tamales. Take my advice and ditch the boxed stuff.  Who knows?  You might get free tamales […]

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Cousin Carolyn’s Low-Carb Cabbage (THM-S)

“Cabbage is the perfect low-carb vegetable.” Trim Healthy Mama, p. 312 “Cabbage is awesome when it’s covered in butter and baked in the oven.” Heather Lewis, 2014 The statement, “I have a large family,” is the understatement of the century in my case. Between both parents’ families, across generations, I have approximately 607,458 family members. It’s true…ish. Okay, maybe there are a few less. Seriously, anywhere I go, especially in the Memphis area, I see someone to whom I am related. Once […]

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Summer-Fresh Broccoli Salad

“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” ~Former President George H.W. Bush I have never, not for one day, liked broccoli. Every member of my household loves broccoli and would eat it every night if I were willing to stink up my kitchen cook it regularly. It smells like feet. […]

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A Valentine’s Treat

It’s Valentine’s Day, y’all! It should come as no surprise to you that this holiday, like most all in my life, are somehow related to food.  This is why I have to weigh-in with you every week. Well, that, and I have a little Wendy’s Double Stack fascination. Anywho, here’s what’s on the menu this Valentine’s Day at our house: The World’s Best Sugar Cookies, hands down.  Turns out, sugar cookies ain’t just for Christmas, y’all!  Please, please make these […]

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