All in a day’s work!

Our shed is coming along nicely! Yesterday we laid flooring down. The lawn mower may not make it in there after all…

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Snow-my-goodness…

Well, a lot of the south is hunkering down for a decent amount of snow! That means grocery shelves are empty; if you’re smart, of course, you’ve already gotten your bread, milk and liquor! :)
Here are a few recipes to keep you warm with some pantry staples you already have!

Stay warm, stay safe, and stay off the damn roads, people! We can deal with a butt-load of humidity while keeping our hair large and closer to Jesus – but we aren’t known for being the best drivers in this Yankee slush ;)

And also…watch this hilarious SNL sketch with Buford Calloway on the Atlanta Snow Storm from Saturday Night Live in 2014 on NBC.com – click the photo below.

bufford-calloway

 

Rustic dutch oven bread

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Baked Rigatoni

Vacation Inspiration: Grilled Chicken and Cajun Cream Pasta

And of course, a few cocktail recipes to boot…

Southern Dill Pickle Martini

Grilled Old Fashioned

Gougères (Cheese Puffs)

These cheese puffs are amazing and fairly easy to make.  What more can we say?!

We had these terrific cheese puffs at a lovely French restaurant over the holiday break.  So, of course, we decided immediately that we were going to make them at home!  Keep in mind the picture is close-up; these typically need to be bigger than a large grape, or even bigger than that, if you’d like!

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New Year, New Recipes – lucky cabbage two ways

If you are like most people, you have some sort of New Year food tradition. For some, it is grapes, for others it’s collard greens, and for some folks it is black eyed peas. For us, it includes cabbage, black eyed peas and pork!

Cabbage is one of those love it or hate it foods for a lot of people. BUT it doesn’t have to be with one of these recipes: Southern-style cabbage with bacon and Italian-style sweet cabbage.

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