Cookies and Traditions

Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookies My sister-in-law, Marie, received a cookbook when her and Harvey were married many years ago from a bridal shower that Inez, Patsy, and Carole Landrum gave them. Just writing those names on my blog makes me smile. Two of them have gone to be with the Lord. They were strong…

Smoked Salmon

My husband makes the best smoked salmon. This recipe is his favorite, and he will use variations of ingredients from other recipes from Steven Raichlen. The book was given to Parish from my dad many years ago. Thank you dad for being the inspiration of Parish’s gift of cooking and grilling! Ingredients You can use…

Cook and Cherish E-Book

Do you want a fun way to connect as a couple? Take a look at this E-Book Parish and I created! We hope you enjoy! We wish all couples a Happy Valentine’s Day! We took the time to write and journal our week of “Cook and Cherish” during our anniversary getaway. You will find recipes,…

Morning Breakfast Bake: Quarantine Kitchen Adventures

Since being on quarantine, my personal chef, Parish, has had another kitchen helper to invade his space. I’ve cooked some pretty amazing meals from whatever we’ve had available. That’s my gift–resourceful and don’t over think it. He is more the “follow a recipe chef”. Who does that? So for this recipe, you’ll have to go…

Thanksgiving 2019

This year brought joy, togetherness, and miracles! My parents visited folks at the river and my nephew and his wife were visiting with their new baby—the 4th generation of Thomas Franklin Lloyd! The Lambs continue to live with us while their home is being worked on due to water damage. Their help around the house,…

Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) INGREDIENTS 8 ears corn shucked 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese, divided (We did not have cotija cheese. It’s a hard cheese, and is similar to Parmesan. We used half Mexican Queso Blanco and half Parmesan. We felt like…

Peach Cobbler

Oh my goodness! What joy to watch my beautiful Adelaide picking peaches in our backyard! This spring and summer our plants and trees have bloomed with the bounty of goodness! I’ve re-posted this recipe several times. It never fails to deliver, and even if you make mistakes like an extra cup of sugar, it is…

Roasted Olives and Spicy Stuffed Clams from Lidia’s Italy

If you ever get the chance to watch Lidia’s Italy show on PBS, we highly recommend watching and trying her recipes. Roasted Olives with Orange and Rosemary Notes Big green Castelvetrano olives are delicious prepared this way, but any meaty olive will do well. Just change the baking time according to the size. These olives…

Christmas Star Twisted Bread

Prior to a snow storm hitting our neck of the woods, my husband and I got up early to go to the grocery store. We ended up with about 12 inches of snow, so we were glad we had some fun recipes and food to enjoy as a family. One of the magazines at the…

Thanksgiving Meal Recipes Share Out

I met a woman who entertained in her home often. She kept a menu journal of what they served and how it went with the guests. I thought I might start a tradition of sharing holiday menus on my blog so my family and friends can try new recipes! I hope you will share your…