SMOKED CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE

Serves 4 to 6 For the brine/cure: 4 quarts cold water 1-1/2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 10 allspice berries 10 whole cloves 2 bay leaves, coarsely crumbled 1 cinnamon stick, coarsely broken 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon…

Pecan Sticky Rolls

A huge thank you to Southern Cast Iron Magazine, January 2015 issue for this wonderful recipe. (link embedded in title of magazine) Before we start the journey, we wanted to share our wooden, bread board story.  My grandmother Emma Lloyd made biscuits and her famous pound cake on this board.  We were given the board…

Cajun Pork Chops with Cheese Grits

Ingredients 4 Thin Cut Pork Chops, boneless or trim off the bone Enough of your favorite oil to coat the pan generously Enough flour to coat your pork chops Zatarain’s Creole seasoning to taste, or your favorite Cajun style seasoning 1 medium onion Bob’s Red Mill Polenta Corn Grits, or your favorite style of grits…

Farro & Broccoli Salad

The farro grain was introduced to our home on a cooking show.  The next day during our first trip to Aldi grocery store we found this magical grain!  The recipe below doesn’t seem like much, but you will fall in love with the texture. I loved how the grain absorbed the olive oil, lemon, and feta…

Chewy Sugar Cookies

If I post a recipe, it’s because it’s divine!  My second favorite cookie is the sugar cookie, especially with sugar crystals. Oh happiness! My most favorite cookie is the Mexican Wedding Cookie.  I had to post this sugar cookie recipe.  With the holidays ahead, you will want to give this one a try!  The best!…

Cannelloni/Rigatoni Cake

This recipe was inspired by Vivian Grace for our family night.  We developed our own recipe by utilizing several recipes on the internet. Our mealtime has become a way to reconnect as a family and enjoy fellowship around the table. Making spaghetti is one of the easiest meals to make, and we found this recipe…

Lemony Coconut Macaroons

My husband left our Taste of Home magazine open to this page. I love coconut. He loves lemons.  My girls love macaroons! We had to make these.  We made them for our annual Woman of Worth Picnic.  The recipe yields quite a view cookies, so we were able to keep a batch at home, too….

Prize Winning Watermelon Salsa

I have found the best cooking magazine! It’s called Taste of Home: Make and Take.  Standing in the line at Home Depot it caught my eye and every page was an announced–“Oh Parish, we have to cook this recipe!”  My love for the movie Julie and Julia (GREAT MOVIE–has a lot of scenes from France, which…

Berry Crisp Recipe Was Delish!

What to do with all those berries from the Farmer’s Market in Manteo? Recipe By:Polly Giebler “This is a wonderful berry crisp. I use a triple berry mixture of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, but just one works well too! My family loves it! Serve it with whipped cream and it looks great.” Ingredients 1 1/2…

Homemade Pasta

We took an adventure out to Wegman’s Grocery Store to purchase steaks and potatoes for my daughter and her husband’s one year anniversary. While there, we found some other things that we just could not leave without purchasing.  My husband loves to cook new recipes.  Have you ever made your own pasta? He followed the…

Memphis Style Ribs by Parish

The first time Parish made these ribs, I was laying in the bed watching the “Love Comes Softly” movie series with my windows open.  Between the laughter of little children playing outside, the perfect breeze, and the smell of his ribs on the grill, I bathed myself in joy, gratitude, and a few tears.  It’s a…

Autumn Sage Apple Squash Soup

PBS Parents had a great soup recipe that my wonderful friend Monica shared with me. Recipe: Autumn Sage Apple Squash Soup Prep Time: 10 min(s) Cook Time: 20 min(s) Total Time: 30 min(s) Servings: 4 Autumn Sage Apple Squash Soup – The perfect soup to welcome fall and celebrate seasonal ingredients. Made with acorn squash,…