Dear Kids, Mom Quits!


Sanity? What sanity? Not today my friends! I had all intentions of doing some type of fancy schmancy dinner recipe for you guys today. The type that makes your eyes happy and drool form in your mouth. Something slow roasted and covered in a pan sauce. Yum! But, guess what. Somewhere shortly after waking up life happened. I bet you’ve…

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Recipe: Southern Pulled Pork


Nothing screams southern cookout like a big plate of pulled pork. Traditionally, the pork is wood fire smoked for hours and hours. barbeque, as we call it, is a main event. The crew of men spends the entire night, on through daylight, cooking the hog. Coals are tended to keep the temperature and smoke just right. It’s a delicate dance of…

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Recipe: Southern Slaw


I love a good summer cookout. Relaxing with friends in the backyard. Watching the kids run around laughing. Hunting for the perfect real estate that misses both the grilling smoke and the mosquitos. Then, having to move the chair five more times because no matter what, the dang smoke follows me. Some cold beer or a glass of sweet German Riesling makes for a perfect…

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Recipe: Hot Candied Pecans (Photo Tutorial)


Guess what, I adulted today! I made a recipe for my husband knowing darn well it wasn’t something that I was going to enjoy. But, today I felt like doing something for him. You see, there are two types of people in this world.  Those that live for sweets, like my husband. His favorite food in the world is pancakes – yes, you heard right.…

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Recipe: Blackening Rub


Are you a sucker for the spicy goodness of blackened chicken? What about grilled shrimp? Oh, I can’t forget about fish tacos! Fish tacos are the best, especially when they are coated with the right blackened seasoning. I love it when I can taste the smoky paprika and then feel the cayenne sneak up on my taste buds just in time for another…

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You Got Corked!


Let me set the scene. You over slept this morning. You spilled your coffee when the dog clobbered you with his muddy paws. You make it to work just in time to catch a snide remark from your boss. Then, on your way home, Mr. Policeman uses his blue lights to remind you that the speed limit is only 60 mph. It’s been a…

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