NEW!   OVERNIGHT PASTA SALAD

Absolutely THE BEST pasta salad recipe made by mixing hot, cooked pasta with prepared Italian dressing AND dry Italian dressing seasoning mix to marinate overnight. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


COUNTRY FRIED CUBED STEAK & GRAVY

A simple recipe for classic southern-style cubed round steak pan fried until crispy and golden brown with homemade pan gravy. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


POLISH NOODLES WITH SOUR CREAM & ONIONS

A simple homemade side dish recipe with egg noodles, sauteed onions and a simple sour cream sauce very much like Beef Stroganoff or Noodles Romanoff. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CRACKLE TOP FUDGE BROWNIES

A decadent recipe for thick, fudgy homemade brownies with glossy, crackly tops and intense chocolate flavor. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

A simple one-pan recipe for fork-tender pork chops smothered in gravy that thickens as the chops bake low and slow in the oven. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


ONE-POT CHICKEN & POTATO DINNER

A super simple meal with rotisserie-seasoned chicken roasted on top of a bed of sliced potatoes in a Dutch oven. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


SOUTHERN FRIED POTATOES & SAUSAGE

A simple budget-friendly recipe for a one-pan skillet meal with smoked sausage, onions and southern-style fried potatoes. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA RICE

A hearty rice recipe with chickpeas (garbanzo beans) flavored with bacon, tomatoes, onion and garlic perfect served on the side or as a main dish. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE CREAM PIE

Cream cheese, pudding mix, marshmallow crème and cool whip make a mousse-like chocolate filling in this brownie-bottom super simple, but luxurious dessert recipe! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


FRENCH ONION POTATOES

A super easy 5-ingredient casserole recipe with tender potato pieces cooked in a savory, buttery onion soup base topped with cheese. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


YELLOW TEXAS SHEET CAKE

The very best sheet cake recipe with that signature “yellow cake flavor” topped with white icing - perfect for birthday cake! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


COCONUT TEXAS SHEET CAKE

A velvety tender Texas sheet cake recipe made with coconut milk for a super moist texture and tons of coconut flavor. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CUPBOARD CASSEROLE

A super quick and easy casserole recipe using canned chicken, egg noodles and cream soup – all items from your cupboard or pantry! >>GO TO RECIPE>>

FRENCH ONION SOUP CASSEROLE

An easy side dish recipe with toasted, crusty bread dipped in a thick French Onion Soup base topped with gooey, buttery melted cheese. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


DUKE'S DROP BISCUITS

An incredibly easy stir-and-go recipe for homemade biscuits using mayo for super tender, velvety biscuits you’ll have in the oven in minutes! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CAJUN PASTALAYA

A flavor-packed Cajun pasta recipe made with sausage and chicken – like jambalaya but made with noodles instead of rice. >>GO TO RECIPE>>

HOW TO COOK GRITS

A simple recipe for the best way to cook tender, creamy stone-ground or hominy grits from a Southern cook who knows good grits. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


PERFECT PORK LOIN

The absolute easiest, perfectly cooked roasted pork loin that’s tender and juicy every time with au jus that is deglazed in the oven as the roast bakes. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


BETTER THAN BOJANGLES DIRTY RICE

A copycat recipe for Bojangles iconic Cajun dirty rice, made with sausage and a favorite throughout Southern states, especially the Carolinas! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


SHRIMP DELICATE

An easy cajun recipe from Louisiana with shrimp cooked in a silky gravy (much like an easy étouffée) served over rice. >>GO TO RECIPE>>

GARLIC PARMESAN ROASTED BROCCOLI

The BEST recipe for fresh broccoli roasted in the oven at a super high temperature then topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


MAMA'S CHICKEN POT PIE

Classic homemade Chicken Pot Pie with tender chicken in rich, velvety sauce with a double crust that’s flaky and perfect! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


BETTER BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE

A better recipe for this classic with fresh broccoli, velvety cheese sauce and a buttery crushed cracker topping. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CRAISIN BACON BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Thinly sliced brussels sprouts sautéed with crispy bacon, toasted crunchy pecans and sweet, tangy dried cranberries! >>GO TO RECIPE>>

THE BEST HOT DOG CHILI (SERIOUSLY!)

The Coney Island style recipe for fine, tender meaty chili sauce perfect for Chili Dogs! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CHICKEN & NOODLES

This one-pot recipe for creamy chicken with egg noodles made with just 5 ingredients is the best for comfort food made easy! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


PECAN CREAM DEEP DISH PIE

Brown sugar swirled with warm melted butter mixed with cream cheese, pecans and whipped topping over a simple pecan shortbread crust. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CAROLINA CHICKEN BOG

A tried-and-true recipe with tender chunks of beef in a thick, savory stock and all your favorite vegetables. >>GO TO RECIPE>>

SECRET INGREDIENT BANANA BREAD

The BEST banana bread recipe made incredibly moist by adding a secret ingredient! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


CLASSIC VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP

A tried-and-true recipe with tender chunks of beef in a thick, savory stock and all your favorite vegetables. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


COUNTRY-STYLE RIBS & RICE

An old-school Southern recipe made with rice cooked in a rich stock made from slowly cooked country-style ribs. >>GO TO RECIPE>>


HOMEMADE CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS

Tender stewed chicken in a rich stock with soft dropped dumplings or use the same recipe for rolled and cut dumplings. >>GO TO RECIPE>>

BETTER-THAN-HOMEMADE CORNBREAD

Duke’s Mayo and Jiffy Mix come together to make this quick and easy cornbread that’s  super moist inside and crispy and golden outside! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


SOUTHERN CANNED GREEN BEANS

Perfectly cooked Southern-style green beans with canned beans - the beans don’t fall apart but taste like they’ve cooked all day! >>GO TO RECIPE>>


HELPFUL HAMBURGER STROGANOFF

When the kids were little (and we were broke), we ate Hamburger Helper quite often. The kids loved it and it was cheap and easy, so it became part of our regular supper rotation. Their favorite variety was the Beef Stroganoff mix... >>GO TO RECIPE>>


3-INGREDIENT CROCK POT CHICKEN TACO MEAT

I’ve seen at least two dozen recipes for crock pot chicken tacos and they all have one thing in common: salsa (or Rotel or something similar). While I was eager for a recipe for easy chicken taco meat, the recipes with salsa always put me off a bit...>>GO TO RECIPE>>

SMOTHERED BEEF & BEAN BURRITO BAKE

My men-folk are “meat & potato” guys and aren’t too fond of many vegetables. And even though one is 50 and the other is almost 15, I do just what I did when my kids were little: I hide, sneak and smuggle vegetables...>>GO TO RECIPE>>


MEXICAN RESTAURANT-STYLE RICE

My family LOVES to eat at our local Mexican restaurant. They will choose going there over any other restaurant 9 out of 10 times. And the thing that every single one of us makes sure to order each time?...>>GO TO RECIPE>>


NO-BOIL NO-BROWN ITALIAN SAUSAGE & PASTA BAKE

I recently saw a recipe for baked ziti using uncooked pasta and thought it sounded too good to be true - just dump and bake! It was a vegetarian recipe but I knew if I ever tried it, I’d want to add meat because my family would revolt if...>>GO TO RECIPE>>


BAKED BLACKENED COD

Growing up, one of my favorite things to eat was Blackened Rockfish. Rockfish is what we call large striped bass here in my neck of South Carolina and we caught ours in the Congaree River which starts in Columbia where the...>>GO TO RECIPE>>

CHARLESTON RED RICE

When you’re from South Carolina and take a beach vacation, more often than not, you seek out the smaller, less popular beaches to avoid the crowds and [cough] tourists. Growing up, our hidden coastal getaway was Edisto Beach which is...>>GO TO RECIPE>>


SOUTHERN-STYLE CROCK POT CHICKEN & RICE

I have wanted to try cooking a big batch of rice in a recipe like this in a slow cooker FOREVER! I never did because I was scared since rice can be so persnickety and who wants to spend a whole day and a bunch of chicken on...>>READ MORE HERE>>


KOREAN CUCUMBER SALAD

When I tell you this is my latest obsession I am not exaggerating one bit!! The first time I made this I ATE IT ALL in the span of just an hour or two while the family watched a movie. I texted my BFF a picture of the empty bowl and admitted...>>READ MORE HERE>>


CRISPY CHICKEN FRITTERS (MADE WITH CANNED CHICKEN!)

Oh, 2020, ain’t you something. The only good thing I can say about this year is that it’s what caused me to create this recipe. And I looooove this recipe! When the Coronavirus first hit, the grocery stores emptied around here...>>READ MORE HERE>>

NO-BAKE MONSTER COOKIES

Husband and our oldest are in Canada visiting family. And I am OVER IT. At first I thought it would be a fun change of pace for it to just be me and the younger kiddos for a few days… we’d eat at restaurants Daddy doesn’t like, we’d... >>READ MORE HERE>>


CHICKEN SCAMPI with GARLIC PARMESAN RICE

Did you know that scampi is an actual thing? I didn’t! I was doing a little research before I wrote this recipe post and learned that scampi isn’t merely a way of cooking garlicy shrimp but it’s actually the original crustacean used... >>READ MORE HERE>>


SPIFFY JIFFY CORNBREAD

I grew up eating Jiffy cornbread, which we referred to a ‘sweet cornbread’. We also made a more rustic, homemade cornbread that wasn’t sweetened, which we just simply called ‘cornbread’. Jiffy is made with flour and cornmeal … >>READ MORE HERE>>


CROCK POT CHICKEN & GRAVY

I am so completely IN LOVE with this recipe! It’s taken me several attempts to get it juuuuust right but now that I have, we eat this all the time! Husband even asked for it again last weekend, which is saying a lot since he doesn’t… >>READ MORE HERE>>

THE BEST CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE

This cake is so decadently delicious and sinfully addictive that we call it the dang devil cake! When you make it you won’t be able to stay out of it because it’s the devil, I tell ya! The last time Mama brought this over to the house… >>READ MORE HERE>>


TACO RICE SKILLET WITH QUESO

A one-pan skillet dinner recipe made with ground beef, taco seasoning and Mexican style rice drenched in an easy queso cheese sauce. My baby boy’s absolute favorite type of food in the world is Mexican. When the family’s going... >>READ MORE HERE>>


HAMBURGER & POTATO CASSEROLE

Our house used to be the default party house. Husband and I both love to entertain and we have a pretty cool backyard for kids (pool, basketball, trampoline, cornhole, etc.) so everyone always seemed to land at our house on the weekends... >>READ MORE HERE>>


IMPOSSIBLE 5-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE CAKE

I’ve mentioned them before, but we have two families that we spend a lot of time with. We’ve all sort of become family to each other over the years and it’s great because none of us has much family in the area. Anyway, we got together one night to celebrate a birthday and my friend, Amanda, had made a chocolate cake... >>READ MORE HERE>>