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Skillet recipes: Simple ways with squash, greens, and grits

Dig out your cast iron skillet and let it impress you with its versatility! It adds a beautiful texture to these new, simple vegetable recipes. Plus, I have a new vintage find to share with you!

Breakfast and brunch · comfort food · holidays · Quick recipes · Uncategorized

Three nearly-perfect weekend breakfast ideas

Where do you fall in the “breakfast vs. no breakfast” debate? Some of us can’t imagine a day without a good breakfast, while some can’t be bothered to stop to eat before heading out the door to their busy, nonstop days. Happily, that’s why weekends are so great! (Well, one of many reasons…) You can… Continue reading Three nearly-perfect weekend breakfast ideas


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Savory bacon-veggie hotcakes: one pan, loads of flavor

Recently on Good Morning East Texas, I was asked to share a recipe that would be handy to pull out during the holidays to make for visiting family members and friends. Something different, but not difficult, I thought, is what I would like to share with everyone. I shared a recipe inspired by  a recipe… Continue reading Savory bacon-veggie hotcakes: one pan, loads of flavor

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A nice, warm breakfast: Bacon pull-apart bread

There are just some things you can’t go wrong with, in my book. For instance, bacon. Bread. Cheese. These are a few of my favorite things! (cue Julie Andrews!)   This pull-apart bread features those favorite things together in one delicious savory treat. The bread is soft and fluffy, the bacon is crisp and delicious,… Continue reading A nice, warm breakfast: Bacon pull-apart bread


Autumn harvest mac & cheese

Dear fans of pasta, I have something new for you; it’s my Autumn Harvest Mac &  Cheese. It’s creamy, a bit salty and a touch sweet, and completely satisfying. And it contains bacon…need I say more?  😉 I have been looking forward to making some new things with butternut squash this fall. Now, butternut squash… Continue reading Autumn harvest mac & cheese

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For back-to-school: simple, savory breakfast pizza

  Back-to-school: three little words that make kids cringe, knowing that they bring to an end the freedom and fun of summer. But it won’t take long until they get back into the groove of classes and friends, of early-rising and chilly mornings, of falling leaves and football games. When I was growing up, I… Continue reading For back-to-school: simple, savory breakfast pizza


Operation Bacon-Ginger Cookies

In cooking class the other night, Chef Jackson referred us to a few good websites we might enjoy. I love new websites! One of them was Plate Online. There are great recipes on the site.  One recipe, especially, caught my eye. Bacon-Ginger Cookies. Bacon is one of those hot, trendy, rediscovered foods right now; foodies… Continue reading Operation Bacon-Ginger Cookies


German Potato Bake

I recently attended an after-church brunch at my friend Yvette’s home.  She has such a lovely home in Tyler, and she and Clay and their daughters make everyone feel very welcome there. They’re so nice and fun! I didn’t count how many people showed up with food for the meal, but there were more than… Continue reading German Potato Bake