Green Beans No One Will Complain About

It’s Thanksgiving and you gotta have some green beans on the table. And not those boring ole green beans from a can or something– really good green beans! Try these! Green Beans Everyone Will Love  Green Beans with Red Peppers and Onions Ingredients: 1 bag green beans 1 large red pepper 1 large sweet onion … Read more Green Beans No One Will Complain About

How to Get Rid of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Now What? You and yours have eaten yourselves into oblivion but remnants of the feast still linger. What’s a savvy girl to do with all these leftovers? She does what any self-respecting woman would do, of course. She gets creative and feeds her family for at least another week! So, just how do you get … Read more How to Get Rid of Thanksgiving Leftovers

Easy, Easier and The Easiest Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Should you kick the can? I am not quite sure, but I think it might be illegal in many states NOT to serve cranberry sauce at your Thanksgiving dinner. Honestly, it also does a lot to really give the table some much-needed pop of color. Think about it: turkey, dressing, stuffing, and casseroles, they are … Read more Easy, Easier and The Easiest Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Watch Kimberly Schlapman Lend a “Ham”

It seems like country music stars are taking a lot of side jobs these days– Chase Rice is trying to be a kicker for the Colts, Blake Shelton is working at Pizza Hut and now, Kimberly Schlapman (Little Big Town) is working at the grocery store. Or maybe, she’s going undercover at a grocery store … Read more Watch Kimberly Schlapman Lend a “Ham”

12 Foods You Must Have on Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving day is one of the best days of the year– you can wear pants with elastic, watch football and eat “healthy” vegetables like sweet potatoes that are turned into soufflés topped with marshmallows and green beans that are turned into casseroles filled with creamy sauces. There are a few things that are essential to enjoy … Read more 12 Foods You Must Have on Your Thanksgiving Table

The Great Thanksgiving Debate: Dressing vs. Stuffing

What do you call America’s most beloved Thanksgiving side dish: is it dressing or stuffing? Much like the whole “soda” versus “pop” versus “coke” debate, people are passionate about this Thanksgiving dish, what to call it and how to fix it. Of course, they are generally divided North versus South. In the North, many people … Read more The Great Thanksgiving Debate: Dressing vs. Stuffing

5 Things to Add to a Thanksgiving Bucket List

This Thanksgiving, do something that you’ll look back and be thankful you did – something that you can cross off your Thanksgiving bucket list. Your in-laws, parents, or grandparents will be okay without you or your family for one Thanksgiving, or, perhaps they’ll want to come along too.  Either way, here are five great ways … Read more 5 Things to Add to a Thanksgiving Bucket List

How to Survive Hosting Thanksgiving

After hosting 17 straight Thanksgiving dinners, I can offer survival advice for those just starting on the turkey journey. Of course, the short answer is wine. However, I recommend moderation because it takes a sharp mind to coordinate all the various cooking times and temperatures of the side dishes. Once the food is on the … Read more How to Survive Hosting Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: What’s the Best Recipe You Have?

I pride myself on creating a lovely and delicious Thanksgiving feast for my family. Yet, after cooking the exact same meal for over 15 years, I am ready to shake things up. That’s where you come in. I know I can count on all you Southern chefs for some new ideas and recipes. Stuffing My … Read more Thanksgiving: What’s the Best Recipe You Have?

One Glass Hurricane: Three Great Looks

I love decorating for the fall and winter holidays, but buying new things for each occasion can get expensive. I am excited when I find something that can work several different ways. One great piece to have is a large glass hurricane candle holder for your dining table. Look around (Pottery Barn) and find one … Read more One Glass Hurricane: Three Great Looks

Eat and Listen: Sweet Potato Pie (and I Shut My Mouth)

Alabama’s song, “Song of the South,” speaks to the hard times Americans faced in the times of the depression and even in the not so distant past. So, what does any card-carrying Southerner do when they are feeling down and out? They eat, of course.  Sweet potatoes at one time were a seasonal crop, but … Read more Eat and Listen: Sweet Potato Pie (and I Shut My Mouth)