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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix – Gift in a Jar

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Have I told y’all how much I love entertaining? Surely with all my posts about hosting parties and events you’ve learned that I LOVE having people over to my house. I love making gifts for people. AND, I love making people yummy foods to eat.  When getting my home ready and decorated I always check [...]

A Southern Tailgate Shindig

southern football shindig

I’m from the south y’all.  There are a few things that make the world go ’round here… Sunday church followed by Sunday dinner, monogrammed anything {and everything}, and football.  Around here we do football with a bit of southern hospitality and LOTS of delicious southern fare.  The menu may be different everytime, but one thing stays [...]

Simple, Sophisticated Fall Entertaining

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Fall is FINALLY in the air around here in Georgia! The cool breezes, the beautiful fall foliage, and perfect weather for fall entertaining are just a few of the reasons fall is my favorite season!  We’re getting geared up to have lots of friends over this season – for Feast of Tabernacles, for essential oils [...]

Recipes to Help You Eat Your Fruits & Veggies + My Recipe For Watermelon Lemonade


Are you following me on Facebook or twitter? Then, you may have already heard about my recipe over at Produce Bites.  Produce Bites is a website about all things fruits and veggies.  Specifically, it is a blog about local produce that is grown in Georgia.  But, you don’t have to be a Georgia resident to [...]

Deep South “Dawg”

Deep South Dawg

  It’s grilling weather and you can be sure we’ve already had our share of burgers and hotdogs around here.  Great for weeknights because they are super fast, perfect for weekends – especially when you’ll be entertaining a crowd.  I mean, is there ever a time when these two classics AREN’T awesome? Everybody has a [...]

Gourmet Burgers | Southern Flair

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Burger

Its that kind of weather… GRILLING weather.  I know some people like to grill year round. But even the non-enthusiast breaks out the grill when the weather gets warm!  There is absolutely nothing better than a homemade hamburger in my book!  Perfect for a weekend meal with a few friends or even a quick weeknight [...]

Memorial Day Dessert : Strawberry Shortcake From Scratch

Strawberry Shortcake

Memorial Day Weekend is next weekend. First off, I do not want to make light of why we have this holiday.  While it is likely a time you will enjoy having some time off with your family {since it is a national holiday weekend} and you’ll probably put some sort of dinner on the grill, [...]

Saving Money – Hungry Kids on The Go!

Pearls Olives to Go!

One thing I have learned from being a mom – never be “snack-less.”  We are a family on the go – whether it is on an educational adventure to the aquarium, a trip to the local park for a picnic, or just out and about on a marathon errand day – we seem to always [...]

A Sunshine Breakfast for Annie

Annie Movie at Walmart

Have you seen the new Annie movie? We recently received it and I thought it would be fun to make it a special little movie MORNING instead of a movie night! Why a movie morning? When I think about the iconic song, “Tomorrow” all I can think about is sunshine! Maybe it’s these lines from [...]

Southern Banana Pudding

Nilla Wafers in Bananan Pudding from WholesomeMommy.com

Nothing says spring like banana pudding in the south. Something about the warm weather makes me think of coconut cakes ad banana pudding just like fall says apple pie!  Am I the only one?  Every great southern cook has made a banana pudding…its a staple at family dinners, church potlucks, and family reunions.  This Passover [...]

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