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Hot Chocolate Cookies


Let me start by apologizing.  I have been making these cookies all winter, and now that spring is just around the corner I’m finally sharing this sinfully delicious recipe with you.  For those of you still experiencing winter weather (I know my folks in Michigan are!) then hopefully you can escape the cold to stay […]

Mediterranean Pizza


We have a new favorite casual dining restaurant, called Newk’s Express Café, here in Mississippi.  Although it’s missing the bakery, this is the closest we have come so far to finding a menu similar to having lunch or dinner at Panera Bread (the nearest Panera to us now is 170 miles away!)  Most of Newk’s […]

Mississippi Mud Cake


It didn’t take me long to learn how to spell Mississippi when we moved here.  Okay, I already knew how to spell it, but it took some time to stop me from reciting “M-I-crooked letter, crooked letter, I-crooked letter, crooked letter, I-humpback, humpback, I.”  And, I’m not talking about some silly rap song.  This is […]

Stuffed Cabbage


If you haven’t tried making stuffed cabbage, you need to.  It’s truly an easy method, and you’ll be surprised at how the cabbage leaves just naturally roll right up and seal around your filling.  My mother-in-law makes an amazing Syrian stuffed cabbage, that I’ll make myself someday and leave you with the recipe.  But, for […]



Today is the first of at least three posts I’ll be sharing with you this week out of my new Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible cook book.  The folks at Smithfield sent me a copy during my move to Mississippi so I could quickly adjust to southern cooking at its best.  After taking a few […]