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Skillet Parmesan Zucchini Tomato and Corn

Skillet Parmesan Zucchini Tomato and Corn

This simple summer vegetables side dish is cooked quickly in the skillet, then tossed with Parmesan – ready to accompany any weeknight summer meal. Summer break is already here in good ol’ Mississippi.  Where I grew up in #PureMichigan, school kids weren’t released for the summer until at least June, so this whole “school ends before Memorial Day” […]

County Seat Restaurant: Mississippi Farm to Table [Town of Livingston]

County Seat Restaurant - new farm to table dining in Madison County (Town of Livingston, MS)

Farm to table restaurants (restaurants who source their food as locally as possible) are starting to appear in the state of Mississippi, and I can’t be more thrilled. County Seat Restaurant is one of the Jackson, MS area’s own pioneers for this sustainable way of dining. Last week, we had our chance to dine at […]

Grape Mint Tomato Salad (Ally’s Kitchen Cookbook)

Refreshing Grape Mint Tomato Salad from Ally's Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates

Cool down this summer with this refreshing tomato salad that is spruced up with grapes, red onions and mint!  This is just one of many fabulous recipes from my dear friend’s new cookbook, Ally’s Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates.  Read on for a chance to win a copy for yourself!  (This is not a […]

Salted Cream Iced Coffee with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies

Salted Cream Iced Coffee

Take a break with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies and this sweet and salty iced coffee… did I catch your curiosity? Recently, a friend posted a photo on her Instagram — a salted cream iced coffee drink.  I saw it at exactly the moment when I was breaking from the morning’s adventures of chasing an almost 2 year […]

Terranea Resort: Southern California’s Family Friendly Oceanfront Luxury

Terranea Resort - Family friendly oceanfront luxury in Southern California. Just 30 minutes from LAX you can find paradise! #GladdTravel #EatSeaRetreat

Travel only thirty minutes south of the Los Angeles airport (LAX) to find family-friendly paradise at Terranea (terra-NAY-ah) Oceanfront Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Recently, I flew to Southern California for a relaxing yet educational get-away with seven other food blogging friends at Terranea Resort.  Our time together was short, but thanks to our lovely planner, we […]

Starbucks Coffee Blogger Community

Starbucks Coffee K-Cup Packs

I have a love for coffee.  For years, my go-to cup has been a Starbucks® blend – whether from a K-Cup® Pack, freshly ground beans in my French press, or an entire pot I brewed to share with guests.  That’s why I’m pleased to announce I’ve partnered with Starbucks this year to test their new products and give […]

Easy Baked Chicken Egg Rolls (Freezer Friendly!)

Easy Baked Chicken Egg Rolls

Also served as an appetizer, these baked chicken egg rolls show up at our table, served alongside rice and veggies, as a favorite meal for our family.  How often to you order Chinese take-out?  It had been since college for me, until about a month ago when we were visiting family in North Carolina and they […]

A Day Out with Thomas the Train at The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum [Calera, AL]

Day Out With Thomas the Train - The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (Calera, AL)

We recently traveled just south of Birmingham, Alabama to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum and spent the day with Thomas the Train.  Read on to find out more about this fun activity filled train ride! Two weeks ago, we spent the weekend in one of our favorite nearby cities, Birmingham, Alabama — just a […]

Family Favorite Chili Mac

Family Favorite Chili Mac - 30 minute meal

Using quick and easy ingredients like a jar of Ragú® Sauce, we’re bringing a “Saucesome” dinner to you in less than 30 minutes with this Family Favorite Chili Mac recipe served right from your skillet. As the title of my blog suggests, I have a passion for feeding my family and others around our table.  Once […]

Texas Sheet Cake Donuts (Baked)

Texas Sheet Cake Donuts (Baked!)

The classic chocolate sheet cake baked as donuts.  Breakfast or dessert?  You choose! Hey all, y’all!  (I figured I should start this post with a southern drawl.)  I’m very excited about these donuts, as I came up with the idea for them a few months ago and finally getting to the point of sharing them […]