There are certain things I’ve made so many times and are such a part of everyday life here that I’ve ceased to think of them as “recipes.” They’re sort of standard things you do in the kitchen like peeling potatoes or doing the dishes. Making sausage gravy is one of those things. This is probably …

There are certain things that are an integral part of a holiday meal in our family. And, although this Thanksgiving will be a little smaller and a lot different because of COVID-19, some things will remain as constant reminders of what’s important. When I married into the Croy family, my mother-in-law made sure I knew …

I’m working on lightening up meals these days. I adore shrimp scampi, love pasta, but knew that I had to find a way to enjoy some of those flavors while watching the fats and carbs. This is my version of a shrimp and garlic pasta that satisfies those cravings, but also keeps me on the …

The battle lines are drawn. Will it be the dressing/stuffing? Or, will it be the green bean casserole? Everyone has their favorite must-have Thanksgiving side dishes that have become nearly as important as the traditional turkey. Here’s your opportunity to share your favorite along with any stories about who prepared it and why you love …

This is my go-to recipe when I want something spicy, easy, and guaranteed to open up my sinuses! Made with ingredients I usually have on hand, it’s easy to put together and makes a wonderful weeknight meal for people in a hurry, especially if you do a little prep on the weekends. It also freezes …

I have this recipe in my family cookbook. My Mom made it. My Auntie Brooks made it. And what I remember is that everyone’s cheddar cheese grits casserole tasted just a little different. Every cook had their own way of selecting ingredients and making the dish their own. I’ve done the same by using the …

Every family has their personal meatloaf recipe. It’s the one you equate with comfort food meals your Mom made when you were a kid. This is one that my Mom made and it’s always been in my personal family recipe notebook. However, I guess I hadn’t made it in a long time because when I …

This recipe is a cold weather staple in our house. It’s one that even those people who claim they can’t cook can manage to put together and for a working Mom, this is a nourishing meal that is a real time saver and budget stretcher. When my Dad retired, he took an interest in cooking. …

This was a great recipe my Mom made when I was growing up. She worked and had to be an industrious and budget conscious meal planner for our large family. Luckily for us, she was a great cook. I’ve taken so many of my best planning techniques from her and, as the mother of six, …

This is my favorite basic waffle recipe and the one I used to make when “some” of my kids were younger. The elder children probably don’t remember me making homemade waffles. I don’t even think I owned a waffle iron when they were little. But my youngest son did and loved them. One of my …