Get ready to warm up with this dish I found on a recent Pinterest search. You can read the original post here on Aunt Bee's recipes. Smoked Sausage and Black-eyed Pea Soup: This was like heaven on a spoon. Seriously! Now, I've come to understand that not everyone appreciates the flavor of black-eyed peas. I… Continue reading Fiction Diner Recipe: Smoked Sausage and Black-eyed Pea Soup
As a fiction author, I have the tendency to make stuff up. People are normally grateful when I do. In fact, I even get paid for it. 😉 But sometimes making stuff up can come back to bite you in the rear. And this is one of those times. In my novel, my Union hero,… Continue reading Contest and Giveaway: Williams Cranberry Cake Recipe Search
The story is, I had leftover chili and wanted to try something different. I remembered seeing spaghetti noodles topped with chili and cheese in various places. Sounded strange...but it was something new to try so I gave it a whirl. Chili Spaghetti: I found it to be an interesting twist to two classic staples. I… Continue reading Fiction Diner Recipe: Chili Spaghetti
Fiction Diner is a new blog series that I'll be doing this year. I've challenged myself to try one new recipe every week for 2017. I'll post my experience here as well as a random quote from one of the books I've read. If you want to hear more about my 52 Week Challenge, check… Continue reading Fiction Diner Recipe: Ice Cream Cake
Few people know that national pie champion Francine Bryson got her start on the cooking contest circuit at age sixteen with a savory stuffed pork loin—that won first place. In Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen, Francine invites you into her home to share recipes for everything that graces her Southern table: chicken dinners, savory… Continue reading Book Review: Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen
In celebration of my birthday this week, we're going to look at birthday cakes! I'm also going to share one of my favorite dessert recipes with you. Before the Lord led me to write full time, I had dreamed of owning a bakery. Now I only decorate wedding cakes and birthday cakes for my children.… Continue reading Birthday Cake 2016
What's a birthday without cake? Those that know me well, know that I've decorated cakes for years. Since I was a freshman in high school, I planned to own a bakery, but God had other plans for me. I don't decorate cakes as often as I used to since most of my time is spent… Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday With Cake!!