Category «Food»

Cinnamon and Its Health Benefits

The inner bark of the trees from the genus Cinnamomum is the main source of cinnamon. Cinnamon has been used in traditional medicine since the early times but it is more commonly known today for its added flavor and aroma to several cooked and baked foods, as well as beverages. This time, you will know …

30 things you can do with lemons

I have never been a tree hugger. Or what some would consider “green”. I have lived my life buying random cleaners because of the brand name. The bigger the brand the better the cleaner, was always my motto. But…lately, I have really started paying attention to the things I surround myself with. I have started …

Cream Cheese Danish – It will make you cry

I have a super simple recipe to share today. I discovered it a several weeks ago and I’ve already made it two times. When my daughter and her husband came from Spain to spend the holidays with us, my son in law practically melted when he took a bite. And that is not a metaphor. …

Taco Soup: perfect to warm you up on a cold winter day

We’ve had some frigid weather this week and I am one of the ones who will not complain about it. I love cold. It’s a time when I can eat hot soup and wear cozy socks. I make this soup many times throughout the winter months. We love it.  And we love it the next …

Brunswick Stew

I’m giddy with excitement. Why? Is it because of Thanksgiving this week? Is it because of Christmas? Is it because I finally have my laundry all caught up(for the next 5 minutes)?Nooooooooo, it is because it is cold outside. I love cold. I’m weird. I’m pulling out one our favorite recipes from the ole homestead …

Fall Candy

I come alive in Fall and Winter. The cool air is a welcome change to the hot humid summers in North Carolina! Warm fuzzy socks, hot steaming coffee, blankets, pillows, comfort food…I get all teary eyed just thinking about it. I found a recipe that screamed out to me. And I said, “Okay Okay, stop …

Butter Pecan Peach Mango Cupcakes

I did some baking therapy this weekend. You know what that is, right? It’s those times when you just need to mess up your kitchen and get your hands dirty, and then step back and smile at whatever fabulous creation, or epic fail, you just finished making. What I made was successful, so I’m sharing …

Candy Bacon

My son told me the other night that this would change my life. “Okaaaaaay”, I said. I was intriqued and also up for anything life changing. Trey amazes me with some of the things he admits to cooking in the past. I would like to take the credit for teaching him how to cook, but …

Black Bean And Corn Salad

It will change your summer. I’ve wanted to try this recipe since it turned 80 degrees, which was actually probably in March. That’s what our summers are like here in NC. Ruthless. This dish is so refreshing on hot days and would be perfect  as a light summer meal served with crusty buttered french bread, …