Peach Cobbler Using Cake Mix

Peach Cobbler Using Cake Mix Wrapped in Temp-Tations

Peach cobbler, pumpkin pie, fudgy brownies, all weaknesses of mine y'all.  With Christmas around the corner, there will be potlucks at church, get-togethers at friends, and Christmas dinner with family.  This year, I'll be bringing my dessert all gussied up in Temp-tations.! My mom is a big fan of Temp-tations so I was introduced to the ovenware ... Continue Reading


Le Creuset Pan with Extras! {Giveaway} #KtchnConvo

I recently had  some kitchen conversations (via web chat) about food trends with Land O'Lakes and some lovely fellow food bloggers.  It was a diverse group of foodies and so interesting to see their food trend picks for 2013.   I have never been trendy in any sense but it always fascinates me to see all the trends of today, especially in ... Continue Reading

big boss oilless fryer

Big Boss Oil-less Fryer Review

The Big Boss Oil-less Fryer is a healthy alternative to frying.  I hadn't ever seen anything like this but love the concept. You can cook one thing or multiple items in at at the same time. It comes will all sorts of trays, books, , spray bottle, and even a nifty 'grabber' to pull out your tray easily, while avoiding the heat. Here's a quick ... Continue Reading


2010 Pillsbury Bake-Off Million Dollar Winner, Oprah Announces

The million dollar winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off has been announced live on the Oprah show.  I had the pleasure of watching 100 finalists compete in Orlando for the million dollar prize and out of those, it was narrowed down to these 4 finalists; (see my previous wrap up of the event) Breakfast & Brunches — Tomato-Basil Eggs Alfredo in ... Continue Reading


Entertaining with Southern Living at HOME Decor

Have you noticed some of the platters I've been using in my photos? They are from Southern Living at HOME.  I have to say, I was quite surprised by the beauty and quality of these pieces.  I've never had much for entertaining purposes and while these can be used anytime, I enjoy bringing them out for my photos or when company is over. You'll be ... Continue Reading


The Best Dinner Rolls – Soft, Sweet Bread!

These dinner rolls are one of the easiest and most delicious bread recipes I have.  I first learned how to make dinner rolls from one of our previous employer's wife, on the Fulton Quien Sabe Ranch.  She was a great cook and made many things from scratch but boy could she make a bread recipe now!  She always had to make double because each cowboy ... Continue Reading


Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner

What a week huh!  I shared three beef recipes with you; Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro, Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese & Frizzled Shallots, and Asian Beef & Broccoli With Noodles.  All three were fantastic and even though I hit a couple of bumps with ingredients (cause of my very small town), it all turned out good and they ... Continue Reading


Learning Tower Giving Toddlers a Way to Help in Kitchen Safely

My little guy loves to help in the kitchen as I'm sure most toddlers and preschoolers do so when I was introduced to this Learning Tower, I was excited!  Finally a safe way for my little man to help me in the kitchen but in a safe manner.  Normally my little guy is on a chair or sitting on the counter, with me right there of course, which is a risk ... Continue Reading

smokey grilled wild hog

Smokey Grilled Wild Hog

I'll never forget our wedding.  I didn't know what they had planned for us back at the ranch so you might say I was extremely surprised to show up with a big ol' lamb turning over a fire, which was our supper.  Since then, we have eaten goat, beef head, tripas, wild hog, and so much more.  Wait, did I say 'we'?  Cause I really meant 'they'.  The ... Continue Reading