Low Country Boil

When you’re cooking for a crowd, this is an easy – and fun – meal to do.  We served this recently at our annual church campout and it was a hit.  While folks were finishing up a corn hole tournament, this food was cooking away in a kettle. We added homemade bread with peanut butter and jelly in case someone didn’t care for the menu. The adults loved it – and so did the kids. … Read more

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Despite the fact that this recipe is inside a plastic protector, the page that I clipped out of a magazine years ago is so yellowed and splattered that it’s hard to read.  Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, this recipe is made and served at events in which our family participates.  I always mix up two and freeze one for later use.  Our oldest thinks it’s not Thanksgiving unless his mama makes this. This recipe makes one … Read more

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken

If you’re looking for a fairly easy recipe for chicken – and one that you can do ahead – try this one. When chicken is on sale and you want to purchase a good amount, fix up this recipe before you put the chicken into the freezer. When you are ready to serve, thaw your chicken and pour the sauce on top. Bake it for under an hour, and you’re done. If you’ve got to … Read more

Cake Mix Cookies

Any flavor will do. Do you want chocolate or strawberry? Or would you prefer lemon or pumpkin? Perhaps you’d like to try pineapple. Take your pick. Switch up the flavors by the seasons. This recipe is so easy and is guaranteed to have folks coming back for more. My neighbor brought these cookies to our end-of-the-summer bash (the night we had 62 folks counting babies join us to celebrate). It was a hot, humid evening, … Read more

Broccoli Delight Salad

Served in a glass bowl, this broccoli salad is not only pretty but delicious as well.  Sunflower seeds, red onion, raisins, and bacon with broccoli and a sweet-sour sauce will make you wish for more. You can add cauliflower and pumpkin seeds if you’d like as well. Years ago my husband managed a farmer’s market cooperative.  That was back in the day when government subsidy for tobacco was on its way out.  Farmers were looking … Read more