Chilled Avocado and Corn Soup with Bacon and Lime Whipped Cream

Chilled Avocado and Corn Soup with Bacon and Lime Whipped Cream. Whew, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?  A mouthful of unlikely deliciousness, that is! Chilled Avocado and Corn Soup with Bacon and Lime Whipped Cream I love soup. It’s a great way to eat a variety of flavors and try out new combinations, while still… [read more]

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Do you know how to make homemade whipped cream? It’s surprisingly quick, easy, and very versatile! I’m not even sure of the first time I had real whipped cream. It was probably at a bakery or restaurant as we always used Cool Whip at home. I remember using Reddi-wip as a teenager as well as… [read more]

American Flag Cheesecake

This American flag cheesecake is a spin on a 4th of July dessert classic. I remember during my teens the flag cake with strawberries and blueberries being super popular for the 4th of July. I actually got so tired of seeing it I’ve never even made one myself, ironically enough. I remember back when I… [read more]

How to Macerate Fruit with Sugar

Do you know how to macerate fruit? Have no clue to what I’m even talking about? Think of macerating to fruit as marinating is to meat. The fruit basically sits in sweetener or liquid for a time to take on a different flavor(s) and often softens (becomes more tender). If you’ve ever had fruit, strawberries… [read more]

Buttermilk Coleslaw

This refreshing buttermilk coleslaw makes a great side and even a topping on a variety of sandwiches. I’m fairly certain that coleslaw is a popular side dish all across the states. Here in the south, though, it sometimes feels like we put it on everything, too. Burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork…you get the idea. While… [read more]

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

This grilled chicken club sandwich makes for a filling and delicious lunch or dinner. Growing up, I didn’t eat many sandwiches save for the occasional peanut butter and banana or fried bologna. Can you believe I never even had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich until I made one for myself as an older child… [read more]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

While store-bought mixes are quick and easy, this homemade taco seasoning mix tastes so much better! Mexican food is one of our favorites to go out for as much as we can. I love the fresh cooked chips and salsa and the usual variety of nachos, carnitas, chalupas, and the old stand by, tacos. These… [read more]