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Dinner, side dish

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

We all know how much broccoli loves cheese. This version of broccoli cheese casserole is the perfect marriage of broccoli and cheese so it is my absolute favorite. Do you remember when you were a kid and your mom tricked you in to eating broccoli by covering it with 3 pounds of that iconic cheese […]


Crockpot chicken and dumplings

Confession, this recipe is not my nanny’s chicken and dumplings (in the south, grandmas often answer to nanny). Nanny’s will always be my favorite and the closest I find comfort in is at Cracker Barrel. I can’t make hers to save my life; my cousin can but not me. Lucky for my family I like […]

What's for Lunch

Shrimp Salad Roll

There is nothing like a good seafood salad. This shrimp salad is a play on lobster roll with a creamy filling and toasty buttered bun-yum. Summertime is the perfect time for cold salad sandwiches of all kinds. We love chicken salad, egg salad, and tuna salad for a cool summer lunch in this hot Florida […]


Pineapple Buttermilk Cake

I love pineapple upside down cake so very much. Like crave it and can’t stay away from it love it. This pineapple buttermilk cake is a version of the traditional sweet upside down cake but different. Thanks to the buttermilk, this cake is dense, not as sweet, and has a little tangy flavor that is […]

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Cheesy Brussel Sprouts Casserole

Cheesy Brussel sprout casserole is cheesy and quite simply trickery. Why trickery? This creamy casserole can get anyone to eat brussel sprouts and like it! When you have kids or other family members that turn up their nose to brussel sprouts, break out the bacon, cheese, and cream. Trickery at it’s finest! Here are the […]


Shrimp Feta Pasta

This dinner of Shrimp Feta Pasta is a play on a TikTok trend. I do not have TikTok but I can’t miss trying a food trend! This easy recipe was so popular, many stores simply sold out of blocks of feta cheese. I could not find a block so my pasta dish is made with […]


Lasagna Rolls

I am going to say something controversial here. I prefer lasagna rolls over sheet pan lasagna. There I said it and I meant it! These lasagna rolls are full of flavor and perfect for portioning out. Will you eat two rolls or three? I use a chunky jar of marinara for the bolognese and make […]

What's for Lunch

Delicious Salmon Salad

We love any kind of salad in this kitchen. Chicken, egg, tuna, and definitely salmon. Fresh canned salmon and a scrumptious dressing bring this sandwich to the top of my husband’s lunch list! Feeding a man from Alaska who has an affinity for fishing and salmon, I am in a constant recipe testing mode for […]

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Salmon Wellington

When I first discovered Salmon Wellington, I really thought it would be too complicated to make because it sounds complicated! That is not the case, thank goodness. Pretty enough for company but easy enough for a family dinner, you really have to try this to believe it. The hardest step is making creamed spinach to […]

Dinner, side dish

Green Beans Almondine

Nothing I love more than a recipe that sounds fancy pantsy but is really easy to make. (But you don’t have to tell anyone!) The bonus of green beans almondine is it is super fun to say too. Can you say it three times real fast? Me either. Green beans almondine is a classic French […]