Best Zucchini Bread EVER.

Since we are still overflowing with zucchini at the farm, I’ve been making zucchini bread like a mad woman. Andrew loves it as a breakfast bread with butter and honey but I enjoy mine plain with a big cup of coffee. Whatever you fancy, this zucchini bread will fit the bill. After sharing a loaf…

Sausage Bites.

  In preparation for my upcoming Witch’s Brunch, I’m cleaning, cooking and decorating like a mad woman. One of the items on my party prep list was to cook and freeze both the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins and these scrumdiddlyumptious Sausage Bites. Since I’ll be sharing tons of party pictures next week, I thought it…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins.

What better way to start the fall season than with some pumpkin cheesecake muffins. I discovered the recipe a few weeks ago when I began searching for Halloween inspired brunch options. I'll be hosting my first Witch's Brunch this year and am in full fall/Halloween swing over here at the farm. While browsing Pinterest, Sally's…

Watermelon Fresco.

As part of the Sizzlin’ Summer Series, I am sharing a recently acquired recipe of Watermelon Fresco. On a recent girl’s night at the Baton Rouge location of Velvet Cactus (they originated in New Orleans), I finally decided to try this interesting side dish. Its main ingredient of watermelon is an unlikely combination with the…

Freedom Poke Cake.

Each year I enjoy whipping up a festive dessert for our neighborhood July 4th celebration. This year I made a Freedom Poke Cake. It's a simple white cake mix that you poke holes in once it is cooled,  pour Jell-O over entire cake and refrigerate. The cake and frosting with fresh fruit is very light and…

Rockin’ Chili

The weather is finally changing in south Louisiana after a miserably warm Christmas and we're enjoying some much cooler temperatures in this new year. Thank you Jesus! I love everything about the winter - the clothes, the crisp air, good hair days and the food. Well, we actually enjoy good food all year long in…

Cranberry Apple Crunch

You know what makes me cringe? Cranberry sauce in a can and the sound it makes when it falls out of the can. Blah! But, turkey and cranberry sauce are a must at the Thanksgiving table each year. I wanted to put a different spin on the traditional cranberry garnish - introducing Cranberry Apple Crunch!…

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie

Each year at Thanksgiving I love to attempt a new recipe and expand my culinary portfolio. I'm a no fuss kind of girl in the kitchen. I do simple. I do delicious. I do pie. Here's my newest Thanksgiving addition, compliments of Southern Living Magazine: Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie 3 Tbsp powdered sugar 1/2 (14.1…

Texas Caviar

  Between a New Orleans pit stop to enjoy some good music and the start of a major Spivey Paint Project, I decided to embark on a new cold dip recipe this past weekend that my friend and coworker passed along to me. I had a little bit of time to spare early Saturday morning…

Venison Roast – Mississippi Style

These are the days when I appreciate having a hunter for a husband. Fall, or what we consider fall, is right around the corner for us in South Louisiana. It's the time of LSU football games and pumpkin spice lattes. During these months, I also usually yearn for a great stew, hearty soup or other comforting…