Brownie Pudding

It makes my mouth water just to think about this. Top with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla or Cinnamon Ice Cream and you have yourself a little piece of Heaven. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/2 cup flour 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, room temp 2 teas vanilla or seeds scraped from 1 vanlla bean 1 cup … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad

Taken from Taste of Home, this is such a pretty & colorful salad, full of flavor and perfect for these spring dinner luncheons or dinners. My sister-in-law just finished making it to take to a party and let me have a spoonful. Trust me on this one…it is a keeper! 2 1/2 cups uncooked whole … Continue reading

Shrimp Creole…Paula Deen Style

Since we made a visit to eat at Paula Deen’s restaurant in Savannah, GA, whenever I see a recipe from her, I immediately know that I will go in my file to make. This recipe has the same ingredients as the creole we devoured in Augusta. 2 tables olive oil 11/2 cup diced green bell … Continue reading

Home Sweet Home

We have been back in Dallas for a little over a week and in that short time, we have looked and googled and driving by more home sites that I care to tell you. We “think” that we have found just the perfect one for us but with the competitive market here, we pray that … Continue reading

Lemony Lemon Brownies

3/4 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teas salt 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs 2 tables lemon zest 2 tables lemon juice For the Tart Lemon Glaze 4 tables lemon juice 8 teas lemon zest 1 cup powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour an 8×8″ baking dish … Continue reading

Tempted in Texas

We have made it back to Dallas, thinking that we left  the food temptations back in Savannah. I was wrong. As we drive up and down the streets of Dallas, we are finding that in our 3 year California hiatus, new restaurants have popped up everywhere. Not wanting to have to say that we haven’t … Continue reading

Cravings &Cookies

Yesterday as we were beginning our day, I began to wonder why my jeans were shrinking. Had it been all the Southern Comfort food that we had been eating since we crossed over into the “low country”? I was still taking the medicine that the California nutritionist had given me to control cravings. When I … Continue reading

Yes, Another Chocolate Cake Recipe

Just saw this recipe on Just A Pinch and cannot wait to get back to Texas to make it. Randy loves cakes without frosting and this one sounds like a cake that will be a hit with him. 1 c guinnes draft beer 3/4 cup sour cream 1 stick unsalted butter (you can add up … Continue reading

Touring on Retirement Budget

Another place that we cannot return…Savannah. Because we are on what Randy calls a “retirement budget” we are looking for ways to cut back where we can. He has told me to make a little game of it so I won’t feel like we are having to give up wonderful things like, eating or manicures/pedicures, … Continue reading