Stuffed Pork Chops

Jason & Tracy (our oldest of our 5 kids) had us over for dinner last night. That is such a treat to be invited over to our kids houses to eat. It is refreshing to be at their tables and sometimes catch a glimpse of seeing a little bit of yourself in them, as they cook, … Continue reading

Pear Gingerbread Cobbler

Taken from Taste of Home magazine, this is a perfect Autumn cake! I love this season of using apples and pears in different dishes. 4 cups sliced peeled fresh pears (about 4 med) 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tables orange juice 1/4 teas cinnamon 2/ tables cornstarch 2 tables cold water … Continue reading

Cheese & Green Chile Casserole

I am having a ball going through and choosing recipes that we will be having all through the holiday season. It is fun to make them early to see if they are winners or will be tossed aside. This recipe is from 2006 SL Christmas and if I were a betting woman, I would bet … Continue reading

Gingerbread Biscotti

Since the weather has cooled, it has been delightful to sit down at night and flip through old issues of Southern Living Christmas. This recipe was in the 2006 edition. I can’t believe it had slipped by me in the past. I am trying to stay out of my retired hubbies way, which means more … Continue reading

Princess On The Porch

My book is finished and ready to be read! It is available through ETSY in the shop called ChocolateCastles or here on the blog. It is a collection of stories and recipes, Southern Style and is divided by seasons, Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring, such as the seasons of our lives, each season brings different … Continue reading

Easy Mushroom Puffs

It is raining, it is 63 degrees, finally, and there are fresh baked oatmeal cookies to eat while I look through my Christmas Cookbooks from Southern Living. One of my most favorite ways to spend a day at home. 1 (8 oz) container garlic & herb cream cheese (ex: Philadelphia Swirls) 2 (4.5 oz) jars … Continue reading

Creme Brulee Cheesecake

Enough healthy foods for the week, let’s get back to basics of life, desserts! This recipe comes from Southern Lady 2013 and since Peter Pumpkin loves crème brulee, this will certainly get him in the mood to go pumpkin shopping. Makes 1 (9″ cheesecake Crust: 2 cups firmly packed vanilla wafer crumbs 1/3 cup sugar … Continue reading