Browned Butter Banana Bread

Is there anything that doesn’t taste better than browned butter? I remember the first time I tasted it. So much added nutty flavor and such an addition to already wonderful butter flavor. The praline frosting that is on the blog, which is made with browned butter is still one of my favorites. So when I … Continue reading

Banana Caramel Cheesecake Pie

Paula Deen has just hit a home run with me. Just received my new PD magazine and every page is filled with either recipes for fried green tomato recipes, which included a BLT with the FGT or amazing summer ice box pies. If she had not been my favorite cook, she would be now. Every … Continue reading

Chile Rellanos Ole’

Tuesday evening we had dinner for some friends of ours who has given me a really bad time because I fry my own chips and make my own salsa.  Because one of our friends who I won’t name, OK, I will name her, Judy’s words to me was, “really, you  fry your own chips? Just … Continue reading

Pumpkin-Chess Pie

Can I share with you how excited I got to see this recipe in Fall Baking? oh my gosh, my favorite pie, chess, combined with pumpkin! I simply cannot believe this. A new way to have chess pie with beloved pumpkin, sent me over the top.  No more boring plain ole pumpkin pie. This will … Continue reading

SouthernWestern Hospitality

It is time to speak up. During my 60 years of living in Texas, you hear and observe hospitality in many different ways. When we lived in California for about 5 yrs off and on, we discovered that hospitality certainly was alive and well in the neighborhoods where we lived, even though we lived in … Continue reading

Bacon-Cheddar-Ranch Meat Loaf

What a great morning. My new Paula Deen magazine just arrived and thumbing through it, I immediately spotted a recipe that I am making for dinner this week. Last night, we had family over for pork roast with mashed potatoes and carrots, gravy, salad and green beans. It was a late invite so when I … Continue reading

Southern Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake Bars

Yum…these are addicting and as I am thrilled that Paula Deen announced her 20-City Tour yesterday, I thought I would post a recipe that I found in her Chocolate Celebration special edition magazine, to welcome her back. Makes 2 doz bars 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, divided 1/2 cup … 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

Butter Mecca

Today is the day! I am as giddy as a 4 year old being turned loose in FAO Scwartz. Today we drive in to Savannah….home of the butter queen herself, Paula Deen, or as we butter lovers call her, Paula. My heart is racing as we load the car. I can already imagine what it will … Continue reading