Christmas Sugar Cookies


This post is written by Vivian's momma, Ms. Mara (photos taken by Hunter)  Every day is a party at Christmastime--Christmas parties at school, Christmas parties at church, Neighborhood Christmas caroling, and cookie decorating!  It is a fabulous time for everyone, most especially a sweet little 6 year old girl. But with Christmas parties comes lots of Christmas goodies—most of them covered, smothered, mixed, and whipped with lots of … Read more

Big Bob Gibson’s Incredibly Delicious Chocolate Pie


Visit Big Bob Gibson in Decatur, Alabama or at their website: Let's all be clear on one thing: my grandmother, Grammy as she is known in my family, rocks. She's so cool, funny, beautiful and just overall amazing. She lived with my parents for a month when I was born to help take care of me, and would drive 13 hours from her home in Moulton, Alabama to South Florida (where we lived until I was ten) twice a month for … Read more

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Black Eyed Peas


Okay, I'll admit, this might be a more "Mommy and Daddy" type post, but I just had to do it. These sweet potatoes are too good. In most stuffed sweet potato recipes, they use white beans... but I decided to be a rebel and do it with black eyed peas. Good decision, Hunter. I'm now patting myself on the back because it's even better with black eyed peas!! … Read more

Fresh Apple Cake with Eggless Eggnog Frosting


Well is that title a mouthful or what? But that's only because this cake is... a mouthful of deliciousness! Hold the front door!  Not to put down all my other posts, but this cake is hands down at the top of my list for favorite recipes. It's kind of like a pake (pie & cake). It's chewy and chunky like a pie, but fluffy and light like a cake! How does it get any better than that? And the eggless eggnog frosting, I can't even. There's … Read more

Grandma’s Corn Pudding


Welcome to the week of Grandma Miriam's recipes! (Well, technically not the whole week, just two posts worth) This past weekend I was trying to think of what to make this week, and I was just creatively stumped. So I decided to pull out some of my Grandmother's old cookbooks from church, friends, family members, etc..... and my goodness, she had written down a lot of tasty recipes! The two that really interested me and sounded awesome (and … Read more

Worms in Dirt


WORMS IN DIRT WORMS IN DIRT EVERYBODY WANTS SOME WORMS IN DIRT! I'm so excited about this post. Not just because of the recipe, but also because of these awesome photographs! I feel like I've had a major food photography breakthrough with these babies. They look beautiful! Anyway, I love worms in dirt. Like seriously, they make my soul happy. The gummy worms mixed with the pudding, "cream cheese" and chocolate cream cookies... yum. … Read more

White Chicken Chili


I have a story to tell you. It was a crisp October day, Halloween, about six years ago. I decided to dress up with my friend. She wore a gorilla suit, I wore a chicken suit (this is beside the point, just a minor detail) and we went to visit my aunt and uncle who were throwing a Halloween party for all us kids. My aunt had decorations hung everywhere and music going, and awesome food. So much food. Now, this was before I decided to listen … Read more

Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Drizzle


Thanksgiving is almost here!!! Thanksgiving is almost here! Which means two things: 1. Foods comas, lots of em'. 2. I can start listening to my Taylor Swift Christmas album with no shame! *(Not that I feel any shame from listening to it in July, it's just that it's more socially acceptable to wait until November/December to blast "Last Christmas" while I'm cruising down the road, if ya know what I mean)* … Read more

Veggie & Turkey Sausage Breakfast Wreath


Well, I don't know about you guys, but we are officially celebrating the holidays where I am. Christmas music, lights everywhere, trees galore, and awesome late night popcorn by the fire with my favorite green blanket (sorry, Hannah). Oh yeah, welcome to the holiday season. Woo! It's exciting! And you know what goes perfect with the holidays? A breakfast wreath! Yum, yum, yum, yum, yummy, yum, yum. That's all I'm saying. … Read more