Sweet Red Pepper Relish

Sweet Red Pepper Relish

 

Let’s just imagine that it’s warm, beautiful summer. Weekends on the lake are my jam. Sun beams, fishing, burgers on the grill, warm swims, evening boat rides. *sigh*

 

There is this tiny little hole-in-the-wall restaurant near the lake, which I like call home in the summer, that serves what we Southerners call down-home cookin’–  Amazing catfish, unlimited hushpuppies (seriously!), and the most amazing slow-cooked seasoned white beans with a house-made jam-like Sweet Red Pepper Relish on the table. This stuff is just plain addictive. After batches and batches of ehhhh ok results, I finally nailed it.

 

 

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Jam Jar Key Lime Pies

Individual Key Lime Pie in a Jar

 

Georgia is known for the perfect peaches and pecans. Tennessee is known for whiskey (and Southern FATTY, of course). Kentucky for its horses & bourbon. Florida… has to be retirees Key Lime Pie.

 

What’s better than your very own pie? Nothing. That’s what. —

Individual Key Lime Pies in little jars is where it’s at.

 

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

What a year! This little blog baby of mine is nearly an entire year old now. No recipe here. Just a bit of reflection and appreciation.

 

Close to the 1st of the year, I started this blog to merge my love of (very) amateur photography with my addiction to midnight baking. Who knew what it would become?! I have to say that I had no clue what I was getting myself into…

 

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Spicy Potato Soft Tacos

Spicy Potato Soft Tacos

 

Tacos are a staple in my house on nights when I come home late and don’t feel like making anything with much effort. In all honesty, I bet I end up making some taco variation on a weekly basis. Have some extra chicken? Taco it. A bit of ground beef? Taco it. Until now, I had produced mostly tacos with some sort of meat protein as the main ingredient. This has totally broken that cycle–

 

Spicy Potato Soft Tacos– Crispy, oven-baked & seasoned potatoes with a spicy sriracha lime cilantro sauce.

 

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Cornflake Cookies

Cornflake Cookies

 

Get out the butta and pecans. It’s that time of year, y’all! Bake, bake, bake. Without a doubt, this is when everyone pulls out their favorite sweet treats to make for their friends and family. These cookies are a favorite of mine, having grown up eating them like it was my job.

 

Cornflake Cookies — Buttery, shortbread-like cookies finished with pecans and crunchy cornflakes.

 

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