Month: December 2018

New Year’s Day Dinner Tradition

My very southern family had a traditional New Year’s Day dinner that we always had. Regardless of where we lived or what our situation was, my parents would never think about changing it up. Main Entrée for a New Year’s Day Dinner The most important part of the meal was including some sort of pork.

Southern Manners Basics

Knowing southern manners is essential when living in the South. Every southerner knows the importance of good manners. Whether he or she uses them or not is a whole ’nother story. Southern Upbringing It seems like there’s something about southern mamas—and sometimes daddies—that compels them to harp on the importance of being mannerly. I think

Chex Party Mix – Gluten-Free and Spicy

One of my all-time favorite snacks for home TV viewing and parties is the Chex party mix. The only problem is that so many times it’s loaded with ingredients containing gluten, and I’m gluten-intolerant. This is why I decided to make my own. What’s cool about that is no one can tell the difference, and

10 Quick and Easy Cooking Hacks

Cooking hacks make putting food on the table quick and easy. One of the things that keeps people from cooking at home is the time it takes to shop, prep, cook, and clean up. Once you learn a few basic cooking hacks and reset your thoughts about how to get a nutritious meal on the

Shrimp Cocktail Salad Updates an Old Favorite

The shrimp cocktail salad turns an old favorite from 50 years ago into something new and fresh that you’ll be proud to serve to family and guests. All you need are a salad bowls, a mixing bowl, and some food staples you should keep in your kitchen. Pick up some super cheap (3 or 4

Last Minute Christmas Decor Hacks

Has time gotten away from you this holiday season? Have you put off decorating due to so many things tugging at your time? Simple and Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorations If your house isn’t ready for the season at this late date, don’t despair. There are still some simple things you can do that won’t cost a

Welcome to a Southern Home

Southerners know how to create a welcoming home that looks good, smells good, and has lots of yummy food. Until recent generations, it was mostly the women who kept the home fires burning, but men are getting in on the action now. And that’s a good thing. It’s a lot of pressure for one person

Celebrate Christmas on a Budget

Celebrate Christmas with style rather than overspending. I know. That’s much easier said than done. We all know it’s easy to overspend during the holidays, but so many of us do it anyway. It’s that time of year when we want to make everyone happy with gifts, food, and of course, the decorations. Celebrate Christmas