Tuna Stuffed Avocado for a Quick & Easy Meal

The tuna-stuffed avocado might be the easiest-to-make meal ever. Even so, it packs a ton of heart-healthy nutrients that stick with you for hours. Equally important, it’s delicious, just like a southern food is supposed to be. My husband and I are often ravenous after church on Sundays, so this is one of our go-to

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Small Batch

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are super easy to make. And the way I do it, they’re nutritious as well. You don’t have to tell a soul what you put in them. Just fill a plate with fresh-baked cookies, pour a glass of milk, and smile as you watch the cookies disappear. Hide the Goodies in

Sausage and Peppers Over Rice – Budget-Friendly Family Dinner

Sausage and Peppers over yellow rice satisfies my husband’s and my appetite more than almost anything, which is what you should expect from southern cuisine. What I like about it is that it’s easy to cook. Just as important, he loves the flavor combination. To top it off, this a budget-friendly family dinner under $10.

Food Substitutions – Healthier Recipes

Food substitutions can make your meals much more nutritious. It isn’t difficult, as long as you follow a few basic guidelines. Food Substitutions – Flavor vs. Nutrition I’ve always enjoyed a variety of flavors, so I learned to cook at a very early age. My mother always had a full-time job, so I didn’t have

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