Go for Grits

Today we’re going to take a look at a classic: grits.  You may be surprised how many options are out there to try.  Not familiar with grits? They’re boiled cornmeal and typically served as a breakfast item, although those who love them are happy to eat them all day long.

Cajun spiced cheesy grits

Baked garlic and cheese grits

Jalapeno cheese grits

Cheese grits

Buttered grits

Shrimp and sausage grits

Shrimp and grits bake 

Shrimp and cheese grits

Chipotle shrimp and cheddar grits

Cajun snapper and shrimp over bacon cheddar cheese grits with red pepper coulis

Lemon garlic shrimp and grits

Crawfish and grits with poached eggs

Pan seared Chilean sea bass with wild mushroom grits and fresh spinach

Sausage and cheese grits casserole

Sausage and grits casserole with baked eggs

Bacon cheddar grits

Carolina brunch style grits

Smoked Gouda grits and egg bake

Grits with broiled tomatoes

Baked grits and collards casserole

How do you enjoy eating grits?

Beautiful Butterflies

As we get closer to spring and think about all things with a little magic for St. Patrick’s Day, today I thought I would share DIY decorations and crafts featuring butterflies!

Metallic paper butterflies

Woven craft stick butterfly

Butterfly garden stakes

Butterfly window card

Knit a butterfly blanket

Paper lanterns covered in butterflies

Butterfly and white grape vine wreath

Felt finger butterflies

Butterfly quilt and pillow

Heart of butterflies canvas

Detailed butterflies and flowers greeting card

“Big Dreams” butterfly window

Paper butterfly mobile

Butterfly decorated candle holder

Metallic soda can butterfly pin

Nature inspired butterfly (finger puppet)

Crochet butterflies

Quilled butterflies

Tulle and clothespin butterflies

Butterfly bouquet

Butterfly pretzels

What fun butterfly craft and decoration project ideas do you have?

Savory Spinach

Today we’re going to think healthy and look at some creative and tasty ways to use spinach.


Cheesy spinach artichoke egg bake

Spinach and tomato frittata

Green spinach smoothie

Spinach and bacon quiche

Spinach frittata

Spinach, mushroom and cheese breakfast casserole

Spinach and feta rugelach

Soup and Salad:

Italian wedding soup

Ranch spinach pasta salad

Spinach and strawberry salad

Spinach tortellini soup

Warm bean and spinach salad

Green minestrone soup

Pizza, Calzones and Quiches:

Spinach ricotta calzone

Thin crust spinach and feta pizza

Paleo sausage and spinach quiche

Spinach and mushroom quiche


Spinach manicotti

Spinach stuffed chicken breasts

Spinach pesto

Baked spinach artichoke dip

Spinach and barley risotto

Garlic sauteed spinach

Sauteed spinach with mushrooms

Cheesy spinach baked penne

Spinach and cheddar souffle

Spinach and goat cheese tartlets

What’s your favorite way to enjoy spinach?

Popover Plans

Today I’ve got some fun and flavorful popover recipes!  They’re a lot easier to make and add some diversity to your bread category.

Basic Popovers:

Simple popovers

Sourdough popovers

Gluten free popovers

Passover popovers

Savory Popovers:

Herb popovers

Popovers with brie

Blue cheese pecan popovers

Garlicky popovers

Lemon dill popovers

Chive popovers

Gruyere popovers

Bacon and black pepper popovers

Yorkshire pudding popovers

Parmesan popovers

Thyme popovers

Chicken pot popovers

Breakfast popovers with Italian sausage

Sweet Popovers: 

Popovers with cranberry butter

Apple cinnamon popovers with brown sugar butter

Orange popovers

Cinnamon sugar popovers

Dark chocolate popovers

Cinnamon popovers with cream cheese glaze

Popovers with mixed berry sauce

Cinnamon roll popovers

Raspberry popovers

Do you enjoy a special popover?

Mardi Gras Menu

Today in preparation for Mardi Gras beginning on Tuesday, we’re taking a look at some authentic Louisiana and Mardi Gras recipes.


Vegetable jambalaya

Baked jambalaya

Grilled seafood jambalaya foil packets

Firehouse jambalaya

Surf and turf penne pasta jambalaya 

Chicken and shrimp jambalaya with couscous

Black jambalaya

Jambalaya with shrimp and ham

Gulf shrimp jambalaya 

Po Boys:

Fried oyster po boys

Fish po boys

Spicy Vietnamese po boys

Bay scallop po boy with spicy mayo

Blackened catfish po boy with light tartar sauce

Fried pickle po boys

Cajun shrimp po boys

Grilled shrimp po boys

Fried chicken po boys

Crawfish po boys


Slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo

Slow cooker chicken and rice gumbo soup

Autumn gumbo

Shrimp and crab gumbo

Chicken gumbo

Vegetairan gumbo

Shrimp gumbo

Savannah seafood gumbo

Shrimp and oyster gumbo with okra


Hot crawfish dip

Spicy crawfish spread

Crawfish etouffee

Swedish crawfish boil

Crawfish and andouille sausage pizza

Cajun crawfish fried rice

Crawfish boil

Mini crawfish pies

Crawfish fettuccini

Crawfish bread

Creole/Cajun seasoned:

Cajun shrimp and rice

Cajun cabbage skillet

Cajun chicken alfredo

Cajun chicken

Peppery Cajun pork pasta

Cajun sausage and peppers foil pack

Creole chicken fricassee

Creole spiced fried chicken

Shrimp creole

Andouille sausage creole

Creole mussels with rice

Creole shrimp and lobster bisque

Creole potato salad

King cake:

King cake

King cake cupcakes

King cake ice cream

King cake cheesecake

King cake cocktail

How are you planning to celebrate Mardi Gras?

Refreshing Raspberries

As we get ready for Valentine’s Day in two weeks today we’re looking at sweet raspberry treats you can share with those you love.

Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries

Raspberry puff turnovers

Chocolate and raspberry brownie bars

Lemon raspberry thumbprints

Raspberry lemon cake

Raspberry chocolate chip muffins

Mini raspberry elephant ears

Raspberry almond puff

Lemon raspberry bars

Raspberry jam

Raspberry bars

Frozen raspberry dessert

Raspberry laced vanilla cake

Raspberry upside-down cake

Raspberry lemonade cheesecake bars

Frozen chocolate raspberry pie

Raspberry lemonade ice pops

Raspberry trifle

Raspberry swirl cheesecake bars

Raspberry lemonade freeze

Vanilla bean and raspberry tart

Raspberry ribbon slice cake

Raspberry fool

Raspberry cobbler

Raspberry buckle

Raspberry Napoleons

Raspberry clafouti

Raspberry pavlova bombe

Raspberry cream pie

Raspberry cream cupcakes

Raspberry cream pie

Raspberry vanilla tartlets

Raspberry roasted applesauce

Raspberry lemonade

Gluten free raspberry almond bars

What’s your favorite raspberry treat?

Slow Cooker Soups

In thinking about the sports viewing for the next month and the cold weather we’re currently having, today I’ve got some hearty soup recipes that will help take the chill off, be filling and not require all of your attention to make.

Chicken tortilla

White chicken lasagna

Stuffed pepper

Cheesy potato

Chicken taco

Lasagna soup

Three cheese broccoli

Brown lentil

Cuban black bean

French onion

Thai coconut chicken

BBQ chicken

Vegetable beef

Beef tortellini

Italian meatball

Lentil soup

Vegetable with barley

Tomato rotini

Italian chicken with pasta

Cheesy chicken and bacon

Meatball stone

Chicken and gnocchi

Italian chicken and lentil

Chicken verde tortilla

Two potato and vegetable

Butternut squash

Split pea

Pesto minestrone

Spicy fajita

Korean short rib

Mexican chicken

Chicken noodle

What soups do you like making in the crock pot?