Back to School Dinner: Cowboy Casserole

I stumbled across this recipe in an email from Southern Living several weeks ago and immediately added the ingredients to my shopping list. The entire family liked it, and Bodie even proclaimed it a “top three.” It’s easy, hearty and flavorful. What more could you want? Not the prettiest meal, but that doesn’t matter when […]

Winner Winner, Chicken (Enchilada) Dinner

My friend, Casey, made these sour cream chicken enchiladas several weeks ago and Bodie happened to be at her house for dinner that particular evening.  He raved about them so much that I asked for the recipe.  Good news:  the enchiladas were a hit at my house as well!  Casey found the recipe on Pinterest.  […]

My Tried and True Recipe Source: Barefoot Contessa

I always turn to my idol, Ina Garten, for recipes when I want to wow a crowd.  I’m particularly fond of her desserts.  Somehow, despite owning the cookbook that features the recipe, I’d never made Ina’s Winter Minestrone.  A dear friend mentioned it the other day and, with our temperatures finally cooling down, I was […]

Reese Witherspoon’s Corn Bread Chili Pie

Several months ago a friend gifted me Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle book, Whiskey in a Teacup. I’ve been a fan of Reese since middle school (“The Man in the Moon” was a sleepover staple for me) and, like a fine wine, she gets better with age. Her book is full of pretty pictures, delicious recipes, and […]