The Best and Easiest Cranberry Sauce Ever!

Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe from

Do you remember that scene in the movie 'A Christmas Story' where the neighbors crazy dogs somehow manage to get into the kitchen and totally destroy the Thanksgiving meal? The family stands there in shock as their turkey dreams are shattered along with all of the visions of leftovers. "The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, … [Read more...]

Bruschetta Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

grilled bruschetta stuffed mushrooms label atthepicketfence

Mushrooms. You either love 'em or hate 'em.  Where do you land on that one? I used to land on the "hate 'em" side but that might be due to the fact that I had only ever been exposed to the slimy, slightly gray colored version that come in a can. Now, if from the very beginning, I had tasted Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms, Bruschetta Style...well...I … [Read more...]

How To Make Pepper Vinegar… the nectar of the South!

homemade pepper vinegar from at the picket fence

I've learned a few things since being married to a southern (born and raised) boy for the last 20 years. If you can shoot it, you can eat it. If you can grow it, you can eat it. If it's good, it's even better fried. If you can cook it, cook it even longer..for example turnip greens! Marrying a Southerner has been a culinary adventure. Since … [Read more...]

Sprout Skewers…At the Kids Table!

Brussels Sprouts.  The other dreaded "BS" word.The name brings about an instant nose crinkle among most kids, when they hear the mention of this otherwise innocent looking little vegetable.  Why is that?Is it because in the past they have been served boiled to death?  Slimy and barely seasoned? Have we been programed to dread eating this little … [Read more...]