Texas Pesto

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. As summer wanes and fall begins my basil bushes are saying farewell. Which means I have to seize the opportunity to make and put away some pesto or be sad about the lack of basil later in the winter. Now you know I am not going to just sling together … Read moreTexas Pesto

Old Fashioned Green Beans

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Green beans are one of those things people don’t think about. As a child they came from a can or the garden and were just there. As an adult they are a side dish that offers me comfort for their familiarity. A few years ago, at a family reunion, my … Read moreOld Fashioned Green Beans

Tomato Basil Soup Lightened Up Southern Style

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. I planted some basil plants (7 or 8 of different varieties to be exact) and weather conditions have been so sunny and so rainy that the things basically took over everything. I LOVE fresh basil but lord knows I have been straining my little brain to come up with ideas … Read moreTomato Basil Soup Lightened Up Southern Style

Granny’s Lemon Cake A Modernized Mid Century Throwback Favorite

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Hello, lovelies. Lately I have found myself pouring over boxes of recipes my sweet little Granny has collected over the past several decades and reminiscing… thinking back on family gatherings, special times, and favorite dishes my Granny used to make. Now as I have said before, my grandmothers were excellent … Read moreGranny’s Lemon Cake A Modernized Mid Century Throwback Favorite

Salty Caramel Peanut Butter Bar Ice Cream

**VIDEO COMING** Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Homemade ice cream. One of the most scintillating sensations of summer. Be it fruity, fudgy or just plain old vanilla it bring the boys to the proverbial yard. I recently had access to my Granny’s recipe boxes completely unattended, and since she made the best homemade ice cream … Read moreSalty Caramel Peanut Butter Bar Ice Cream