A blast from the future: What a kitchen of the future looked like in the 1950’s

It’s fun to come across and article or a vintage TV show that talks about what the future would have been like for persons of that era. So for your viewing pleasure, we bring you a couple of short films. The first is called, “Design for the Future” and is from 1956. The second isRead More

Chicken Eugene and Mary Wilkinson Are Heavenly!

The Story:   Memories are one of life’s greatest and miraculous gifts.  In an instant, we are suddenly transported to a place and time or event and remember the sounds, smells and faces of that particular moment.  Even at 88 years young, my Mom can remember stories of childhood in vivid detail.   Once suchRead More


The Story:   You may have noticed there was no blog this past Sunday.  That’s because last Thursday we headed off for Orange Beach, AL.  If you’ve never been to that part of the country, it’s on the coastline below Mobile.  The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area is pretty much a tourist area but the pristine,Read More

Eat Mo Greens

The Story:   In an effort to provide recipes that are a bit more healthful, I needed a quick recipe to whip up for today’s blog because we are preparing for a small vacation starting on Thursday.  I decided to share my Spicy Collard recipe.  If you live in the southern US, collard greens areRead More

Why is John Hoppin’?

The Story: Regardless of where we all grew up, there are certain traditions of the area that have always been practiced.  I bet if you asked someone, they would probably not know the exact why behind the tradition and would respond with the customary, “It’s just something we’ve always done.”  So it is with eatingRead More

Flipping Over the New Year

Tracey is taking a week off from writing, so that allows me a chance to share a bit… We had a relaxing Christmas day. We loaded Mom in the car and did some travelling through the pine belt of Southern Mississippi. Got a chance to take her to some places that even at the ageRead More

It’s a flipping party!

The Story: We have officially entered the time of the year I like to refer to as “holiday party zone.”  Between holiday potlucks at work, church, school and then family and friend gatherings, the whole month is stacked with party opportunities which mean one thing – many eating opportunities.  (We won’t discuss the calories orRead More

Putting on the Grits

The Story: I have spent much of the past ten years trying to convince Cas that grits are a valid and worthy food group.  While grits tend to be something people of the south truly love and still eat, grits are sold in other areas of the country.  Cas grew up in the Midwest, St.Read More

Gnocchi Dokey

The Story:  Chicken and Dumplings – the ultimate comfort food.  Most everyone I know has a family recipe and has an opinion about the best way to make dumplings.  If you are of a certain age, our mother’s and grandmother’s probably made their dumplings from scratch.  For the rest of you, that would be yourRead More