• Homemade Turkey Potpie - Your family will absolutely love this simple and delicious potpie recipe. It can be made with either Turkey or Chicken.
    Entrees,  Holidays,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    Homemade Turkey Pot Pie

    Homemade Turkey Pot Pie Hey Y’all!! Here it is, the Home Made Turkey Pot Pie Recipe!! Well, it took me a bit to get this blog post out as things around here have been rather hectic these past couple of days. Now I want to say that there are two ways to do this. You can pick your vegetables from your garden and cut them up to use, which is fantastic. Or, you can grab a bag of frozen “mixed vegetables” from your local grocery store and use those. Both work just as well and we are well aware that there are those of you that work or don’t have…

  • Holidays,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    Best Ever Turkey Gravy and Turkey Stock

    As I promised, here are a couple more recipes to help you get the most out of your turkey! So here we go, turkey gravy and turkey stock. First, I wanted to answer the major question that was asked after yesterdays post “Super Easy Overnight Roast Turkey”. How many meals do you “actually” get when you cook your 20-22 pound turkey? As I am sure you can imagine, that will be subjective based on how many people you are feeding as well as how large your servings are. My family LOVES to eat so our serving sizes are pretty good size. Here is the breakdown on what we had from…

  • These delicious pinto beans make an inexpensive meal or a great side dish. Best yes, they are made in a Crock Pot / slow cooker so you just set it and forget it.
    Just Plain Southern,  Recipes

    Crock-Pot Pinto Beans

    These delicious crock-pot pinto beans are packed with a huge amount of flavor! They also are cooked in a crock-pot so they are super easy. Lately, I have been trying to clean out my freezer and pantry. If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of things in those places that you have completely forgotten about as they get shoved to the back. Well yesterday morning I came across a BIG ham bone in the freezer and a large bag of pinto beans in the pantry. I don’t know about you, but that was seemed like a sign from someone that I was supposed to make a big pot…

  • Just Plain Southern

    Proper Southern Manners Part 9 – (Table Manners)

    As we have explained to our children, table manners are essential!! To get them to understand we spoke with them about going on dates (the opposite sex when speaking to teenagers is always a good way to get them to pay attention LOL).  Good table manners are something that will be important and carry through all our lives including dinners with family, going on dates and impressing that your man or woman you are out with, dinner parties as well as business dinners. Of course as we have pointed out throughout the Proper Southern Manners series, this is by no means all inclusive. It does, however, give us a starting…

  • Entrees,  Recipes

    Baked Brat and Kraut Roll Up

    Beer Brats and Sauerkraut are a summertime favorite at our house.  This Baked Brat and Kraut Roll Up recipe combines those two ingredients along with another wonderful tasty treat…. puff pastry. This recipe is like Summer wrapped up in a little bit of heaven. I found this recipe on the Johnsonville website and of course as always, tweaked it a bit. My daughter, Jessica, was over last week and we decided to whip this up for dinner while taking down the Christmas decorations.  This would also work great to serve as an appetizer at a party (Super Bowl Sunday is coming up soon). I want to say this straight out, I…

  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Chicken Chowder is a soup filled with HUGE flavor. Super easy, family favorite, comfort food Crock-Pot or slow cooker chowder. Set it, forget it and enjoy!
    Recipes,  Soups and Salads

    Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Chicken Chowder

    Whew!!!! I know, “Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Chicken Chowder” is quite a big mouthful to say, but that’s nothing compared to the flavor of this simple and fabulous Crock-Pot chowder. This chowder is perfect for those cool Fall/Winter evenings or even sitting around on Saturday watching your favorite college football team. This can cook all day or can be done in as little as 3-4 hours. This thick, cheesy, gooey goodness will have all of your friends asking for the recipe. Let’s just get to it! Chop up the chicken, potatoes, carrots so they are all about 1 inch pieces. Add the corn and broccoli pieces (fresh or frozen is…

  • Coca Cola Cake
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Coca Cola Cake

    Coca Cola Cake This cake is the moistest cake we have ever had and my family LOVED it!!! Many people have had this cake at Cracker Barrel and have been trying to come up with the recipe. Well, this one is mighty close. This is a cake that most in the South grew up with right along side Coconut Cake. (Watch for that recipe coming up as well) I found this recipe originally on The Country Cook . Be sure to check out their blog, lots of great recipes over there. I have tweaked a couple of things but the basics are the same. I will say that the icing…

  • Crock Pot Creamy Chicken And Stuffing
    Entrees,  Recipes

    Creamy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

    Creamy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing Cooler temperatures have us craving warm, creamy comfort food. I wanted to be able to have something that would fit that bill, not take all day to cook and was still jam packed with flavor. This recipe fits that bill and was a lot of fun to come up with. Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken and Stuffing came to be by looking at what I had left over in the fridge as well as what I had in the pantry. As I explained yesterday, I always have chicken on hand either cooked and shredded in the freezer or in this case, left over from our Really…