• Recipes,  St. Patrick's Day

    Irish Soda Bread

    Irish Soda Bread It has been called a “poor mans” bread, mainly because Ireland was a very poor country back in the 1800’s, which is when this bread is from. Traditional Irish Soda Bread actually only has 4 ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. The baking soda was used for the leavening agent and the sour milk to bring it all together. These days, we have incorporated other things like eggs, butter, sugar and fruit. The one thing that everyone has kept the same it seems is the cross that is cut in the top before baking. This was done because it was thought to ward off the devil and…

  • These are not your Mama's sausage balls, they're better!! Perfect for watching the Big Game or a party. Quick and simple that everyone will rave about. | appetizers | Southern Food | Southern Recipes | Super Bowl | Game Day | Finger Food | Two Southern Sweeties | #appetizers
    Appetizers,  Just Plain Southern,  Recipes

    Lip Smacking Good Sausage Balls

    These are not your Mama’s sausage balls……………. they’re better!! Who doesn’t love a good sausage ball? Crispy, perfectly spiced, and downright delicious, these crowd-pleasing treats are an instant hit at any gathering. But what if we told you sausage balls could be so much more? In this article, we’ll reveal the world of sausage ball possibilities, from inventive flavors and textures to unexpected serving ideas. With our helpful tips and tricks, you can take this traditional Southern favorite and upgrade it to the gourmet level. You haven’t had sausage balls until you’ve had our southern sausage balls! Our sausage balls blend together the perfect combination of savory sausage and just…

  • Life After 50,  The Second Act

    Senior & Not So Senior Discounts

    Senior & Not So Senior Discounts ****Updated**** In this day and age when the price of EVERYTHING seems to be on the rise, it’s always nice to be able to get a little bit of a break. As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy’s recently, I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized and charged him less. When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 …get 10% off everything on the menu, every day. (But you need to ASK for your senior discount.) This incident prompted me to do some…

  • Recipes,  Tips

    Simple Homemade Tortillas

    Simple Homemade Tortillas These tortillas come together so quickly and easily that you will be wondering why you ever bought them from the store. We were just talking the other day about how Aileen’s family goes through Tortillas like crazy which made me think…. “Why are we buying these things? They can’t be THAT hard to make.” We are both all for being able to make something that doesn’t have all the chemicals “unpronounceable ingredients” in it. Here is a recipe for flour tortillas that I found originally at Jazibe’s Recipes. Easy…easy…easy! These are not very flexible when cool so try to warm them before using them. makes about 35…

  • This is a delicious recipe that will help you not only eat more veggies but will also quell those cravings for those deep fried, diet busting, Buffalo Chicken wings. | Super Bowl Food | Healthy Snacks | Bar Food | Healthy Eating | Two Southern Sweeties | #healthyrecipes #healthysnacks
    Appetizers,  Health,  Recipes

    Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

    Two Southern Sweeties Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Have y’all seen how Cauliflower has become the new go to for healthy eating? There are recipes for everything cauliflower… Honey Garlic Baked, Parmesan Roasted, General Tso’s, Riced, Mashed and of course Buffalo. I have been trying to get more veggies into our diet and since Tom and I love cauliflower and anything Buffalo flavored, this was what I decided to try. I was a bit skeptical that it would actually be good because I am so used to eating Buffalo Chicken Wings, I just didn’t see how this was going to satiate my craving for them. Well………….. I was so wrong!!! This…

  • This Super Simple Slow Cooker Beef Stew is quick, easy and a family favorite Just pop it all into a Crock Pot and Set it, Forget it, Enjoy it. #crockpotrecipes #beefstew
    Entrees,  Recipes

    Super Simple Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    Two Southern Sweeties Super Simple Slow Cooker Beef Stew { Our blog posts contain affiliate links. These don’t cost you anything, but they allow us to continue running this site and providing free content for our readers.}  It’s a bit chilly here in North Carolina right now. These are the perfect days for a nice hearty dinner done in the crock pot. This stew is not only easy to make but it will keep your family, yes even the kids, coming back for more. This beef stew recipe absolutely has a kick and more vegetables than your kids will ever guess. This is awesome with a hearty crusty bread. Our…

  • Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - Super easy, vegetarian, cheesy deliciousness! This is a great meal for Meatless Mondays | vegetarian recipes | pescatarian recipes | meatless monday recipes | southwest recipes | southwestern | | two southern sweeties | #vegetarian
    Entrees,  Health,  Recipes

    Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

    Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash A good friend of mine, Eileen, rarely eats meat. She started this way of eating after her daughter became a Pescatarian. Someone who is a Pescatarian does not eat meant but does eat fish. Well anyways, she is a huge “foodie” just as I am. We are always looking for new recipes and trying them out. Do you have any idea how hard it is to do that with someone that doesn’t eat meat? Ha Ha!! I found a recipe recently that sounded really good and reminded me of both Eileen and her daughter. I figured I would give it a try as Tom is always…

  • Shrimp Scampi Risotto is super easy, warm, creamy decadent comfort food. Perfect for a meal or as a side dish. Rice | Risotto | Simple Risotto | Arborio | Italian Food | Italian Recipes | #risotto #italianrecipes
    Recipes

    Shrimp Scampi Risotto

    Two Southern Sweeties Shrimp Scampi Risotto This recipe was originally published on Two Southern Sweeties on December 5, 2012 Looking for something delicious, easy and warming for dinner tonight? Well here it is…..Shrimp Scampi Risotto!! Now don’t freak out. I know many people hear the word “risotto” and think it is difficult to make. I promise, it’s not at all. It does require you to be an active participant however, so this is not a good idea for dinner parties. For those of you that don’t know, risotto is made with Arborio rice. This can be found in most any grocery store and even at Target. Feel free to add…