Candied Bacon and Bourbon Cocktail


As you may know, I work for a sugar company behind the scenes.  The best sugar company, in my opinion – Dixie Crystals.  Being from the South, I try to support the South, and Dixie Crystals is right there.  Plus, they are so good to me.  Who wouldn’t love that kind of setup? Every month […]

Pineapple Barbeque Chicken Wings


It’s almost tailgating season.  Ahhh…fall.  Football.  Grilling in a field. Cool air, hoodies, and…football.  Did I say football already?  Yes. Football. For a girl, I am all about game day.  College football, though – I’m not really into the NFL.  Except for my baby, Colt McCoy.  Sweet little thing, all grown up now.  I hope […]

Beyond Tacos…Apple Pie Taco Bites


It’s not every day that you get an email from Old El Paso (yeah, THAT Old El Paso) asking you to make a special recipe for them.  I mean, here I am, a country bumpkin, and they are – well, Old El Paso. But hello?  I totally did it. My challenge was to create a […]

Zesty Mexican Pizza…and a Giveaway!


I love pizza. And football. Pizza and football together is even better. So, when last weekend the inaugural Alumni Battle of the State Lines Football game took place – I knew something had to be done. Tailgating. We had friends and family up for a little pre-game snackfest, and thankfully, my friends at FlatOut had […]

Mini Southwest Fiesta Bowls


Just saying the word Fiesta puts you in a better mood does in not?  Try it. Fiesta. See? You’re happier. Or, you will be, if you throw this simple and surprisingly delicious dinner together tonight.  Mini Southwest Fiesta Bowls are perfect for a quick meal, served with a side salad and corn, or, if you […]

Spicy Apple Butter BBQ Pork Cupcakes


There are only two seasons in the year.  You may think Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter.  And sure, you are kind of right…but still, you are wrong. There are but two seasons. Football Season, and Waiting for Football Season. Thank God it’s still Football season, even if it IS just one more game. Then…cold, warm, sweltering, […]

It’s Football Season…and a Buffalo Wild Wings Giveaway!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buffalo Wild Wings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In my world, there are but two seasons. Football season, and everything else. Yes, I’m a girl. But there’s something about NCAA football that gets me going. I don’t really care who’s playing (though […]

Low Country Boil…And a Le Creuset Giveaway


Every year at my in-laws, we have a tradition of taking turns choosing the Christmas Dinner Menu.  It started humbly, with my mother-in-law choosing pasta.  Then the next year, my father-in-law chose Turducken. Then my sister-in-law changed things up and ordered Low Country Boil. Kind of a strange thing for Christmas, as it’s typically cooked […]

Jalapeno Jelly and Brie Mini Popovers


Last weekend was the first Saturday home game for the Hokies, and, as we are big into the tailgate scene, I knew we needed something to eat.  If you leave it to Jon (don’t get me wrong, he CAN cook and mans a grill like nobody’s business) – you’ll end up eating meat and meat […]