Pimento cheese is so easy to make and delicious.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

This pimento cheese recipe has so much down home goodness, it’s practically at the top of my comfort foods list. I’ll be in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend for a blog conference and hope to indulge in different versions of pimento cheese while I’m there. Many restaurants feature pimento cheese sandwiches with fried green tomatoes or fried pickles. Yum! Continue reading

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Using fresh blueberries for a simple dessert pastry.

Blueberry Hand Pies

It’s blueberry hand pie season at Thistle Key Lane. We have blueberry bushes growing in containers on the patio and a few more planted in the backyard. I love picking blueberries as they ripen, but I must admit I have a hard time not eating them on the spot. Today I’m sharing a recipe for blueberry hand pies made with some of our home-grown crop. Continue reading

Pretty mimosas with herb garnish.

Grapefruit Mimosas

Celebrating and mimosas just seem to go together, and there’s always something to celebrate. Let’s open a bottle of bubbly and get started. Originally mimosas were made with orange juice, but today I’m featuring grapefruit mimosas that are almost too pretty to drink. Continue reading

Very yummy peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free Option)

I’m not sure if I dare call peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies a healthy snack, but they’re close. They can also be made gluten-free, which is a welcome option for family members with a sensitivity to gluten. Continue reading

Easy to bake these lemon lime scones.

Lemon Lime Scone Recipe

Every time I bake-up a batch of sweets, I think of the quote by Oscar Wilde, “I can resist everything except temptation”. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time passing up fresh scones. Especially lemon lime scones that are soft, crumbly and easy to make. Continue reading

Shortbread cookie dipped in white chocolate and heart confetti.

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

How can anyone who loves shortbread ever get tired of these simple cookies, especially when there are a bazillion variations to make? If you are looking for an excuse to make shortbread cookies, how about Valentine’s Day. Dipped Shortbread Cookies are sure to melt anyone’s heart. Continue reading

Paperwhite bulbs ready for planting.

How To Grow Paperwhites

Having the opportunity to learn new things and share them with you, is why I love having a blog. Today I’m sharing how to grow paperwhites. This is my first attempt and now that I know how easy it is to grow them, it’s going to be an annual tradition. Continue reading