Swamp Yankee Dutch Potatoes

I descend from a long lineage of Swamp Yankees. We believe in practicality, simplicity, and stoicism. We think people talk too much and should listen more. We pay more attention to the weather and birds than TV or electronics. We live to ripe old ages because we mostly eat at home and try to go…

Tuna Casserole

It’s casserole. Which means this is not a fancy, crowd-awing dish. However, it’s yummy, filling, fairly healthy, cheap, and you can make enough for leftovers or a big group. Sometimes that is just what you need! It’s my momma’s recipe. Ingredients -2 cans of white tuna in water (8 0z total I think) -1.5 cups…

Lemon-Coconut Cake

I love my husband more than anything. And so I poured my heart and soul into making him a birthday cake with style (just like him). This is the result of that love and hours of work. Make this cake when you want to impress someone. I had it last Christmas at my Aunt Zoe’s…

French Onion Soup

The first time I ever had French onion soup I was at my teacher Mrs. Mahoney’s house for a French Club holiday party – Yankee swap style. I was one of the only freshman there and felt really awkward. Would people want the gift I brought? Who can I talk to? What jerk stepped in dog poop…

Key Lime Pie

My husband loves key lime pie and I love my husband, so for Valentine’s Day I decided to bake him a key lime pie. Plus, we just decided to book a vacation in Key West so it seemed like the perfect sweet to make. I’ll be honest with you, I had never eaten key lime…

Chocolate Stout and Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

For a variety of reasons, I’m starting to develop the mindset that more Christmas gifts should be homemade. I know it’s ambitious and perhaps considered odd in today’s day and age…but I’m thinking within a few years I may try to make most of my own gifts. That being said, this Christmas I did some…

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

I distinctly remember the first time I ate chicken pot pie. My sister’s best friend’s mother (thanks Jane!) dropped off some chicken pot pie and I fell in love with the comforting combo of warm bread, gooey chicken, and even those unfamiliar (at the time) items called vegetables. With the cold weather and busy days…

Buttermilk Pancakes

Last weekend I made a very delicious lemon buttermilk cake, if I do say so myself. I had more than half a container of buttermilk left and I hate wasting anything (ahh, Thoreau) so I decided to make buttermilk pancakes this morning. In the past I have always made my dad’s recipe, but that recipe…