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Welcome and thanks for dropping by to my blog! I will share recipes, my favorite kitchen gadgets, some of my travels and favorite restaurants, and anything else I see that’s interesting.

Double smoking a Smithfield Ham

I am a traditionalist foodie at heart, and nothing makes me happier than a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner complete with all the trimmings. I love the dressing, turkey, casseroles and sweet potatoes. You name it, if it looks like it belongs on a Christmas dinner......

Kitchen Knives and what you really need…

I am an advocate for good kitchen knives. I use my knives every day, and know from experience a cheaply made knife makes for a long day and a much higher chance to cut a finger. A good knife can be more finely honed, keep......

My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets, Part 1

I like kitchen gadgets and equipment, but my husband LOVES them, and is always bringing home some new gadget or knife to try. I will write about many of those, but I wanted to first tell you about my favorite one. It is a chamber......

Tenderloin Bacon Bombs

In my last cookbook, Smokin’ Hot in the South, I had a recipe called “smoked chicken bacon bombs. Basically, I am always trying to find ways to make chicken interesting, and adding bacon and some other ingredients seemed the way to go. Recently, I’ve been......