Author: hmccallum

I'm a small town girl from Sunshine State that recently moved to the Memphis area. I totally adore writing about the wacky history of recipes and sharing our families cherished handed-down favorites that range from all the Iconic Southern Classics to Traditional Italian-American recipes.
Southern Corn Salad

Southern Corn Salad is hands down one of the best Iconic salads for summer. This summer-friendly salad is made with grilled corn on the cob, avocados, fresh organic tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno peppers, fresh herbs, […]

Eggplant Casserole

Eggplant Casserole is delicious and reasonably straightforward to make. It’s has a similar taste to Eggplant Parmesan. It is made with fried Eggplant,  a simple Homemade Red Sauce, sliced provolone cheese, and topped with finely […]

Grilled Bok Choy

If you are looking for a quick, easy, minimal ingredient side dish that pairs excellently well with so many things, look no further than this deliciously flavorful Grilled Bok Choy that cooks on the grill […]

Lemony Green Beans

These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 […]

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar {black-eyed Pea Salsa} aka Texas Caviar is the delicious Southern cousin of Mexican Black Bean Salsa made with black-eyed peas, sweet corn, diced red plum tomatoes, chopped spicy jalapeño peppers, crisp celery, diced cucumber, […]

Easy Guava and Cheese pastries

This recipe for Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries is an easy variation of pastelitos de guayaba. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry, then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with […]

Zucchini Bread

Have you been looking for an utterly delicious, light, airy, delicious Zucchini bread recipe? Look no further than this Zucchini Bread made without oil, and it comes out moist, pleasant, and almost weightless every time. […]

Goat Cheese Tomatoes and Prosciutto on Ciabatta

Treat your guests to a delicious, flavorful lunch of Goat Cheese Tomatoes and Prosciutto on Ciabatta Bread in a snap! How can you go wrong with exquisite flavors like Goat Cheese, Heirloom vine-ripened tomatoes, Prosciutto, peppery Arugula, fresh […]

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Classic Italian Pasta Salad is made with organic tri-color rotini, packed with tons of vegetables, cheeses, meats, and coated in a homemade vinaigrette. It’s The perfect recipe to feed a crowd for picnics, potlucks, office […]

Honey Orange Glazed Carrots

Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots are the perfect side dish for your dinner table. The warm Honey and Orange essence on delicious baby carrots is a delightful all-around ideal flavor for this fantastic carrot-based […]

Southern Macaroni Salad

This Classic Southern Macaroni Salad screams flavorful and delicious! Combining elbow macaroni, chopped pickles, red onion, red pimentos, green bell peppers, creamy Duke’s mayonnaise, chopped hard-boiled eggs, and garnished with a little paprika. Southern Macaroni […]

Southern Red Potato Salad

Every Southern Belle takes great pride in her Southern Red Potato Salad, and I add only the best ingredients to mine such as Red Potatoes, real mayonnaise, yellow mustard, dill pickles, green bell peppers, Vidalia […]

Lemon Chicken with Wild Rice

Lemon Chicken with Wild Rice is a deliciously flavorful easy to make comfort meal cooked in one skillet combining wine-infused wild rice with perfectly cooked tender and juicy chicken thighs for a simple yet elegant […]

Southern Greens and Sausage Soup

Dig into this Hearty Southern Greens, and Sausage Soup recipe for a portion of deliciously flavorful comfort food at it’s finest. Assorted greens, Andouille sausage, smoked sausage, Chaurice sausage served over rice provide a fantastic […]

Julia Child’s French Onion Soup

You will not find a French Onion Soup recipe more authentic than this fantastic French Onion Soup recipe that I sat handwriting as I watched the cooking show Julia Child starred in called The French […]

Top Go-to Pasta and Sauce Recipes

You have asked, and we have answered. Read on for our top Go-to pasta and sauce recipes. No matter the season or region, a perfect plate of pasta is one of life’s simple pleasures. Whether […]

Authentic Guacamole

This easy to make Authentic Guacamole recipe is made with simple to find fresh organic ingredients that will scream deliciously flavorful to all your family and friends. Plus an easy to follow Pro-Tip guide to […]

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket aren’t just for the little ones in the household; they make amazing appetizers for adults, too! Learn how to make Pigs in a Blanket with only a few simple ingredients. They […]

Southern Corn Pudding Casserole

Southern Corn Pudding Casserole is the delicious iconic classic casserole that was made by grannie, especially for Sunday dinners, holidays, and church potlucks, that has a sweet, cheesy golden layer, and a delicious, creamy corn […]

Shrimp Potsticker Soup

This deliciously flavorful 30-minute Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty Asian-style soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, organic kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a […]