Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe

This Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe is a wonderful leap in the right direction, combining the fresh delightful flavors of fresh raspberries, blackberries, quality balsamic vinegar, garlic, Vidalia onions, pure organic honey, tarragon, and fresh sweet basil.

Fresh mixed berries are some of the healthiest foods on planet Earth. New research is constantly being published and those juicy sweet ripe berries are being recognized and analyzed for their health giving properties.Fresh Berries are extremely high in antioxidants.

fresh-mixed-berry-vinaigrette-recipeThose delicious tasting fresh organic blackberries I included in my Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe are so much more than just powerful antioxidants. Blackberries are also extremely high in some of the highest forms of chronic disease and cancer-fighting compounds: vitamins C, E, and ellagic acid. They also have high levels of the soluble fiber known as pectin, a substance that studies link to lowered levels of cholesterol.  Continue reading

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Mexican-Style Creamed Corn

Mexican-Style Creamed Corn is the perfect simple to make,  almost foolproof side dish for almost any meal you enjoy corn with, combining a deliciously sweet, freshly picked, organic corn on the cob, rich heavy cream,  a drizzle of organic honey, sweet unsalted butter, a touch of minced jalapeño peppers, chopped organic cilantro and a hint of freshly squeezed lime juice to really bring out the wonderful flavors of the freshly picked sweet corn.

I love this time of year,  the sweet corn is in full swing here on the Tennessee, Mississippi border and there is nothing that compares to using  the freshest, sweetest, juiciest,  corn on the cob you can find over at the  farmers market when you’re considering making  this recipe for Mexican-Style Creamed Corn.

Mexican Cream Corn 1Creamed Corn has always been a touch and go subject with me, if I can make it from scratch I simply adore the sweet yummy flavor, however, I am pretty much anti-canned corn these days, and meh on frozen corn most of the time. I know sometimes we have to substitute a few fresh ingredients during the winter freeze if I have to substitute corn than I guess I would pick frozen organic corn over the canned corn any day. Continue reading

Southern-Style Baked Beans

Southern-Style Baked Beans are deliciously sweet yet tangy made with canned pork and beans, thick cut bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, diced green bell peppers, barbecue sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of organic honey then baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven till done.

It’s Bbq season y’all and time to bring out those favorite casseroles and share them with friends and family this summer. I love  my Southern-Style Baked Beans because they have that tangy bite to them, yet still have a sweet taste; it’s best of both worlds!

Southern-Style Baked Beans are deliciously sweet yet tangy made with canned pork and beans, thick cut bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, diced green bell peppers, barbecue sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of organic honey then baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven till done.My mama makes her baked beans a little differently; more on the tangy side I would say and if you love a good old-fashioned tangy Southern Baked Bean recipe, her’s is really good, however, I love a hint of sweetness to my Baked beans so of course, I add the barbecue sauce where she only more ketchup and a tad of steak sauce with all the other ingredients listed below. Continue reading

Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns. So darn good you won’t even bother with extra butter or salt.

Sweet corn used to be a sign of summer when I lived up north and the midwest, but in Florida, it’s a crop for the fall, winter, and spring. So now is the perfect time for me to get a head start sharing some of my favorite springtime and Summer recipes such as my recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob.

This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns.In sunny Florida, we tend to enjoy deliciously super sweet varieties of corn, They have more natural sugars than some of the other varieties of corn, which tend to bring out the natural flavors more so when simmered in milk, honey, butter, and seasoning. Continue reading

Kansas City meets Carolina BBQ Sauce

The lifelong feud of the Kansas City BBQ Sauce VS Carolina Style BBQ Sauce continues, as it has since the beginning of BBQ Sauces being marketed. Kansas City Barbecue Sauce or Carolina style Barbecue Sauce lovers say the two shall never meet. Apparently, they are not married to me now, are they?

Today, was the day to end the BBQ dispute in our household by compromising my usual favorite recipe for BBQ sauce, yes by now most of you know I am a Kansas City BBQ sauce girl and that darn husband of mine is a Carolina Style BBQ monster, I mean guy. Did I really say that? OK, yes, I did but of course in good fun.

The lifelong feud of the Kansas City BBQ Sauce VS Carolina Style BBQ Sauce continues, as it has since the beginning of BBQ Sauces being marketed. Kansas City Barbecue Sauce or Carolina style Barbecue Sauce lovers say the two shall never meet. Apparently, they are not married to me now, are they?I totally wondered what would happen If I just changed things up a little and just gave him his mustard base, sigh yet I would be missing my tomato base, wouldn’t I? My sweet, dark, beloved BBQ sauce oh, how I would miss that deliciously comforting flavor today. Or would I? Not on your life sister! Continue reading

Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce

If you love more of a sweet, dark, and thick BBQ Sauce, my Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce recipe is for you. It’s  thick, rich, consistency is perfect for delicious BBQ chicken and pork recipes made on your grill or even in your oven on rainy days this summer.

I think it’s fairly safe to say many Americans love their BBQ sauces, I really don’t think I have met 1 person in my years that didn’t love BBQ Sauce. Now some have their favorite style of BBQ Sauce; I’m more of a Kansas City Style BBQ sauce junkie, man I do love a thick, sweet, dark, slightly spicy flavor to my sauces.

Homemade BBQ SauceMy husband, however, is more of the Carolina Mustard base guy, My mom being born and raised in Tennessee is the Memphis style gal, and I even have a brother that thinks the Alabama White is the best since he lives there, can you imagine that? Continue reading

Honey & Orange Glazed Baby Carrots

#Honey and #Orange #Glazed Baby #Carrots #Christmas #RecipeMy recipe for Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is the perfect choice for your Holiday Family Feast. The warm Honey and Orange essence on delicious baby carrots is a delightful all around  perfect flavor for this  fantastic carrot based side dish that will accompany your Holiday Meal with longtime friends and special relatives this Christmas Holiday Season. Continue reading