Drizzled Lemon Loaf

This drizzled lemon loaf is about as simple as baking gets! It has a sweet lemon flavor topped with a sweet-tart drizzle. Even the crumbs will disappear.

This drizzled lemon loaf is about as simple as baking gets!  It has a sweet lemon flavor topped with a sweet-tart drizzle.  Even the crumbs will disappear. 

This wonderful lemon cake is my birthday present to myself this year!  I’m  32 today (I thought it was 33 but my fact checking turned up the news that it is only 32.)  People seem to make a lot of fuss about getting older, loosing their youth, letting the glory years pass them by.  […]

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Taco Balls: An Easy Dinner Where Tacos and Meatloaf Meet

Taco Balls: Think delicious tacos but meatloaf or meatball style. An easy and sensational dinner.

Taco Balls: Think delicious tacos but meatloaf or meatball style.  An easy and sensational dinner from my friend Crazy Kim.

Oh Taco Balls, how I love you!  This recipe comes from my friend Crazy Kim.  Every woman needs at least one girlfriend who’s name you can put “crazy” in front of.  Kim is that person in my life.  Crazy, full of fun, laughs out loud all the time and always reminds me to grab life by the horns.  This is […]

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Easy Creole Roasted Carrots

Jazz up dinner with these zesty roasted carrots. The spice level adjusts for different palates and coconut oil is a healthy roasting option!

Jazz up dinner with these zesty roasted carrots.  The spice level adjusts for different palates and coconut oil is a healthy roasting option! 

My sister in law loves carrots.  My husband strongly dislikes them.  The last time we got together for dinner my brother and his wife made their favorite Creole Roasted Carrots.  I expected Jonathan to eat a small serving and then move on to ham he was truly excited about.

I was shocked when my husband helped himself to 2nds […]

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Mirlandra’s Epic Pound Cake

After six months of baking this is my winning recipe for moist, rich, tender pound cake. Try it with berries, warm chocolate sauce or sweet whipped cream!

After six months of baking this is my winning recipe for moist, rich, tender pound cake.  Try it with berries, warm chocolate sauce or sweet whipped cream!

I’m a dyed in the wool West Coast girl, born an hour from the ocean, but I love classic Southern cooking!  My Daddy was born in the South and the food he cooks has always been a throwback to his roots.

I have always wanted to bake a classic Southern pound cake.  Over the years […]

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Garden Herb Cheese Ball

This easy cheese ball takes 15 minutes and is full of fresh flavor. The smoked almonds put it over the top. It never fails to be the hit of a party.

This easy cheese ball takes 15 minutes and is full of fresh flavor.  The combo of sharp cheddar, herbs and smoked almonds is perfection. It never fails to be the hit of a party. 

Somewhere during my 2nd trimester of pregnancy I fell in love with cheese balls.  I was at a friend’s house one day and she made one from a gourmet mix for a snack.  We. Ate. The. Entire. Thing.

She had never made one from scratch and I could […]

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Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting With Milk Chocolate Drizzle

Peanut butter lovers go nuts for this Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting. It is simple to whip up and the Milk Chocolate Drizzle is the perfect topper.

Peanut butter lovers go nuts for this Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting.  It is simple to whip up and the Milk Chocolate Drizzle is the perfect topper.  

It never even crossed my mind to make peanut butter frosting.  I know, crazy, but true.  Somehow as a child I was just not excited about peanut butter as anything other than something you put on bread or apples.

Sometime in my early 20s I discovered peanut butter and chocolate  – then it was off to […]

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Welcome Jack Lionheart!

Jack Age 2 Mo

I know this is somewhat belated but I think a new baby is the perfect reason to take a little time off!  Our son Johnathan Lionheart Wade Neuneker (known to all as Jack) arrived to join our small family back in the middle of January.  We named him for his wonderful Daddy and both of his Grandfathers.  I very much hope he grows up with something for each of the three men he was named for.

Jack was 11 lbs and […]

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White Chicken and Rice Enchiladas

Simple and creamy, these White Chicken and Rice Enchiladas are an easy dinner everybody will love!

Simple and creamy, these White Chicken and Rice Enchiladas are an easy dinner everybody will love!

Mexican food of every kind is on our dinner menu at least once a week.  We love the flavors, all the fresh sides and the simplicity of a great dinner!

Using cream instead of enchilada sauce is a fun new twist at our house.  It brings a fun richness and simplicity to the meal.  I suggest making it with my Mexican Rice which is so simple […]

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Dip

Decadent and simple no cook White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Dip is a hit everywhere I take it. It is perfect with your favorite cookies.

This decadent and simple no cook White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Dip is a hit everywhere I take it.  The fresh raspberry sauce makes it extra special but the preparations are simple and you will be asked for the recipe over and over and over again! 

The last few months have been exciting as we prepared for our first baby to arrive but some pregnancy complications have also kept me from posting any new recipes I have missed you all!

Over the […]

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Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole

Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole is a yummy french toast smothered in buttery apples and crumbly crisp topping. Make it the night before or same day.

Apple Crisp French Toast Casserole is a yummy french toast smothered in buttery apples and crumbly crisp topping. Make it the night before or same day.

Sometimes I sit around and daydream about food.  This fall I was dreaming about apples and French toast.  At some point the idea of Apple Crisp mashed up with French Toast Casserole drifted into my head and I knew I HAD to give it a try.

Well I did, and it was sensational…  This time of […]

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