Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

A few years ago, Russell and I took a southern road trip. We visited Hilton Head Island, Savannah, and Charleston - and in Charleston, we ate at a little place called Jestine's Kitchen. This tiny restaurant had the best pickles, served in cute little dishes, at every table. They were perfectly sweet and vinegar-y and … Continue reading Refrigerator Pickles Recipe


Cucumbers & Dressing Recipe

It's picnic season, y'all! Which¬†means that there's a need for tasty summer dishes which you can eat in 90-degree heat without getting a belly ache. This tasty cucumbers and dressing recipe fulfills that need and is one of my favorites. I first had cucumbers prepared this way at The Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg a few … Continue reading Cucumbers & Dressing Recipe

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Onions

We have been extremely busy lately - planning my best friend's baby shower and my class reunion, plus traveling and working - so I haven't cooked an actual dinner in several weeks. Tonight was one of those nights where I opened the fridge and prayed for a miracle. Thankfully, Russell had gone grocery shopping at … Continue reading Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Onions


Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

I don't know about anyone else, but this sunny springtime weather has me aching for picnic food. I made a small batch of summer pasta salad for dinner, a recipe that always reminds me of my mom (and coincidently, my mother-in-law, who gave me the awesome turquoise blue water bottle shaker thingie that I used … Continue reading Summer Pasta Salad Recipe