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Posted by Nancy on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 9:09am

Thanksgiving is the time of year to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for as well as to enjoy amazing food.

I am thankful for amazing friends and family that support me every day. I am thankful for a job that I truly enjoy because I am able to interact with inspiring women from all over the world. Lastly, I am thankful for the ability to cook and share some of my favorite recipes that have been a part of my life and Thanksgiving meals.

The following are some of my favorite recipes that will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes are great for Thanksgiving meals because you can prepare them in advance. I am all for traditional mashed potatoes, but sometimes it’s nice to change up the Thanksgiving meal with a twice baked potato.


Butterbeans or Peas are a staple in my family’s meals. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or our Sunday dinner, you will always find a side of butterbeans or peas with rice. Another green bean option that is a favorite in my husband’s family is Green Beans tossed with Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar. These green beans have a delicious tangy zest that complement any dish.

Macaroni and Cheese

You can’t go wrong with Macaroni and Cheese at any meal but especially Thanksgiving. This recipe has only a few ingredients and is very easy to prepare.

Caramel Cake

Caramel Cake has been my grandmother’s “go-to” dessert for birthdays, church events, or holiday gatherings. I am thankful she has shared her recipe with me, and I plan on continuing this tradition. After all, this cake is “the best dessert I have ever tasted” according to my husband Rob.

Mini Pecan Pies (Tea Tassies)

Tea tassies are a traditional bite-size pecan pie. I guarantee that your guests will not be able to eat just one of these mouth-watering desserts. This recipe for tea tassies was my great aunt’s, and she would always make these for every holiday or church event.

Have a recipe that is a favorite for your Thanksgiving meal? Send me an email at

Posted by Nancy on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 3:40pm

Are y'all ready for the big game? In addition to watching all the football and fun commercials, it's time to start getting your menu together for your Super Bowl party.

Here are some of my favorite appetizers, dips, and sweets that will score big points with your guests!

asparagus rollups

Asparagus Roll-ups

buffalo chicken dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

jalapeno dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip

hamburger cheese dip

Hamburger Cheese Dip

mozzarella tomato skewers

Mozzarella Tomato Skewers

potato boats

Potato Boats



chicken quesadillas

Chicken Quesadilla

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

cream cheese brownies

Frosted Cream Cheese Brownies

heath bar dip

Heath Bar Dip

red velvet cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Posted by Nancy on Friday, January 31st, 2013 at 2:20pm

This is the new I look forward to sharing more recipes, fashion tips, and of course, a thing or two about butterbeans.

Let me know what y'all think!


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