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Chicken and Dumplings

If I had an ultimate comfort food, chicken and dumplings would be high up on the list.  It’s warm, hearty, delicious and easy to make for a few people or…

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies

I couldn’t go through the month of October without sharing a favorite pumpkin recipe of ours. And we have a lot of those. I live for pumpkin season! My husband…

Blueberries for Sal and Blueberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal

As a little girl, one of my favorite books was “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey. As an adult, this book is still so dear to me.  I read it…

DIY Charcuterie Boards

If someone asked me what my favorite food is, I would easily say a charcuterie board. I know it’s not a meal or a dish per say, but as someone…

Summertime Tomato Pie

One of our family’s favorite things about Carlton Landing is the community garden. Our boys love to grab their bikes and head over for exploration, vegetable picking and chicken watching.…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

If I told you I had a recipe for something so delicious and satisfying that also happened to be gluten-free, dairy free, and vegan, would you believe me? These peanut…

Hot Dog Bar

Nothing says summer like eating a hot dog fresh off the grill.  As a kid, many a summer day was spent devouring a hot dog on a scorching day, dripping…

Frosted Sugar Cookie Slab

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day! You’re probably just as excited as I am. Okay, well maybe you’re not as thrilled as me or maybe you didn’t even know today…

Lemonade Stands and Strawberry Lemon Cookies

One of my favorite summer memories is having a lemonade stand. As a little girl, I wasn’t terribly entrepreneurial. In fact, I probably handed out more free lemonade to neighbors…

Texas Sheet Cake

Well, summer may not officially be here, but ask anyone in the south, summer is most definitely here.  From the hot temperatures, swarming mosquitos, ice cream trucks, and endless supplies…

Magic No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice cream. Just the thought of it makes my mouth drool and brings back a plethora of memories. For me, it’s slow summer days with my Grandma finished with a…

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

If you’re reading this in fairly current times, then you know we are all experiencing a global pandemic. While it’s easy to focus on the fear and panic, there’s also so…

Best Ever Granola

I love many things, but high up there is the smell of my favorite granola baking in the oven. The cinnamon and hint of maple syrup atop oats and a…

New Year’s Eve and White Almond Cake with Cranberry Almond Buttercream

How can it be that Christmas seemed so far away yet now it’s over just like that?  I personally think time moves faster during the holiday season, or at least…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

It’s the season for being with those we love, life around the table, and all things food. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are getting our kitchens and…

Caramel Apple Bar

Apples.  They’re pretty much the unofficial mascot of fall that everyone seems to love. (I’m sorry, pumpkin, but not everyone loves you.  I sure love you but just being honest.)…

October, Tablescapes, and Southern Chili

October. It’s the beautifully inviting front porch entrance into a season of cooler temperatures, holidays, and time with those we love. To me, October is all about the anticipation of…

Peach Cobbler & the Heart of Carlton Landing

Hi, y’all! My name is Lauren Jones.  Most of you may not know me, and I sure wish I could pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and…

Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Parcels

<![CDATA[This recipe from Ree Drummond is a delicious favorite for community gatherings and dinner parties.]]>

Antipasto Salad

<![CDATA[Mama Tigs Wood Fired Pizza Owner, Janette Davis shared their famous Antipasto Salad with us.]]>