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Waldorf Salad

The Waldorf Salad recipe is straightforward and delicious and can be made with ingredients from your pantry.  It is ready in 15 minutes and easy for family gatherings or potlucks.   Granny's Classic Waldorf Salad I have been making this classic Waldorf Salad recipe for the holidays and special occasions for years. The recipe comes from my Mother.  It is one of my favorite recipes growing up.   The original Waldorf Salad was introduced on March 14, 1893, at the Waldorf Istoria Hotel in New York by the first executive chef for a charity ball and became an instant success.  In years since, the original recipe, which consisted of apples, celery, and mayonnaise, has taken on more additions.

Simple Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Simple Broccoli Cauliflower Salad will elevate a meal for Kings or refresh a family potluck dinner.  The perfect salad with only six ingredients, including the creamy, tangy dressing. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Dressing My recipe for delicious Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is simple and quick to make, full of fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets, julienne red onions, and tossed in a dressing you want to drink.   Growing up, anytime we had a big gathering, Mother would cook the biggest meal, and the whole family would come.   Recipes like this classic Broccoli Cauliflower Salad totally remind me of those days the love and care my Mother took in hosting all the family and celebrating us. Just like Mother, I keep this salad as simple as possible.  My family loves this salad year-round, especially around the holidays.   This brings up Thanksgiving around the corner, always a favorite.   I know this salad will become one of yours, too.

Old Fashioned Hot Water Cornbread

Enjoy these  little medallions with collard greens, purple hull peas, fried catfish, soup, chili, and the list goes on! Granny's Old Fashioned Hot Water Cornbread Old Fashioned Hot Water Cornbread just like Grandma used to make.  Hot Water Cornbread is more about the feel of the batter than a precise measurement.  The main thing is to get the right consistency with the hot water and the cornmeal mixture. Making Old Fashioned Hot Water Cornbread is more about the feel of the batter than a precise measurement.   The main thing is to get the right consistency with the water and cornmeal mixture.

Oven Smoked Brisket

Oven Smoked Brisket is tender meat that tastes like it has been smoked in a smoker for hours.  You don't need a smoker to enjoy this mouthwatering oven smoked brisket. Beef Brisket Smoked In The Oven The best Texas style brisket is tender without falling apart while slicing, and it has that thick layer of smoky, peppery bark surrounding each slice.  This recipe meets all of those standards. Brisket was a new cut of meat, you might say, at our house growing up as a teenager. When my mother first started cooking brisket, she would cook them in the oven at first, and then, when she got a smoker, she started smoking them. The best part about my mother cooking brisket was not how she cooked them but how she selected the one to buy. The briskets you buy in Texas are usually known as a packer cut—this means that it’s the entire chest muscle, and most of the time covered with a generous layer of fat and weighs anywhere from seven to eleven pounds. 

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are a fast and easy recipe that is perfectly sweet with brown sugar and loaded with oatmeal. Oatmeal No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies This is a classic cookie recipe for those that can't have or just prefer not to eat chocolate.   These Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are a version of the famous  Chocolate No Bake Cookies  using cocoa powder that I grew up eating in the 50s.  I am especially a fan of no bake cookies during the summer month.  Not having to turn the oven on is a big plus. They always satisfy the craving for something sweet.  I love the moist, chewy texture and rich peanut butter flavor that just takes minutes to make, and the hardest part is waiting on them to set up so you can eat them. When my children were small, I would give them a spoon to scrape the sides of the pan and get all that yummy peanut butter mixture.

Granny's Green Beans and New Potatoes

Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes , a simple side dish full of flavors from the garden, homegrown green beans, and the first crop of new potatoes.   Fresh vegetables are the best if fresh out of the garden, and you cannot beat them. I love Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes cooked with ham or bacon.

Marinated Carrots

Marinated Carrots, a vintage salad recipe, are mainly known as Copper Pennies, Sweet and Sour Carrots, but we know them as Magic Carrots.  Perfect for the holidays, potlucks, and even an elegant dinner. Magic Carrot Salad All the magic happens in these carrots when they are marinated in a sweet and sour mixture overnight yielding a delightful taste of my childhood. Magic Carrots are a unique side dish that brings memories of my childhood.   Back in the day when I was growing up, it seemed mother would bring these carrots out around the time spring came; to me, they screamed Easter.  

Stovetop Hamburger Potato Carrot Casserole {Granny's Recipe}

Stovetop Hamburger Potato Carrot Casserole, super easy to make for a weeknight meal.  This was a mainstay meal when my children were growing up. When I tell people we are having Hamburger Potato Carrot Casserole  for dinner, they say "that sounds good, what's in it?"  I answer them with, Hamburger, Potato, and Carrots--- simple ingredients.

Old Fashioned New Potatoes and Peas in a White Sauce {Granny's Recipe}

Old Fashioned  New Potatoes and Peas , sometimes called Southern New Potatoes in a White Sauce.  There is one thing for sure about this recipe for New Potatoes, and English Peas smothered in a creamy white sauce, it has been around for ages.  My Mother passed it down to me, and her Mother passed it down to her, tried and true recipe. The first vegetable I want to eat in the spring from our garden growing up is new potatoes and fresh English peas. Mother would wash and scrap the new potatoes, slice them, or you can also quarter them if you like a chunkier potato.  While the potatoes are cooking, she makes the white sauce. I want to let you know I use leftover new potatoes at times to make a leftover makeover dish.  Especially in the summer when new potatoes are plentiful from the garden.  Boil the potatoes and eat them with butter and fresh herbs refrigerate the leftovers and then the next day use them to make New Potatoes in a White Sauce. Growing up mostly, I enjoy

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #4 Salmon Croquettes

Weeknight Family Supper Meal , an inspiration for a meal one night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.   Most people don't know how easy it is to make salmon croquettes.  Mix up a few ingredients, mince onions, egg, and seasoning in a bowl, roll them into small little rolls, roll them around some saltine cracker crumbs and fry in oil.  Voila, salmon croquettes.   See how easy, and oh! so delicious.  Perfect for a weeknight meal.

Weeknight Supper Meal: Skillet Lasagna

Weeknight Supper Meal , an inspiration for one of your meals for the week including how to makeover leftovers, how to freeze leftovers and a decadent dessert for your special Valentine's. Skillet Lasagna, one skillet meal including all the  ingredients  of a traditional Lasagna. But this is a shortcut version cooking the  hamburger , sauce, and soft cheese along with the noodles all together.   One fabulous skillet meal!

Super Bowl Party Eats

Football Party Food , a collection of our favorite game day food we enjoy!   I have included good eats from all spectrums, appetizers, main dishes, sandwiches, sliders, salads, and don't forget the sweet treats.   Are you ready for some football this weekend?  If you are having a Super Bowl Party or headed to one, these football eats are sure to wow your guest.  Enjoy!

Top 10 Recipe of 2016

Top 10 Recipes of 2016 , always exciting to see the post you have selected as the top ones for the year.  I am humbled and grateful for all your comments, shares, and support throughout this year.  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! No. 10   Easy Homemade Buttery Shortbread Crust

Southern Style Collard Greens {Granny's Recipe}

Southern Collard Greens ,  a delicious Southern dish served in most households all year long, especially around the holidays.   In the south, we generally cook large amounts of greens at one time, referring to them as an ole' mess of greens. My Mother's recipe for collard greens is the best.   Her recipe brings out all the secrets to the perfectly cooked greens.

Stuffed Bell Peppers + a Low Carb Option {Granny's Recipe}

Stuffed Bell Peppers , succulent red, orange, and yellow bell peppers stuffed with a flavorful ground beef and fluffy rice, topping them with ketchup or a sweet, tangy sauce. My mother enjoyed making Stuffed Bell Pepper as much as she enjoyed seeing my husband eat them. I only remember my mother using the green bell peppers, but the different colored ones are so readily available now that I usually use them along with some green ones too. The yellow, red, and orange ones are a little sweeter, and my daughter, Jennifer prefer them over the green ones.

15 Best of 2015 Recipes from Cooking with K

15 Best of 2015,  a collection of recipes that topped the list of the most pageviews for 2015 on the blog.   It is time once again to reflect on your favorite recipes you have been so faithful to visit, comment and share this past year here on the blog.  I can't express enough how thankful I am for each and everyone of you.  

Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie {Granny's Recipe}

Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie, creamy, rich chocolate filling adorned with fluffy meringue in a flakey pie crust, just like grandma makes. Christmas desserts always included my Mother's Chocolate Meringue Pie growing up in the '60s. She made the best.  Always made from scratch, a reminiscence of an old fashioned southern cook.

Daddy's Lemon Icebox Pie {Granny's Recipe}

Lemon Icebox Pie , classic Southern dessert traditionally set in the refrigerator before serving and that is how it gets the name "icebox".  Perfect dessert to say goodbye to long and sweltering days of summer. The one thing I remember most about my Mother making this Lemon Icebox Pie is that it was one of my Father's all time favorite desserts. 

A Southern July 4th Tradition! Mother's Cherry Cheesecake Pie {Granny's Recipe}

Celebrate the red, white and blue with this classic cheesecake pie. Perfect for a picnic or 4th of July party, the smooth and creamy cheesecake pie filling in graham crust will be a crowd pleaser for sure! All my growing up years, I remember my Mother making this Cherry Cheesecake Pie in the summer around the July 4th depending on what day it fell on closest to the weekend. She always would have to make two of them so there would be enough to go around.

Mama's Southern Style Baked Beans

Thick and rich with just the right amount of sweetness, these baked beans are a perfect side dish for whatever you cook up for your next gathering. Southern Baked Beans Mother's easy to make baked beans are just that,  EASY.  This classic dish has canned pork and beans, onions, bell pepper, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, and the star, Bacon.   I could not post my mother's Potato Salad recipe without posting her Southern Baked Beans recipe, also. like the potato salad recipe, I have had this one in my head for years too.