Cornbread and a Cold Glass of Milk

Baked Cornbread,  cut a slice and pour cold milk over it in a glass.  In the South this is poor mans food but no one ever knew it because it taste like your eating like a king! When I came into the Little family, I was used to eating Southern Buttermilk Cornbread . Needless to say the longer I was in the family, the more I began to have a taste for sweet cornbread. Traditionally, sweet cornbread contains equal portions of flour and yellow cornmeal with a liberal amount of sugar.  There is one thing that has not changed since I came into the family and that is my affection for a late night snack of a cold glass of Milk and Cornbread.

Creole Stewed Fresh Okra, {Granny's Recipe}

Fresh Creole Stewed Okra , a humble but beloved Southern favorite, with spicy Creole flavors for a mouthwatering side dish. This recipe calls for fresh or canned vegetables, so no rules.  Use what is in the pantry or refrigerator. Since I still had plenty of okra leftover from the last blog post, I decided to make my Mother's Creole Okra.

Southern Fried Okra, {Granny's Recipe}

Southern Fried Okra , a simple Southern classic, okra dredged in self-rising cornmeal, then fried until golden.  Want to know the simple secret to keeping okra crisp on the outside while tender on the inside?  My Mother was an expert at Pan Frying Okra. She could fry it crispy-on-the-outside, almost caramelized shell and at the same time very tender inside.

Homemade Banana Pudding {Granny's Recipe}

Homemade Banana Pudding , rich and creamy homemade pudding poured over Nilla wafers and fresh banana slices, old fashioned goodness like Grandma makes. You could say my Mother made real homemade pudding, the kind you cook on the stove from scratch, not out of a box.  It's not hard just takes a little more time.

Classic Chicken Spaghetti {wonderful cheesy one-pot meal from start to finish!}

Chicken Spaghetti is the classic comfort food around our house.  A wonderful cheesy one-pot meal from start to finish. I am finishing out this week's favorite dishes of my husband with this wonderful Classic Chicken Spaghetti. Although, Chicken and Dumplings come in real close. I was pulling items out of our chest freezer looking for something to cook, and I found a whole chicken that gave me the idea to make some Chicken Spaghetti.

Crispy Fried Squash, {Granny's Recipe}

Crispy Fried Squash , golden outside, tender, meaty inside, fried squash is so simple and so delicious!  In the South, a meal for King and Queen, in my house for sure. Every time I am going to cook yellow squash, my "Hunny Bunches" ask me, "will you fry it this time?" His favorite way to eat squash is fried.

My Time Away from Cooking With K

I just wanted to let you know that I have been taking a break from my blog due to the extended illness of my husband. He is still in the hospital following two colon surgeries in April. With rehab, he is expected to be on his way to a full recovery. Thank you all for all your kindness and prayers during this long journey we are on. I can't wait to be back cooking for my husband and posting some of my great recipes that "Bring friends and family together with food from my childhood recipes to today"!

Skillet Fried Corn {Granny's Recipe}

Skillet Fried Corn , easiest recipe for fried corn that makes you think you are eating fresh corn cut off the cob and then fried in a skillet with bacon grease.  Just like Grandma use to make. Growing up in the 60's my mother would buy fresh produce from farmers in the area, and sometimes to save on the cost, we would go and pick it fresh ourselves. As a child, I felt like picking corn was a gruesome and suffocating job walking in between the corn stalks, which grew up over the top of your head.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus, baked with olive oil, minced garlic, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Easy and elegant! When you see asparagus at the grocery stores, it is a sure sign of spring. While there is frozen and canned asparagus year around, there is nothing better than the delicate flavor of fresh asparagus. When I get fresh asparagus in season, I don't want the flavor totally smothered with a lot of ingredients that takes away from the simplistic taste. Here I just bake them in the oven with little olive oil and minced garlic and then season with coarse salt and coarse black pepper.

Pear Honey

Pear Honey  is just a little thicker than traditional honey and thinner than a preserve or jam. Beginning in the fall every year, sometime in September,  a friend of mine would give me huge amounts of fresh pears from off their trees. There were too many to eat before they would go bad, so I needed another recipe besides Pear Preserves. This recipe is perfect because it calls for real ripe pears.