The Very Best Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes {There is more to sweet potatoes than just #pies and #casseroles}

The Very Best Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes, slices of sweet potatoes covered with a buttery brown sugar mixture and cooked until the edges are caramelized.  A side dish that graces tables in the south especially around the holidays. The season for sweet potatoes is ending here in East Texas and farmers are getting ready to plant for the next season.  I had several small sweet potatoes left in my bin and decided to make my husband some Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes to go with a pot of Purple Hull Peas, Skillet Fried Okra , and a pan of Cornbread . You know here in the South we are known for eating a meal consisting of vegetables only. These candied sweet potatoes are buttery sweet--almost close to being the dessert to the meal instead of a vegetable. A sweet lady at the office where I use to work with gave me a secret to making the best Candied Sweet Potatoes. Sweet Potatoes have a lot of water in them so rather than boil them in water and then ca

Southern Fried Catfish (An Icon of Southern Cooking}

To my delight, my oldest grandson, Elijah called me last week, and asked me if he could bring me some catfish over to the house, and we have a fish fry.  The answer is always yes when it comes to my grandchildren asking me to make them something, and this time was no different.   Southern Fried Catfish ---who can resist? There are two rules in my house when frying catfish, one is the oil is hot enough to light a match when tossed in the oil, and two, NEVER stir the catfish while frying.  This cools down the oil and causes the fish to hold the oil, and be greasing.  As for the breading, we use  simple ingredients--a cornmeal mix and plenty of salt. The basic truth here in Texas is Southern Fried Catfish is an icon of Southern cooking.  There maybe some discrepancies on how to fry and bread catfish, but there are no discrepancies on it being a Southern classic.

Chocolate Cherry Blossoms {Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge}

Chocolate Cherry Blossoms, a  retro chocolate cordial candy sitting on top of a rich chocolate cooking.  Now that is a winning flavor combination for a Valintine Celebration. I am happy to participate in Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge this month hosted by a blogger friend, Sheryl from Lady Behind The Curtain .  This month's challenge is cherries and chocolate, so today I am bringing  Chocolate Cherry Blossoms.  These cookies are easy and quick to make into a holiday treat.   Valentine's is today and what better time to make them.   All you need is 4 ingredients, a bought cookie mix, butter, cocoa, and an egg.    The cookie mix has a perfect texture, and I went with the Cherry Cordials to push down in the center.   You may want to use Cordial Kisses if you prefer, but there is just something nostalgic about the cordial cherries I couldn't pass up.   I have fond memories as a child getting them for a Christmas gift.

Wow Your Valentine with this ~ Valentine's Day Breakfast For Two!

Making your Valentine's a lovely breakfast doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming.  Keep it simple and sweet! One of my husband's favorite ways to eat an egg, is an egg in a hole. To put a little WOW in this somewhat boring way to eat an egg, I decided to make Valentine's Egg In A Hole . Arn't they cute?   French toast is another favorite of my husband's. So I thought why not make some Cu te French Toast Hearts out of the little hearts from the egg in a hole---genius don't you think? I thought it was, although, I know there are others out there who have probably thought the same thing.  Shh, he doesn't know that! This breakfast in itself is gorgeous, but if you would like to put a little more WOW in this already gorgeous breakfast, serve some dipping chocolate in a  small bowl and fresh fruit.  We are having fresh pineapple, since that is my husband's favorite.  I know there are a lot of his favorite in the pos

Jennifer's Hot Artichoke Dip {Super Easy Dip for a Super Bowl Party!}

I always request my daughter, Jennifer to bring her Hot Artichoke D ip to our Super Bowl party.

Homemade Ranch Dressing {Originally started out in the South being called Buttermilk Dressing}

Homemade Ranch Dressing  takes on a whole new taste that cannot be matched with the store bought kind. 

Southern Pecan Chewies

Southern Pecan Chewies are just that--soft, chewy, loaded with pecans, brown sugar, and butter. PECAN CHEWIES BARS This is a Southern treat that is so easy to make. It is perfect for making around the holidays, keeping it a crowd-pleaser. When I was getting ready to plan our menu for the Super Bowl Party, I saw some brownies  on Pinterest that I wanted to make.

A Few of Your Favorite Pies for National Pie Day!

Today is National Pie Day, and I thought I would share with you some of the most viewed here on Cooking with K along with some of my personal favorites. This Coffee Pie is always a big hit every time my daughter takes it to a gathering.  It has few ingredients and easy to prepare.  If you want a delicious chocolate pie that is not cooked on the stove and ready to pour in the prepared pie shell in minutes, then you will want to try Jennifer's Signature Chocolate Cream Pie . Lemon Ice Box Pie always satisfies the urge for the taste of something tart and sweet.  That is the way I fill about  Daddy's Lemon Icebox Pie .  It give that wonderful tart bite with every spoonful and one of my personal favorites. If you are a fan of the Classic German Chocolate Cake then you are going to be a fan of this delicious German Chocolate Pie . It has all the richness and chocolate goodness as the cake.  A family favorite for sure! Who doesn't like a delici

Inspirational Thought! #7 A Day Of Silence

Decadent Peanut Butter Millionaire Fudge

Decadent Peanut Butter Millionaire Fudge {No Peanut Butter in this fudge...just  a little secret} CHRISTMAS FUDGE Peanut Butter Fudge is a delicious holiday treat for gift giving and sharing, smooth and creamy, sweet and marshmallowy. Probably, the best kept secret about making my Peanut Butter Millionaire Fudge is what I use for the peanut butter flavor. Get ready---here it is!  Reese's Peanut Butter Chips--Wha la!   So simple and has no measuring.  Just open the bags and pour them into the bowl....Super easy! WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE?  TAKE ME TO THE RECIPE FOR PEANUT BUTTER MILLIONAIRE FUDGE. Below, under the next heading, I give a list of preferred ingredients, tips, and cooking instructions for the Peanut Butter Millionaire Fudge and similar recipe ideas you can have. Or you can  scroll down to the bottom, where you will find a full printable recipe card with amounts of the ingredients and complete instructions with notes. To reach a "foolproof"