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Fried Okra and Green Tomato Combo

Fried Okra and Green Tomato Combo are two Southern favorites coming together most deliciously.  The vegetables are cut into equal sizes, coated with a self-rising coating, fried to perfection and sprinkled with a heavy dose of salt and pepper with a little pinch of cayenne pepper.   This is a post to celebrate the bounty of two Southern favorites, Fried Okra and Fried Green Tomatoes.  Some summers I don't fry okra or green tomatoes but once or twice, but this summer I couldn't get enough of them.

Watermelon Kiwi Feta Layered Salad

Watermelon Kiwi Feta Layered Salad , crisp watermelon layered with kiwi fruit, a few blueberries, and sprinkled with a heavy dose of Feta cheese. Then wait...drizzled with a balsamic blueberry syrup! Oh! my.    A  summer obsession that will rock your world.  Remember the watermelon puzzle that took Pinterest by storm several years ago?  

Perfect Peach Pie {A Southern Classic}

Perfect Peach Pie , a Southern classic pie made with simple ingredients, sliced fresh juicy peaches, brown sugar, cornstarch, a little vanilla, and piled high in a homemade buttery, flaky crust.  Truly, a summer treat during peach season! For my husband and me, nothing says summer more than fresh peaches.  We look forward to them every year.  We can't get enough of them.  

Whipped Blueberry Feta Cheese Toast

Whipped Blueberry Feta Cheese, simple ingredients, mixture include feta cheese, Greek yogurt, and Walden Farms calorie free Blueberry Syrup.  Spread this lovely summery goodness on toast, crusty bread, dollop over hot fruit compotes, or serve as a dip with your favorite fruit trays. If you need a new appetizer to wow your guest, look no more.  Whipped feta cheese in Greek yogurt or even cream cheese will change your world.

Patriotic White Trash

Patriotic White Trash , a snack mix with Crispix cereal, pretzels, red, white, and blue peanut M&Ms and generously coated with almond bark.  Keeping it simple and looking rich! If you are looking for the p-e-r-f-e-c-t addicting snack mix, you have come to the right place.  Ha! Ha!  My family can not and I mean can not stop eating this stuff.  It is sweet salty and crunchy at the same time.  Did I say perfectly addicting?

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetables,  roasted summer vegetables, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, and onion with a whole garlic into a delightful side dish. The recipe is healthy and comforting at the same time--pure deliciousness! I grew up with traditional cooking methods, and they are hard to change, but the older I get, the more I make changes to easier methods. As is with this Ratatouille recipe.   While traditional Ratatouille is made by sauteeing vegetables separately before combining them, I decided to roast the vegetables.

Grandmother's Old Fashioned Meatloaf {Cooked In A Cast Iron Skillet}

Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe   My Mother-in-law's recipe.  She taught me early on to cook my meatloaf in a cast iron skillet, which has never changed, and she also taught me not to forget to save the tripping for delicious tomato gravy. She would form her meatloaf in a bun and cook it with enough water about a third way up in the skillet. All those delicious juices make a wonderful gravy.   She believed that a good meatloaf recipe is one that has a good ratio of fat in the hamburger.