How to Make Creamed Corn

I hesitate to call this a recipe.  It’s more of a tutorial, because the star ingredient is the corn itself. Just a little salt and butter are added to taste, but you could truly make delicious southern style creamed corn with nothing but corn. No flour, no milk or cream, no corn starch out of a box or can.  You are using corn starch in its truest form. I can show you how.  Continue reading “How to Make Creamed Corn”

Amazon Prime Day? Fun Outdoor Tableware!

So, it’s Amazon Prime Day?

I’m not sure if I’m in the market for anything that is on sale.  It’s not like a marketing brochure went in the mail a few days ago. 3a.m. was the soonest you could see what was available.   But, just maybe, we will all find some great deals.  I’m game to do some browsing.

Fun Outdoor Tableware

Whether they’re on the Amazon Prime Day sales or not, these are affordable options for putting together a fun outdoor table.   Continue reading “Amazon Prime Day? Fun Outdoor Tableware!”

Finding a Lot in a Historic District


Why did I write this? Over and over we get asked the same question:  How did you find the lot to build your house? No, it was not listed for sale. I didn’t know where to start either.  I just dove in and started trying ideas. Because there’s not a lot of information out there on how to go about this task, I want to document what I did.  Maybe it will help you when you start the process of finding a lot in a historic district, or any densely populated urban/small town area. Continue reading “Finding a Lot in a Historic District”

Grilled Peaches with Toasted Pecans and Ice Cream

Did you not just drool when you read the title of this post?

For Father’s Day, Mom and I wanted to make a dinner for Bud that was entirely cooked on the grill. We started racking our brains for perfect sides, an entree, and a dessert that he would love and that could be made entirely outside. I wanted to share with y’all my favorite part of the meal:

Dessert. Continue reading “Grilled Peaches with Toasted Pecans and Ice Cream”

Mama’s Mexican Cornbread

Mama loved to cook and she mostly cooked old time southern favorites, but she was known to step outside the box and try new things. When Mexican cornbread became popular back in the 70’s and 80’s she jumped right in and learned to make it, but still used her iron skillet (now a treasure of mine). Continue reading “Mama’s Mexican Cornbread”

Norcross Community Market Off to a Great Start


The awesome town of Norcross, Georgia, has now had the third of its Community Markets, scheduled from 9am to 1pm each Saturday through August 13th, (except July 4th week). The first three weeks have seen a community of people and organizations coming together to bring the type of market the town’s people asked for.  It makes me proud to live in a place where so many people can pull together and work toward a common goal. Continue reading “Norcross Community Market Off to a Great Start”