Category Archives: Survival Gear

Southern Summer Bounty Pesto

Save Southern summer bounties for winter use. Pesto is your friend.


Ham Salad Spread – Mom’s Style

Summer sandwiches – Ham Salad Spread rules

Lavender “Water” Tennessee Style

There is more to this Tennessee Lavender Water than meets the eye.

Chocolate on Which We Can All Agree

See’s candy is Survival Gear in any economy.

Roasted Green Beans

There are Southern Green Beans and Northern Green Beans – Southern green beans are slow-cooked with pork for hours and hours and are truly wonderful.  Northern green beans are those bright green ones that crunch when you bite down on them.  I’m not so fond of those. And there are roasted green beans which are […]

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Prozac

Cornbread Salad

Cornbread salad is a fairly new invention, at least for me, but it’s definitely worth trying . . .

Pimiento Cheese – Southern Delight

Soul satisfying sandwich.

Mint Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea recipe with a mint twist

Plum Crazy About Morelli

Okay, Magnolia and I have debated Ranger vs Morelli over Vodka and lime on our girls’ horse riding trips. Morelli is for me because, because,… he’s just attainable enough to really mess with your mind when he walks the other way. Yes, I’ve dated a few of those. Who hasn’t. Yes, I’ve had to learn not to. […]