Flyght to Spring: Lemon Chicken Pasta

Flyght to Spring Lemon Chicken Pasta Spring is FINALLY here and the warm weather just makes me want to hang out in the garden or by the grill! The Domestic Diva/Flyght Chef LOVES to cook–however, there are times when a fulfilling, fresh,  light, colorful pasta would be a welcome sight on the lunch or dinner…

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal

“They” say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but “they” may not be as busy as the rest of us! I mean, getting up at 4:30 in the morning sounds great, but after cooking breakfast for the family, ironing clothes, getting a 5 year old ready, a husband ready, and yourself ready,…

Beef and Peppers

  Beef and peppers is a dish I remember from my childhood! My mommy would whip out her wok or electric skillet and cook up a large batch of beef strips and multicolored bell peppers and serve the mixture and it’s delicious sauce over rice or my favorite…..creamy mashed potatoes! If you like a little…

Crinkles for Kris Kringle (or you)!

When I think of the Christmas holidays, I can smell the spices and feel the warmth of the season shining through the brisk and sometimes frigid temps of the season. These cookies make me think of farmhouse cookie jars where the contents are served alongside a cold glass of “creamline” milk from a glass bottle!…

Fallin’ In Love with Apples!

There’s still time! Winter is coming but Fall still has the mic and apples are still in abundance at the local supermarket–at least 8 different varieties! What does The Domestic Diva do? “Appley” desserts of course! When I have 5-8 pounds of apples, I like to have a little kitchen assistance so I can call…

Don’t Tell Texans Pulled Pork!

BBQ is pretty sacred in my family. Daddy is king of the grill and he rules it pretty darn well, in my opinion! To top it off, I can eat practically anything off the grill–Lamb, ram, chicken, rabbit, turkey, veggies, fruit, YOU NAME IT! Pulled pork is an amazing trifecta of pork, smoke, and flavor….

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Sweet Potato Biscuits

Ingredients 2 cups self-rising flour 4 tablespoons cold butter (2 ounces, cut into pieces) 1 cup leftover mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato casserole (yes, marshmallows are okay!) 1/4 cup milk (more or less, if needed) Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with baking spray. Mix dry ingredients in food…

Respect the Leftovers!

Leftovers get a bad rap these days! I mean, people rave over the Thanksgiving dinner, dedicate time and effort to the shopping for and prep of ingredients, slave over the preparation of dishes passed down from generations before us, and exclaim with joy when the platters of holiday goodness arrive at the table! The meal…

Southern Sausage Gravy

So, in my mind, I’m a GRIT. A Girl Raised In The South! I was technically raised up North, but with very strong Southern ideals. I mean I’m sweet, sharp, and chock full of Southern charm! I can eat watermelon in a sundress, sip sweet tea like a Southern lady, I can say darlin’ like…

Balsamic Glazed Chicken

At my big brother’s wedding reception, we had Balsamic Glazed chicken from BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant in Tallahassee, FL. After tasting it, I vowed that I’d recreate the dish at my home for my family. When #TheDomesticDiva decides to create a dish, it usually happens! This chicken is moist and flavorful, sitting on top of…

Ooey, Gooey, Cinnamoney, Eattoomany, Cinnamon Rolls

So, yeah, I’m a language arts teacher by day, but I’ll tell you what, when you have a mouthful of these delectable, tantalizing cinnamon rolls, all conventional rules of English and grammar go out the window. With that being said, the name of these cinnamon rolls stay. Period. Got a problem with it? Build a…

Lemon Meringue Tart — apuginthekitchen

I’ve been wanting lemon meringue pie or tart for a while now. I planned on making it last week but got sick. I have had this recipe in my to do pile for a while now and since lemon is one of my favorite flavors it went straight to the top of recipes I wanted […]…