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 […]…

I Woke Up To This……Overnight Cinnamon Rolls!

Waking up just got that much better! A few minutes tonight can prepare you for gooey, hot, cinnamony (yes I said cinnamony) goodness tomorrow morning! Don’t let yeast doughs frighten you! Pull up your big girl panties and your sleeves and get right to it! Trust me, these rolls are worth it! Think mug of…

Italian Sausage Alfredo:”Molto Bene!”

A creamy, luscious Alfredo sauce is a culinary dream — a handful of ingredients that add up to something wonderful. It hails from 1920s Rome, where it was created by restaurateur Alfredo di Lello. His hallmark dish, Fettuccine Alfredo, combined hot fettuccine with a sauce made of butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese, with generous…

2015 Food Bloggers Cookie Swap

When I had to decide on a cookie recipe to bake for this year’s swap, I immediately knew I wanted to bake something that would evoke warm memories of a grandmother’s kitchen, nostalgic times, and simply go great with a cold glass of milk or hot cup of coffee. My Old Fashioned Molasses Crinkles came…