Southern Shrimp Salad


It was almost biblical…six or eight cold boiled shrimp left from a feast at supper the night before. A hungry horde to feed, a 5:00 dinner challenge… A wonderful, very easy recipe was given to us by true south Georgian gentleman…a sort of “five fishes” type for limited leftovers.  It was his late mother’s concoction […]

12 Easy Summer Recipes

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Edible Sand via Household Ways Yoo Hoo Ice Cream by Southern Plate Shrimp Salad Easy Cucumber Salad Cucumber and Vinegar Salad Veggie Plate Avocado Egg Salad Guacamole Hummus Spinach & Fruit Salad Cookies & Cream Meal Plan: Just a Sandwich (whole lot of recipes!) My Egg-Free Tuna Salad (not made with mayo!) recipe at Food […]

10 Easter and Spring Desserts


Sharing my top ten favorites for this time of year. For Easter, a bridal luncheon or baby shower, Mother’s Day. There’s so much to celebrate… Aunt Kathy’s Lime Cake – for every spring celebration! Grandma’s Glazed Strawberries and Bananas – so easy! Nana’s Coconut Cake – an Easter tradition. Sunflower Peeps Cake – fun for […]

Nana’s Corn Salad Recipe: Fast Food for Slow Sundays


Nana fed this to us back over the Christmas holidays. It was so different – and delicious. And it had Fritos in it! Definitely an easy Fast Food for Slow Sundays addition. Either as a side dish or the main course! I hear it is adapted from a Paula Deen corn salad recipe.  Corn Salad […]

Shrimp Salad


We enjoyed fresh, boiled shrimp at the beach last week. Believe it or not, we had some left over. So, we threw together a shrimp salad. No certain amounts but just a few key ingredients. : Shrimp Salad leftover, boiled shrimp chopped pickle mayo, approximately 2 tablespoons. Old Bay Seasoning, to taste. Peel and chop […]

Avocado Egg Salad


I love avocado. I also love a fabulously easy, scrumptiously delicious recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Especially on a Saturday. Or any day. Now the recipe called for pulsing in a handy chopper. But out of sheer avoidance of dirtying something else, I just smushed it with a knife and fork. So, really, it doesn’t […]

Easy Cucumber Salad


A simple summer spread to beat the same ol’ regular. And to enjoy your summer garden! Three ingredients…   : Cucumber Salad 1-2 cucumber 3 oz cream cheese dill weed salt and/or pepper, optional Finely chop cucumber. Mix in cream cheese and dill weed. Can add a splash of milk if it seems dry. Season […]

Spinach and Fruit Salad: Arthritis Friendly Living


This salad is so simple. Just get your favorite bag of spinach. Top with any or all of the following: shredded mozzarella chopped fruit (apple, strawberry, mandarin oranges) nuts (we use sunflower seeds to keep allergic children safe), avocado, your favorites! Dressing (we use Italian) I made this real quick for lunch after church. I […]

Frozen Fruit Salad and Rich’s Tea Room


There once was a very magical retail store in Atlanta named Rich’s.  I grew up looking forward to the twice-a-year visits to the store for school clothes and Easter dresses…but the best part of the visit was lunch at the store’s famous Tea Room. White gloves and Sunday dresses were a requirement.  Sometimes there were […]

Pickled Peach Salad


We enjoyed this pickled peach salad on Easter Sunday at my Aunt Patti’s house. Of course I asked for the recipe! She says, “It is so easy!” It is 2 small packages (or one large one) of lemon jello. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir for 2 minutes. Add one cup of the juice […]

Simple Supper: Manwich, Mac & Salad


Keeping it simple around here. The menu on a Monday was as follows: Not-Your-Average Sloppy Joes by Southern Plate Macaroni and Cheese (the boxed variety) Spinach, Strawberry, Guacamole and Sunflower Seed Salad (arthritis friendly!) The ground turkey for the sloppy joes I pulled from the freezer from the last slow cooker batch cooking session. The […]