Archive for October, 2012

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices


Oh, Autumn. Time for that winning apple cinnamon combination!
This is the first time I’ve ever attempted baked apples, and I’m pretty satisfied! Herb especially liked that this recipe for baked apples includes raisins.

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2-3 apples (a tart variety is preferable. We used Granny Smith’s)

Scratch Brick Oven Pizza


PIZZA: who doesn’t love pizza? There are so many different variations of crusts, cheeses, and toppings. Mister Spice and I are pizza lovers, and even though I’ve had pizza from a lot of places (including Italy!) Scratch Brick Oven Pizza in Johnson City makes the most unique, mouth-watering pies I’ve ever had.
It’s just a little house on the corner of East Unaka and North Road Street in Johnson City.

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole


This recipe is definitely a crowd-pleaser!
It has quickly become a family favorite of ours, and whenever we share it with friends, it always gets great reviews! So when some of our friends had a cookout recently, we knew exactly what side dish to bring.  When I told everyone that I was bringing cheesy tater tot casserole, our host replied, “You had me at tater!” The best part is that this recipe is quick and easy and only has five ingredients in it!


Best Guacamole Ever


Something you should know about Herb: He’s a guacamole fanatic. Seriously. Guacamole is probably his favorite food (besides cheesecake!) I liked guacamole before I met Herb, and now I’ve developed a great fondness toward it as well. It helps that we can make it fresh ourselves (which we do, OFTEN!) and serve it with our Mexican themed dinners or as a snack.

Sister Spice’s Super Simple Milky Way Cookie Cake


It’s ooey.  It’s gooey.  It’s ooey-gooey, chocolate-chippy, Milky Way deliciousness, and with only two ingredients, it’s super simple!  If you’re looking for something inexpensive and easy to make for a party, try this out!

Super Simple Milky Way Cookie Cake

Recipe adapted from Emma Harr

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies




Don’t doubt me on this one. I know to some of you, the thought of putting pumpkin and chocolate together sounds a little strange, but you should give it a try!
I tested the deliciousness of these cookies the way that any Southern girl might do: I took them to Sunday School! They were gone very, very quickly, and that’s all the proof you need!


Quick and Easy Breakfast Casserole


I love breakfast.  And I love casseroles.  Ergo, I love breakfast casserole.  And so does Mr. Spice.  This is one of the easiest meals to put together, and sometimes I make it on a Sunday night so that it is ready to go for Monday night’s dinner.  That’s precisely what I did with this meal as well.

The Peppermill

Restaurant Review of The Peppermill in Abingdon, Virginia

I’m about to share with you one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the Tri-Cities area. The Peppermill has been my choice of restaurant for my birthday dinner for several years, and I can’t give a much higher compliment than that.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili


Recently, Herb and I received our first ever Crock Pot at one of our wedding showers! We are very excited about finding and trying new slow cooker recipes.

Slow-Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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