Beach Breakfast (Sausage gravy recipe)

Last week the whole HeeHaw gang went to the beach for our annual beach trip—me, my darling Thunder, both my gorgeous sisters and their incomparably handsome husbands, my niece (aka the Most Perfect Teenager on the Planet), and my beloved bestie. And yes, it was weird being there without either of my parents. Lots of … Continue reading Beach Breakfast (Sausage gravy recipe)

How to Cook a Pot Roast

So a couple of weeks ago, my 81-year-old dad fell down. He's fine; he didn't break anything; we were very lucky. But suddenly the guy who was extremely independent and a regular at every greasy spoon in town was shaky on his feet and not willing to leave the house. He's getting around okay with … Continue reading How to Cook a Pot Roast

How to Cook Supper on a Tuesday Night (Hamburger steaks & gravy)

My mama worked a nine-to-five clerical job pretty much my whole life. So I learned from her at an early age how to get to the grocery store, get home, and get supper on the table fast before collapsing from exhaustion in front of the TV set. This was one of my father's favorite dinners, … Continue reading How to Cook Supper on a Tuesday Night (Hamburger steaks & gravy)

Hippie Juice – Summer 2019

So as regular readers already know, my family goes to North Myrtle Beach every summer. We stay in the same ramshackle house, flop like beached sea mammals on the sand, eat way too much junk food, play a LOT of contract rummy, and drink. I probably drink more alcohol during that one week than I … Continue reading Hippie Juice – Summer 2019

Macaroni Pie

Our family’s ultimate side dish, a baked mac & cheese casserole, insanely simple but insanely satisfying, too. My Grandmama Wylie taught the recipe to Mama when she and Daddy got married back in 1963, and Mama taught it to me when I was about eight years old. My sister, Sarah, has made refinements, and I … Continue reading Macaroni Pie

Insane Potato Casserole

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, and we ate the hound out of this Halloween night, so I thought I’d share it. I adapted it from a recipe I found on Pinterest for “Crack Potatoes,” but my niece said that just does not sound appetizing, and I suppose she has a point. Whatever … Continue reading Insane Potato Casserole

Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey – Fear Not the What-What

With the number of hotlines, websites, recipes, chat boards, and support groups available, you'd think cooking a Thanksgiving turkey was a task roughly akin to landing an airplane while juggling knives as monkeys throw cigarette butts at your face. It's not.  I swear before the throne of glory, it is one of the easiest things … Continue reading Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey – Fear Not the What-What

Weeknight Veggie Beef Soup

This is another one of those recipes you'll never find in any self-respecting cookbook.  It uses canned broth and frozen veggies and plain old hamburger.  But it's cheap; it's hot; it tastes pretty darn good, and on cold winter Tuesday nights when you need to feed and warm a lot of people, it's a great … Continue reading Weeknight Veggie Beef Soup