Letter from the editor

Backyard parties and beach days!

That’s what I’m planning for my summer. Thankfully things have gotten better since last year, though I for one still feel like I need to take extra care on some daily tasks. Hand sanitizer is now one of my best friends lol. Getting together with friends and having kids be kids again is a welcome relief, and returning to some sort of normal is a good feeling. I can’t wait to continue grilling this summer along with some meat smoking adventures, it’s a labor of love but well worth it after it’s done.

 Stay safe friends and thanks as always for being a part of my Foodness Gracious family! 

Editor’s Favorites

Smoky TTLA Vegan Sandwich

Smoky TTLA Vegan Sandwich

Now you can make your own TTLA Vegan Sandwich at home and see what all the hype is about! Tempeh, tomato, lettuce and avocado on crusty ciabatta bread. This post is sponsored by Lightlife Foods. Have you heard about the vegan version of the famous BLT? It's loaded...

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping

Easy Pumpkin Coffee Cake covered with a pecan streusel! I've professed my love for coffee cakes before on my blog but it's been a while since I baked one. This Pumpkin Coffee Cake couldn't have come at a better time. It's like being on a first date all over again. I...

Southern Style Buttermilk Chess Pie

Southern Style Buttermilk Chess Pie

This traditional southern dessert, buttermilk chess pie is rich and creamy with a flaky crust! Serve with freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. All about chess pie! I love holiday time, we see an abundance of pies all over social media! With so many...

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Bars

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Bars

These Pumpkin Nutella Bars have the same consistency as a moist pumpkin bread, but with ribbons of creamy Nutella chocolate swirled through the batter! These won't hang around long after you make them. It's here, pumpkin world is in full swing! There's no holding...

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

I never knew sweet french toast until I moved to the U.S. I grew up making something similar when I lived in Scotland and we just called it "Eggy Bread". My favorite way to eat it was dipped in ketchup and covered in black pepper. I'd get back home at night starving...

Five Best Charcuterie Meats

Five Best Charcuterie Meats

Whether I’m having company over for a holiday feast or game day party, I always put out a well-stocked charcuterie meats platter. It’s an easy way to keep guests happy while I’m busy in the kitchen or getting drinks ready. I start with a good mix of meat and cheese...

Skewered Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Skewered Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thin slices of sweet potatoes roasted on a skewer and basted with garlic butter! A great side dish for your holiday table.   I wish sweet potatoes received year round recognition instead of only at the holidays! With so many great recipes available, sweet...

Easy Shrimp and Green Beans with Coconut Milk

Delicious green beans and shrimp tossed in a creamy coconut milk sauce.  Eat more vegetables! It's something we hear a lot, right? But it's easier said than done, my method is usually drizzling my veggie of choice for dinner that night and throwing it in the oven to...

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