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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Buckeyes

We love us some chocolate and peanut butter! This combination had to be created by the chocolate Gods! Every Christmas mama would make these delightful treats and we absolutely loved them. Caleb and Alli always ask for Amy and I to make them when we are doing all our baking! It is a must have around our household.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Buckeyes
makes about 13 dozen

2 lbs. powdered sugar
3 cups peanut butter (smooth and not the all-natural kind)
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 lb. chocolate chips, semi-sweet (24 oz.)
1/2 bar edible paraffin wax*

Whip the first three ingredients with an electric mixer and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. After it’s chilled, roll it into small, 1-inch balls. Put these back into the fridge or freezer on parchment-covered baking sheets.

Melt the chocolate and wax in a double boiler, over, not in, boiling water, stirring mixture until smooth. Keep warm.

Dip balls using toothpick, leaving uncovered spot on top. You may fill in toothpick marks with little bits of peanut butter mixture. Dry on waxed paper. Chill covered in refrigerator or freezer. When completely hard, store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Set The Table! We are Ready!

By his hands we are fed, give us Lord our daily bread!

Happy Thanksgiving to all you grocery lovers! What an extraordinary day it is going to be. We will be having quite a feast prepared by lots of beautiful loved ones. We have a full-size gathering of family and friends to help celebrate this magnificent holiday. 

Today will be a day we will give thanks for all our many blessings. We will gather around the table with the people we love, and say our blessing. The blessing of the food is part of the ritual of breaking bread together.  We will take a moment to remember those who are no longer with us; we will give thanks for our health, for the food we’re about to receive and for the hands that have prepared it. Then we will become vultures and eat like there is no tomorrow. I simply can’t wait! Our food is a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but we have oodles of it! We will have Turkey, Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Rice Dressing, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Eggplant Casserole, Squash Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Corn Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Sweet Potato Casserole and Cranberry Sauce. Our dessert table will resemble something like a “Bakery” with all types of cakes, pies and cookies. It is going to be a “Get In My Belly Good” kind of day! We will post pictures this afternoon, if we are able to move!

We hope that all of you have a beautiful holiday and take pleasure in the time with your family and friends. Give Thanks for what you do and do not have. There is no right or wrong way to give thanks; truly the only requirement is thankful hearts and a yearning to be found worthy.

Happy Thanksgiving,

The Sweet and Savory Sisters

Crock Pot Cajun Chili

Well I have a lot to say today, first of all what a dominating performance by LSU in their 45-10 win over Auburn yesterday! In front of the second largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history (93,098), LSU completely dominated a good Auburn team in all three phases of the game – offensive, defense and special teams. The 35-point margin of victory was the largest ever in the 46-game series against Auburn dating back to 1901.

I have to confess that I had to tape the game and watch it later. That is something I really do not like to do. My Saturdays are such a ritual, I always cook and do my blogging and watch my football team. Yesterday was an exception, my daughter had an opportunity to attend a workshop with our good friend Marla that has a great talent company called It’s a F.A.C.T. I just have to tell you how impressed I was with all the unbelievable talent right here in Albany, GA! These kids are not only talented, but they are kind, good-hearted children. You can just tell they were raised right. I have a feeling these kids will go far with their acting careers. I was so grateful that I let my selfishness go out the window and spend the day with this astonishing group of kids. Their parents must be swollen with pride with them and Marla for their commitment to this outstanding program. What a great Saturday to spend with Alli and all these beautiful children.

Also, today is my Savory sister’s 1-year anniversary and I want to wish her and her husband Andy a very happy anniversary! One year ago, Amy and I along with some wonderful friends and family pulled together an extraordinary event. Yes, Amy and I planned, cooked, decorated, facilitated, and directed her entire wedding. Can I just tell you it was absolutely grand. If it were not for all our friends and our beautiful stepmother we would have never accomplished this beautiful event. We had such an enormous time and the food was to die for. It is quite amazing what you can accomplish with a little help from your friends and family!

With all this being said, here is our recipe for Crock Pot Cajun Chili! This is an easy recipe and you can even make it the night before. It is better the next day. It is really lip smacking good! Hope you enjoy!

What you need

 1 lb of ground beef

1 lb ground pork

1 bell pepper (diced)

1 sweet onion (diced)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin 

2 cans of Rotel tomatoes

1 can of crushed tomatoes

1 can of pinto beans

1 can of black beans

1 can of dark red kidney beans

1 can of sweet whole kernel corn

2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning

Dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce

2 cups shredded cheese

Chopped green onions (for garnish)

 What to do

First go ahead a turn you crock pot on to medium heat so it can get hot. In a skillet, cook beef and pork over medium heat add in onions, bell pepper and garlic cook until meat is no longer pink and veggies are tender; drain. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next ten ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. Garnish individual servings with cheese, green onions and sour cream if desired.


Good Morning!

And what a good morning it is! As I took the dogs out this morning and felt the cool breeze and looked up at all the stars, I began to feel so blessed. Sometimes I forget all the blessing I have to be thankful for. I came inside and poured that first cup of coffee (Community Coffee) that is, allowing myself a few extra minutes before I wake the troops up and get ready for the wild day ahead. I was thinking how wonderful this blog and writing our cookbook has been for Amy and I. Yesterday we were both so tired and really did not want to work on anything, much less recipes or cooking. But, Amy reminded me that is doesn’t matter how tired we are, we need to get some things done. “Nobody is going to do it for us”, she said. She is right, we worked with our friend Marla and got a few other things accomplished and it was all worth it. Even though we were both dog tired. I know all our hard work is going to pay off in the long run and become something we will be very proud of.

Hope everyone has a beautiful day!

Oh! Thanks to Community Coffee for getting me where I need to be this morning!

Count Your Blessings!

By his hands we are fed. Give us Lord our daily bread. Lord, help us to be thankful for these and all our other many blessings.

Prayers of thanks have always helped define the spiritual South. When we are all gathered around the table with the people we love, there is comfort in the way we repeat certain phrases to the Almighty.

The blessing of the food is part of the ritual of breaking bread together.  It connects us again and again with the faith of our family. We might “offer thanks” or “ask the blessing.” Whatever it may be it is handed down from generation to generation. As Southerners we tend to bow our heads, close our eyes and hold hands and give our thanks. Our Aunt Eleanor would always give the blessing and she was extremely thankful. Even when there had been difficult times that had surrounded us, she would always be so grateful.  She would say, Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies and our bodies to Your service. We would think for a moment of those who are no longer with us. And then we would give thanks together for our health, for the food we’re about to receive and those who had prepared it and for each and every member of our family.

There is no right or wrong way to give thanks, truly the only requirement is thankful hearts and a yearning to be found worthy.


The South…

The Soul of the South is it’s People!

Living in the South and being raised in the South is a privilege. Food has long been our passion. We love our BBQ, sweet tea, fried chicken and collard greens.

We love college football, fishing, hunting, festivals and bake sales. I noticed driving to Florida and glaring out the window how extremely rich our land is. I couldn’t help but admire all our beautiful peaceful land. The irrigation, fields that had just been plowed, cotton and farm land. It all brought me back to sweet memories growing up in a small town in the “South”.

I thought about all the things that make us Southern –

Mason Jars, Muscadines (great for fruit, jam, jellies and wines), Pickled Okra, tomatoes Sandwiches, Story Telling, Our Humor, Good Ole Music, Shade Trees, Porch Swings, Fresh Garden vegetables, Boiled Peanuts, Dirt Roads, Fresh Cream Corn, Home Made Biscuits and our genuine Love for our family and friends.

I am so proud to be a Southerner!

Give us your ideas of what memories you have of the South!!!

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