Southern Broccoli Salad


For lunch today with our chicken salad croissant, I decided to make a broccoli salad. This is a southern broccoli salad because this recipe uses Duke’s mayonnaise. Everyone in the south uses and love Dukes Mayo. The dressing is sweet but also has a little tartness from the white vinegar, it makes this recipe very delicious!

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Mayonnaise (Dukes Mayo)
1 teaspoon white vinegar

raisins, add to taste – I generally add a hand full
small red onion, add to taste
bacon, 3-4 strips cooked or use real bacon bits in a jar
Cheddar cheese

Start by washing and cutting the broccoli into bit size pieces. Cook 3-4 strips of bacon or use the real bacon bits in a jar. Let the bacon drain, then chop into bits. Chop small red onion, add as much or little as you like.

Combine all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and mix well.

Just before you are ready to serve, add the cut broccoli, onion and raisins into a bowl and stir in the dressing. Then top with the cheese and bacon.




What is your favorite cold salad, broccoli, pasta, etc? If you have posted your favorite salad recipe, please comment and share a link back to your recipe!




Quilted Flamed Maple Cheese Boards

Short Hike



We had non stop rain all night, this morning no rain but very foggy on the mountain. I decided to take a quick two mile hike before breakfast to check out the creek. The area in the picture is loaded with moss and is like a sponge when it rains. All of the moss is very  green from all the rain last night! Before I got home it was raining again and I got soaked, :) it’s been raining all day.

After the hike we decided to drive to Landrum South Carolina, then on to Tryon North Carolina to browse the art, pottery and antique shops. We found a bunch of antiques today.


I have a New round cheese board – serving board I have added to my site. These make great gifts! Click this link, Round Cheese Boards to see more pictures of this board.



Acorns Are Everywhere


It was dark and late, I was sitting on our deck having a glass of wine and could hear the usual crickets, frogs, coyotes howling in the distance, etc. and lots of acorns hitting the ground. It was continuous nearly without stopping. We have a lot of acorn trees and they are full of acorns this year, so I thought I would take a picture and post this morning.


Our temperatures continue to be cool and refreshing, 59 degrees F this morning.

How about it your area, are the acorns falling too?

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!