Shawna Lynn’s Blog

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cake

My husband and I have dinner parties a lot. And I mean a lot. We have a patio that’s made for it-grill, smoker, Tiki bar with draft beer on tap (built it myself!!), fire pit, antique soda machine, and an ice chest big enough for an adult to sit comfortably inside. ...

Bean With Bacon Soup

There’s this restaurant in Foley, Alabama where they throw rolls at you. I’m pretty sure they won’t hire someone as a server unless they played softball or baseball in high school. Those folks can pitch bread across the room like a beast. The...

Bananas Foster Fondue

Okay, get ready to love me. The cool part about the big V-day? If you have an awesome S.O., or if you’re just awesome to yourself, no cooking!! I’ve been blessed with some amazing men in my life-husband, dad, grandfather, brother. I’ve also been cursed with a couple...

Mayhaw Jelly

My daughter is getting married in April! Woo hoo! As it happens, in addition to having the perfect daughter, I am about to acquire the best son-in-law in existence (although my mother would argue with me on that one, and I might just let her win). My daughter...

Chicken Salad

Week 3 with no gluten. All is lost. My strength is fading, and as I crawl across the floor, reaching out for the last flicker of light… Actually, it’s not that bad. Really. Pecans make it better. I lead a charmed life. One of the best parts about living in the...

Heart Attack Cabbage

My mother sent me this recipe. I don’t know where she got it from, but I know she didn’t create this on her own. When it comes to cooking skills, well, let’s just say mine are inherited. Hers are, too, to be completely fair. My dad’s mom was an old school country...

Baked Vinegar Fries

I have Hashimoto’s. I’m not sure, but I think that name is Latin for “screws your life up in ways you could never have imagined.” It’s a hereditary auto immune disorder that jumps on you with both high heels whenever you experience an abnormally high amount of stress....

Gorgonzola Sauce

As I’ve mentioned, we’re serious carnivores. Since my husband bought the butcher shop, not only have we had a limitless supply of whatever kind of meat we want, I have access to a bunch of stuff I wouldn’t touch if I were stranded on a desert island...

Rum Cake

Happy holidays!! It’s that time of year again–when I break out the mixer and start making all the stuff that will drive me to the gym on January 2. That means Christmas candy. It takes a lot of patience and precision to make candy. So, you may have...

Chicken and Dumplings

My woeful lack of cooking skills in my youth is a frequent subject of family get togethers in my neck of the woods. I made some cookies that my daughter referred to as “nuclear waste.” There was that cake my brother used as a frisbee. And the time I melted...