• Joined December, 2009
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My name is Twyla and I'm a wife and new mommy living in the Middle Tennessee area. I'm completely passionate about God, my family, travel, reading, music, good food and cooking! I love trying out new recipes and experimenting with new ingredients. I try to use local, fresh, organic ingredients whenever possible and develop recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. Our meals are usually healthy choices with grilled meats or fish accompanied by vegetables, salads and fresh fruits. That being said, we are also fans of real butter, full fat cheesecakes, gooey cinnamon rolls and bubbling, fresh from the oven, cheesy lasagna. Balance in life is important...!

My Most Recent Ratings

Chocolate Whirls

Chocolate Whirls

Absolutely wonderful -- followed your instructions to the letter and it was sooo worth it! — sgrishka 6/22/2013
Classic Eggs Benedict

Classic Eggs Benedict

I love this recipe because it's simple, it's delicious, and it reminds me of my mom. — PapaLew 6/22/2013
Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

A great recipe! I followed it with no substitutions and my chicken came out really flavorful with a nice crispy crunch on the outside and tender juicy meat on the inside. — rotts4me 6/22/2013
Creamy Italian Orzo

Creamy Italian Orzo

It is delicious and surprisingly easy to make. I served the orzo with some roasted chicken breast and everyone loved the simple dinner. Well, almost anyway. My little ones wouldn't eat the peas but did clean their plates and my son asked for seconds. This will definitely be a favorite. — sgrishka 1/25/2012
Apple Almond Bars

Apple Almond Bars

These are delicious! Very easy to make and even easier to gobble down!! — sgrishka 1/25/2012
Bj's Coconut Macaroons

Bj's Coconut Macaroons

Terrific recipe! Very few ingredient, very easy-to-make, and very flavorful. I'm adding this one to my recipe box. — 1MoreCreative 1/15/2012
Vintage Company Casserole

Vintage Company Casserole

Very good recipe. It's simple, it's delicious, and it reminds me of my childhood and time spent with Grammaw. — webtexan 1/15/2012
Smores Pie

Smores Pie

Very simple and so delicious! I have been meaning to rate this recipe since the first making it, well over a year ago. Since then I have made the pie several times, everyone has loved it, and it's now a family favorite. — Beachbumette 1/15/2012
Roast Chicken (Mon Poulet Roti) -- Bouchon

Roast Chicken (Mon Poulet Roti) -- Bouchon

Again, absolutely delicious! Incredibly simple recipe for a crisp roast chicken that maintains tender and juice meat. We have had this dish in our regular family meal rotation for well over a year now, I strongly recomend it! — vogelap 1/15/2012
Pineapple Bars

Pineapple Bars

Mmmmm! Absolutely no reason to change anything. These pineapple bars came out great, had a wonderful flavor while not being overly sweet. The sour cream dough had a light sweetness to it and complemented the pineapple filling perfectly. The glaze added the bulk of the sweetness. I know I said, 'no reason to change anything' and that is true. These are perfect as is! But for a variation, I think adding some fresh orange or lemon juice to the icing would be good, and would complement the pineapple filling nicely. — sgrishka 1/15/2012
Polish Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Polish Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

Wow! What a great recipe. It was so simple to make and tasted amazing! I knew I have had this dish before, and I was right. When I talked to my mother-in-law in Wisconsin I found out this how she prepares it, right down to the use of salt pork, but she calls it a Ukrainian dish. Polish, or Ukrainian, it doesn't matter because it's delicious and now that I have the recipe we will be having it regularly, — sgrishka 1/15/2012
Beef n' Barley Kettle

Beef n' Barley Kettle

This soup was a hit with my family. It was easy to make and tasted great. We enjoyed it with some crusty bread and a salad for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. — sgrishka 1/15/2012
Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers

Much healthier than deep-fried, I made these baked chicken fingers for our monthly church dinner. I did increase the size of the recipe to make about 48 servings and boosted the seasoning for our taste by replacing the salt with seasoned salt and adding some cayenne. The chicken came out moist and flavorful and was a big hit with our church family. — CookingWithChefBud 5/17/2011
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

This easy to make cake was moist and absolutely delicious! It made a wonderful addition to the dessert table at our church dinner and disappeared quickly. — Sherri 5/17/2011
Lemon Grilled Catfish

Lemon Grilled Catfish

This was fantastic! For my husband catfish is 'fried catfish'. I saw this recipe for grilled catfish and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. We all loved it! Even my husband. The catfish was light, flaky and really well flavored. Next time I may add a little cayenne or maybe some crushed red pepper to add just a little zing.    — sgrishka 5/17/2011
Quick Fruit Smoothie

Quick Fruit Smoothie

Nice recipe, very simple to prepare. I did change it up just a bit. I added a tablespoon of honey and reduced the amount of sugar to suit our taste. The smoothie was delicious. — ericad3 5/17/2011
Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy

Wonderful recipe! Chocolate gravy has been a favorite of mine since childhood and is very popular throughout Tennessee. This recipe immediately caught my eye. So I made it and as expected, it turned out quite well--simply yummy! — Beachbumette 5/17/2011
Chicken A La King

Chicken A La King

Nice recipe. This dish was very tasty and made for a great meal. — bkprice13 5/17/2011
Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

Delicious!! This recipe is quick and easy to make and is a new family favorite. — sgrishka 5/17/2011
Mile-High Turtle Pie

Mile-High Turtle Pie

Oh my...SO bad for ya...yet, OH SO GOOD!! This dessert treat was very simple to make and is a crowd pleaser for sure. — Sherri 5/17/2011

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Thank you for the medal! Try this one for a summer time treat. The filling is made the same way, but there's no baking in the oven or merangue to make. It reminded me so much of S'more's with the graham cracker crust and chocolate.

3 years ago    Beachbumette

Thank you for the medal you awarded me for "Roast Chicken (Mon Poulet Roti) -- Bouchon" recipe #161418. However, if you were awarding me the medal for the recipe, I do not deserve it since I did not post the recipe. Vogelap posted the recipe, I merely posted the photo that appears on his recipe. If you intended to give me a medal for my photo, then that's great and I appreciate it very much!

4 years ago    sgrishka

Thank you for the medal, and I'm so glad you enjoyed my cookie recipe!

4 years ago    Beachbumette

Thank you so much for the medal, and welcome to BigOven! We actually enjoy this recipe topped with Cool Whip in place of the merangue. You may want to try it next time.

4 years ago    Beachbumette

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