“Fried” Squash


One of my favorite foods is fried squash. I always looked forward to the days at school when fried squash was a side item. One of our friends who has a farm brought us some squash that he’d grown. Since we stay away from regular flour, I decided to make these with almond flour and bake them.


Oven Fried Squash

3 medium squash, cut into circles

1/2 to 3/4 cup almond flour

salt to taste 

Spray the squash with cooking spray, coat with almond flour. Place on cookie sheet and then in an oven that’s been preheated to 425 degrees. Bake, turning them halfway through. I baked them for about 15 minutes. 





Banana pudding dip

I had to bring a snack for the volunteer workers at church. It needed to be something that could serve a lot of people. I decided on Banana pudding dip. I like that it’s like a dessert but not quite as decadent.


Loved in the South’s Banana Pudding Dip

2 blocks of cream cheese

2 cans of sweetened condensed milk

1 large container of Cool Whip

6 bananas 

Put all ingredients in a food processor until  smooth except the Cool Whip. Gently fold the Cool Whip into  the banana mixture. Refrigerate. Serve with vanilla wafers. 

 I hope you enjoy!!


Where to next?

Since we already went on our beach vacation, I’m looking for a long weekend trip to add to our summer to do list. I would love to go to Atlanta, but there are so many things to do there that I don’t even know where to start! Are there any other cities in the south that y’all might suggest instead. If you have any ideas on what a crew like mine might want to do in Atlanta I would love to hear them!!


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Good Eats on Hilton Head Island

Every time we travel we check Trip Advisor, Yelp, and ask around for the best places to eat. Sometimes the reviews are spot on and other times we are left wondering if the owners somehow coerced people to leave the positive reviews.

Here is an honest review of some of the places to find good food on Hilton Head Island.



Alexander’s : The food here was really tasty. I had the stuffed shrimp and I would highly recommend it. Some of the other people in our party had the surf and turf and said it was some of the best they’d ever had.

The Old Oyster Factory: This had some of the most beautiful views of the marshes. The food was all outstanding. Everything that everyone ordered was perfectly prepared and outstanding. This is a place we’d visit again and again.

Coco’s on the Beach: I didn’t eat anything from here, but my children and the rest of the family did. They said the burgers were out of this world. They also loved the mozzarella sticks. The children loved ordering the virgin drinks there too.

Low Country Backyard: I had the best shrimp and grits of my life at this little restaurant. Unfortunately, we’ve only been able to eat there once. There are only a few cooks, very few tables, and no reservations. This helps keep the quality of the food high, which I appreciate. It just makes it extremely hard to get to eat there with a large family.

I hope that if anyone out there is headed there that this little review helps.