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Mermaids in the Kitchen

Scalloped Oysters for dinner tommorrow!

I adore oysters!  Fried, scalloped, oyster stew ( raw maybe not so much), oyster roasts all are some of  my very  favorite foods to enjoy!

For Thanksgiving I made scalloped oysters but the oysters came from the Northwest. They were tasted but big oysters really too big… I much prefer either my Tybee oysters or Chesapeake Bay / Eastern Shore oysters!   I’m making Scalloped oysters with Chesapeake Bay standard size oysters.  Just the right size!  The oyster dish is all ready for the oven tomorrow and boy does it look good!

Doesn't this look yummy!
Doesn’t this look yummy!

Gingerbread Mermaids and Sailors

You’ll love this Mermaids In The Kitchen post, Gingerbread Sailors and Mermaids.  Cindy, one of our west coast mermaids, spotted these and sent us the recipe!  Freshly baked gingerbread is a sure sign it’s holiday time.  You’ll find the mermaid cutters at and the sailor boy cutters at  Just add icing and sprinkles for a sweet and spicy coastal treat!

Gingerbread Mermaids and Sailors

Buckhead Diner Yellow Corn Muffins

Who knew some good, old-fashioned, down home cookin’ could come from one of the most popular restaurants in Atlanta?  If you’ve ever eaten the Buckhead Diner’s Yellow Corn Muffins it’s not surprising at all!

I guess my server got tired of me going on about how wonderful they were, so he disappeared into the kitchen and came back out with the recipe.  “I guarantee that  if you follow this recipe you can make these, too“.  He told the truth, so I’m sharing it with y’all, too!

You’ll love these Buckhead Diner Yellow Corn Muffins and that’s no corn pone!

Be sure to add this recipe to your other Mermaids In The Kitchen recipes!