Southern Women’s Show

I am pleased to announce In the Kitchen w/K Marie will be a part of the 31st annual Southern Women’s Show October 8-11, 2015.  We will be sharing tailgating recipes, fall entertaining ideas and more. I hope you can join in on the fabulous fun and shopping!

I am so excited about the show I am going to give away 2 tickets to the first person that comments on this blog post.



Foodie of the Month

Happy Foodie Friday!!

In the words of Julia Childs “People who love to eat are always the best people”.  I would have to agree with this quote for my foodie of the month for September. I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Boyd a few years ago and we would have fun everyday talking about arts & crafts and of course recipes. She is always sharing great recipes on Facebook so; it was a must that I feature her as Foodie of the month. She is sharing a breakfast casserole with us and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it. With the holidays around the corner I believe this recipe would make the perfect dish for a holiday brunch or potluck. September is also national breakfast month so, add these ingredients to your grocery list this weekend and make this yummy casserole for breakfast.


How long have you been cooking?

I’ve been helping in the kitchen only God knows how long. I’ve been cooking on my own since the ages of 9 or 10. I’ll go with 10 because it seems safe.

2. Why do you enjoy cooking?

Cooking is therapeutic for me. To see people enjoying my creations and requesting more is definitely a blessing to me.

3. Who taught you how to cook?

My Mom and Grandma. I have been taking cooking tips from both of them my entire cooking life.

4. What is your favorite thing to make or
a great cooking tip?

Omgoodness… Ummm… I love to cook chicken. Baked or Fried.

5. Do you have a favorite famous cook/foodie?
Yes, My Grandmother. Many may not know her, but she is simply amazing in the kitchen and in person. My grandmother Mrs. Evelyn Clayton would try to cook anything that looks appetizing. My Mom would call it exotic because it isn’t our traditional soul food. So me being adventurous in the kitchen… Credit is given to my Gram! I love you Shuga! (That’s what I call her)

*Sausage Casserole*


*16oz of cooked ground sausage of your choice.
*2 Cups of cooked rice (firm)
* Half a cup of each sautéed onion, bell pepper, and portabella mushroom.
*8oz box of cream cheese (room temperature)
*2 Cups of Pepper Jack shredded cheese
* 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
*1 Crescent dough sheet ( Pillsbury)
*1 Pie Crust (Pillsbury room temperature)


Preheat oven to 375°
Step 1: In a 13X8 Pyrex dish, mold crescent dough sheet to the dish. Let the dough cook for 10 minutes. Once that has cooked. Remove from oven.
Step 2: Turn the oven temperature to 420°.
Step 3: Mix the following ingredients in a large bowl: Rice, sausage, sautéed onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, cream cheese, cream of mushroom soup, and PJ cheese. (Note: I mixed each ingredient in one at a time to make sure it was mixed evenly. Second note… I mixed my cheese in last because I didn’t want it to melt right away. Third note… Add salt according to taste)
Step 4: Evenly smooth mix ingredients on top of your cooked crescent sheet.
Step 5: Place pie crust on top of your dish and allow to cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown. (Optional… For a little decoration I added slits in my pie crust once place on my dish.)
Step 6: Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Enjoy!!!

*Adjust temperatures if needed because every oven is different*


Pizza Burgers

Hello Foodie Fans,

Happy Fantastic Friday! Can you believe Labor Day Weekend is here already? Are you ready to say goodbye to summer? It is time to get creative with back to school lunches so, I decided to share one of my favorite school lunches growing up.

In school growing up I often took my lunch because our cafeteria lunches weren’t all that great! I had a few things that were on my favorite list. I loved when we had pizza burger day so, I wanted to create my own version of them. I think Friday is the perfect day for making fun food and these pizza burgers fit fun Friday totally. You can really add and take away ingredients with this recipe to add your own special twist. I hope these pizza burgers are a big hit in your house. Happy Cooking!


1lb ground turkey (Butterball is yummy)

1lb Italian Sausage

1 8oz bag of Mozzarella cheese

1 16oz bag of pepperoni

2 jars of pizza sauce

1 8 bag of hamburger buns

pizza burger


Fry ground turkey and Italian Sausage until brown. Drain the grease from the meat. Add the pizza sauce to cooked turkey and sausage. Open each bun spoon some the meat and sauce mixture on each piece of bread. Top each pizza burger off with pepperoni and cheese. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

burger pizza2

Tip: You can also use breakfast sausage to give it a different taste. Get creativity and  add mushrooms, green peppers, onions and more!

Honey Jack Peach Tea


Hello Foodie Fans,


I hope you all had a Terrific Tuesday! I wanted to share a yummy cocktail recipe with you all for the Labor Day Holiday coming up this weekend. This cocktail is super easy and only calls for three ingredients.   Be careful drinking it because it is so refreshing you will think you are drinking peach tea. It will be the perfect cocktail for your Backyard BBQ as we say goodbye to summer and hello fall! I hope you all enjoy!



1 part Honey Jack Daniels

2 parts Lipton’s Peach Tea

1 part Peach Schnapps


Pour all ingredients in a glass over ice! Cheers!

Tip- Add a splash of sprite to give it a little twist

peach tea