It's the Christmas season, y'all! And no, I didn't forget about Thanksgiving. I like to celebrate Christmas for as long as humanly possible---and as long as the public will let me. Celebrating before November is typically frowned upon. When the clock strikes midnight on November 1st, all bets are off. I've had my holidy Spotify… Continue reading Chopped Harvest Salad
I've got German food that runs through my blood. My mom's side of the family was very German. Think last names like Schiwart and Knippa. My grandma grew up on a small North Texas farm and learned how to make some of the best German food around. We eat egg noodles for Thanksgiving and Christmas.… Continue reading German Rice Salad
Growing up in the South, there are certain food staples that guide your life. Black-eyed peas. Lima beans. Collard greens. Chicken fried steak. Banana pudding. Fried cabbage. I grew up on all of those things, save for the last. Fried cabbage didn't enter my life until 2012. I remember it vividly... I was living in… Continue reading Fried Cabbage Skillet Dinner
I sure miss sandwiches. Grilled cheese, meatball subs...give me all the sandwiches. Sure, I make that keto mug bread every so often, but it's not the same. I love crusty bread sandwiches and subs. God, I miss carbs. The main way I turn sandwiches into keto-fied version is making lettuce wraps. I'm not pick when… Continue reading California Club Wraps
Skewering things and cooking them is one of my favorite ways to make dinner. It's easy to put together and takes no time to cook. The best kebabs always have a protein (I've made fish, turkey, pork and chicken before) and plenty of veggies that go together. I like to skewer zucchini and onions; those… Continue reading Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Kebabs
Don't you love when you get a sudden lightning bolt of inspiration and then create something beautiful from it? I do. That's exactly what happened to me in this dish. I had opened my fridge one day and was staring at all of the half empty bottles of jam, dressings, and sauces. I spotted my… Continue reading Chicken Caesar Zoodles
A true clean-out-your-kitchen type meal. Use leftover chicken or turkey if you wish for this stir-fry that also includes roasted green beans, cabbage, carrots, and everyone's favorite: BACON.