You have those cherished family recipes, right? Like the little brown piece of paper with a scribbled on recipe of Christmas sugar cookies? Or maybe a roast chicken recipe your mom has been making for decades? My family has loads of those beloved recipes. We've got my mom's potato salad, chicken fried steak, fried chicken,… Continue reading Grandma’s Cauliflower Salad
Today feels like it should be any other day of the week but Wednesday. Monday? That's what it feels like. This week keeps dragging on so slow. I'm ready for the weekend to get here in a big bad way. Do you ever feel like time is moving slow? I feel that way a lot.… Continue reading Spicy Dill Veggie Dip
I can count on one hand the "winter-like" days we've had so far this year. It's been relatively mild compared to past winters. We've lucked out and had many weekends of 60 degree weather. The grass has even started to turn green here; mistakenly thinking it's spring already. Once the Bradford pear trees that line… Continue reading Creamy Meatball Soup
My house smells so insanely good right now. There's a chili cookoff at work today, and I've got a big pot of Texas Red simmering in the oven. I toasted the spices before mixing in the wet ingredients which really made the chili & cumin smell come out. I'm not a big chili fan, but… Continue reading White Lasagna Soup
Happy 4th of July! This is the 10th holiday in a row I've had to work. I'm not complaining, though. Not only do I get holiday pay (yipee!) but I'm not really a fan of smaller holidays like this one. I'll soak in the fireworks and patriotism in my drive home tonight---I don't need a… Continue reading Gulf Coast Cobb Salad
I've never understood how people dislike mushrooms. I get different tastes and all of that, but what's not to like about mushrooms? I've always been a big supporter of edible fungi. Portobello, shiitake, oyster, chanterelle, morels...they're all my favorites. They all hold a special place in my heart. Mushrooms are love, mushrooms are life. I've… Continue reading Creamy Brie Mushrooms
I've developed this new routine that's starting to get problematic. Since I've had to completely uproot my schedule--moving off of working the graveyard shift to now working 1pm-10pm---I've had to develop new routines and schedules. I eat my dinner now around 6-6:30, which is a pretty normal time to eat dinner for most people. But… Continue reading Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Skillet
I feel like when you're doing a specialty diet, you're bound to run out of options when it comes to meals. Sometimes it takes a few months. Sometimes a year. There's only so much you can do with the small amount of food groups you're given, you know? I find myself struggling to come up… Continue reading Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken Skillet
If you're first starting out on the keto diet, this one is for you. There's a lot of richness in this skillet alfredo that will keep cravings at bay. Use asparagus in place of pasta and you'll never miss the carbs. Cheesy, creamy, alfredo goodness.
Red pepper sauce is one of the easiest of all sauces to make, and it tastes so good baked with chicken breast & goat cheese.