There's just something about sweet potatoes. I'm guessing it's the carby one-two punch. First, you get a potato. Second, you inject it with sugar. How could anything go wrong?! I've been going to town on some sweet potatoes lately. Tomorrow is our work Thanksgiving potluck, and guess what I'm bringing? Yep: sweet potatoes. My favorite… Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
This recipe is a throwback. It's one that I've had stashed away in a recipe box for years. It might actually be one of the first recipes I wrote down on a note card 10+ years ago. It's 2019 and I now have 4 recipe boxes full of handwritten note card recipes. I don't know… Continue reading Southwestern Corn & Potato Chowder
The fall and winter vibes are hitting hard in my house. I feel like I'm constantly chopping apples, sipping pumpkin spice coffee, or washing my hands with peppermint-scented soap. I love this time of year. It's both Christmasy and Fall-y and beautiful and cool. I wish every month of the year could be like this.… Continue reading Sausage & Apple Hash
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
There's a chance, albeit a brief, fleeting chance...that OKC gets its FIRST SNOW today! We'll get a trace amount. It probably won't stick to the ground. But I AM LIVING FOR IT. I've been beaming ear-to-ear since Monday. The clouds haven't stopped blanketing the sky since then, and it's been cold, drizzly and dreary...but THIS… Continue reading Creamy Gnocchi & Sausage Skillet
There's a lot of foods out there that have fallen out of favor with this generation. It's not just a millennial problem, either. Gen Xers just don't cook like boomers did. If people are actually getting into the kitchen, they're meal prepping the same Pinterest meals over and over again. Not only have certain meals… Continue reading Fall Harvest Bowls
A simple road trip can never be simple in my family. After two decades of traversing all over the West and Southeast with my parents, I've used a bit of that nostalgia when it comes to doing road trips with my husband. I'll plot scenic detours and edible destinations along the way. I'll research the… Continue reading Sausage, White Bean & Spinach Soup
Is there anything more "fall" than apples and cinnamon? Maybe pumpkin. Maybe the crunchy leaves under your boot steps. But there's something so heartwarming and magical about eating cinnamon apple flavored things when fall is here. Apple-picking is far out of our grasp in Oklahoma, but that doesn't mean we can't pretend like the apples… Continue reading Stovetop Cinnamon Apples
A simple dessert made with crescent rolls. Take 30 minutes to make easy apple pie bites, with cinnamon sugar and caramel.
Use frozen meatballs to make this dinner in a breeze. Slowcooked to delicious goodness and topped with Parmesan, this Swedish meatball soup is a good one for cold winter nights.