Sides · vegan · vegetarian

Edamame Succotash

It took me 30 minutes to break into my car this morning. Not actually break in. Break through. My car was encapsulated in a thick sheet of ice. I couldn't even get the door open! I was locked out by mother nature. I finally was able to yank my door open and get my ice… Continue reading Edamame Succotash

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Chicken · dinner · soup

Chicken & Black Eyed Pea Chili

New Year's Day wouldn't be a holiday without these four things: Pork Greens Cornbread Black eyed peas Ever since I was little, my mom has been making pork & black eyed peas for the holiday. It's a tradition held by many kitchens across the country, and most importantly the south. There's something inherently nostalgic about… Continue reading Chicken & Black Eyed Pea Chili

entree · pork · slow cooker

Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing? That was the big debate we all had at work on Thanksgiving. Half of my coworkers proclaimed the savory side dish as stuffing, the other half as dressing. It didn't matter where you were raised, either. I'm from Texas and I call it stuffing, while other Texan coworkers called it dressing. A… Continue reading Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

baking · bread · breakfast · sweet

Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

"It's not what's on the inside that counts, but what's on top." -The Muffin Man Muffins. The word strikes dismay in children around the globe. Muffins are the red-headed stepchild of the baking world. They are perceived as "lesser than" compared to their dessert cousin: cupcakes. Muffins aren't topped with thick frosting, or shiny nonpareils,… Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffin Tops