6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

Easter has really taken me by surprise this year.  We have been so busy this spring that I just forgot it was coming up so soon.  In lieu of this, I am sharing some tried and true side dish recipes that I have made at so many different holidays meals.  Whether you are having ham (my favorite) […]

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat.  He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing.  Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit.  He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking […]

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Summer is in full swing, and I got the bug to make a batch of summery food this week.  It all culminated into one productive morning with a lot of over ripe peaches that were left in our fridge when we had to unexpectedly make another trip to Florida two weeks ago for my grandmother’s funeral. […]

The Best Asparagus Recipe

The Best Asparagus Recipe

My husband use to be a really picky eater.  Since we’ve been married, he has learned to eat so many new things because he was willing to try them.  I realized it’s all about how you cook things.  The first time I made asparagus for him, I made it this way, but I wrapped it […]

California Style Black Bean Tacos

California Style Black Bean Tacos

These tacos came about because I had a lot of black beans and ripe avocados to use up before we go on vacation.  I wanted to do a crunchy taco, and after going through my refrigerator found some red pepper, lettuce and red onion.  I decided to skip the cheese (gasp!) and use the guacamole […]

Festive Potato Salad – Update

Festive Potato Salad – Update

This potato salad is a recipe I made last year for Memorial Day.  I was never happy with the pictures.  They just didn’t do it justice.  Now that I’ve learned how to take better pictures, I wanted to share the recipe again in time for Memorial Day or any other cook outs or picnics you […]

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

This recipe traveled around Pinterest last summer when my blog was fairly new.  Since learning how to take better pictures, I’ve been wanting to redo this post and add the recipe in a card format too.  I also discovered that my grandma made these first and then my dad started making them.  Every time he […]

Creamy Southwest Enchiladas

Creamy Southwest Enchiladas

I’ve been wanting some Mexican food for the last week and a half.  I guess I was gearing up for Cinco de Mayo.  My Pinterest food board is almost nothing but Mexican recipes in the most recent pins.  I came across these Cream Cheese Enchiladas and immediately my mind starting swirling with ideas.  I could […]

Spinach Queso Mac n Cheese

Spinach Queso Mac n Cheese

This recipe came to me after Arabella wanted some boxed macaroni and cheese at the Dollar Tree.  I was a little horrified because it wasn’t even Kraft brand.  I told her I could make her way better mac n cheese at home.  I had a recipe for spinach queso dip that I had been wanting […]

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to share a green smoothie recipe.  My kid’s love these.  I would have never guessed that they would.  One day, I made one for myself thinking they wouldn’t want any of it.  Arabella drank most of it, and Camden started begging for some.  I […]