Quick Breakfast Potatoes

Quick Breakfast Potatoes

Making your own breakfast potatoes is so much cheaper than buying the frozen ones.  John and I have been making our own for a while now, but this method shortened the time involved.  My dad taught me this time-saving trick he learned from one of his fishing buddies.  Once a year, my dad and uncle […]

Cranberry Fluff

Cranberry Fluff

This recipe was my mother-in-law’s, and it’s always a staple at our Thanksgiving table.  Since she left us to go to heaven earlier in the year, I am dedicating this post to her – a loving mother, an amazing cook, gardener extraordinaire and prayer warrior for Jesus.  Ann called it Cranberry Salad.  In the south, […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to cook for, and I love to do a big table setting every year.  I will posting several recipes and decorating ideas leading up to the day.  One of my favorite things to make is a sweet potato casserole.  I have been making this dish for the last 9 or […]

Black Bean Nachos

Black Bean Nachos

These nachos were birthed out of a need to cut back on meat in our house.  After eating one bite, I realized I was never going to make nachos with meat again.  They are amazing!  John even said to specify that he likes them better than beef nachos.  That’s saying a lot from a guy. […]

The Best Deviled Eggs

The Best Deviled Eggs

Okay, so I was debating on writing this deviled egg recipe.  There are so many variations out there with crab or avocado and tons of other succulent temptations.  I made these for Camden’s birthday party on Sunday.  I kept hearing people say, “These are really good!” so I decided to share them.  They are really […]

Cheesy Baked Pasta

Cheesy Baked Pasta

I know it’s seems weird to cook all these baked pasta dishes in the summer, but they are so easy to make ahead. As I’ve said before, I do my best cooking in the morning when John is home and Camden is napping. Then I can send John off with it for his dinner break […]

Summer Vegetable Lasagne

Summer Vegetable Lasagne

I had some leftover vegetables that needed to be cooked, so I came up with this hearty vegetable lasagne.  Adding diced zucchini to the sauce gave it the chunky texture of a meat sauce without the meat.  It’s a good mix of summer time veggies and rich comfort food.  The best of both worlds! Start […]

Creamy Coconut, Mango & Banana Popsicles

Creamy Coconut, Mango & Banana Popsicles

I’m so excited about these popsicles!  They are amazing.  I just made them today, and I’m pretty sure they will be gone tomorrow.  They are smooth and creamy with a good balance of mango and banana.   Best of all, they are easy, taste like a gourmet popsicle, yet my 3 year old loves them. […]

Mediterranean Couscous Bowls – Roasted Veggies 2 Ways

Mediterranean Couscous Bowls – Roasted Veggies 2 Ways

These days I am trying to maximize my time spent in the kitchen.  If I can cook 2 or 3 meals or at least prep a meal while I cook another during nap time or at night, it saves me having to cook with a baby hanging on my legs before dinner time.  One problem […]

Summer Tropics Lettuce Wraps

Summer Tropics Lettuce Wraps

I had half of an avocado an some iceberg lettuce leftover from a gathering at our house.  I usually don’t eat iceberg lettuce, but I knew it would be great for lettuce wraps.  I had cooked up a big batch of black beans the other day for some other meals and had some mango in […]