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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]