May 7, 2020

If there is ever a pimento cheese anything on a menu at a restaurant I order it! Pimento cheese is one of my absolute favorite dips and it is definitely a Southern staple. (Not sure what happened with the above photo! Please excuse its blurriness.)

On my birthday our sw...

April 26, 2020


1.5 lbs ground turkey

1/2 onion, diced

3 baby bells, diced

1 tbsp garlic, minced

2 tbsp basil paste (or chopped basil leaves) 

1 handful parmesan cheese, grated

1 handful almond flour

all purpose seasoning


1 jar...

April 21, 2020


1/2 lb ground lamb

1/2 lb ground beef

2 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp garlic powder

salt and pepper (as desired)

olive oil


cucumbers, peeled and quartered

roma tomatoes, quartered

feta cheese, crumbled

salt and pepper


April 14, 2020

One of the recipes I've been working to perfect during these weeks at home has been chocolate chip cookies. I don't have a passed down family recipe and recently I decided that was something I wanted to be able to give to my kids and grandkids. My husband loves chocola...

March 31, 2020

Whew y'all.... walking into Week 3 of Social Distancing like a girl who misses ground turkey! Apparently everyone also loves it too because it is in very limited supply in my grocery stores. I've only been able to find it once in the last three weeks and obviously its...

November 12, 2019

Sweet Elle turns 13 today! She's my out of the box child. She likes to fit in just enough to not stand out, but not enough to give up her own opinions.  This is probably one of the only few character traits she and I share. It didn't surprise me in the least when she r...

November 11, 2019

I started making broccoli casserole when I was just a little girl. We saved it for just Thanksgiving and Christmas and each year my mom would pull out the same piece of paper with my Aunt Annie's handwriting on it. She didn't need the recipe to remember how to make it,...

September 16, 2019

Back when Nandor and I first were married, we had no choice but to stick to a weekly grocery budget. We were broke as a joke and I can remember eating ramen a few nights a week just so we had enough money to keep diapers on our kiddos. I would plan our meals and make a...

February 18, 2019

A few summers ago we attended a block party where a similar salad was served. Prior to eating that salad I had sworn off kale due to an unfortunate bout with the stomach bug hours after eating homemade kale chips. 

After that party I started trying to recreate this sala...

February 17, 2019

I'm a bit of a salad dressing snob. I will admit I do not like the taste of most ranch dressings because I loathe mayonnaise. When we started eating keto it became a bit of a struggle to find store bought dressings that didn't contain some amount of sugar and so I move...

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