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A Southern Tailgate Shindig

southern football shindig

I’m from the south y’all.  There are a few things that make the world go ’round here… Sunday church followed by Sunday dinner, monogrammed anything {and everything}, and football.  Around here we do football with a bit of southern hospitality and LOTS of delicious southern fare.  The menu may be different everytime, but one thing stays [...]

Caught in the Holiday Hustle and Bustle? Harvestland Chicken Burgers To The Rescue!

Buffalo Chicken Burgers from WholesomeMommy.com

It’s one of the busiest weeks of the year for many families. As everyone is wrapping up the end of the year at work and preparing for a new year ahead, things can get super busy, a bit hairy, and there is never enough time to get it all done!  If you’re like most Americans [...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers – Turkey & Rice Soup

Turkey and Rice Soup from Thanksgiving leftovers from wholesomeMommy.com

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family.  I loved being able to spend quality time with my loved ones that I don’t get to see nearly enough. We’ve been spending lots of time just sitting around, talking, the kids are all playing together, and we’ve been stuffing ourselves! The second day we’ll [...]

Asian Chicken and Quinoa Bowl


We’ve been trying to incorporate some different rices and ancient grains into our diets. We’ve been experimenting with brown rice pasta, quinoa, short grain and long grain brown rice, einkorn, and a few others.  We’ve been pleasantly surprised that we’ve liked them all. Quinoa and short grain brown rice are among some of our favorites [...]

Magical Turkey Tenderloins in the Crockpot


Okay, you read that title and thought…”magical?” Yep. Magical. What makes my turkey tenderloin recipe magical? It only takes 4 ingredients and about 30 seconds to assemble.  Then, your Crock-Pot does all the work! If you’re a mom like me or someone who finds they have very little time to make dinner, there is NOTHING [...]

Southern Grape and Pecan Chicken Salad

Ingredients for southern chicken salad from Wholesomemommy.com

I LOVE chicken salad.  Yummy chicken with fresh grapes and pieces of southern pecans….it is what makes a southern summer sandwich!  One of my favorite fillings for a simple lunch but also makes its debut on many a party table here in the south.  The only thing that makes it more awesome {and a bit [...]

Easy Weeknight Grilling: Turkey Sausage

Grilling on a Weeknight  - Turkey Sausage from WholesomeMommy.com

We love to give our grill a workout in the warmer months. Keeping the heat outside and the cool air inside is always a good idea! But, burgers, bbq chicken, and hotdogs get old after a while. So, we’re always looking for other simple weeknight grilling ideas. That’s when I decided to give some turkey [...]

Recipe: Smokehouse Chicken


My husband loves anything slathered in BBQ.  When I told him I was going to make my own version of Outback’s Alice Springs Chicken – kind of a mix between that and a Monterrey Chicken his eyes lit up. BBQ chicken is a grilling staple but if you want to step it up a notch, [...]

Father’s Day Food: Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas REcipe for Weeknight cooking from WholesomeMommy.com

Father’s Day is next weekend.  What have you got planned for dear ol’ dad? While it is going to great weather for grilling, why not mix it up a bit.  Instead of the traditional burgers and hotdogs, why not try chicken fajitas?  I know, it isn’t the usual, but I promise you won’t be sorry. [...]

REAL Food FAST: Chicken Gyros

Homemade Chicken Gyros with tzatziki sauce

This is my favorite recipe to date. Seriously. I would eat it every day if I could. If you’ve never had tzatziki sauce, don’t be afraid. It is so good, I could drink this stuff! The other great thing about this recipe is that you can make the sauce the day before {and it is [...]

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