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Southern Banana Pudding

Nothing says spring like banana pudding in the south. Something about the warm weather makes me think of coconut cakes ad banana pudding just like fall says apple pie!  Am I the only one?  Every great southern cook has made a banana pudding…its a staple at family dinners, church potlucks, and family reunions.  This Passover […]

Penne in Creamy Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti Night! For some it is a once a week thing, for others it may not be quite as frequent, but one thing is for sure: it is a favorite comfort food meal among most American families.  It is simple, delicious, and everyone has a favorite recipe. Maybe you like to labor over a big […]

Grandma’s Cranberry Sauce

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving! Most importantly, I’ll get to spend time with family that I don’t see nearly enough.  But, a very close second is the food.  I am going to be honest here…I can’t wait to stuff myself like a Thanksgiving turkey! Thanksgiving dinner in my southern home is a casserole crazy, […]

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 […]

Meet Harvestland – a BIG Give Away {Ten Winners}

I have an exciting announcement.  I am working with a brand I personally LOVE. I love it when that happens. When a partnership happens naturally with a company that I already know and love.  The people at Harvestland reached out to me and asked if I would like to work with them on a couple […]

Month 4 Release! REAL food on a Food Stamp Budget – Month 4 – The Summer Edition

Are you a subscriber to this blog?  If so, you should have received a very special newsletter from me last night. I released month 4 of the REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget  meal plans. Over 10,000 people {that I know of – that are subscribed} are receiving these meal plans – FOR FREE. […]

Easy Weeknight Grilling: Turkey Sausage

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 […]

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Over the years my mom and I have tried to make our own chips numerous ways, with numerous gadgets never to really succeed. {I seem to remember one crazy microwave contraption from many years ago}. I guess our quest began {and our addiction to the latest potato chip gadgets} out of our love of potato […]

Father’s Day Food: Grilled Chicken Fajitas

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. […]

Mexican Restaurant Copy Cat – Spanish Rice Recipe

I love Mexican Rice at the local restaurant. But, forever I couldn’t figure out how to make it so good at home. A lot of trial and error and I finally figured it out! This rice is SOOOO good. And, you’re going to be shocked at how easy it is! The trick to this rice […]

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