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Easy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

I came up with this recipe on a whim one night when I was running out of ideas for breakfast. I hardly ever make recipes I find online because I always feel that I can come up with something better, so I rarely measure ingredients. That said, here’s my version of beakfasr hashbrown casserole. This Click here to continue reading…

Crispy Oven-roasted Asparagus

Oven roasted asparagus, who would have thought? I know in the past I’ve always cooked mine in the oven with a bunch of olive oil and kosher salt. But I wanted to try something new, so one day I decided to roast them. That’s when Crispy Oven Roasted Asparagus was born! If you want to Click here to continue reading…

Super Moist Banana Bread

I love banana bread. It is moist and simple to make. You can easily make it in a blender or food processor to save time. I always have bananas for over-ripe and my freezer. I usually stick it in my freezer so that I would not forget about them until they get old and mushy. Click here to continue reading…

Easy Meatloaf

Hi, I love meatloaf, but it always seems to be a pain in the butt to cook and make. After many years of cooking this stuff up, having it fall apart on me, spending hours trying to get through the recipe…I decided that it was time for something different. So I came up with this Click here to continue reading…

Sausage and Sauerkraut Soup

While adjusting to life together at home as a new duo with my first-born, Ms. Sweet Potato, I watched a lot of Food Network shows. Being a first-time mom, I was adjusting to the major life transition and in many ways probably felt like I needed some major mothering myself. The women in the shows Click here to continue reading…

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Nobody likes prepping cauliflower rice.  I don’t care who you are.  It takes forever to grate, then you have to warm it in the microwave and squeeze out the excess moisture.  More importantly, it makes a mess of your kitchen.  I will always buy prepped cauliflower rice.  Trader Joes has my favorite in the frozen section. Click here to continue reading…

Chicken and Biscuits: Slow Cooker or Oven

I make this because I love my husband. It’s his favorite dish. I also make it because it’s easy, and I can do it dairy-free with no problem at all. Oh yeah. One other reason: I make it because I love myself.

Cowboy Beans & Sausage

I adapted this recipe from the Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook Frijoles Charros recipe. This cookbook has been a staple in our family for three years now. I bought it during a period of financial difficulty and have not had any regrets. Slow cookers can greatly reduce the weekly grocery budget in addition to allowing you Click here to continue reading…

Creamy Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

I don’t remember my mom making macaroni and cheese growing up. I remember her making delicious soup, I remember that Sundays after church we would stop by the bakery and buy fresh Italian bread and dip it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And I can remember her letting me hold her cup of coffee Click here to continue reading…