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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…

12 Foods You Should Only Buy Organic

Living in healthy ways is not as difficult as it may seem. However, sometimes you may find it difficult to motivate yourself to eat healthier. Did you know that some foods especially foods like fruits have a higher risk of carrying pesticides which are very dangerous for you? Well, if you weren’t aware of that Click here to continue reading…

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Have you ever had chipolte chiles in adobo sauce?  I had never experienced their spicy, smoky goodness before.  After trying them this weekend in these sweet potatoes, I can’t wait to add them to an omlet!  I have no idea why eggs came to mind when I tried these chiles but they did and it’s Click here to continue reading…

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

It’s been chilly here lately.  I’m not sure what I expected for April, but the 80* teaser we got in March makes these 30* nights hard to handle.  Ava is on Spring Break this week!  She has been busy making mud pies and enjoying the green green grass we have here in VA.  Which makes Click here to continue reading…