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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…

Best Creamy Lemon Squares

Whether you want to impress guests with a beautiful dessert platter or just want to indulge in something special, the creamy lemon squares recipe is perfect for you. This is an easy-to-follow recipe that will have you making tasty treats in no time. Lemon squares are a classic favorite. These creamy lemon bars have a Click here to continue reading…

Southern Caramel Cake

One day I was flipping through one of my favorite Food Network shows, when my mouth started to water with all the scrumptious desserts they were showing. It wasn’t until they featured this Southern Caramel Cake that I craved it. I just couldn’t wait for the next day to go the grocery store to pick Click here to continue reading…

The Best Banana Pudding

I’ll be the first to tell you that I was a little skeptical when I first tried banana pudding. The words “banana” and “pudding” never seem to make their way onto my grocery list. But when I finally tried it, I thought, why have I been depriving myself of banana pudding all these years? Banana Click here to continue reading…

Country Apple Fritter Bread

Country Apple Fritter Bread tastes better than any other traditional country bread. It is moist, and filled with fresh apples. Cakes baked in small batches make perfect serving size for holiday gatherings or weekend mornings when guests are usually reluctant to eat something sweet. My hubby and I enjoy making this special weekend bread available Click here to continue reading…