Dairy-Free Veggie Chowder

When I think of chowder, I think of heavy, milk and cream laden soups that are nearly as thick as a stew. And, I must admit, that is what I find appealing about them. If you are eating them whilst wistfully gazing out at the sea, then they are even more appealing….

Ad: Rosemary-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens W/Carrots & Onions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CornishHenHolidays #CollectiveBias This may sound surprising, but cornish hens are kind of nostalgic for me. My parents are no doubt scratching their heads right now, since I never ate them as a kid. But when…

Roasted Fall Vegetables-Two Ways!

Brace yourselves. I have news. There is a misconception that great produce is not available once summer is over. *gasp* I know. Shocking. Obviously, since you all go to pumpkin patches and apple orchards in September and October, you know that this cannot entirely be the case. Autumn is a favorite time…

Mini Meat & Cheese Skewers W/Spicy Maple Mustard

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PairsWellWithHolidays #CollectiveBias Why does food on a stick taste so much better? I have asked my kids this question several times and the answer is always the same: Because its fun! This rings true for adults…

Fruit & Nut Halloween Bark

Zombies are not my jam. When it comes to holidays, Halloween and all things spooky and ghoulish are my least favorite to celebrate. I have never really been into the decorations and the costumes and mannequins with fake blood. Its entertaining, but you won’t find me hosting a costume party or visiting…

Maple-Almond Granola

As I type this post, I am sitting at my dining room table and gazing out the window.  Now that hurricane Joaquin is gone and the rain has stayed away from South Carolina for a week, we have dried out a bit and the leaves are starting to turn.  I could sit…

Spicy White Bean Dip W/Sriracha

Have you ever read the description of a dish or read the ingredient list and you just knew it was going to be good? I do that all time.  Like when I check out the recipe for a chocolate cake and I see the words sour cream, cocoa, coffee, ganache, and vanilla….

Lemon-Mustard Baked Chicken

Some recipes are just born out of necessity. For example, I have 80 pounds of chicken in my freezer. I have the need for chicken recipes. Several months ago, I decided to start buying my meat in bulk and wholesale off the back of a truck. I swear it is much less…

Gluten Free Zucchini Spice Muffins

My sister is staying with us for awhile.  Did I mention that before? We get her as a house guest for a few months while she finishes settling into employment here on the East Coast.  We kind of love it and while there are always adjustments with long term visitors, most of…

Paleo & GF Pizza Casserole

This recipe.  *sigh* I tell ya… This recipe is a supahstar! (Said in my best Molly Shannon voice from SNL.) If you have never tried spaghetti squash before, this is your recipe!  Read on! Truthfully, I have never been a big fan of spaghetti squash. I have only tried it a few…

Tangy Tuna Salad W/Avocado & Capers

Capers and I have a thing going.  Its a love-hate thing.  Well, ok.  Mostly love. Fine.  All love.  Its an all love thing.  I love capers. But doesn’t everyone?  If you haven’t tried them, they are actually little buds that have been pickled and brined.  They have a sharp, tangy little bite…

Quick Korean Beef

Aaaah!  I’m back!  Between moving to the new house and the loss of all electronics (including internet), I have returned with an arsenal of incredible recipes to share with you! First on the list this summer is this Korean Beef.  Oh. My. Lanta.  This is good.  And I mean, really good. My…

Sweet Citrus Sun Tea

Whenever someone mentions sun tea, I immediately think of pickle jars.  Well, pickle jars and the black, well used grill we had when I was a kid. Gigantic, gallon pickle jars were not scarce in a family with 6 kids and we had several in rotation to make sun tea.  Eight little…

Creamy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

When my kids bust through the door when they get home from school, the inevitable question is, “Can I have a snack?” My answer is always an predictable, sure! Then I precede to tell them what they are allowed to have.  The list usually encompasses all things they can get themselves that…

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

I have been trying to make really great homemade breakfast sausage for years now, but without success.  Now that I write that sentence, I realize that doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in my culinary abilities… Let me explain. My parents made it all the time when I was a kid, but they can’t…