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19 unexpected black eyed pea recipes for New Years or any day

19 unexpected black eyed pea recipes for New Years or any day

Couple things you might not know … One — I grew up in the South. The deep South. I’m talking deep, deep South. Two — On New Years Day in the South, you eat Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens. You just do. It’s a […]

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberry-Apple Walnut Stuffing

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberry-Apple Walnut Stuffing

Ok guys, I’ve got a confession for you. I am a turkey-in-a-bag Thanksgiving kind of girl. That means my bird always comes out super moist and flavorful, but it also means I can’t stuff my bird cause the stuffing just turns to mush. Sure, I […]

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

I don’t think she knows it, but Jean Van’t Hul is pretty much the reason I started blogging. I found her site, a long with a couple others in 2008. I was home with two young kids, still active duty stationed overseas and desperately needing […]

Pancake Recipes So Good, They’ll Make Your Whole Weekend

Pancake Recipes So Good, They’ll Make Your Whole Weekend

Pancakes. Piping hot, fluffy, good old-fashioned melt in your mouth pancakes. That’s the stuff childhood memories are made of and the kind of thing that can transport you right back to your grandma’s house when you were little with just one syrup-y bite. Mmmm, I […]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins

There’s a brand new muffin in town folks. And I have to tell you, she’s pretty fancy. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins We don’t get sparkly adorned muffins around these parts too often. She’s a bit dark, but sweet with a killer crust. I made these bad […]

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Fresh Fruit

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Fresh Fruit

I came up with this baked oatmeal recipe for my family a few weeks ago and I have been thinking about it non-stop ever since. Oh how I wish I could have you all over tomorrow and we could sit out on my back porch, […]

Healthy Breakfast: Black Rice Porridge

Healthy Breakfast: Black Rice Porridge

I always feel like eating a nutritious breakfast sets me down the right road for making smart food choices throughout the day. We have a few staples that we rely on (steel cut oats, granola and plain yogurt with fruit, avocado toast), but sometimes we […]

Easy Recipes for a Family On The Go

Easy Recipes for a Family On The Go

Family on the GO! That certainly describes us this week, in fact, this may be the most hectic week of the entire summer! We’ve got company coming, a baby shower for 5 moms to be! (more to come on that), a ton of back to […]

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Coconut Muffins

These wholesome and tasty muffins barely made it through this mini photo session before my family gobbled them up. They were just crunchy enough on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside, the perfect combination for a muffin. I’ve been gluten-free for several months, […]

Family Planning: Mostly Meatless Summer Meals

Family Planning: Mostly Meatless Summer Meals

Best Laid Plans. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t keep things honest around here, remember last week’s meal plan? Yeah, well it pretty much flew by the way side. I started off with the best of intentions, but work deadlines, and an outdoor freezer […]