How Many Servings Do You Really Need?

Eating a healthy and varied diet has never been easier than it is today. Generously stocked grocery stores, farm-to-market spots, roadside stands and your own garden are just some of the places to find a variety of the fruits and veggies to fuel your bodies with goodness. Fruits and vegetables contain vital nutrients and fiber […]

Coconut Palm Sugar Caramel Apple Bars

It’s apple season! Wait, no it’s not. But, that doesn’t matter, does it? No! It doesn’t! What time of the year is the best time to bake your favorite (or soon to be new favorite) apple recipes? Anytime you’ve made a run for a jumbo bag of organic apples, that’s when! Wadda ya know…I just […]

Two Ingredient Bisquick Knock-Off Biscuits

As a true Southern gal, I love me some mile-high fluffy biscuits. Ain’t nothing much better than homemade biscuits smothered in sausage and gravy. My stomach is grumbling just thinking about it. Yum. My go-to recipe is the one linked above. Sure it takes a bit of time, but oh, momma, they are worth it. […]

Double Fudge Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m always…ALWAYS!…on the hunt for a new brownie recipe; they are a family favorite. While flipping through my recipe file, I found an old recipe card that had nothing on it except this brownie recipe. There was no attribution. No historic notes. No chocolate smudges. Nothing. I knew by looking at the recipe that I […]

Not Your Swiss Miss’s Hot Chocolate

A few years back I wrote a post on the health benefits of hot chocolate that I run once a year for two reasons: #1) It’s good for you and #2) It’s DELICIOUS! This is definitely not a Swiss Miss mug of warmth. This is one of the best homemade hot chocolate recipes I have […]

Impressive Baked Pesto Chicken

Prepare yourselves to witness one of the most flavorful and easy meals you can make. Ready? Let’s go! (NOTE: I saw this recipe on a video, which I can no longer find, so if you know it…SHARE IT!) What you’ll need: 8 chicken bone-in thighs or breasts Pesto 1 large or 2 medium sliced tomatoes […]

Make Your Own Spicy Pretzels

These are one of my all-time favorite snacks to make and throw down my piehole, so of course it goes without saying that I should share the recipe with you again, so you too can sing their praises…or hoard them…whatever feels natural. I had my first one when a friend dropped off a birthday package […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love a roasted veggie, don’t you? Roasting brings out the earthy complex flavors of foods that can’t be duplicated any other way. Bonus: most kiddos will eat a roasted veggie over any other cooking method. < Not scientific, just my own personal observation. When you roast Brussels sprouts, the outside takes on a crispy […]

You’re Such a Ham!

Last year, I wrote about how to make a ridiculously easy spiral ham with a pineapple honey glaze.  This year, I thought I’d bring back the post because #1: it was a hit and #2: if you’ve never made ham, if you’re intimidated by spiral ham, then this is a post you do NOT want […]

Scottish Shortbread Love

In the realm of all thangs cookie-like, shortbread is my fav. I could eat shortbread, in any form, every day. NomNomNom. While Garry prefers traditional shortbread, I also enjoy this Dark Chocolate Shortbread, which I think makes an excellent gift. As is my habit of finding all things delicious to share here, I stumbled upon […]