Top 10 Reasons To Love Hot Chocolate

Every year, I yammer on about why you should be drinking more…MORE!…hot chocolate. Surprisingly, there are antioxidant health benefits to this chocolate-lover’s dream. Pair with a slice of Scottish Shortbread and I’ll follow you anywhere. Ten Reasons Homemade Hot Chocolate is Good For You 10: It’s got a punch of fiber. One tbsp has 1.8 […]

How To: Steam Eggs for Perfect Peeling

I have never had luck peeling fresh hard boiled eggs…until now: I swear that’s EXACTLY how they looked upon peeling! No matter what super-guaranteed Internet method I’ve tried before, I’ve ended up with eggs that look like this: Before you jump upon the word “fresh” in the opening sentence, know that I have bought fresh […]

A Bacon Meatloaf That Will Make You Love Meatloaf

Mmmmmm, bacon. Add meatloaf and I’m asking where the forks are and can I have seconds. Let me break this down for you: Prepare your recipe (or mine) for meatloaf: Wrap that bad boy in bacon: Try not to drool from the glorious bacony smell: E-A-T. ~die~ Come back to life. Eat more: OMT’s Bacon-wrapped […]

What I’ve Learned: Wild Blueberries vs Cultivated Blueberries

Did you even know there were two types of blueberries?! I’m ahem-years-old, and I had no clue until recently. NO CLUE! CLIFF’S NOTES: The smaller compact “wild” lowbush blueberries grow closer to the ground and spread by rhizomes, and the larger cultivated highbush blueberries grow on bushes. The backstory that might help explain my tardy […]

How-To: Make Your Own Electrolyte Replacement Drink

As many of you know, OMT! is a distance runner. (BRAGGER!) I started when a coach at my elementary school asked me to join the track team. Me? Track? I had never considered it before, but because my friends were doing it, I agreed. It was there, on the dusty West Texas school ground fields, […]

When You’re Hankering For Oven-Roasted BBQ Chicken

There are days I neeeeed some finger-licking, oven-roasted, BBQ chicken, even in the dead of winter. Hell, especially in the cold when I’m missing sun-kissed days and umbrelly drinks by the pool. This recipe is for those days. Oh, momma! Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken with peach sauce?! Get in mah mouth now! Click To Tweet […]

Italian Cream Cupcakes

If you’ve been reading any amount of time here, you know my weakness for all thangs cake.  I once thought my time might be near to exit this world, and my biggest regret was that I hadn’t eaten more cake. Hand to God, y’all. (I was good in all the family/friend departments) MORE CAKE! Or…MORE […]

How To Make A Perfect Pound Cake

We all have a recipe we love and then forget about. This pound cake recipe is my forgotten one. When I make it, I swear I’ll never forget it again and then a year will go by before I find it stuffed in a cookbook, waiting for me to rediscover pound cake deliciousness. The original: […]

Homemade Tortillas With Coconut Oil

I first wrote about these tortillas back in 2015. They are so delicious (and easy) that I thought I should do another post about them for anyone who’s new here! Pair them with my red enchilada sauce, and OH, MOMMA! you’ll die! DON’T DIE! Time to get your skillz on! The recipe is very simple, […]

Southern Buttermilk Cupcakes

Take a Buttermilk Cupcake. Add a frilly chocolate buttercream hat. Take a satisfying bite. Catch a whiff of the vapors. You may now pass from this world a happy soul. I could end the post here (with recipe) and that’s all that needs to be said, right? LOOK AT IT! Cupcakey Heaven. This was such […]