White Bean Soup with Kale

White Bean Soup with Kale

A super easy, hearty and delicious soup that can be on your dinner table in about forty-five minutes!

I’m not a fan of raw kale in salads, but I love it in soup recipes. This dish takes advantage of canned beans, which cuts down the cooking time dramatically. You can have this […]

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Smoky Roasted Broccoli with Scallions

Smokey Roasted Broccoli with Scallions

Finding ways to add tasty flavor to veggies is something I love to do. I mean, plain steamed broccoli with a little bit of butter and sea salt is fine, but it can get old sometimes. That’s where spices can really save the day. A little seasoning can take boring old broccoli and turn it into something super delicious! […]

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Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup

I’ll be honest, I have made stuffed bell peppers in the past and didn’t really enjoy eating them. My husband loves them, but I just don’t enjoy eating the whole bell pepper like that. Is that weird? Plus, it was way more time consuming than this Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Pepper Soup is. […]

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Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

My favorite dish at Thanksgiving has always been dressing. My mom makes the best chicken and dressing of anyone I know. It’s always perfectly moist and well seasoned. Up until the time I started testing this recipe, I had never made my own cornbread dressing before. […]

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Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Cornbread

Growing up, cornbread was something that we ate really often. A big pot of pinto beans, fried potatoes and hot cornbread was one of my favorite meals. Of course, my mom would usually add some green veggie like canned mustard greens to it and ruin what was an otherwise perfect meal. Ha! I’d usually try to get those out of the way so that I could […]

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Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Is there any other side dish that is as tasty and comforting as roasted potatoes? Pretty sure there isn’t. I made these Roasted Baby Red Potatoes last year for Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband and I stayed home and had a Thanksgiving for two dinner. The weather was just plain miserable that week. […]

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Jalapeño Strawberry Smoothie

Jalapeno Strawberry Smoothie

A Jalapeño and Strawberry Smoothie recipe probably isn’t something I would’ve thought to make on my own. However, I’m glad I discovered this delicious pairing of flavors! It’s been getting warmer by the day, and ice cream is something that has been sounding really good lately. There’s a local restaurant here in McKinney called Nom Nom’s Grill and Chill that makes its own ice cream. We decided to try it out one afternoon recently, and they had some out of the ordinary flavor combinations. […]

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Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Cookout season is in full swing, and I know we could all use some good make-ahead dishes like this one. This super easy salad would make a terrific Memorial Day recipe or dish to serve at any of your backyard parties this Summer! Although you can find cherry tomatoes in grocery stores pretty much any time of year, Summer is when they’re at their best. […]

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Chili Roasted Potatoes

Chili Roasted Potatoes

Today’s dish was inspired by a recipe for chili roasted potatoes from the Texas Eats cookbook, which was written by Veteran Texas food writer Robb Walsh. Inspired by his travels through the Lone Star State, Mr. Walsh created a cookbook featuring recipes and stories from all across Texas. The classics like chicken fried steak and barbecued brisket are in the book, but the recipe for chili roasted potatoes really caught my eye. […]

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Thai-Inspired Quinoa

Thai-Inspired Quinoa

This quinoa recipe was my first experiment with using fish sauce in my cooking. I had debated over buying it for quite some time. The top recommended brand of several food bloggers is the Red Boat brand. It’s a minimally processed (extra virgin, first press) fish sauce from the Vietnam Island of Phu Quoc. The only two ingredients are fresh wild caught anchovy and sea salt. […]

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