It’s strawberry picking time, y’all! At our house, this means it’s time to start making strawberry bread. Tennessee’s strawberry season is short and very, very sweet — and since it’s in May before school is out, it can be tough to find the time as a family to pick berries. This year, though, we did […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

May 9, 2019

Delicious Strawberry Bread

Seventeen years ago (!), some kind soul gave us a waffle iron as a wedding present. Over the years, I’ve made waffles on occasion, but since pancakes are soooo much easier, there’s really only one reason I don’t Kondo the big, heavy iron altogether — PIZZA WAFFLES. Pizza waffles are one of my kids’ favorite […]

Food, Kid Favorites

February 19, 2019

Pizza Waffles: A Kid Favorite

I’ve spent the last year completely overhauling my family’s diet in an effort to eat healthier meals without sacrificing taste. For us, this has meant buying organic, whole foods without added ingredients as often as possible and eliminating wheat and gluten whenever we can. Trying healthier recipes (I’m partial to Paleo recipes) has introduced me […]

Food, Main Courses

January 22, 2019

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms Over Cauliflower Rice

We recently had one of my all-time favorite meals at The Mayan Cafe in Louisville. This cozy little restaurant in Louisville’s trendy NuLu neighborhood blends traditional Mayan recipes with locally-sourced ingredients, resulting in some of the most imaginative dishes I’ve ever tasted. And while we loved everything we ┬átried that night, it was the Sikil […]

Appetizers, Food

December 26, 2018

Sikil Pak: A Mayan Pumpkin Seed Dip That’s To Die For

I didn’t always love salmon like I do now, but then I learned that I was overcooking it (and so are most restaurant chefs). Try asking for your salmon to be cooked medium rare and you will notice a HUGE difference in taste. Reducing the cook time transforms salmon from a fairly ordinary fish to […]

Food, Main Courses

November 7, 2018

Roasted Salmon with Creamy Dijon

My mother-in-law’s cooking is legendary in our family, and her pumpkin bread recipe is one of her greatest accomplishments. We love pretty much anything that has pumpkin in it, so I’ve tried several pumpkin bread recipes over the years. None have even come close to this one. Even better, I typically have on hand everything […]

Breads, Food, Kid Favorites

October 29, 2018

World’s Most Amazing Pumpkin Bread

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for amazing Thanksgiving recipes to add to your arsenal. I like to mix old favorites with a few new recipes each year, just to shake things up — but I want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that whatever new thing I’m making is like, THE […]

Food, Holidays

November 13, 2017

35 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes: Tried, Tested, and GOBBLED UP.

  Let’s cut to the chase. I went to Publix yesterday, spent $29.10, and SAVED $70.42. I am not even kidding. By taking a little time each week to look up the deals at Publix and get my corresponding coupons together, I can save a TON of money there– so much that I sometimes worry […]

Food

August 31, 2016

I Just Might Be Publix Enemy Number One.

In this post, I’m saving you the time and trouble of learning how to save money at Kroger by putting all my tips and tricks in one handy post. You won’t believe how easy it is to cut your grocery bill in half! I used to love that show ‘Extreme Couponing’ on TLC– Sure, those […]

Food

February 2, 2016

How to Save Money at Kroger & Cut your Bill in Half!

I had never heard of Swedish Spritz until I met my husband. His mother is a renowned cook and baker and the Swedish Spritz cookies she made each Christmas were one of his favorite childhood memories– Since my husband’s love language is FOOD (Oh hush, it’s totally a love language, I don’t care what Gary […]

Desserts, Food, Holidays, Kid Favorites

January 26, 2016

A Swedish Spritz for All Seasons