Football • Food • Family

My idea of a great Fall Saturday involves drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking in my jommies. Family, Football, and Food, are definitely a few of my favorite things. My uncle Marshall always put a roast in the crockpot when we were all coming home. Since we were all coming from different directions and arriving…

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings when I was growing up we went shopping. We may have had a soccer game or basketball game but we always ended up shopping for groceries and clothes at Seessel’s, Easyway, Goldsmith’s and Dillard’s followed by a treat at La Baguette. I have fond memories of those days but choose a slower paced…

Soft Serve Ice Cream

Thursday in the pick up line I found out Shelton’s class would be eating ice cream sandwiches the next day at the AR party. I immediately went home and started baking large chocolate chip cookies using Danielle Walker’s real deal chocolate chip cookies 2.0. Next I was trying to come up with an ice cream…

Protein Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These Protein Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are so good they will not last long in your house! I was looking for a granola bar with more protein without table sugar. I chose unsweetened coconut and a plant based vanilla protein shake powder with 15 grams of protein without sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, or fillers….

Sunday Night Soup

When the temperature dips thirty degrees I start thinking about soup. One of my favorite dishes is Seafood Curry at Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant Yak & Yeti. I thought I’d try a soup version using Salmon and ingredients I had on hand so I didn’t have to run to the store. This soup is so…

Shepherd’s Pie

Super quick & easy meal that will leave your family full and satisfied. Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 4 cloves garlic minced 1 lb grass fed beef 2 carrots sliced or chopped 2 ribs of celery sliced or chopped 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos ( or Worcestershire) I used coconut aminos 4 white or red potatoes for…

Taco Tuesday

Super Simple Taco Tuesday Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 1 lb grass fed beef 1 can organic pinto beans drained 1 can organic diced tomatoes 1/4 cup homemade taco season** Corn tortillas Directions: Sauté onion, then add ground beef. Once the meat brown add the pinto beans and tomatoes. Add taco seasoning and simmer 15 minutes….

Sausage egg & cheese biscuit

Today I updated our biscuit recipe to remove the goat yogurt since we recently learned that Shelton can no longer have table sugar and lactose. Previously we were told no cow dairy and now it seems no goat or sheep dairy either. This morning we had chicken sausage, egg & cheese biscuit! It was a…

Mexican Chicken Soup with Black beans & Rice

When a cold snap reminds you that it’s not quite Spring it’s time for a pot of soup. After being at a swim meet I really didn’t think ahead much for dinner. I grabbed a whole chicken from the frig, veggies in the crisper, beans and tomatoes from the pantry. We were so hungry it…

Cafe and {Canned} Chili

We play Cafe almost every night lately. Shelton loves to rearrange the playroom and set the tables for a cafe. She delights in picking out plates, napkins, and making it beautiful. She usually writes the menus and serves the meals. While this is fun we are teaching her manners, how to pay the bill, and…

Super Simple Allergy Friendly Potato Soup

Church, Sunday naps, Mary Poppins, and yummy soup refreshed us this February day. I love potato soup and growing up loved Huey’s potato soup until we realized I couldn’t eat it due to the return of my infant allergies. I learned to replicate the thick creamy soup by puréeing half of the potatoes broth mixture…

Cowboy Beans

When I’m asked to bring baked beans I show up with my version of “cowboy beans” my mom made in a bean cooker growing up. They were delicious and filling with the ground beef. A meal in themselves. She cooked them in a brown McCoy bean pottery pot. The funny part….my mother did not and…