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…

InstaSoup and so much more!

It’s a cold January day and I’m changing things up a bit. This month I’m updating blog photos, changing my Instagram name, and cooking a lot more. I’m planning to post more in 2019 and I’d love your input on what you’d like to see more of. So please leave me your thoughts in the…

Christmas Eve Brunch

For us Christmas is not what is under the tree but more importantly what is on the plate and who is around our table. We love sharing time, food, and fellowship from Thanksgiving to New Year’s in our home. Don’t get me wrong we love to go out to as well but worrying about food…

Easy Soup

This is the easiest soup recipe! You can use whatever you have on hand. I start all soups with onions, garlic, carrots, & celery. Then add a pound of meat, frozen veggies (or canned), broth ( or water) and seasoning! This recipe is so forgiving and adaptable! I’d love to hear your favorite version! Tonight’s…

Chili Time

This morning was the first cool blast in the Delta this Fall. A cool 45 degrees sent me thinking of chili and muffins! So this afternoon I started making chili with what I had on hand. So this is what I came up with. Chipotle Sweet Potato Black bean Chili Serves 8-10 2 Tablespoons olive…

Meatball Pho

I was first introduced to Pho 🍲 on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. We loved watching on Sunday nights to see where Anthony would be and more importantly what he would be eating. On a particular episode Anthony was in Vietnam eating Pho. I was on a mission. I went to the Vietnamese grocery in Memphis,…

Sunday Night Supper

Sunday night is the time to enjoy dinner and catch our breath before the work/school week. I originally planned shrimp scampi for dinner but changed directions when I realized I was missing a few ingredients and clearly did not want to run to the store. This turned out to be the best dinner in-spite of…

Not So Fat Tuesday

Pink Lemonade Pancakes 🥞 The day before Ash Wednesday is typically glutenous indulgence before the 40 days of lent. Today’s version is Keto Friendly, Allergy Friendly, and quite tasty. Pancake Ingredients • 1/4 cup ghee melted ( sub butter) • 1/2 cup plain yogurt ( I used goat) • 1 Tablespoon powdered Stevia • 1/4…

Keto Egg & Olive Salad

Yes, Egg & Olive is Keto Friendly and there is no real variation in recipe but rather than bread or crackers it is served in a lettuce cup. I like the crunch and stability of iceberg lettuce for this recipe instead of my usual green leaf lettuce. I also think the olive salad makes this…

Keto Beef Stroganoff Soup

We love beef stroganoff with wide egg noodles but noodles are not Keto Friendly and grains and gluten are an issue in our home. I adapted my recipe into a soup! This was super fast and easy! With our food allergies it works well and I noted what ingredients I used. You can easily adapt…

Allergy Friendly Keto Taco Soup

Here it is!!! The most requested recipe from my FB & IG account recently! Easy to make in the Instapot or on the Stovetop! This quick soup has so many options to incorporate your favorite taco toppings! Ingredients: •2 pounds grass-fed ground beef •1 onion yellow chopped •4 cloves garlic minced •2 tablespoons chili powder…

Happy New Year and Black Eyed Peas

Happy New Year! I’ve always lived in the South and eaten black eye peas on the first day of each new year! This year was no exception. 🎉🏉😋 So here are two Black Eyed Pea options from one cooking. We had one for lunch and one for dinner while cheering on the SEC in bowl…