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…

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…

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…

Two Years

It’s been two years since I started my blog and so much has changed and I thought I’d reintroduce myself for my new followers 💚 I’m Julie and I’m a busy mom learning to be comfortable in her own skin. I write about Faith, Food, Family, and our Business Journeys! Two years ago Okra Magazine…

Desperately Seeking

Peace… in this crazy life. When I smile and say No Thank You, it’s not about you but- it’s about me. It’s me desperately seeking Peace. Learning to say No is new for me and still a struggle just like defining Peace. Peace is different for each of us and the struggle is real. To…

Life Lessons

I’ve posted a lot lately about life. Being a wife, mother, teacher, helper, and life lessons along the way. We either grow and change or wither and remain stagnant. The older I get the more I realize God is not through with me yet. Each day I serve a purpose for His plan regardless of…

Two weeks and a father’s love

I love this picture I snapped today after church. It illustrates a father’s love. There are two weeks left until Easter and I’m not ready! I know Lent is 40 days and I’m a planner yet I feel like I’m not ready. Lent is kinda like being pregnant. You are very mindful of everything and…

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…

Knowing God

There’s a section in Chapter 2 of Knowing God by J.I. Packer that talk about Evidence of Knowing God. I’ve chewed over this for a while and revisited it again today. I like to check the boxes and move on. That’s my type A personality 💚Well here are Packer’s four propositions: 1. Those who know…

Experiment & Shepherd’s Pie

This month we tried an experiment after we returned from vacation. After indulging for eight days on food and wine we decided to buy the highest quality ingredients on a budget. Specifically $50 a week at Kroger on organic produce plus proteins from the freezer and basics in the pantry. Before we started we had…

Grass fed veggie Chili 

After a week of indulging on vacation I was craving veggies and grass fed beef. The garden was full of peppers and tomatoes so chili it is! So here is a quick nutrient dense dinner.  Grass fed beef & veggie chili Ingredients: 2 lbs grassfed beef 2 Tablespoons olive oil  2 organic zucchini sliced &…

Big Bad Brunch

 Today at the farmers market we were each choosing things we liked. Then we got home hungry! In between breakfast 🍳 & lunch 🍴 I set out for Brunch 😋 adapting recipes from a few places for allergies and tailoring each dish! So here’s what we had.  Omelette (Scott) Baked eggs (Julie) turkey bacon, rice…