Sweet Potato Baby

I never met a sweet potato I didn’t like. In fact I believe they are a year-round staple and not just for Thanksgiving. I grew up eating them for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. Each year we gathered for the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Sweet potatoes were served in the fall and winter…

All Things Fall 🍎🍏🍂⛰

Fall always meant swapping out the wardrobe and sweating to be fashionable. Since moving to Virginia fall means 40 degree mornings and 60s in the day. Fall also means picking apples and not sweating at the pumpkin farm. This weekend it was brisk at the apple orchard. Pony rides, carriage rides, and our first cup…

Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal

Yesterday I opened a can of pumpkin purée to make a pumpkin spice latte. So what to do with the rest? I’d made a pumpkin pie protein shake, pumpkin bisque, so why not pumpkin oatmeal. It feels like fall. Warm, yummy, and healthy. Ingredients: 2 cups water Pinch of salt 1 cup gluten free oatmeal…

Homemade Granola

This summer we’ve spent a lot of time together exploring and baking. One of our favorite things to make is granola. Much of the store-bought allergy friendly versions have sugar as the first or second ingredient. I’ve been working on this recipe a while and now feel it is ready to share. I will say…

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…

Tea Party Saturday

The cafe we played almost daily in the winter has been closed for some time now. The lure of longer days and warmer temperatures have drawn us outside. Yesterday we played outside after school thinking the rain was on its way for the weekend. So we decided to skip our chores and play as long…

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…

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…