Category: Food

  • Meal Prep English Muffin Sammies

    Meal Prep English Muffin Sammies

    Anyone else get in those prepping moods? We try to prep foods for the week on Sunday evenings, but we got a tad behind and that didn’t happen… life, ya know. This morning I put together some freezer English muffin breakfast sammies. Bacon and a cracked egg in a muffin tin for 30 minutes at…

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  • Shrimp and Grits Chowder

    Shrimp and Grits Chowder

    Our family loves hearty soups and chowders in the Fall. Belly warming one-pot meals are my jam, if y’all haven’t quite noticed. So, I was hoping to make a yummy shrimp and corn chowder, but realized we had no corn. No canned corn… frozen corn… fresh corn on the cob… NADA! And I already had…

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  • Crockpot Pumpkin Butter

    Crockpot Pumpkin Butter

    Fall is here! One of my favorite times of the year. Belly warming meals, friends and family gatherings. It all makes me happy. One of our favorite things during the season is pumpkin butter in the morning. We enjoy it on toast, waffles, English muffins. It’s yummy and hearty and great with a cup of…

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  • Easy Figgy Jam

    Easy Figgy Jam

    It’s Summertime and our garden is in full bloom.  Hooray!  Which can also mean an abundance of things that we can’t quite eat through (double hooray!). Included in this category is our figs. Our tree keeps on giving and we’ve been eating away. If you don’t eat them within a few short days they start…

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  • Trader Joe’s 7 Day Mealplan

    Trader Joe’s 7 Day Mealplan

    Who doesn’t love quick and easy meals? I know I sure do! Now, who loves quick, easy, healthy AND low cost meals??? MEEEEE!!!!! With our busy weekdays of homeschool field trips, music lessons, baseball practice, art, etc. I’m all for meals that require minimal ingredients and minimal effort. Who’s with me? Here’s my 7 Day…

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  • Kabocha Coconut Custard

    Kabocha Coconut Custard

    This past Thanksgiving, I wanted to try to make something other than the standard pumpkin or sweet potato pie. We went to a Thai restaurant for my birthday and they had a delicious seasonal dessert the waitress said we must try. Coconut custard in a kabocha squash.  She was correct, it was a must try!…

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  • Dandelion Citrus Jelly

    Dandelion Citrus Jelly

      You’re making jelly with Dandelions? Those “obnoxious weeds” that pop up all over your yard? YES! Before you mow them all down, they actually have some healthy benefits!  Dandelions are rich in minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C (whew, that’s a LOT!) They contain more…

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  • Squash Blossom Frittata

    Squash Blossom Frittata

    I sure have been dreaming of Spring moreso lately.  In preparation for my Spring garden, I’ve been looking through some recipes from last year’s garden and remembered this tasty gem! I had a whole bunch of blossoms appearing in my garden and wanted to put some to use other than producing tons of spaghetti squash…

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  • Quick 5 Ingredient Pickled Red Onions

    If you’ve ever been to Torchy’s you know that the pickled red onions are the jam… and if you haven’t, that’s ok too – but I’ve gotta say you’re sadly missing out! I’ve decided to try out this simple fridge pickled red onions recipe so we can have them readily on hand for our homemade…

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  • Bye bye dairy and gluten

    I’ve been dealing with some health issues and after numerous doctor visits with zero solutions, I finally turned to a more holistic route. I visited an acupuncturist and finally feel like I have more answers and a plan of action. One thing we discovered through Iridology was that I have wheat and dairy issues. Womp…

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