Red Beans and Rice

Growing up I never was one for beans, sure I loved green beans and Campbell’s bean with bacon soup. But as hard as my parents tried they never were able to get me to eat a meal that was comprised of beans. It took many years and the coaxing of a former co-worker to find […]

Fried Green Beans

Ever since Liz came home from one of her trips to Arkansas she has talked about P.F. Changs and their Fried Green Beans. All I’ve heard for the past few months is how yummy these are and how she wishes that we had one of their restaurants located by us. Well with the closest one […]

Homemade Croutons for Salads and Soups

Homemade Croutons are some of the simplest pantry items to make. Once you catch the bug and realize the endless favor combinations that can be blended together you won’t be able to stop. I have to have something with some crunch with my Soups and Salads, whether it’s saltine crackers (Liz makes fun of the […]

Pear Harvest Salad

I really don’t think we eat enough salads around here, sure, during the Summer when there is a bounty of vegetables from the gardens we’ll focus on dinner salads or a big chef salad. Yet during the colder months of the year, salads seem to get pushed aside for one reason or another, whether it […]

Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow Dip

We have this on going fight in our house…Doug absolutely despises sweet potatoes. I think it’s pretty funny myself and was quite surprised when he suggested we make some Sweet Potato Fries for the Thanksgiving Leftover Party. Doug really can’t even stand the smell and won’t even touch any dishes that have sweet potatoes in […]

Deep Fried Stuffing

Stuffing is one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, however I’ve not been very creative with the leftovers in the past. When Doug and I were planning the Thanksgiving Leftover Party, we were talking about how we could make-over stuffing, besides including it in the Turkey Casserole. Doug mentioned he thought it would be cool to […]

Cooking with Cranberries: Cranberry Relish Recipe

Last week we talked about some great uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice, another ingredient that is perfect to use for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are Cranberries. Now although I grew up thinking that cranberries at Thanksgiving came from a can, {and I still really like them} cooking with cranberries is easy and can be […]

Barbecue Pork Salad with Peaches

When you have a house full of men sometimes getting away from the standard meat and potato fare can be a challenge, lucky for us there is a majority that like to experiment and have some fun with our meals. This¬†Barbecue¬†Pork Salad with Peaches is a spin on a recipe that Liz developed; Easy Barbecue […]

Halloween Party Food: Veggie Witchy Poo

We have had such a good time putting together this Halloween Party Food to share! We started with Frankenstein Appetizers, and then for the main dish, a Mummy Calzone, today we are sharing Veggie Witchy Poo! I bet you have seen this around for a few years, we used that for inspiration and came up […]

Chef Salad: Food on a Stick

We continue our Food on a Stick series today. You won’t have to worry about getting your kiddos to eat their veggies, with this fun Chef Salad On A Stick! Or adults, for that matter! Food on a Stick is everywhere…and I mean everywhere! Have you seen all the amazing food they serve at State […]

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