Juicy & Tender Roasted Whole Chicken ((Slow-cooker Style))

This meal reminds me of home! Not because it was a common recipe in my home growing up, more because it tastes so very good…and the smell: mouth-watering! That savory wave of herby goodness fills every corner of the home when this chicken is doing its thing. This recipe is like cozy gray pants, a cold rainy day, a good book and rooms full of giggles all crammed into on pot. Really. You can never make it too much and it never disappoints.

So get your whole chicken ready and make this recipe – it’s time to go home.

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Make Your Own Cake Mix ((in bulk)) — for the Best ((and easiest)) Cake

Simplicity is the name of the game! Oh, well there is one other game I play also – the “only eat what you can pronounce” game.

Don’t know what I am taking about? Let me show you the list of ingredients in a Super Moist Butter Yellow Cake mix from Betty Crocker ((sorry Betty, I like your cookbooks better than your box mixes – but the mixes still taste REALLY good – I just wish you would refine less — like a lot less)):

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Time Flies.

I am on the eve of the anniversary of becoming a mother – oh and Kade is on the eve of turning TWELEVE! Twelve years ago this very night, I was falling asleep ((with the help of a strong sleep aid)) in the hospital in anticipation of being handed my very own warm bundle of heaven-scented squirmy love. The path to that night seems as though it was traveled a lifetime ago. But as his birthday approaches – strangely, my heart sinks and warms all at once. Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies (aka NomNoms)

These last few weeks have been all about the glorious pumpkin! The weather in Oklahoma has been teasing of Fall for weeks now – but inside my kitchen, Fall is in full swing. I have made the most yummy pumpkin enchiladas and streusel filled pumpkin spice muffins ((along with several other yummies not yet shared on the blog)). For today, I am SO excited to share this yummy twist on a breakfast cookie – or as I call them a “NomNom”.

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Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

I have had Pumpkin Enchiladas on the brain and finally found some time to bring my dreams to life. I absolutely love oven roasted pumpkin, it is the perfect balance sweet and subtle char and the best part: the pumpkin gets soft but stays firm. There are so many things that can be done with oven roasted pumpkin & I have several more recipes floating around in my head – just waiting for the opportunity to be eaten! Continue reading

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