Food for a Year:

Food for a Year:

"It's going to be a great year!"

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Giant Breakfast Cookies

Giant Breakfast Cookies

Whew – we’ve hit the dogs days of summer here in Oklahoma. With “low” 100’s in the forecast, 2-a-day football practices filling our weeks and the official 2018-19 school supply lists taped to the fridge – ‘dog days’ seems to hit the nail on the […]

Devil’s Pool Granola ((A Big Cedar Recipe))

Devil’s Pool Granola ((A Big Cedar Recipe))

I am so excited to share the recipe for the best granola I have ever tasted. Last August, the family & I traveled to Branson for a fun “last hoorah” before the start of the school year. While there, Big Cedar breakfast was one of […]

Feta + Cream Cheese Dip w/ Red Onion (Lopez Island Dip)

Feta + Cream Cheese Dip w/ Red Onion (Lopez Island Dip)

Well, if you’ve been following me on Insta, then you know I was recently on the San Juan Islands in the PNW. We’ve been visiting these islands for several years and every year I try to see something new. This summer, we hiked several new trails  ((which helped me accumulate a total of 90 miles hiked while on vacay — yippee!!)) and we explored a nearby island — Lopez. (more…)

Fall 2018 Cooking Class Schedule

Fall 2018 Cooking Class Schedule

Here’s my fall cooking class schedule for homeschoolers!

Oven-Roasted Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven-Roasted Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven-Roasted wings are easily one of the herd’s all-time favorite foods. I’ve made over a dozen different wing recipes over the years but their most requested is Honey BBQ Wings. I love making oven-roasted wings because they are so easy and even easier to clean […]

Creamy ((KETO)) Chicken with Blistered Tomatoes & Bacon

Creamy ((KETO)) Chicken with Blistered Tomatoes & Bacon

Hubby & I have gone low-carb for the Summer. We’re actually doing KETO. I’ve heard lot’s of pluses for KETO but was pretty much scared at the thought. However, we’re about a month in and I feel like I’ve gotten into a groove. I am certainly no expert (more…)

Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Can you relate to my banana dilemma? Seems like I so much as bring them home that they start getting speckled. Within hours of spotting the first speckle the kids consider them overripe and they won’t touch them “with a 10-foot pole” (as my mom […]

Turkish Delight Cake

Turkish Delight Cake

Thanks to a recent Chronicles of Narnia themed school party (and signing up to bring a dessert), I was inspired to create this “Turkish Delight Cake”. But I can’t take all of the creative credit – here’s how it went down: 

Mediterranean Breakfast Bread Pudding

Mediterranean Breakfast Bread Pudding

It’s time to mix it up a little! Here’s a twist of my tried and true “Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding“. Sun-dried tomatoes, feta and fresh spinach help to make this a totally different dish that’s sure to become your new favorite for brunches, breakfasts or even a simple delicious breakfast for dinner!

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Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Mexican food is pretty much my love language. I can’t seem to get enough of the big, bold, spicy flavors that are notorious with this type of cuisine. But then I seem to find myself wondering why exercise isn’t making a difference in my pants […]

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

This little smoothie has recently become my favorite quick breakfast — it’s pretty much the best smoothie I’ve ever had! And because I can control the amount of added sugar, I feel like this smoothie is actually a healthy choice! It has a short list of […]

Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

When I think of pot roast, I have two memories:

First, as a kid, I kind of dreaded “pot roast” Sunday because sometimes (not always) the pot roast was so tough and dry. It was those tough & dry occasions that made me dislike roast altogether. 

Second, it always seemed so complicated. Pre-browning, seasoning, flour, peeling veggies, grease splatter on the stovetop and a looming smell of roast in my hair as I sit in the pew at church.  (more…)

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

“I’ve never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like”? Chewy, crisp, cakey, thin — doesn’t matter as long as there’s chocolate involved?! Well, I love a good chocolate chip cookie – but I prefer a great chocolate chip cookie … don’t you? My favorite […]


 
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