Oven Roasted Green Beans Tossed in Sweet & Spicy Mustard

Oven Roasted Green Beans Tossed in Sweet & Spicy Mustard

Fresh green beans are probably my most favorite side ((except for mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried zucchini, sliced fresh tomatoes, Mexican creamed corn… hmm, no wonder I write a food blog. The struggle — it’s real.)) Well, even though I do have a long list 

Spicy Trail Mix

Spicy Trail Mix

Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to find myself in this spot often. One would think being a food blogger would keep me out of this predicament. Nope, I am pretty sure that just makes my flaws more pronounced…

Pretty Purple Pickle Onions

Pretty Purple Pickle Onions

These pickled onions are so easy to make & will certainly add a burst of flavor to any meal. I have my sights on introducing these beauties to some tacos very soon!

An Okie Girl’s take on French Hot Chocolate ((in a jar))

An Okie Girl’s take on French Hot Chocolate ((in a jar))

A few days ago, I was hurriedly whipping up one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes “the BEST Chocolate Cake“, out of my grandma’s Betty Crocker cookbook when I came across a page of recipes that flipped a light bulb on in my little food 

Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake — THE Dessert you have been looking for! (Part 1 of the “Busy Mom Approved” recipe series)

Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake — THE Dessert you have been looking for! (Part 1 of the “Busy Mom Approved” recipe series)

***THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPE ALERT*** Okay friends, I am going to blast a few recipes out over the next week. There will be very little commentary – not because they are not commentary worthy, but because this momma is full-up with life. These are TOO GOOD to them let 

Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Mini Birthday Cookie Sandwiches, with Homemade Birthday Cake Buttercream

Sigh. Gracie did it. She went and added another finger to her age – and to make matters worse, that particular finger is on her second hand.  Well, and I didn’t even mention the trifecta of heartache :: she lost her first tooth ((twice, that is 

Cheesy Baked Green Chili & Onion Dip

Cheesy Baked Green Chili & Onion Dip

Chances are, if you have been to my home for a shower, birthday, brunch, game day or any holiday — then you have had one of my all-time favorite baked dips “Onion Souffl√©“. I first fell in love with this recipe 17 years ago ((but 

Farm Girl Fair Fun, Blessing, an Appointment & The Best Taco Dip EVER!

Farm Girl Fair Fun, Blessing, an Appointment & The Best Taco Dip EVER!

Whew, wow — what fun we had at the Farm Girl Fair! But the work to get ready for the FGF was intense — in a good & satisfying sort of way. Let me tell you all about it — and give you my favorite taco 

Miss Angie’s Almond Sweet Tea ((aka Ladies’ Party Punch))

Miss Angie’s Almond Sweet Tea ((aka Ladies’ Party Punch))

Finally, the perfect accessory to your ladies’ lunches, weekend brunches, showers, parties and tea parties! Yes, with the discovery of this Sweet Almond Tea, the search for the ‘perfect party punch” is over!

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

It has been a tough season for the garden! I had one squash to harvest ((boo to the squash bugs)), a few beets, pithy radishes galore, not one bean and the tomatoes have begrudgingly produced – if that is even possible. But a few things 

Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

This simple salad is one of my favorite summer treats and it comes to mind at just the right time! Our summer days are packed with swimming and sweating it seems. And who has the time, energy or desire to slave away in the kitchen?? 

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

It has been a while since I have shared a really good side dish — and this is a really good one! I have about 5 recipes in waiting to be published, but I have to hold back and give this little recipe a chance to