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Oven Roasted Okra

Today I am sharing a quick and simple twist on traditional fried okra. My mom’s fried okra happens to be one of my most favorite things to eat in the entire world. Salty, crunchy and fried to a crisp – coated in a light cornmeal/flour coating. I am not sure “it” can get any better – “it” may get as good, but it won’t get better! (Not sure what “it” is, but that’s okay! Continue reading

Simple Crispy Pesto Chicken & Potatoes

Summer – whew. It’s a break for sure, but BOY are we busy! We enjoyed a nice trip to the lake last week and then squeezed in a double portion of busy when we got home. Doctor’s appointments, a slew of summer cooking classes ((check out my upcoming classes HERE and HERE)) and a set of freshly applied braces were just a few of the activities that had us moving at a speedy pace this week. Continue reading

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 have been outstanding – and I am not referring to the weeds.

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Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

You guys may have learned this by now, but let me just say it again for the record! Chips & salsa are my love language. It used to be Chips & salsa AND Diet Dr. Peppers from Sonic, but I gave up the DDP addiction 10 months ago ((and it was SO hard to do — I am NEVER going back!!)). Anyway, about the chips and salsa… Continue reading

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

A few pounds of dried white beans is a pantry staple must in my home. If I am out of protein options, running low on meal ideas, or just looking for some simple ((healthy)) comfort food, beans take care of business every single time. AND — hello! They are super budget friendly too. A perfect food for my family of 6.

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Bunnies, Severe Weather & My Garden

I do have a few recipes to share. But tonight, I am bursting to tell you about my Lion Lop bunnies and if I tell you about my Lion Lops, I have to tell you about the severe weather that has consumed half of their little precious lives AND if I tell you about the recent severe weather, I have to tell you about my garden. So — I will share a yummy, superbly perfect chocolate buttercream recipe tomorrowish. Continue reading

A Giant Garage Sale, a Lemonade Stand & a Hopeful Harvest ((and lots of sandwiches for dinner))

Whew. We have been working hard in my little corner of the world! First, I just pulled off the impossible & entered the garage sale hall of fame. Pictures don’t completely express the depth of despair I felt as I sat among the piles, rather heaps, of outgrown toys, shrunken clothes & lasterday’s decor & wares. Prayer arrows Continue reading

Rainbow Chard & Sweet Cherry Pepper Croquettes ((Your tastebuds won’t believe this is super healthy))

Before I even start to tell you about this recipe, I want to thank you for at least clicking on this post. I mean really – rainbow chard is not an ingredient that makes your mouth water at the sound of its name! (haha) And, I have to admit, sometimes chard can naturally be pretty bitter. BUT – not this time! I have figured out the perfect way to cook with it & am so excited to share my ‘discovery’ with you!

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