The Best Casserole Potatoes

The Best Casserole Potatoes

Casserole Potatoes, Potato Casserole, Funeral Potatoes, Potato Junk… Either way you say it, this right here is the BEST. It’s the best for a few reasons: 1. It’s easy to make. 2. The cheesy and tender potatoes are perfectly paired with a crunchy topping for the ultimate combination of textures. 3. Everyone loves it. 4. It’s an old family recipe on my husband’s side that even my grandma tasted and asked for the recipe. So you know it’s that good. {Read More}

Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower

Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower

I’m just going to come right out and say it – This Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower is on the top of my list for all time favorite recipes. By no means am I becoming a vegetarian, I love meat way too much for that. But every once in a while I like to participate in those “Meatless Mondays” that everyone’s always talkin’ about. Plus saving a few calories is never a bad thing either… The trick with this Orange Cauliflower {Read More}

Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been attempting to replace things like white bread with whole grain bread, white rice with brown rice, chocolate with apples. Ok, so that last one wasn’t true, but I have been trying to incorporate more brown rice with our meals. My family, is not a huge fan of brown rice. I used to make two cups of white rice for one meal and my family would eat the whole pot. Now I make {Read More}

Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Savory and Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to cook outside of the box when it comes to Thanksgiving. Sure, there’s the classic Sweet Potato Casserole (prepared in the crock pot…of course), but sometimes… do you ever just want to mix things up a bit? Throw caution to the wind?! A few years ago I decided to do just that. I was in charge of bringing a the sweet potatoes to Thanksgiving dinner, so I made a classic {Read More}

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing

Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing

Can we talk stuffing? Or is it dressing? Either way, it’s a staple at any Thanksgiving meal. There are so many options out there, but it’s basically just crusty bread that is smothered in tasty seasonings then baked to perfection. But wait – if your oven is pre-occupied with a large turkey, when will that stuffing make it’s way in there? I love this Crock Pot Sausage Stuffing recipe because it not only tastes amazing, but it frees up your {Read More}

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Corn Casserole

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Corn Casserole

Can we talk about this whole “Day Light Savings” thing? I’m not liking it one bit. It’s seriously messing every thing up. Majorly. First of all, I was supposed to get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning, but no… my daughter comes bursting into my room an hour earlier stating that it’s time to wake up. And guess what? That hasn’t stopped. So now I get negative one hour of sleep. Then there is the fact that it {Read More}

Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin

I’d like to take a minute to tell you guys a story. It’s a bit embarrassing, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago… ok- it was just a couple years ago, there was this Thanksgiving dinner. We were visiting family in Utah and I was given the assignment to bring cauliflower and broccoli. Just to clarify, I was visiting my in-laws. So there was this overwhelming desire to impress. My in-laws are {Read More}

Elote – Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe

In the past few weeks I have eaten Mexican Grilled Corn, also known as elote, more than 10 times. I’m a tad obsessed. I don’t know why I haven’t introduced this corn into my life sooner. When I finally made it for my family, my husband casually says, “Oh, elote! Sweet, I used to eat this stuff daily when I lived in Guatemala.” WHAT?!?  I feel it grounds for divorce that he has not shared this deliciousness with me sooner. {Read More}

Jalapeño Popper Potato Casserole

Jalapeño Popper Potato Casserole

I can’t tell you how many times I have made my Mother-In-Law’s famous potato casserole for my husband. It’s delicious. For reals. Then last week when I was making it, yet again, it dawned on me that this classic potato casserole recipe could be jazzed up with some spicy jalapeños and cream cheese. I knew it would be fantastic. No questions asked. And it was. I’m a huge lover of spicy food, but my family {read: 4 children} can’t usually {Read More}

Classic Broccoli Salad Recipe

Classic Broccoli Salad Recipe

I’m just going to come right out and say it… I’m obsessed with Broccoli Salad. No shame. I love the sweet and tangy dressing that gets soaked into the crunchy broccoli, the toasted cashews, the plump craisins, and of course… the bacon. Broccoli Salad is a staple at any BBQ or Potluck type meal, so be prepared this summer with this classic recipe that is a definite crowd pleaser. You know a recipe is going to be a winner when {Read More}