Rice and Beans Aren’t So Boring After All

Rice and Beans Aren’t So Boring After All

Rice and beans are the epitome of prepping staples; and in many countries, this power duo are equivalent to “our daily bread.” Every prepper from East to West have different varieties of these foods safely stored for a rainy day. THE PERFECT MATCH These...
Instant Potato Gnocchi

Instant Potato Gnocchi

Although the potato may be a modest addition to the pantry, it is considered one the most versatile food staples and best ways to stretch a meal. We use them in side dishes, bake with them, add them to pancakes and breads – the skies the limit with this root...
Cook Like Grandma: Nothing Goes to Waste

Cook Like Grandma: Nothing Goes to Waste

You’ve raised your livestock with care, fed them well, and thoughtfully attended to their needs.  Eventually, they have one bad day when they are dispatched quickly and humanely.  As you set about to the butchering, you may be wondering what to do with all the parts...
8 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals Made From Leftovers

8 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals Made From Leftovers

I am the world’s worst at throwing leftovers into my freezer and forgetting about them. Every few months, while I am re-organizing my freezer (because I’ve thrown so many leftovers in there), I am amazed at how much food has amassed. Since foods begin to...
Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets

Nothing beats the real thing. Am I right? Taking advantage of grocery store’s sale on chicken is a great way to make homemade versions of your favorite chicken meals. One meal that my family loves is chicken nuggets. These nuggets are made from fresh quality...
Farm Fresh Goodness: Zoodles Alfredo with Chicken

Farm Fresh Goodness: Zoodles Alfredo with Chicken

Tis the season that we all have zucchini and yellow squash running out our ears. (And if you don’t check out a local farmer’s market to find some!) A while back, I read about two wonderful things….Zoodles and Squashetti. I have more zucchini than I...
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Southern Style Slaw

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Southern Style Slaw

My Southern roots are calling again and the temptation was far too strong to resist! Anyone up for some pulled pork sandwiches topped with Southern style coleslaw? I thought so. This is a great meal to make with your leftover barbecue. The cole slaw really adds a...
Bursting With Basil? Here’s How to Use It

Bursting With Basil? Here’s How to Use It

I look forward to growing basil every year in my garden. It’s fragrant, has a multitude of culinary uses and as an added incentive of repelling deer and certain insects away. I have also heard that basil leaves can be rubbed on the skin to keep mosquitoes away....
Brined Turkey

Brined Turkey

I am so excited to share my turkey recipe with y’all this year. I’m a big fan of brining a turkey because it locks in the moisture of the bird, prevents it from drying out and enhances the flavor. My little twist that I’m going to add to the turkey,...
Chicken n’ Cornbread Dressing

Chicken n’ Cornbread Dressing

I look forward to this dressing every year. It’s rich, sweet and oh, so tasty. Give it a try and see how much your family will “Oooo and Ahhhh” at your hard work. A low-fat version of this recipe can be made by omitting the butter while sautéing the...
Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

The rich color of cranberries are not only eye catching but a delicious and healthy way to give your meals some pizzazz! Cranberries are among the top tier of foods that possess health benefits. These little berries are full of antioxidants, which protects cells from...