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Cauliflower and Sausage Skillet

Cauliflower and Sausage Skillet

Cauliflower has never been part of our normal vegetable rotation. It’s one of those veggies that really didn’t catch my attention but not because I thought it tasted bad. I’ve always thought it was sort of boring, bland, with no personality. When I decided to cut back on wheat products, I gave cauliflower another look […]

5 Food Vloggers You Should Be Watching

5 Food Vloggers You Should Be Watching

One of my dreams for this blog is to add video content for some of my recipes. While I’m learning the art of video, there are a handful of vloggers that I look to for inspiration. Not only do they have great recipes, they make shooting video seem accessible and possible for all of us […]

Strawberry Cobbler (quick version)

Strawberry Cobbler (quick version)

For the past 5 days, it’s been raining in Nashville. Not just drizzling or sprinkling rain, but hard down pouring rains that make you want to stay in the house. When I’m stuck in the house and bored, I like to bake. Since we’ve started eating differently, I’ve been trying to make our recipes  a little […]

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

I can’t believe that I’ve been missing out on almond butter all of these years. Mentally, I’ve always lumped it into the same category as natural peanut butter. Not fresh ground peanut butter. I’m talking about the gross stuff you see in the store with the layer of oil on top that needs to be […]

What I Eat: Around the World In 80 Diets

What I Eat: Around the World In 80 Diets

I ran across this photo gallery on the NY Times website yesterday and it’s fascinating. It’s based on a collection of stories and photos collected by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio for the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.  It documents the meals of people all around the world with the calorie counts. It has […]

Spicy Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey – Crockpot Recipe

Spicy Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey – Crockpot Recipe

This time of year is always schizophrenic in Tennessee. It’s not spring yet but we’re starting to see blooms on the trees already. One day it’s 70 degrees, the next day it’s 40 degrees. One day there’s snow flurries, the next day it’s warm enough to go without jacket. Believe me, I’m not complaining. I would much rather have it this way […]

Is Your Pantry Ready for the Next Big Storm?

Is Your Pantry Ready for the Next Big Storm?

It seems like you can’t turn on the TV these days without seeing some type of storm coverage. I always feel bad for people that have gotten hit by 2 feet of snow or a tornado and weren’t prepared for it.  We don’t get much snow around here but we do get tornados and high winds. Occassionally our power gets […]

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