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Vegetable Soup with Spicy Harissa Turkey Meatballs

Vegetable Soup with Spicy Harissa Turkey Meatballs

And we’re back with more vegetables.  Yippeeee… It’s been super cold here lately.  It’s been so cold that some nice hot vegetable soup with spicy harissa turkey meatballs are perfect actually.  Emery made this for us.  I’m not even going to lie and try to […]

Acorn Squash with broccoli rabe and chicken sausage

Acorn Squash with broccoli rabe and chicken sausage

All you need is a spoon to dig into this delicious dinner.  There’s no other dishes needed. I love this for so many reasons.  The whole thing isn’t just satisfying, but slightly sweet, savory, and healthy.  You’d never think so while eating this that it would […]

Potatoes Gratin with Leeks

Potatoes Gratin with Leeks

Upon starting this recipe for potatoes au gratin with leeks I didn’t think about it being a crowd-friendly dish that could feed a ton of people.  In all honestly, I had bought some gorgeous leeks from the supermarket, and I was trying to think of […]

The Best Homemade Meatballs

The Best Homemade Meatballs

These are the best homemade meatballs ever! Meatballs are one of those things like dumplings that are made all over the world.  Many countries have their own version, but to me, I favor the Italian style best.  Let me tell ya what I look for… Tender […]

Sheet Pan Steak fajitas in 20 minutes

Sheet Pan Steak fajitas in 20 minutes

    Have you heard about sheet pan dinners? The thing about these is that they’re easy to make, have less cleanup, and can be done fast.  I mean supa fast!  Worth mentioning that I currently don’t have a dishwasher, so fewer dishes are tops […]


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Vegetable Soup with Spicy Harissa Turkey Meatballs

Vegetable Soup with Spicy Harissa Turkey Meatballs

And we’re back with more vegetables.  Yippeeee… It’s been super cold here lately.  It’s been so cold that some nice hot vegetable soup with spicy harissa turkey meatballs are perfect actually.  Emery made this for us.  I’m not even going to lie and try to […]

Vegetable Quiche

Vegetable Quiche

Most diets all encourage lean protein and vegetables, especially protein first thing in the morning to kick start your day.  Well do I have the perfect thing us for breakfast! Let’s have a quiche party!  A meatless vegetable filled wonderful diet friendly quiche party! So […]

Cajun Breakfast Potatoes with Ham

Ever think of the perfect breakfast?  You know the one you make for yourself when you have time to sit about?  I have two breakfast ideas that come to mind.  One is biscuits and gravy.  To be specific my dad’s biscuits and gravy, but my […]

Acorn Squash with broccoli rabe and chicken sausage

Acorn Squash with broccoli rabe and chicken sausage

All you need is a spoon to dig into this delicious dinner.  There’s no other dishes needed. I love this for so many reasons.  The whole thing isn’t just satisfying, but slightly sweet, savory, and healthy.  You’d never think so while eating this that it would […]

Being Thankful for today

Being Thankful for today

Sometimes it takes a moment to understand that life is our greatest journey. Not the things that we use to define ourselves in this life, but just life. Looking back I see so many mistakes I’ve made, the things that I haven’t accomplished, and all […]

Potatoes Gratin with Leeks

Potatoes Gratin with Leeks

Upon starting this recipe for potatoes au gratin with leeks I didn’t think about it being a crowd-friendly dish that could feed a ton of people.  In all honestly, I had bought some gorgeous leeks from the supermarket, and I was trying to think of […]

Sausage Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits

Sausage Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits and gravy, or better yet sausage gravy and buttermilk biscuits are my favorite thing for breakfast!  When I was little I would beg my dad to make for me on Sunday morning. There are several dishes that I consider true southern food like cornbread, […]

Kale Salad with Roasted Curry Chickpeas, Feta, and Green Harissa Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Curry Chickpeas, Feta, and Green Harissa Dressing

Who’s fresh?  Well, this salad is!  Plus it’s all kinds of good for you, and I love the dressing!  It tastes bright, it’s creamy and low-fat! I just love a good salad, plus kale has been one of my favorite vegetables since I was a […]

The Best Homemade Meatballs

The Best Homemade Meatballs

These are the best homemade meatballs ever! Meatballs are one of those things like dumplings that are made all over the world.  Many countries have their own version, but to me, I favor the Italian style best.  Let me tell ya what I look for… Tender […]

Oven Roasted Chicken

Oven Roasted Chicken

When Emery and I first started dating I wanted to learn about what made him happy, so I asked him what his favorite things were to eat.  His answer was chicken.   Hmmm… chicken?  I thought his answer would be fancier since he was a Chef, […]

Sheet Pan Steak fajitas in 20 minutes

Sheet Pan Steak fajitas in 20 minutes

    Have you heard about sheet pan dinners? The thing about these is that they’re easy to make, have less cleanup, and can be done fast.  I mean supa fast!  Worth mentioning that I currently don’t have a dishwasher, so fewer dishes are tops […]

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie topped with Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie topped with Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

Comfort food has been my middle name lately. It’s getting cooler outside, and my inner me is yelling for dishes that are rich, heartwarming, and filling. Topped with rosemary cheddar biscuits this chicken pot pie is truly decadent and over the top. Since Emery and […]

Twice baked potatoes

Twice baked potatoes

Why reinvent the wheel? Twice baked potatoes are a classic that pair well with so many things, but for me there not something that I make very often.  I’m not sure why because they’re easy to make and they’re rockin! The tasty spuds are filled with […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

While in the grocery store the other night I noticed that broccoli was on sale.  It wasn’t on my list, but I immediately thought of cream of broccoli soup. The weather has started getting cooler here in Virginia.  What could be a better time?  It’s quick, […]

Triple Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Triple Layered Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Don’t you just love those little crunchy morsels of potatoes all mixed up and formed into a tot? I took those cute little chunks and made them into a triple-layered bacon cheeseburger casserole. Yep, I said triple layer, as in three! In between each layer […]

Baked penne pasta with sausage in a red wine tomato sauce

Baked penne pasta with sausage in a red wine tomato sauce

Baked penne pasta with Italian sausage in a red wine tomato sauce is such an easy recipe. Even though it’s easy and quick to throw together, it tastes like it took hours to make. It has all the good things that I love in it. […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with honey bourbon and toasted walnuts

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with honey bourbon and toasted walnuts

The leaves are turning yellow and orange and the evening air is now crisp.  I’ve noticed a few kamikaze leaves cascade down to the ground so the rest of their comrades can remain for the yearly show of color among the trees.  There’s no way […]

Oven roasted butternut squash and beets

Oven roasted butternut squash and beets

This dish is lovely. I love the colors. It’s pretty to look at, and would look beautiful on the table for holidays. Beets were such a mystery to me for most of my life.  It wasn’t until I was at a friend’s house for lunch […]


My Diary

Being Thankful for today

Being Thankful for today

Sometimes it takes a moment to understand that life is our greatest journey. Not the things that we use to define ourselves in this life, but just life.

Looking back I see so many mistakes I’ve made, the things that I haven’t accomplished, and all the things I wish I could do over. Unfortunately, I’m still waiting for a mad scientist to appear with his time machine. Until then, my life’s journey is to be happy and thankful for today.

I know this is an unusual post, but this blog is so much apart of our life that I want to share more about us. This is a journal about food, what recipes we’ve found, and it sort-of chronologically documents what we’re eating… like a food diary. I’ve noticed that my emotions will manipulate my food choices just as strongly as what seasonal ingredient I can find does, which further suggests that this blog is our own food diary published for the world to see.

Here lately life hasn’t been frozen custard or dark chocolate almond bark (both of which are my favs), but more like tomato soup without the grilled cheese sandwich, which is alright.

Alright isn’t bad, but it’s not the best either.

It all started about two months ago when our blogging buddy dog, Katie Bear ate 3-4 days worth of my supplements and medicine. The poor thing had a seizure, a drop in blood sugar, a little less than a week with the vet, and almost died. Our little kitty cats knocked my pill box organizer off the counter, and once it was open our Katie Bear had a feast of pills. My heart is so thankful that I found the box laying on the floor before work, otherwise I would have come home to the unthinkable.

Then Emery scooted off to Boston, MA to for work for a week.

It was such a sacrifice for him to be away from us here that he had to go and see the sights.  Did you know that they have a Sam Adam’s Brewery there?  Me neither, but guess who found it?  He loved Boston, and I hope we can go together to see the sights soon.

Right now I’m drinking a cup of tea thinking about our whirlwind holiday weekend.  From visiting my family then to his it’s been a busy weekend, and we ate all the fatty delicious foods that came with it all.  So, tomorrow I start my new diet, which I’m pretty excited about.

It’s going to be  mixture of Weight Watchers and another diet that Emery’s aunt and cousins had great success doing.  The majority of foods will consist of lean protein, a few pieces of fruit, and lots of vegetables a day.  Keeping track of it all on the Weight Watchers app will hopefully help keep me on track.  It’s going to be fun thinking up new recipes that use no oil, butter, sugar, but taste great and are healthy.

They’ll be some old school recipes that will come up now and there too, but you’ll notice lots of chicken, fish, and veggies.

Super excited to start tomorrow.  Wish me luck folks and happy holidays to you and your love ones.

Tah-tah for now.  🙂