Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)

Beans, beans- The musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel. So, eat your beans for every meal. We don’t eat beans every meal but they are a big player in our house and I often make at least a batch once a week. ItContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 7: The Musical Fruit (AKA Beans)”

Kitchen Challenge Day 4: Cook one of your grandmother’s recipes

It’s Friday. I’m actually surprised I can remember what day it is in the middle of this COVID19 haze we are all in. However, I remember for one main reason- it’s grocery delivery day at our house. After my last trip to Kroger, surrounded by everyone else that could not seem to keep their distance,Continue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 4: Cook one of your grandmother’s recipes”

Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made

Kitchen Challenge Day 3 is about to begin: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made Thursdays at our house used to be “donut day.” I was reminded of this by my kids multiple times last week and I told them the Donut Palace was closed due to COVID19, whether that’sContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Make a baked or fried breakfast or snack food you’ve never made”

Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner

Tonight I did Kitchen Challenge, Day 1:  Use a spice you’ve never used.  My spice choice was marjoram.  I’ll admit that I had no idea what it tasted like.  I actually had to look it up and found out that it is very similar to oregano.  Here’s a great website to learn more about it.Continue reading “Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner”

Venison Stroganoff

Yesterday afternoon I had a nice little cat nap, which was fantastic. But then it was already time for dinner. And what was I going to make? That never happens, right?!? I’d already thawed some of the ground deer meat in preparation for prepping a few meals tomorrow so I threw a pound into aContinue reading “Venison Stroganoff”

Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison

If you hate the idea of hunting, please don’t read any further but, please know we do shoot things to eat vs. killing just for fun. With that out of the way, I’m happy to say that Garen killed a deer this year. It had been a few years and my freezer was jonesing forContinue reading “Instant Pot Veggie Soup with Venison”

Hippity Hop-pity, Easter’s on It’s Way: Easter Bunny Garden with Peeps

My Mom always sang us the “Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail” song around this time. And, between her and Grammy, we were sure to have plenty of candy, including Peeps! I honestly don’t think you can have Easter without these sugary, marshmallowy, packages of cuteness. Yesterday, I needed to make a run for some labelsContinue reading “Hippity Hop-pity, Easter’s on It’s Way: Easter Bunny Garden with Peeps”

You gonna eat yo cornbread??? Best. Cornbread. Ever.

Every time I cook cornbread, Garen and I have a little giggle over the quote “You gonna eat yo cornbead?” from the movie “Life” with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Yes, I am ALWAYS going to eat my cornbread.  Every. Time. Especially if it’s the sweet kind.  I found this wonderfully tasty and easy recipeContinue reading “You gonna eat yo cornbread??? Best. Cornbread. Ever.”

Brunswick Stew- Instant Pot Style

This recipe was Garen’s request for me to make in the Instant Pot so it was the first recipe that required more than 3 ingredients. I was a little leery since I’d never had Brunswick Stew and didn’t even know what to expect. As I always do when cooking something I don’t have a go-toContinue reading “Brunswick Stew- Instant Pot Style”

Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Today I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to make a little tasty treat for the family. My Grammy mailed this recipe to me when I was in college, along with $5 to buy a pound of butter and a loaf pan. Great memories and pretty great recipe too. It seems like we never endContinue reading “Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread”