Food · Sides and Veggies

Clam Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Here is another recipe born from me trying to use up what I had on hand in the kitchen. Canned clams aren’t a staple in our house, but I had some leftover from making a pot of clam chowder over the holidays. I was satisfied when the result turned out to be these beautiful mushroom… Continue reading Clam Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

Food · Meaty Main Dishes · Sides and Veggies

Instant Pot Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Bowl

Looking for an easy dinner with a whopping 5 ingredients? I’ve got you covered. Over the holidays we got a great deal on a ham that we had for Christmas dinner. Since it was a 9 lb ham for a family of 5, 3 of which are small children, we had a lot of leftover.… Continue reading Instant Pot Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Bowl

Food · Meaty Main Dishes · Sides and Veggies

5 Ways to Use Pesto This Summer

You know this blog is supposed to be about “family, food, and other good stuff.”  I haven’t written a food post in about 5 months though. Curiously that coincides with being pregnant. Yeah, so I’ve had a weird relationship with food lately. This one was written before I got all crazy and started hating things… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Pesto This Summer

Food · Sides and Veggies

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower “Wings”

It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted a recipe. That’s mainly because the hubs has been doing most of the cooking. Also we’ve been experimenting with reducing the amount of animal products we consume. Not for any big soap box reason, but after watching a few too many Netflix documentaries we decided we… Continue reading Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower “Wings”

Food · Sides and Veggies

Garlic Chive Butter

I’ve made this butter before and loved it. This time though was different. This time I had garlic and chives from our little garden to make it with. Our garlic bulbs were little, but we were still excited to have grown them! I keep the finished product in the fridge and use on baked potatoes,… Continue reading Garlic Chive Butter

Food · Salads · Sides and Veggies

Sweet Potato Salad

I brought this colorful dish to Easter dinner. I think I enjoyed this more than anyone else there because I brought most of it home. I really did like it though, and I’m going to make it again. It worked well for a potluck since it didn’t require any reheating. I also liked that it changed… Continue reading Sweet Potato Salad

Food · Salads · Sides and Veggies

Homemade Croutons

I opened the pantry to make breakfast this weekend and found three packages of bread with the heels only left in each one. THREE! Not being one to waste food, I whipped up a batch of homemade croutons to use on soups and salads for the rest of the weekend. I like croutons but they… Continue reading Homemade Croutons

Food · Sides and Veggies · Soups

2 black eyed pea recipes for New Years (even if you don’t like black eyed peas).

Whew! How was your Christmas? Does anyone else feel like you’ve sprinted a marathon through the month of  December?  We had the best holiday  yet. Even so I’m now ready to get back to normal. So looking on to New Years, what traditions do you have? We’ve always spent New Years Eve at home with… Continue reading 2 black eyed pea recipes for New Years (even if you don’t like black eyed peas).

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The “in between” holiday cooking: What do you make from Thanksgiving to Christmas?

What are your at menus at home like from Thanksgiving to Christmas outside of holiday baking? Do you try to keep meals lighter? Are you going to holiday parties and have a bare fridge? Is there really no change until it gets closer to the actual holiday? Our schedules are kind of guiding some newer… Continue reading The “in between” holiday cooking: What do you make from Thanksgiving to Christmas?