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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?

Food · Sides and Veggies

My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Well really these aren’t my sweet potatoes at all, but it’s what I’ve brought to Thanksgiving the last few years. It’s the Boston Market copycat recipe. I, ironically, have never had the real thing to compare it to. The copy cat recipe calls for the sweet potatoes to be baked. Then you mix them with… Continue reading My Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Food · Meaty Main Dishes · Sides and Veggies

Bell Peppers Stuffed with Chili Cheese Tater Tots

I wasn’t high when I came up with this recipe, and I’m not pregnant. You wouldn’t think so though from this crazy concoction though. It was really an attempt to use up leftovers from a huge batch of chili and some bell peppers before they went bad. My plan was actually to shred potatoes to… Continue reading Bell Peppers Stuffed with Chili Cheese Tater Tots

Breakfast · Food · Sides and Veggies

The Most Perfect Herb Roasted Potatoes

I love roasted veggies. Not only is it easy, but it’s a tasty and low maintenance way to use up produce. Now, I am not a huge potato eater. It’s not that I don’t like them, but I can for sure go without and not miss them very much. Recently though there was a weekend… Continue reading The Most Perfect Herb Roasted Potatoes

Food · Sides and Veggies

Pickled Okra: The recipe I am most proud of.

  Friends, this recipe has been in the works for three years.  That’s how long I have tried different variations of pickling the extra okra we’ve grown in the garden. THREE YEARS!!! I never quite liked the way the others turned out. Getting the seasoning and vinegar flavoring right has been tricky. This year though… Continue reading Pickled Okra: The recipe I am most proud of.

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Chicken Veggie Taquitos – Perfect for your weekend football viewing or just because.

Okay so this was the brainchild of using up some leftovers that turned out in my favor. I made these last weekend to eat while we watched the Sooners play. So I think of them as football food. They would make a good appetizer, party food, or even a meal if you serve them with… Continue reading Chicken Veggie Taquitos – Perfect for your weekend football viewing or just because.

Breakfast · Food · Sauces · Sides and Veggies

Garden Summer Squash and Basil Fritters

I’ve posted about fritter making before. You should hop over and check it out. Making fritters this time of year is a great way to use up veggies from your garden. In our case it’s squash. I made a batch of squash and basil fritters yesterday. We had them with lunch along with a salad and smoked… Continue reading Garden Summer Squash and Basil Fritters