Food · Soups

Instant Pot Beef and Vegetable Soup

It’s November, and we’ve already had our first snow. That might not seem crazy to some, but here in Oklahoma it was a bit early. So of course we have started to fill our pots with chili, stews, and soups. This beef and vegetable soup has been a perfect quick dump dish for our cold… Continue reading Instant Pot Beef and Vegetable Soup

Gardening · Other good stuff

Garden Game: WHAT AM I GROWING?!?

I had planted a bunch of stuff and a bunch of other, different stuff is growing in our garden and in the corners of our yard. I posted pictures when it first started happening in one of my Week in Review posts. Since then it’s gotten crazier. We compost, and I used it when prepping… Continue reading Garden Game: WHAT AM I GROWING?!?

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 · Sandwiches

Stuffed Focaccia with Balsamic Glazed Pork and Vegetables

Okay really this is just a giant sandwich, but “stuffed focaccia” sounded like a new and fun way to say that. This stuffed focaccia also sounds like a lot of steps, but it’s really easy. Plus, there is so much going on here it’s a meal in and of itself. When I made it I… Continue reading Stuffed Focaccia with Balsamic Glazed Pork and Vegetables

Food · Sides and Veggies

Honey Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Apples with Bacon

Stop, collaborate and listen. Lincoln and Lacey are back with a brand new invention. . . That’s right. As I was cooking dinner last night my little helper had the best idea. I’m beaming with pride actually. My three year old son, Lincoln, loves to help me cook. Typically he is in charge of any… Continue reading Honey Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Apples with Bacon

Food · Sides and Veggies

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Garlic and Parmesan separately are two staple ingredients in our house, but I also love these two together. Garlic Parmesan fries, pasta sauce, or wings? Um yes please. Since garlic and Parmesan seem to make everything better, I thought I would try this duo on veggies. I am glad I did. So are my husband… Continue reading Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Food · Sides and Veggies

Here a fritter. There a fritter. Everywhere a fritter, fritter.

A fritter is made from frying small bits of food in a batter. Veggie fritters are a deliciously wonderful way to incorporate a fun dish at your table and to use any random vegetables you have laying around, especially if you have an abundance of something from the garden. They can be made from just… Continue reading Here a fritter. There a fritter. Everywhere a fritter, fritter.