CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP + STUFFING BALLS {AND A GIVEAWAY}

curry pumpkin soup and stuffing balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Thanksgiving I made something new – curried pumpkin soup.  I actually made it early in the week and when our travel plans were cancelled due to the winter storm, we were able […]

THE EASIEST HOMEMADE MAC N’ CHEESE

easy homemade mac and cheese

Don’t you want to make homemade mac n’ cheese at times other than holidays and special occasions? I know I do! When the cravings call, you can mix up my easy version and have it ready in less than an hour. You won’t believe how simple and delicious it is! Admittedly I make my creamy […]

Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuit Puffs {Guest Feature}

gluten free cheddar biscuits

Wow, I am not in Chester anymore! Since moving to this side of Richmond – a more progressive area – I think I’ve gone through culture shock. I’m a Southern girl who’s always friendly, but we lived in small town Chester for 15 years where people just weren’t very outgoing or friendly. Seems like everyone […]

Potluck Side Dish :: Calico Baked Beans

baked beans recipe

Got any cookouts to attend this weekend? Well I have the perfect potluck recipe for you to make and take! When we get together with friends or family for casual backyard parties it’s always “bring a dish” style. Everyone brings their favorite recipe for salads, baked beans, or dessert, and there’s usually some recipe exchanges taking […]

Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad

veggie pesto pasta salad

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO What’s your favorite place to get inspiration for recipes? Obviously I love to find them online, but I also LOVE to get them from books and magazines […]

Chris’ Summer Potato Salad

summer-potato-salad

Last week I mentioned that we hosted a last minute Memorial day cookout for a few close friends. It was literally Saturday evening and we made plans for Sunday evening – 24 hours to pull it all together. I ran to the grocery store and picked up what I needed to make everything, including this […]

Healthy Eating – Smashed Cauliflower Recipe

smashed cauliflower

Even though I love to entertain and serve “party” food, for everyday living we like to keep it pretty healthy around here. We believe in the straight forward approach too, so we’ve brought up our kids with fruits and veggies served at most meals, and the old school thought that you either eat it or […]