• Stuffed Honeynut Squash

    Honeynut Squash is my new favorite squash.  Not familiar?  I wasn’t either, until last week.  They are everything you love about butternut only smaller, sweeter, more tender and perfect size for individuals sides.     Honeynut = Cuteness & Yumminess I was walking through Trader Joes looking at the produce and came across these super small butternut squash.  I was intrigued as I had never seen one so small.  Just then an employee walked up and asked if I had ever had a butternut squash and pointed at these adorable little beauties.  Once I said no she began to tell me every reason why I should  She said they cooked…

  • Roasted Cauliflower Mash

    This Roasted Cauliflower Mash has quickly become one of my most favorite sides.  Growing up mashed potatoes were a staple on our table.  My mom loved them and my grandmother loved them so anytime we could have them we would.  Whether they were just the traditional recipe or something a little extra special like these Garlic Mashed Potatoes, it didn’t matter we loved them all and now I love this cauliflower version (trust me I cannot believe I just said that out loud).  Let’s be honest though as we all get older sometimes a lower carb version is the better option… I mean not ALWAYS but sometimes. Roasting is key…

  • Bacon Green Bean Casserole

    Over the years I have come to the conclusion that you are either a fan of green bean casserole or you are not…it’s really that simple.  I have always landed on the not a fan side of this debate but my brother, James, is a HUGE fan and asks for it every holiday…but this year it was time to take it to the next level. Green Bean Casserole like no other  Most of the time my sis-in-laws mom will make it for him, but this time I decided to take on his request but to make it in a way that I (and the other non-lovers) would love as well.…

  • Sausage Dressing – Thanksgiving Must

    Sausage Dressing is hands down our families favorite dressing.  How do I know??  After 4 dressings, a blind taste test and an overwhelming vote… the winner has been named!!  Changing a Texas Girl’s World  Being a good Texas girl I grew up eating cornbread dressing every Thanksgiving.  The very traditional version of cornbread with onions, celery, and cornbread.  My mom would bake the cornbread days in advance and prep anything she could to make her cornbread dressing.   This Texas girls life was changed though a couple of years ago, I was introduced to bread and sausage dressing and it changed my life.  It was full of flavor, the bread…

  • Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce

    I love cranberry sauce with my turkey (like this smoked turkey), but I am not a fan of the can.  This Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce is SO MUCH better than the can, and so easy!! Let’s talk about the Spiced Cranberry Sauce Are you a fan of cranberry sauce?  I feel like you either are or your not.  There doesn’t seem to be too many people out there that are in the middle of the cranberry debate.  Well, I was not a fan either until I started making my own cranberry sauce from FRESH cranberries…thats right there are no cans in this recipe. It is all about the FRESH Berries Growing…

  • Air Fryer Veggies

    I am obsessed with my Air Fryer.  I know I am kinda late to the game but I am 100% on board now and love trying new recipes … but one of my go to ones I make every week are these Air Fryer Veggies. Let’s talk veggies… One of my favorite parts of going to the grocery store is walking through the produce area and finding what veggies I am going to cook for the week.  Almost every Sunday I roast, or now air fry, a large batch of veggies and use them in salads all week long or as quick fix sides for dinner. This last week as…

  • Roasted Herb Carrots

    Carrots are not just for the Easter bunny… we can eat them too! Fancy them up a bit… Carrots are a staple.  The little ones are perfect for quick snacks and lunch boxes.  You can roast them up super quick for weeknight sides.  Throw them into salads, stir fry or in desserts, like these Carrot Cake Cupcakes. For the Holidays though we like to maybe give them a little extra love and fancy them up a bit with some Herbs de Provence and maybe some extra butter… I mean it is the holidays after all.   If you do not have Herbs de Provence on hand you can use any…

  • Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

    Black Eyed Peas are a must every New Years Day & this should be your go to recipe.  This year I decided to try a new recipe & let me tell you it is so, so good and all made in the Instant Pot. Black Eyed Pea tradition… Every year my parents would make black eyed peas for New Years Day with cornbread, this is my favorite cornbread recipe.  My mom would always use the leftover ham from Christmas which made the black eyed peas AMAZING!  For this recipe I used ham and smoked sausage.  I mean why not make them even better. What is your New Year’s Day tradition?…

  • Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

    Are cranberries your thing?  I feel like you either are or you are not.  Well this girl… BIG fan.  A few of my favorite recipes are these Cranberry Bran Muffins & Cranberry Bars.  I  have to say though, this Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce is definately in my top 3 now.  Cranberry Love! There is just something about these tart little berries that I cannot get enough of.  I love them in desserts, as a garnish, in drinks and definately as a side.    They are so easy to use and so festive. In this sauce the cranberries are truly the star but withe a little kick.  The jalapeño and spices bring…

  • Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dressing

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner… like literally AROUND the corner and I have the BEST dressing recipe ever (& it is gluten-free)!  Yep I said… THE BEST! It is all about the gluten free bread… In my opinion what makes this dressing the best is the bread! Surprise, surprise it is made with gluten free bread!  I know I was shocked as well.  The gluten free bread is naturally already drier in consistency and once you toast it to a golden brown it truly does become the perfect bread to carry all the dressing seasonings without getting too mushy. So how did this dressing happen you ask?  Well, last…