• 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…

  • 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!!  At least one election is for certain in 2020. 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…

  • Pimento Cheese Spread

    A MUST MAKE (& it is KETO friendly) Pimento cheese is very special to me. My MeeMaw always made the most amazing pimento cheese.  She always had it for us every time we came to the farm.It was always so rich and creamy.  Maybe I love it it is because she made it or maybe it is the cheese but whatever it is I DO SO LOVE IT!   To make this favorite even better it is KETO/Low Carb friendly.  Not only is it a favorite but I can enjoy it anytime I want while sticking to my KETO lifestyle.  Now that is a WIN WIN! A Master’s Tradition Pimento cheese is also special because it is one…

  • Lemon Quinoa

    Are you a quinoa fan?  Well, I am …. I am a BIG, BIG fan.  I love it in a salad, paired with chicken or salmon or with yogurt for breakfast.  One of my favorite quinoa recipes is Spanish Quinoa, it is perfect for Taco Tuesday… but my new favorite is this Lemon Quinoa which is perfect for summer! Quinoa for All… Now I know not everyone is a fan of quinoa, but this recipe might just change their mind.  It is loaded with tons of flavor.  There is a lemon in each bite, making it light and refreshing.  With the arugula you get a bit of peppery bite, which I…

  • a dressing like no other

    Are you a stuffing or dressing person?  Are you a cornbread or bread dressing person?   We are cornbread people here.  Well I am here to tell you I have another option for all my die hard cornbread dressing friends.  Trust me it is AMAZING! An apple a day… The old saying goes “an apple a day will keep the Dr away”.  This delicious side may not keep the Dr away but it will make you feel VERY good.  If you would have asked me a month ago if I would put apple in my dressing I would have said NO WAY, but it has changed. Our sweet friend Andrea said she wanted…

  • Roasting it makes it so much better

    I am so excited the weekend is here.  Fall is starting to filter in, baseball playoffs are getting exciting and football is what the weekends are all about.  To make this weekend something to remember you have to try this Roasted Salsa Verde.   Green is better (in my opinion) My favorite salsa has always been a green salsa.  I love the hint of tang the tomatillos bring with a little heat and freshness of lime in each bite.   I judge Mexican food restaurants by their green sauce.  If I want to pour it all over anything and everything then it is a good restaurant.   Roasting is the…

  • a perfect late summer quinoa

    Quinoa is for sure one of my favorite sides.  I love it on its own, with chicken or fish, or mixed into a salad.  One of my latest creations is this Cilantro Lime Quinoa and I am OBSESSED with it!! A side for ANYTHING & ANYTIME!  I love sides that can be used for multiple meals.  For this quinoa I love it it beside some grilled chicken, but the next day I eat it cold for lunch with come chopped avocado & pico de gallo in it.   Yes you read that right, I eat it cold. One of my favorite ways to have quinoa is cold or in a…

  • a summer must…homemade chimichurri sauce

    I am a sucker for sauces.  I love them on almost any dish…heck I love sauces on really anything.  Literally I love a good hollandaise for breakfast, and nice pesto for lunch and something like this Chimichurri for dinner (or anytime of the day). And it is so pretty I first fell in love with Chimichurri Sauce when I went to one of my favorite restaurants ever…Americas.  It is the way cool Latin American inspired steak house.  As you sit down they bring you crispy plantain chips with a light chimichurri sauce, the two pair so well together.  Trust me I could fill up on just those as I drink…

  • a new pesto love

    Are you a pesto fan?  I am for sure…I love pesto anyway, anyhow.  Especially when it is changed up a bit. Arugula for the change-up I am a big fan of basil.  I love using it in my red sauce for pasta or for a simple bruschetta, but for pesto I prefer arugula.  It adds a bit of peppery bite to the pesto without it being overpowering.  I also love the color.  It is not too dark, and not too light…it is the perfect green.  Now I know this is not the traditional option, but then again when do I keep things traditional?  And if you want to be traditional…

  • THE BEST EVER…cornbread that is

    Cornbread is one of those recipes that I seem to have a 1000 recipes for.  Some sweeter than others, some super savory, some spicy, and even some with bacon but this recipe will be my go to recipe from here on out.   Sweet or Savory I grew up with a more savory cornbread and was not really introduced to sweet cornbread until I was in high school and I immediately fell in love, but still went back to a savory cornbread recipe when I would make it.  But over the years I find myself going back to the sweeter side of cornbread…and this recipe is the BEST! A treat…