• 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…

  • Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

    Ok it is official I am a LOVER of Cauliflower.  I love this  Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole and the Mexican Cauliflower Rice  but this loaded casserole is my FAVORITE! Roasting is key There are a ton of loaded cauliflower casseroles on pinterest and they all sound amazing but for me cauliflower is at its best when it is roasted.  I love the little bits of charred cauliflower with the cheese and bacon in this casserole.  The extra step of roasting adds another layer of flavor this already delicious casserole.  Bacon, please A loaded casserole would not be loaded without the addition of bacon.  Right?  I mean the best loaded baked…

  • Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

    Mexican food is my go to.  I love chips and quest, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, guacamole…all of it.  Since I have started my KETO journey it has been a priority of mine to find yummy alternatives to fill my Mexican cravings and this Cauliflower Rice is perfect. A new way to rice Everywhere you look cauliflower rice is being talked about.  People are using it in all sorts of recipes, some of which I cannot wait to try (so be on the look out).  My first time to use cauliflower rice was in this amazing casserole and now I am obsessed with the mexican style side.  It brings all the best…

  • 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). Roasting is key To really amp up the flavor in this Cauliflower Mash I roasted the cauliflower prior to mashing it.  Roasting it really helps to add…

  • Bacon Brussels Sprouts

    A side dish can truly make or break a meal…but this quick Bacon Brussels Sprouts dish will make any meal AMAZING! Super Easy The beauty of this side is with a few simple ingredients and one pan you can create a side that everyone is sure to love…even those that are not big brussels sprouts fans.  To amp up the flavor I cooked the sprouts in the bacon grease which not only helped to caramelize them perfectly but also added a ton of bacon-y (it’s a word I promise) goodness to each bite.  It also meant that everything was cooked in the same pan, making clean up even easier! FYI…If…

  • Quick Black Beans

    Do sides ever stump you when your planning for dinner?  They do me.  I get bored with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes or a simple salad.  I love beans but to make beans from scratch takes forever and rice, well rice can get boring as well.   Do not fear though…I am taking canned beans (which can be pretty bland) to the next level…and it is SO EASY! 30 Minutes and DONE Making beans from scratch takes several hours, but these black beans only take 30 minutes.  Yes, 30 minutes is all you need to make this delicious side dish.  There is a little bit of heat, a ton of flavor…

  • 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…

  • Easy Fried Rice

    One of my favorite take out items is fried rice. I love it loaded with veggies, with chicken, with beef, or just plain.  There are so many options you really can make it work for any meal. All in one skillet The beauty of this Easy Fried Rice is that it is all made in one skillet.   You start with the veggies and end with the rice.    If you wanted to add in chicken you could, just chop it up into small pieces and add it in with the butter and olive oil.  Cook it until just about done and then add in the veggies and continue from…

  • Garlic Butter Asparagus

    OK…I am not going to lie to you and tell you I love asparagus…but everyone in my family does and they LOVE this Butter Garlic Asparagus.      Quick and Easy I am a big sides girl.  I have been known to only eat the sides, especially around the holidays.  Growing up my mom always made the best sides.  Whether it was a potato dish (like these mashed potatoes), a veggie (like these brussels sprouts) dish, or even a rice dish she always made it delicious.   One thing I always loved about my moms side dishes is that they were always fast, and this asparagus is super fast. All…

  • Instant Pot Broccoli & Cheese Risotto

    Risotto, broccoli and cheese….can it get any better?   Well risotto is one of my favorite dishes.  Cheesy broccoli and rice is a favorite side…so why not combine the two?   Hello Instant Pot… It is no secret that I love my Instant Pot.  I have used it everything from my new favorite Oatmeal to this Salted Caramel Cheesecake and everything in between.   Anytime I can break out my handy kitchen tool I jump at the chance.    Not too long a go I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across a couple of risotto recipes all made in the instant pot.  Now I am not going to lie…