Thanksgiving in Your Mouth (or, Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie)

I love holidays – especially Christmas and Thanksgiving! All the decorations, the holiday cheer, carols, and spending time with loved ones. It’s the best!! I also love the food. THE FOOD!!! Oh my goodness – listen, Thanksgiving & Christmas have the best food of all the holidays. Granted, the summer holidays are great because they involve…

White Chicken Chili

Its near the end of the month which means my bank account has dwindled down to basically nothing and its time to raid the pantry and freezer to see what I can cook up. Anyone else in the same boat? 🙂 At least payday is coming closer!! *cheers* This White Chicken Chili is bound to…

My Absolute FAVORITE Enchiladas

Ya’ll I have FOUND my favorite salsa once again!!! I originally found this salsa in Pennsylvania, and then in Ohio, but have searched high and low for it in North Carolina with no luck. That is no luck until last week when I was browsing the aisles of Kroger of all places and there it…

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

I went to Costco on Sunday. No surprise there as I LOVE Costco and they practically built one in my backyard!! Its the best place in the world. Well, that and Ikea! ❤ While meandering through the fruit aisles, I came across one of the last boxes of raspberries that had been on the pallet….

Honey Garlic Chicken

Happy Monday, dear friends! How was your weekend? Was it sunny and warm like mine? I can’t believe these spring temps we are having in NC right now – 60 & 70s all weekend! I threw open all of my windows and screened doors and had the most wonderful cross-breeze blowing through my home.  Then,…

Savory Baked Chicken + Grain Medley

Is anyone watching the new show, My Diet’s Better Than Yours? The show’s premise is taking 5 contestants on 5 different diet plans and seeing which diet is the best. It’s an interesting concept but they made a major boo-boo… They forgot to add THM to the show!!!  Perhaps if the show is signed on for…

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak

It feels like forever since I was last cooking in the kitchen! Mostly because the past few months have been an upheaval in my life, but thankfully that is calming down! I was offered a job a few months ago at a local university (YAY!) and just recently moved into my own place (also YAY!)….

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

On those rare, unwanted mornings when you wake up wheezing and coughing, with swollen tonsils, a pounding headache, and the chills, this is the soup for you. How do I know? Well, this was me today. Blergh, right?! I blame the weather. It rained for 12 straight days, cold days, 50 & 60 degree days,…

Clodagh McKenna’s Irish Farmhouse Chicken Casserole

Rain, rain come on down Come on down and hit the ground Hit the ground instead of me Because wet is not what I want to be! Yea, that is my attempt at really bad poetry…but at least it rhymes! 🙂 Since it is so dreary outside, I thought I’d make something hearty and warming…

French Bread Rolls

Ya’ll let me tell you that these rolls may be the BEST homemade French bread rolls I’ve ever made. The “I can’t stop snacking on them kind of good”!! Oh my gooooooodnesss, I may have to make another batch of these soon. Hmmmm….perhaps even today! 🙂 *1 1/2 cups hot water *1 tablespoon active dry…