Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I love refried beans.  I use them whenever I make tacos or quesadillas.  I also like them on a tortilla with cheese.  I decided it was time to make homemade refried beans. I looked over a ton of recipes, many called for lard or bacon grease, I really didn’t want to go that route.  I found one […]

Red Skinned Potato Salad

Red Skinned Potato Salad With Bacon

Potato salad is one of my sons favorite things.  Well, right behind homemade ketchup.  I haven’t made it in a while because I am trying to find a really good recipe for homemade organic mayonnaise. Alex was begging me for potato salad and I couldn’t say no.  Since I have not mastered homemade mayo I had to […]

Roasted Asparagus w/ Balsamic Soy Sauce

Roasted Asparagus With Balsamic Soy Sauce

This is one of our families favorite vegetable side dishes.  This dish goes well with almost anything.  From feta stuffed peppers, fish, and grilled chicken.  If you have children the sauce makes this one a winner.  I have to keep an eye on Ava because I often catch her eating the sauce with a spoon! […]

Summer Couscous

Summer Couscous

I had always hear about couscous but never eaten it and certainly had never cooked it.  I wasn’t even sure if couscous was a grain or pasta.  I can now tell you that couscous is a pasta and that I prefer the whole wheat variety.  I have found that couscous is very versatile.  It has […]

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This is one of our families favorite way to eat broccoli.  We typically eat this at least twice a week. Here is what you need:  2 heads of broccoli, 4 cloves of garlic diced finely, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 lemon, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper Here is what you […]

Twice Baked Cauliflower

Twice Baked Cauliflower

A few weeks ago I saw a recipe for twice baked cauliflower on pinterest and stuck it in my yummmm board. Thursday I planned to make homemade chicken tenders and was at a loss for what to make with them.  I turned to my yummm board and decided it was the night to try twice baked cauliflower.  I was a little nervous […]

Veggie Quinoa Pilaf

Veggie Quinoa Pilaf

I am in love with quinoa!  An awesome friend of mine introduced me to it, honestly I had never even heard of it before, I am now hooked.  I have eliminated processed foods from our home and have found that this veggie quinoa pilaf replaces the boxed seasoned rice that I used to make.  See […]