Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes / 30.06.2017

Quick to assemble and easy to enjoy, this Greek pasta salad is the perfect dish to pass at all your summer BBQs.Have you seen Moana yet? It's a favorite in our house right now. And if I'm being honest, it's just as much for Robert and me as it is for Ellie. (I'm even rocking the soundtrack in my car on a daily basis!) Robert has taken to calling basically every meal we eat a "boat snack," while I love the themes of female empowerment. And I cry pretty much every time Moana restores Te Fiti's heart... That slow motion/wind/lava ash combo is just too much for me! 
Chicken, Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Recipes / 22.02.2017

Warm, spicy comfort served up on a spoon. We basically skipped winter in Memphis this year. On one hand, I'm kind of okay with it. I dressed Ellie in a short-sleeved onesie today and I got to marvel at the glory of her many arms rolls. (Chubby babies, y'all... I just can't.) But on the other hand, all of my wonderful plans for sharing my recipes for roast, meatloaf, etc. were pretty much foiled by my unwillingness to turn on the oven. In FEBRUARY.
Chicken, Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Recipes / 27.01.2017

Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but awesome enough to serve to weekend guests, these quesadillas are a MUST for your recipe tool belt. Serve them with salsa, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and some guacamole and you're in for a fiesta of the tastebuds. Real talk, y'all: being a SAHM is no joke. I thought I was going to be so productive and awesome at keeping my house together now that I'm home full time with Ellie, but I find that most days I just want to snuggle her and not move from the couch. I'm falling behind in almost every chore possible (except laundry because girlfriend goes through basically our entire supply of bibs in about a day and a half... so I have no choice but to keep up!) And it's ok.
Desserts, Recipes / 06.12.2016

Moist, decadent pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips are a real fan favorite and fool-proof to bake! Please forgive me. Not only has it been FOR-EV-ER since I've posted a recipe, (admit it - you read that in the voice of the kid from The Sandlot!) but I'm also way late to the game with this pumpkin recipe. Not fashionably late, but like, embarrassingly-late-to-your-own-wedding kind of late. But I promise, these muffins are worth the wait.
Everyday Meals, Fish, Recipes / 23.08.2016

Crispy, baked (not fried!) tilapia is the perfect base for these fresh and flavorful fish tacos. I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for a good fish taco. There's just something about the mixture of flavors and textures that my tastebuds can't resist! There are a million ways to serve them... fried, grilled, sauced, or salsa-d, but I find that simpler is usually better.
Appetizers, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian Dishes / 18.08.2016

Flavorful, bright, and easy to throw together; this sauce can kick up your meals from boring to BOLD. Add some spice to your life! Use this as a dip for tortilla chips, as a sauce for a turkey wrap, a dressing for a salad, or on fish tacos. If you know me in real life, you know that my family LOVES green chile peppers. For the past 30+ years, we've ordered chiles from New Mexico by the bushel, shipped them to Tennessee (or Michigan, back in the day) and roasted them ourselves. Our freezers are always fully stocked with fresh green chiles to last the entire year. It's obviously a strange tradition... but I love that it's one we get to share with others. Over the years we've introduced MANY family and friends to the glory of the Big-Jim.