Frito Pie

Happy Sunday! I have spent the majority of my weekend at the soccer complex for the fall festival tournament. The weather has been miserable (cold and rainy), but Emery’s team has played really well and we’re heading to the championship game at 2:00 this afternoon with two wins and one tie. We’re the top seed. […]

A Sunday Well Spent Leads to a Week of Content

Happy Monday! I can already tell this week is going to run more smoothly than last. We all went to bed at a reasonable time last night after a day spent mixing fun with productivity. Sunday scaries are real for me, but as long as I keep busy and cross everything off my list (Enneagram […]

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

I’m back again with another gourmet recipe! Several weeks ago my mom, grandmother and uncle came up for a quick, last minute visit. I’d already put all of the ingredients for this dinner in the crockpot (my first time making it) so I warned my visitors that dinner would be a VERY casual affair and […]

Back to School Dinner: Cowboy Casserole

I stumbled across this recipe in an email from Southern Living several weeks ago and immediately added the ingredients to my shopping list. The entire family liked it, and Bodie even proclaimed it a “top three.” It’s easy, hearty and flavorful. What more could you want? Not the prettiest meal, but that doesn’t matter when […]

My Tried and True Recipe Source: Barefoot Contessa

I always turn to my idol, Ina Garten, for recipes when I want to wow a crowd.  I’m particularly fond of her desserts.  Somehow, despite owning the cookbook that features the recipe, I’d never made Ina’s Winter Minestrone.  A dear friend mentioned it the other day and, with our temperatures finally cooling down, I was […]

Friday Brain Dump

I’ve been on a major reading kick lately.  I’m almost always reading a book club selection, but this past month I managed to finish two other phenomenal books.  First up, Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson.  My dad gave me this book for my  birthday and I can’t believe so many of my interests […]