Homemade Black Beans

There is no price comparison when it comes to canned black beans and homemade. They’re so much richer in flavor and they’re not as hard as you think to make. You can also cook these in an InstaPot or slow cooker, but I prefer them on the stovetop. ❤️ Cooking them with broth instead ofContinue reading “Homemade Black Beans”

Chicken & Veggie Egg Rolls

I LOVE chicken egg rolls! They’re amazing with tangy sweet and sour sauce! ❤️ They’re much cheaper and tastier if you make them at home. Plus, they’re really not that hard to make and you know exactly what’s in them. No 10 syllable preservatives here! Shrimp and chicken are my personal favorites, but you canContinue reading “Chicken & Veggie Egg Rolls”

Old Bay Soda Battered Onion Rings

The side dish from day 4 of my #pantrychallenge⁠⁠ The Old Bay Onions Rings I made as a midnight snack last night and the side for the Baked Buffalo Drumsticks! I was concerned that the Sprite would make them too sweet, but I was so wrong. They were so stinking good! It fried up asContinue reading “Old Bay Soda Battered Onion Rings”

2 Minute Italian Dressing

I love homemade Italian Dressing! The flavor is so much more amazing than anything you can find bottled in stores and you can pronounce all of it’s ingredients, which is always a plus in my book. It goes great on darn near every type of meat and vegetable! 2 Minute Italian Dressing Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 2Continue reading “2 Minute Italian Dressing”

Maple Pepper Hash Browns

This is by far my favorite breakfast hash brown recipe! It’s hearty, flavorful with a sweet maple twist. It goes amazingly with darn near any breakfast. My personal favorites are fried eggs, French Toast, Blueberry Banana Pancakes, or Breakfast Casseroles. ❤️ This recipe works best with pure, authentic maple syrup but you can substitute theContinue reading “Maple Pepper Hash Browns”

Air Fried Greek Home Fries

The Greek Home Fries I made with yesterday’s Egg Salad Sandwiches. They’re so easy and delicious and go great with Tzatziki Sauce! You can follow my recipe for the Greek seasoning, or you can use the store-bought shaker bottle if you don’t have every spice known to man in your pantry. 😂 Air Fried GreekContinue reading “Air Fried Greek Home Fries”

Hawaiian Mac Salad

When I was vacationing with my family in Maui years back everything was served with this amazing Macaroni Salad, locally referred to simply as Mac Salad. It varies from its mainland cousin with its lack of mustard and minimal vinegar. It’s a simple and amazing recipe that is my go-to potluck recipe! It comes togetherContinue reading “Hawaiian Mac Salad”

Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheddar Bake

I don’t normally doctor up my broccoli and cauliflower. I grew up eating it steamed or raw with Ranch Dressing, but I was craving something creamy. Unfortunately I was out of milk so I had to “cheat”. A can of Cream of Mushroom Soup did the trick nicely and it’s a new favorite of mine!Continue reading “Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheddar Bake”

Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs

I decided to go mad scientist and create Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs. They were delicious and have a nice kick! Not gonna lie, the paprika kinda got away from me, but I didn’t mind because I love paprika. Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 1 dozen large Eggs; boiled and peeledContinue reading “Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs”

Sweet Heat Cornbread Muffins

I love making this cornbread recipe. The combination of sweet and heat can’t be beat! It’s slightly cake-like on the inside with a wonderfully crunchy crust. If you aren’t a fan of hot foods, substituting the jalapeños for bell peppers is a great option. They go great with the honey! I love serving them warmContinue reading “Sweet Heat Cornbread Muffins”