Recipe: Cranberry Apple Salad with a Crunch

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterWithCraisins #CollectiveBias .The weather in Georgia is finally starting to get cool enough to really call say fall has arrived — at least during the mornings and evenings. For me, this transition means a couple of things:… Continue reading Recipe: Cranberry Apple Salad with a Crunch

Lent Recipe: Vegetarian Crockpot Chili

When I was growing up, lent was always an interesting time at my house. Because honestly, meat was a huge part of our diet, and meals usually started with the meat and built from there. So lent presented a challenge. We usually wound up eating lots of starches and vegetables, with very little protein on… Continue reading Lent Recipe: Vegetarian Crockpot Chili

Recipe: Creamy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

I confess: I love potatoes. Like, I’d give them a Valentine’s Day present and take them out to dinner if I could. But…I’ve never been a big fan of mashed potatoes. It’s definitely not about taste, but more about texture. I just can’t get down with potatoes that aren’t mashed just right. And it can… Continue reading Recipe: Creamy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Recipe + Contest: Crock-Pot Caribbean Stew Chicken

I keep promising myself that I’m going to modify more of my recipes to make them crock-pot friendly, but somehow that never happens. Because that would require starting dinner hours in advance — and I’m not exactly good that planning meals ahead. Still, this is a habit I really need to establish, because it would… Continue reading Recipe + Contest: Crock-Pot Caribbean Stew Chicken

Recipe: Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, and while I don’t mention it often here, I actually do have Hispanic heritage. My mother is Puerto Rican and bilingual. Unfortunately, neither I nor any of my sisters speak fluent Spanish (or much of it at all, really), but mommy did pass her heritage down to us in other… Continue reading Recipe: Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

End of Summer Recipe: Frozen Berry Lemonade

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, kids didn’t go back to school until after Labor Day. OK. I’m being a smart aleck. But my husband and I remember this time fondly. Of course, our kids will remember that they get out of school in early May, when kids who started after… Continue reading End of Summer Recipe: Frozen Berry Lemonade

Holiday Recipe: Caribbean Baked Macaroni & Cheese Pie

In my family, if there’s one recipe that is synonymous with “the holidays”, it’s baked mac & cheese. It’s not that I don’t make it throughout the year. However, it’s pretty much a given that I will make it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any holiday or special occasion in between. This is true even if… Continue reading Holiday Recipe: Caribbean Baked Macaroni & Cheese Pie

Nothing Says ‘Summer’ Like an Ice Cream Party (+ Recipes)

This summer has been a gloomy one, weather-wise. In the past month, we’ve only had a handful of days of sunshine. The rest have been overcast or rainy, with some lighting and thunder sprinkled in for good measure. So all of our grand plans about spending our days outdoors and hanging out at the pool… Continue reading Nothing Says ‘Summer’ Like an Ice Cream Party (+ Recipes)