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Quick and Easy BLT Ranch Salad Recipe

salad with bacon, tomatoes, and ranch dressing.

So you’re sitting at home, and dinnertime is fast approaching, but you don’t really have a plan and you’re tired. Enter this BLT Ranch Salad to the rescue! Taking your favorite bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich and putting it in a bowl makes for an easy crowd pleaser! Especially if you cook your bacon in Read more


How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce

Maybe you think homemade BBQ Sauce is only for the professionals. You know, the kind of people who win competitions and stuff. Maybe you think it’s too hard to make your own. Maybe you wonder why anyone would even bother when there’s literally an overwhelming number of options to choose from at the grocery store Read more


Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted honey mustard brussels sprouts in a white bowl

Looking for a delicious, flavorful side dish for your next meal? Look no further than these melt in your mouth honey mustard roasted Brussels sprouts. Seriously. These things are heavenly! Roasted to perfection with those crispy outer leaves, and bursting with that distinct sweet and spicy flavor thanks to the honey mustard. These are a Read more


Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

Has it been one of those days that got away from you, and dinnertime has arrived with nary an idea for what to make? Have no fear! Instant Pot “baked” potatoes are here! They cook up in 20-30 minutes depending on size, and they’re ready to enjoy with your favorite toppings. I myself really enjoy Read more

easy holiday side dishes, mashed potatoes, roasted garlic baby potatoes, baked acorn squash, sweet potato bread

Hosting a holiday dinner got you stressed? The main dish is usually easy to decide – ham, beef roast, or turkey. But the holiday dinner side dishes may be a little trickier. Maybe you are lucky enough to have family recipes passed from generation to generation, but if you don’t and need some inspiration try Read more

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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes

roasted baby potatoes on a baking sheet

I’m always on the hunt for a good side dish, because while I’m pretty good at coming up with delicious main dishes, I get a little boring with my sides. I honestly tend to just throw some steamed veggies on the plate and call it good. So when I whipped up these roasted garlic Parmesan Read more

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Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes

bowl of mashed potatoes topped with dried parsley

It’s the time of year for all things comfort food, and what is more comforting than a steaming pile of buttery garlic mashed potatoes? Well, if you’re one of my kids, then apparently lots of things. #saywhat? Seriously…I have no idea how I did it, but I’ve managed to raise two small humans who don’t Read more


Healthy Strawberry Jam – Only 3 Ingredients

What sounds more amazing than homemade strawberry jam? Maybe homemade strawberry jam that only takes 3 ingredients and 20 minutes? How about strawberry jam that is free of refined sugar and preservatives? Or strawberry jam that is loaded with antioxidants and high in fiber and protein? Yeah…I’d like me some of that! Our household has Read more

Bowl of pineapple salsa with fresh pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime served with chips

It would seem that life has divided people into two distinct categories. Those who will put pineapple on almost anything, and those who will not. I used to belong to the latter. Pretty much felt that pineapple should only be eaten a la carte. But ya’ll, this pineapple salsa is something else! It’s both sweet Read more


Okay ya’ll. I have a confession. I might be a little obsessed with French fries. Like, they may not be the healthiest snack or side out there, but they are just so crave-able, dip-able, and delicious! Not to mention there are so many different ways to serve them up! So can we just talk about Read more