Texas Slow Cooker Beans

Beans, Beans the magical fruit….the more you eat the more you… While this saying is pretty true – it doesn’t make beans any less yummy. And these Texas Slow Cooker Beans are just that – YUMMY! They have a great Tex-Mex sort of flavor with just a little kick from the jalapenos. And I reallyContinue reading “Texas Slow Cooker Beans”

Honey Lime Pasta Salad #summersalads

One of the best ways to get people – especially kids! – to eat their veggies is to mix them into a beautiful, bright pasta salad with a tasty dressing. This super simple Honey Lime Pasta Salad is that little something different that will have the family and friends excited you brought it out toContinue reading “Honey Lime Pasta Salad #summersalads”

Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish

Who doesn’t love a summer salad that requires absolutely zero cooking!?!?! In the hot summer months, any meal that I can make entirely away from a heat source is a win. This hearty – protein-packed – Chickpea Summer Salad is so bright and full of flavor. It can also be easily doubled for a crowdContinue reading “Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish”

White Bean Salad #sidedish

Not all side dishes need to be pasta or potatoes – beans make a delicious and #ketofriendly side. You get the added protein AND the smaller carb count. This bean side is a fresh, bright, bold side salad packed with protein. White Bean Salad has a delicious homemade orange Dijon dressing over fresh bell pepper,Continue reading “White Bean Salad #sidedish”

Spicy Mango Wings #slowcooker

I have tried so many ways to make chicken wings in a large quantity (you do need a larger 6 qt slow cooker like this one by Pioneer Woman) without having to fry them. I think this method is the most effective, successful one yet. Using the slow cooker to make sure that the chickenContinue reading “Spicy Mango Wings #slowcooker”

Cauliflower Salad #keto #sidedish

When trying to keep mostly keto – side dishes can become a little hum-drum. Especially at potlucks and backyard BBQs – where you probably have rather limited choices. I really prefer to enjoy my entire meal, not just the main entree. So I started thinking about some of my favorite side dishes and settled onContinue reading “Cauliflower Salad #keto #sidedish”

Gruyere Mac & Cheese #sidedishes

Mac & Cheese is on the most well-received side dish list every day of the week! But it can get a little blah for anyone not sitting at the kiddie table. So why not liven it up with – first of all, homemade cheese sauce. Second, play with some different cheese – like this deliciousContinue reading “Gruyere Mac & Cheese #sidedishes”

Butter Swim Biscuits

I am not much of a baker – the science and exactness of it always throws me off. I like to be able to add a pinch of this or a dash of that. You can’t exactly do that when it comes to baking. You need just the right mix to give you the rightContinue reading “Butter Swim Biscuits”

Teriyaki Beef Jerky Fried Rice

Cooking with Beef Jerky isn’t the most common, but it’s not uncommon. There are quite a few recipes out there to utilize jerky in main dishes. While it might be most likely to be used by hunters that turn their meats into jerky to make them last longer – you really can make some deliciousContinue reading “Teriyaki Beef Jerky Fried Rice”

Balsamic Coleslaw #nomayo

My middle son has this very real aversion to mayo – and he can taste it even in the smallest amounts. I really don’t know where it comes from but it encourages me to try to come up with alternative to using mayo. So of course, I had to see what I could do toContinue reading “Balsamic Coleslaw #nomayo”

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