Grilled Bacon Wrapped Poppers

Jalapeno poppers are so delicious. I love the slight heat paired with the robust flavor of the cheese and bacon. What better way than to grill them? INGREDIENTS: 7.5 oz Whipped Chive Cream Cheese 1 Piece of Bacon Per Jalapeno 1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I use cheddar but use your favorite) Desired amount of poppers…

Thick Cut Oven Bacon

Who doesn’t like bacon? Okay…. Seriously. Bacon is just so bad for you but it is good, Yall! I love to do large batches in the oven to save time and it always turns out crispy! INGREDIENTS: Thick Applewood Smoked Bacon ( I always get Wright’s) Aluminum foil Sheet Pan Preheat oven to 400 degrees…

Easy Southern Cornbread

Cornbread is the staple of the south. Everyone knows some variation on this bread. Some make super sweet ones and others make savory ones. Regardless they are all amazing. INGREDIENTS: 1/4 Cup Butter 1 Cup Milk 1 Large Egg 1 1/4 cup Cornmeal 1/4 cup Sugar 1-2 tbsp Honey 1/2 ts Salt 1/4 ts Granulated…

Classic Southern Mashed Potatoes

Okay, I am going, to be honest, I always made potatoes from the box… Until I met Josh, well, until I met his grandmother. She schooled me in the ways of making great smashed, mashed, and loaded potatoes! This was over 10 years ago and the recipe has evolved since then. **This recipe usually serves…

Whipped Topping

Homemade whipped cream is absolutely the best! I swear by this recipe and so does everyone who tastes it. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1ts Vanilla, Butter, and Nut Extract (or Vanilla) Powdered Sugar (I eyeball this 1 tbsp at a time) Dash of cinnamon sugar Take a metal bowl and place in the…

Zucchini​ Pasta Side Dish

This is a great addition to our regular side dishes. Even our two-year-old enjoys this one. These noodles are made out of Zucchini are sold at our local Publix in 2 cup containers and are super convenient. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups of noodles cut out of Zucchini 4 Cloves of Garlic minced 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese…

Oven Smashed Potatoes

We all love a good loaded potato in this house, that is a fact. Having said that, we are always coming up with new ways to enjoy that concept. INGREDIENTS: 6 medium Red Potatoes 4 tbsp Butter 2-3 tbsp chopped Scallions 5 Cloves of Garlic minced 3 Pieces of Thick cut Bacon chopped and cooked…

Cilantro Lime Cream

This came about because we use sour cream in almost everything. We decided we would start playing with Greek yogurt and this has just become a fun staple now. It goes with so many dishes and tastes wonderful. Try it with some zesty shark tacos topped with tropical salsa! So Yummy! 6 oz container of…

Zesty Grilled Squash and Zucchini

This is one of the side dishes that we pair with almost everything. You could say it is one of our house staples. We even eat this raw. In these photos, the squash and zucchini were cut by our daughter Ava. She was super excited because she got her Curious Chef knives in and really…

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken and Brown Rice

A couple of years ago we decided to start eating healthier.  While most of the recipes we post are hearty this is more of what we eat on a daily basis.  It started with a simple boiled chicken breast, plain brown rice, avocado, and lime.  We have since tweaked it to be more flavorful! INGREDIENTS:…

Creamy Mac & Cheese

I love mac and cheese.  As a matter of fact… who doesn’t?  Well this is not a gourmet recipe.  I have tweaked it a bit but my mom used to take the block of velveeta and make the most delectable side dish.  I still remember the Thanksgiving she made a huge batch and dropped it on the…

Collard Greens

I honestly don’t know why I just decided to delve into the world of cooking collard greens.  It is such a tasty side dish.  Heck around here it is our new go to green! Ingredients: 6 Cloves of garlic minced 32oz Chicken Broth 1 yellow onion chopped 4-5 Dashes of Red Wine Vinegar 6 Dashes…