Simple Life, Simple Food, All Inspired by my Appalachian Roots

Recipes

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing

Even though its still February, this weeks temperatures have seemed like spring. Thats got me looking for something lighter to make for dinner. This Greek salad dressing is going to do double duty. I’m going to whip up a fresh and quick greek salad. I […]

Super Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Super Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My favorite way to make pulled pork is on my smoker, low and slow. After traveling the first of the week for my day job and then a day of jury duty, I don’t have the time. Not to mention that the polar vortex even […]

Tasty Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

Tasty Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

I found myself all alone for dinner the other night, so decided to make something warm and comforting. If you have been following along, part of this years resolutions was to use up everything in the house first. I threw in eat a little healthier […]

Cilantro Lime Carrot Slaw

Cilantro Lime Carrot Slaw

I created this from the clean pantry and fridge challenge that I put myself on for the new year. I had this ginormous bag of baby carrots that were taking up way too much room in my vegetable drawer. I used them in my first […]

Super Creamy Chicken Pasta

Super Creamy Chicken Pasta

In keeping of the spirit of my resolutions, I have some items leftover from the holidays that I need to use. It’s bitter cold outside this weekend and I was in the mood for a big bowl of creamy chicken pasta. I have vowed to […]

Tuna Salad with Walnuts

Tuna Salad with Walnuts

Happy New Year! Well we are now into the second week of the New Year. My Son is back in school and everyone is getting back into the work routine. I had some time off toward the end of the year from my corporate job. […]

Venezuelan Ponche Crema

Venezuelan Ponche Crema

Thanksgiving has come and gone. All of the leftovers have either been eaten, re-purposed and it’s time to move on to new flavor profiles. As much as I love Thanksgiving, it is time to move on. I am not a huge fan of leftovers. I […]

Southern Green Bean Casserole

Southern Green Bean Casserole

The Iconic Thanksgiving Side Dish This year an estimated 20 million people will make green bean casserole. The most famous version is the iconic version on the side of the Campbell’s cream of mushroom can.   Dorcas Reilly created the recipe in 1955 while working […]

Crispy Onion Straws

Crispy Onion Straws

If you caught my last post, you are well aware that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’m like Will Ferrell in “Elf” when it comes to Thanksgiving. It is a holiday all about food and family.   Tonight I am making crispy onion straws for […]

Easy Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Easy Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Fall Has Arrived in the South Fall has finally made an appearance here in the south as the temperatures dipped into the low 50’s today. That can only mean one thing. That my favorite holiday is right around the corner.   Thanksgiving has always been […]