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

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West Virginia Hot Dog Chili

West Virginia Hot Dog Chili

Growing up in the Southern West Virginia Coal Fields, We ate a lot of hot dogs in the summer. West Virginia’s love their hot dogs, but they also have a distinct style. This Chili is my Mom’s recipe one the favorite summer recipes, soon to be yours as well.

Lemon Dill Caper Sea Food Sauce

Lemon Dill Caper Sea Food Sauce

This has long been my go to sauce when I was making anything seafood. I have made it for over 18 years now. I believe I watched someone make some variation of it on the food network many years ago. I have always made it […]

Healthy & Hearty Vegetable Soup

Healthy & Hearty Vegetable Soup

On a cold crisp day there is nothing that makes you feel warmer inside than a great bowl of soup. This bowl of hearty and healthy fresh vegetable soup is full of flavor and easy to put together. It will leave you feeling warm and satisfied and give you a healthy new start to the weekend.

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

It’s Tuesday and Thanksgiving is only days away, but it’s a great day to go ahead and make the Cranberry sauce. It will take one thing off your plate on the big day. Cranberry sauce has been getting a bad rap lately. When made from […]

Authentic Diner Style Breakfast Potatoes

Authentic Diner Style Breakfast Potatoes

There is nothing that I love more than breakfast when it comes to food. Its hands down my favorite meal of the day. If I have to eat breakfast out I always try to find an old style diner. If it has a counter and […]

Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs

Wow it’s been awhile since I have had a moment of time to write a blog post. It has been a crazy year so far, work is crazy busy and baseball took up a good bit of my weekend writing time.It’s been a crazy week […]

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 […]