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My Healthy Plate; Shrimp Bowl

Makes four servings One can yellow corn One can or one cup frozen peas One bell pepper One onion (or two cups of a frozen bell pepper and onion mix) Four servings of shrimp Four servings of rice Four servings…

Budget Friendly; Rice and Beans

Rice and Beans with Baked Chicken One bag of dry black beans, cooked according to bag directions A third of a bag of frozen peppers and onions chili powder and cumin to taste Rice, two servings one cup chicken broth…

February; Date Night Ravioli

I love being creative and trying new things with meals, and lately I’ve been experimenting with French cuisine. I recently found a second hand copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and it has kicked me into a French…

Lessons from the Kitchen; Creamy Tortellini

Ingredients Diced onion Minced garlic 16 oz sausage 20 oz tortellini 28 oz crushed tomato Chicken broth 2 tbsp cream cheese 16 oz spinach 16 oz shredded cheese Spices (depend on personal taste) Saute the onions until fragrant and translucent.…

My Healthy Plate; French Onion Chicken

I introduced the budget friendly series last week, and today it’s time for the “Healthy Plate” series.  French Onion Baked Chicken One onion Two or three cloves of garlic 1 tbsp flour 1 tsp sugar Salt and pepper Chicken One…

Budget Friendly; Shakshuka

I have two new series I’m starting, in addition to the Lessons in the Kitchen series and seasonal meals. One is healthy meals that follow the “Healthy Plate” model, and the other is a Budget Friendly series. Today’s dish I…

Potato Soup

Belated happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a great holiday season. It was great to spend time with some of my family, and now I’m excited to get back into the normal routine. I have a couple of…

Southern Thanksgiving

It’s almost that time of year. When everyone’s diets go out the window and I completely blow my grocery budget. The holidays. And I don’t know about other parts of the country or world, but in the South, we don’t…

Mustard Pork Chops; or, a Cure for Homesickness

For the simple recipe cards of all the below recipes, click the buttons below. I won’t lie, as the weather has turned cool and the autumn has arrived, I’ve been a bit homesick. I’ve spent three of the last four…

The History of Our Food; Sweet Tea

I want to start off by saying, yes, I love sweet tea. It is quite literally in the name. But I thought I would take today to give an overview of the history, cultural significance, and proper brewing method for…

Lessons from the Kitchen; Basic Spaghetti Sauce

Welcome to the second installment of Lessons from the Kitchen. I personally love Italian food, and of course the most basic Italian dish (in America, at least), is spaghetti. There are so many ways to eat spaghetti, and so many…

Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

I love Mexican food, and it’s one of the staples in my personal recipe repertoire. However, for a weeknight meal, I don’t always have the time or effort to make a sauce or tortillas from scratch. So I have a…

Lessons from the Kitchen; Cheeseburgers and Fries

Welcome to the first chapter of Lessons in the Kitchen, where I teach you how to cook and help you expand your recipe repertoire. Today’s meal is cheeseburgers and home fries, one of my favorite meals. You can continue reading…

Lessons from the Kitchen; Introduction

This is the first installment in a series called “Lessons from the Kitchen.” While I hope my readers can learn from all of my recipes and posts, this series is intentionally planned to be educational. I firmly believe that anyone…

Holiday Dessert as a Personality Profile

This may be a little late for the holidays, but I eat these desserts throughout the year anyways. I don’t normally subscribe to the personality profile types of quizzes, but I kind of think a person’s favorite holiday dessert might…

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