Best Smoothie Recipes – The Ultimate Guide

peach-smoothie

Smoothies are great way to ingest all the food groups that your diet is lacking in one big gulp. Dairy group, vegetable group, fruit group, protein group, fat group, even whole grains — any and all can be crammed into a smoothie to make your body (and your cardiologist) happier. I must point out the distinction […]

Spicy Black-eyed Pea Salad

blackeye pea salad

With the new baby sucking up all my time, I have just about zero hours a day to cook, so things that can be made in advance are the tops, as are things that can be begun and then halted for 2-48 hours until I get a chance to get back in the kitchen and finish them. […]

Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy

Last year when Chris and I were at “YouTube Camp“, we stumbled upon Pann’s Restaurant. From the outside, it looked exactly marvelous and once we were inside, we knew we were destined to find it. Besides a giant plate of cheese eggs and chicken and waffles, we also shared an order of biscuits and gravy. […]

Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If […]

Expecting Hilah on Ulive Family – New Series!

Expecting Hilah on Ulive!

Meet the Baby! My new series on ulive is out! Follow my “maternal journey” (#majourney!) from the last trimester through the first three months of parent-hood. Subscribe to ulive on YouTube to get notified when new videos release (Wednesdays and Saturdays). There are also several other parenting series on the ulive YouTube channel that you […]

Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese

Mac and cheese with three cheeses! That’s thrice the cheesy flavor for thrice the mac and cheese goodness. For this recipe, I’ve used sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Parmesan. Cheddar for the bite (and the classic color) with Gouda for extra creaminess and some Parmesan for extra saltiness. Swap out Parmesan for blue cheese if you […]

Carne Guisada – Slow Cooker

carne guisada slow cooker

The first time I had carne guisada I was in third grade. A classmate’s mom brought a big pot of homemade carne guisada along with a stack of flour tortillas. I have no idea why — this was not a regular occurrence — but we ate it, in class, on flimsy paper plates and I […]

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Mama used to make banana bread often and give us thick slices, toasted, with peanut butter for breakfast. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods that takes me back, though I don’t make banana bread very much.

Turkey Gravy

turkey gravy

It’s Thanksgiving time and that means horrible dry turkey that is only edible once slathered in turkey gravy! I kid. Your turkey doesn’t have to be dry; follow this butter-injected turkey recipe to see. But, dry turkey or delicious, having a gravy-boat-load (or several) of turkey gravy on the table is very necessary.