Navy Bean Soup

We had ham over the Christmas holiday and thus, we had a ham bone and hock left over which I intended to make into a soup. I decided to see if one of my favorite go to food bloggers, A Bountiful Kitchen, had a good recipe because I was bored with my go to (split…

Candied Cherry Cookies

One year when I was serving in the primary presidency, we hosted a teacher training meeting on an evening in December. Each of the presidency members brought a batch of cookies for refreshment. Barbara Higinbotham brought these super fun Christmasy cookies that I thought were so good. So, I asked for her recipe and she…

Orange Fruit Dip

Kabri Bishop brought around fruit dip to all the neighbors for neighbor gifts this Christmas.  My family totally enjoyed it.  I have had it before, and it was delicious so I was excited to have some on my hands again.  Olivia begged me to get her recipe, and she shared! KABRI’S FRUIT DIP Ingredients:   1…

Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Peanut Dressing

I had left over rotisserie chicken in my fridge today that was calling to be used. I googled what to do with left over rotisserie chicken for the win and wound this great recipe. Derek and I loved it. The kids complained that it was a little spicy (so if you can’t take the heat…

Instant Pot Fajitas

This is the recipe that finally got me to see what all the instapot craze is about. I decided to make this on a night when I had to drop my daughter off at dance at 4 pm 10-15 minutes away and pick her up again at 5pm, and then scarf down dinner before getting…

Baked Brie

This is literally one of my all time favorite things to eat and it’s fairly simple.   Great for a party.  I like to serve it with sliced pieces of baguette, pears, celery, apples, crackers.  And you can honestly use any type of jam you like.  I often choose a lingonberry jam (a little sweet and…

Crock Pot Keto Beef Brisket Stroganoff

One day I had some half of a slab of beef brisket that needed to be used, but also not a lot of time around the dinner hour to cook. I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try for my family and husband who was trying to eat keto at the…

Keto Swedish Meatballs

I have a Swedish Meatball recipe that we already like, but I searched for this one when my husband was trying to eat keto and honestly, I think I actually like this one even more.  That night I actually just used the precooked frozen meatballs from Costco.  I just made the sauce and threw the…

Keto Crab Cakes

My daughter Olivia has been asking for crab cakes lately. I have some crab cake recipes that I really like but they generally call for bread crubs. My husband still fancies himself a keto dieter, so I went in search of a more keto friendly version. I landed on this recipe from foodnetwork. It had…

Chili Con Carne

For some reason Halloween screams Chili to me. This year I made a no bean version of chili for the husband trying to eat keto (not sure that still deems it chili by definition, but we pretended it was). I topped it with a bunch of cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and avocado and didn’t…

Keto Beef Stew

We are still on the keto kick over here. We also purchased 1/2 of a grass fed cow this year from a friend and my freezer is now loaded with prepackaged beef. So, I have a whole bunch of frozen pre-cubed stew beef. Traditional beef stew generally has potatoes and carrots two things my husband…

Cooler Corn

I had my first go at making cooler corn, and I think it was a success. We planted a whole bunch of corn on the cob and then by the time it was perfect and ready for picking Derek was trying to eat keto and not wanting to eat any corn. I needed to find…