Worth the Wait {Recipe: Fried Okra}

Fried Okra

It seems kind of odd to crave okra, doesn’t it? When I received the Deliciously Organic cookbook last year I tried recipe after recipe, truly enjoying each one. However, there was one recipe I kept wanting to try and that was Carrie’s Fried Okra. The problem was, apparently the window for fresh okra in Kansas…

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Alexia Fry Challenge – Kickin’ Barbecue Style French Fries

Alexia Kickin' Barbecue Style French Fries

For the past few weeks you’ve watched as I’ve sacrificed my hips to try out different fry recipes. This research was all part of the Alexia “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge. After much thought, calories, and consideration, I finally settled on a fry / spice combination that totally fits where I’m from… the BBQ heartland,…

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Mom’s Cooking {Recipe: Oven Baked Kale Chips}

Kale Chips and Raw Kale

My mom is an excellent cook but there were times in my life I would think that maybe she wasn’t so much. Like when she would make liver and onions. Or how about white sandwich bread with white hamburger gravy poured over it? I want to gag just thinking about it. We lived in a…

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California Avocados Direct {Recipe: Avocado Dip}

Held Avocado

Have you ever tasted an avocado? I mean….really tasted an avocado? I thought I had – I make avocado fries, salads with avocado and avocado ranch dressing, guacamole and more. I eat avocado’s straight up with a bit of Kosher salt and I love them on a sandwich. I recently received a shipment of California…

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Soup-a-Palooza Link Up and Giveaways

Roasted Corn Soup

Cheryl from TidyMom and I have been anxiously awaiting this day…Soup-a-Palooza is finally here and we want to invite you to share some of your favorite soup recipes with us! The soup recipe I chose to make for Soup-a-Palooza came from the Tobasco website. I adapted it it quite a bit and really love the…

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Super Bowl Bar Food {Recipe: Classic Fish & Chips}

Classic Fish & Chips

I’ll admit it… I don’t watch football. Before my husband and I were married, I pretended like I liked football and would lay around on the couch with him all weekend during the fall and winter acting insanely fascinated by the college and NFL football games. To be honest with you… I could have cared…

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Share Our Strength Progressive Dinner (Recipe: Potato Rolls)

It is frigid outside. The kind of frigid where you just want to curl up in your favorite fluffy slipper socks and PJ’s, the biggest blanket you can find and hibernate for the day, getting lost in a good book. Add to that putting on a  pot of my favorite comfort food on the stove…

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