Easy, Soft and Delicious Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

When I saw this recipe at Averie Cooks, I knew I had to try it.  I doubled it so Joe could bring some to his morning workout group and I could give a plate to my parents and it worked out great.  The doubled recipe is below.   I liked that these didn’t require buttermilk or oil, only a stick of melted butter for the whole batch. The … Continue reading Easy, Soft and Delicious Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

I tried all kinds of methods for cooking bacon before I settled on this easy way that leaves you with perfectly crispy bacon every time. All you do is preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with 2 layers of aluminum foil  (one layer won’t protect your pan from grease.) Next, place a metal cooling rack over the foiled baking sheet … Continue reading My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

Coconut Banana Milkshake

Happy Friday and I hope you’ve got some good weekend plans ahead!  I’ve got a simple recipe today that you’ll want to make again and again.  I made this Tuesday night when I was craving a milkshake but wanted something a touch healthier than the Oreo variety from Cookout  (which is dangerously less than a mile away from our house.) The combo of coconut milk, bananas and … Continue reading Coconut Banana Milkshake

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Here’s your excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast in the form of my Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. This dense cake pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or you can serve as dessert.  You can make this in a loaf pan like I did or a more traditionally shaped coffee cake pan.  If you like nuts, chop up some pecans or walnuts and mix … Continue reading Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Spinach, Sausage and Pimento Cheese Crustless Quiche

Last week I went over to my sister’s house so we could walk our dogs in her neighborhood (have I mentioned that I’m really happy to be living in NC?) When I got there she had a beautiful quiche cooling in her kitchen and it reminded me how great quiche is for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It is one of those foods I forget about … Continue reading Spinach, Sausage and Pimento Cheese Crustless Quiche

Shrimp and {NC} Grits with Bacon

You know you’re from the South when your Mom (Santa) puts a bag of grits in your Christmas stocking (and serves cheese grits at Christmas dinner.)   Santa didn’t bring me just any grits, these stone ground white grits are from my home state, NC and they’re delicious.  I think the pink packaging is awesome too. While there are thousands of shrimp and grits recipes … Continue reading Shrimp and {NC} Grits with Bacon

Super Seed Oatmeal for Super Immunity

I just finished reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Super Immunity, a nutritional guide promising to help you live longer, stronger and with fewer diseases.  Furhman believes the key is eating a plant based diet of nutrient dense foods. If I don’t have the ingredients on hand to make a green smoothie like this or this in the morning, it can be difficult to get a … Continue reading Super Seed Oatmeal for Super Immunity

Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

This past weekend  several of Joe’s friends came to visit.  Sad to miss his friends, but happy for him to get to spend time with them, I made a hearty breakfast casserole he could pop in the oven for everyone to eat Sunday morning, presumably after a big Saturday night. I love breakfast casseroles because you can prepare them ahead of time for big a … Continue reading Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole