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Crispy Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

I love anything with crispy cheese all over it… doesn’t everyone?? These delicious and crispy sweet potatoes are easy to make and they are the perfect appetizer or side item to just about any dish. During the fall, I LOVE sweet potatoes all the time and these are my favorite to make for a big […]

Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

These yummy, creamy delicious cheesecake bites are EVERYTHING y’all! I am obsessed! These are perfect just in time for the holidays and they have a delicious fall flavor! YUM! These would be the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or even Christmas! They are light and fluffy and are easy to make. I love all things pumpkin […]

Steak, Blue Cheese, and Asparagus Roll-Ups

An easy and delicious recipe that takes just minutes to assemble and minutes on the grill. Talk about a yummy 30 minute meal! This is it! My husband and I love to grill and this is something that is an easy last minute throw it together and grill it up recipe! When you are cooking […]

Chicken, Rice, and Acorn Squash Casserole

In the Winter, everyone loves a good warm, hearty and delicious casserole. As I have gotten older I realize how unhealthy certain casseroles can be and I decided to change that. This casserole is less processed and still has that delicious hearty flavor that we all love in a casserole. This was warm delicious and […]

Pecan, Brown Sugar, and Goat Cheese Roasted Carrots

Carrots are one of the most underused vegetables around my house and I think it is time to change that! Carrots are so good for you and there are plenty of ways to make them delicious! Recently I have been experimenting with carrots to make and sweet and savory side dish that everyone will love. […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Whipped Parmesan

Butternut Squash soup is one of my all time favorite fall soups! This version is light and velvety smooth. At only 377 calories, it fills you up and is the perfect balance of carbs, fats, and proteins. To make the soup even lighter you could omit the whipped parmesan. BUT the whipped parmesan is SO […]

Gluten Free CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Sliders with Garlic Aioli

This recipe is so simple and it’s one of our favorites! It is great for all of my gluten free friends that miss eating chick-fil-a nuggets or sandwiches! IF you miss chick-fil-a chicken nuggets, try out this recipe: Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets. This slider recipe is a very similar recipe except I like my garlic […]

Turkish Eggs with Sage Yogurt and Veggie Hash

A couple of months ago I tried Turkish eggs for the first time and I thought they were so delicious! After seeing and hearing about some traditional recipes, I realized I could easily make my own spin on these recipes! Fall is here and sage is one of my favorite fall ingredients! Equipment for this […]

Carrot Purée and Cream Cheese Pasta Carbonara

My husband and I just celebrated our one year anniversary and to commemorate this year, I wanted to make a special and new dinner I had never made before. Being Italian, Carbonara has always been one of my favorites. Growing up, my Grumpo, would make pasta carbonara when ingredients in the kitchen were low. It […]

Pimento Cheese Jalapeño Poppers with Tamarind Pepper Jelly

Jalapeño Poppers and mine and my best friend’s favorite food ever! We are constantly making them when we have dinner parties or hang out together! Recently, I decided I was going to try and create new and different jalapeño poppers and so I began with this simple recipe switch up! I plan on creating more […]

Crunchy Taco Supreme Soup

SOUP SEASON, SOUP SEASON, SOUP SEASON!!!! What a joyous time each year! It is my favorite! This soup is perfect for a “Taco” Tuesday night! It also is so cheap to make, at only $2.50 a serving! So cheap! I made 6 servings for my husband and I and we had leftovers for 2 days! […]

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Fall always calls for some baking, especially with pumpkin and cinnamon! I have been featuring this combo a little bit this week. Check out the Pumpkin Cinnamon Keto Cookies I featured a few days ago! But honestly, I am obsessed with this time of year! I could go on and on about why I love […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Keto Cookies

One of my most favorite fall time things to eat is cookies. Particularly pumpkin or cinnamon flavored cookies! These lower carb option for cookies are amazing! Fall is such a good time for anything pumpkin flavored and this recipe just fits the mold so well! Pumpkin and cinnamon go so well together too. They compliment […]

Gouda Cheese Grit Cake Bites with Cranberry Compote Sauce

Okay! Confession time… GRITS ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! Why do I love them so much? Well, basically, you can do just about anything you want with them. They take flavor on wonderfully and when you make them cheesy, I MEAN COME. ON. They are to die for! You can also make sweet grits or savory […]

Spicy Malabar Shrimp with Almond Flour Naan

Indian food is something new I have been trying to make. I LOVE Indian food, but the crazy thing about Indian food is how it is not as celebrated as much as other cuisines are in America! This is just too bad, because it is so delicious and pretty simple to make. The great thing […]

Asian Flank Steak Tacos with Wasabi Aioli and Cilantro Slaw

Ya’ll I know summer is over, but I had to do one last summery taco recipe BECAUSE I just found out I am going to Mexico for Fall Break which is also me and my husbands one year anniversary! Yay! I mean… I feel like that calls for a little taco celebration! I promise after […]

Chili Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Homemade Pico De Gallo

Tacos are my favorite food any time of year! They are just delicious and somewhat easy (depending on what you’re making). You’ll notice tacos are featured on my blog pretty frequently. This is honestly because I am a teacher and making something quick and easy on a weeknight is a must for me and my […]

Steak and Eggs with Black Pepper and Parmesan Grits

Leftover Steak? Want a delicious brunch? I got you! One thing I always keep in my pantry is grits. I love to just have grits at my house because there are so many things you can make with grits! They are also AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! So last night we had steak for dinner and I had […]

Szechuan Marinated Flank Steak with Spicy Green Beans

Szechuan Beef from a chinese restaurant is always one of my favorites. I also love spicy food so much! This flank steak is hearty, delicious and it checks all the boxes. It’s sweet, tangy, savory, and spicy! YUM! One thing I love about this steak too, is that it is an easy meal prep option […]

Maple Bacon Waffles with Applesauce Glaze

HELLO FALL! It is that time ya’ll! In Tennessee it is finally cooling off. Most of the time it take until the end of October to feel this good outside. BUT today it is a beautiful 70º and you can smell the crisp clean air. We slept with the windows down last night, so when […]

Tomato Basil Butter Cedar Plank Salmon

I am all about Salmon, I am all about compound butters on salmon, and I am DEFINITELY all about cedar plank salmon! Recently I was craving italian food and I had fresh basil and fresh tomatoes from my families garden. I felt like this was the perfect time for a little experiment! I melted some […]

Keto Cherry Cupcakes with Keto Buttercream Cherry Frosting

I mean commmooooooonnnnn, let’s go! I am all about a keto friendly cupcake recipe! AND these are delicious! With only 2g of net carbs per cupcake, you really can’t go wrong here! A couple of months ago, my husband and I set out on a journey to eat less carbs. We are both carboholics (yes […]

Tomato, Rosemary, & Brie Tart

Lately, I have been loving a good sunday morning brunch and I LOVE savory brunch! Something about a delicious tart with a mimosa on a weekend morning, is just the best thing in the world! Also this particular tart is easy and takes 5 minutes to prepare and then only 30 minutes to bake! It’s […]

Back to School Meal Plan

This meal plan is great for when you’re in a hurry and need something cheap and quick for your family (perfect for back to school)! It’s also great if you just need a break, like me this past week while I was moving houses! This meal plan has a grocery list with everything you need […]

Gluten Free Copycat Taco Bell Chicken Quesadillas

This week we really fell off the wagon with our eating habits because we have been moving into a new house and I am a teacher heading back to school in the middle of COVID-19… YEAH CRAZINESS AROUND HERE! This week I wanted cheap, easy recipes to just survive (that are DELICIOUS OF COURSE), I […]

Easy Shish Kebab

My mother & father-in-law make amazing shish kebab, BUT in a GRILL BASKET! Yeah, you read that right! NO need to fool with kebabing each individual piece onto a skewer… I mean you still can if you want to, but the grill basket makes it so much easier. When my father-in law first grilled this […]

Mama’s Stuffed Shells

My mom used to make this recipe weekly because we always loved it so much! It’s also cheap, easy, and delicious to make! All you have to do is combine ingredients and bake! SO EASY! Another cool thing about this dish is that I have seen so many versions of it! I have seen it […]

Asian Chicken Primavera

This is totally my mother-in-law’s recipe! I asked her for permission to post this one, because it is awesome! How often are you so busy, but you need a low ingredient, semi-healthy, fast meal… This is that meal. You can easy throw this together as you’re getting ready to rush out the door! My husband […]

Creamy Spinach Orzo

Yummy and delicious side dishes are always a bonus! Lately, I have been trying really hard to create fancier side dishes that aren’t just plain salt and peppered veggies… I think we can all agree that gets a little boring! I love this side dish because it goes so good with steak, salmon, shrimp, pork […]

Southern Style Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Growing up in the south, shrimp and grits was a common meal I ate. I absolutely love all the different kinds of shrimp and grits I have had before! There is so much you can do with shrimp and grits! I have had Caribbean Jerk Shrimp and Grits, I have had heavy tomato sauced shrimp […]

Easy Crab Dip with Gluten Free Mini Pita Breads

Crab Dip is one of my summer favorites! Seriously one of the tastiest appetizers & this is so easy to make! I love to keep these ingredients on hand during the summer just in case I need a quick appetizer for a last minute dinner party! Everyone is sure to love it! Equipment for this […]

Sweet Summer Meal Plan

This meal Plan is great for a grilling out week when the weather is nice! It’s also great if you plan on having friends over and you want to wow your guests! This meal plan has a grocery list with everything you need for 4 people, even down to the salt and pepper. Feel free […]

Grilled Peach and Teriyaki Chicken with Grilled Asparagus

This recipe is one of my favorites because it is kind of unexpectedly good! Peaches and chicken always have such a delicious flavor together and and the sweet teriyaki flavor here is delicious as well! This teriyaki sauce I make is low sugar and low sodium. It is also Keto and Whole 30 approved! I […]

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

These pizza stuffed mushrooms are so good! I absolutely love them! One night I was eating with my in-laws and they were making stuffed calzones! I knew the pizza dough would probably hurt my stomach, since I don’t eat gluten that often and it was a lot of it! SOO… I brought portobello mushroom caps […]

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Chutney and Firecracker Sauce

Summertime is my favorite time for shrimp or seafood tacos! And during the summer there is amazing fruit all the time, this is why I chose pineapple for the fruit chutney. Pineapple has a beautiful flavor profile of tart and sweet and when it is combined with a savory dish it creates a beautiful rounded […]

Healthier BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Almond Flour Buns

SO, let’s talk BBQ! My husband and I LOVE BBQ! We used to make this same recipe with a TON of SUGAR and Carbs…. Like I seriously used to put 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of molasses and a WHOLE cup of SODA in this recipe… I seriously don’t even want to […]

Almond Flour Keto Buns

During the summer, I am always craving a burger or a BBQ sandwich. Being lower carb now, I don’t eat regular buns all the time. So I had to create something similar to a bun, that holds up when you’re eating it, and taste good! This recipe took quite a bit of testing to get […]

Healthy Peach Cobbler

My grandmother used to make peach cobbler Every. Single. Peach. Season. Her and my grandfather would take me to the peach orchard every summer, and we would pick enough peaches to fill up the entire car. We would go home, peel them, and make jellies, jams, cobbler, and we would freeze a ton. They would […]

Shallot and Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts have always been weird for me. Honesty Hour: I have never really been a fan. My husband LOVES brussel sprouts though, so when I started cooking for him, I had to get creative and fine brussel sprouts that worked for the both of us. I had tried balsamic brussel sprouts and to me, […]

Pork Chop with Chive Crema

I absolutely love pork chops! Especially bone in pork chops! This recipe is simple and delicious! It takes maybe 25 minutes to make and it’s so easy to have these ingredients on hand! My husband and I actually made this recipe for the first time because we found out we had a group of people […]

Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets

I love chicken nuggets! Chick-fil-a is my jam! I am always looking for copycat chick-fil-a recipe. This chicken nugget recipe is simple, quick, easy, and healthy. That’s what I love about it! If I can find a recipe that is healthy and tastes good, I am completely on board! Since these are pretty quick to […]

Keto Pizza

This pizza is delicious and it keeps you in ketosis! My favorite! I love pizza and when my husband and I gave up eating a ton of carbs, pizza was a hard thing to say goodbye to. We used to eat take out pizza once a week, so it really stunk! Now, on Friday’s I […]

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Risotto has always intrigued me so much! I grew up in a big extended italian family, and pasta, risotto, and wine have always played a big role in my cooking journey! Since I was young I looked up to italian chef’s like my Grumpo/grandfather (homecook chef lol), Lidia Bastianich, Antonio Carluccio, and many many more. […]

Pistachio Encrusted Zucchini Fries

These fries are EVERYTHING! When my husband and I started eating healthier, a hard thing to cut out was french fries. These are gluten free and guilt free! AND they are still “fried”. I think the best part about these is the pistachios. Nuts have become my new favorite thing to add to savory dishes. […]

Green Dream Dipping Sauce

This sauce is so easy to make and it is so tasty on so many foods! I love dipping so many foods in this sauce or using it as a topping on foods. The idea for this sauce came from Chic-Fil-A’s avocado lime ranch. I wanted to make a healthier version of this sauce with […]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Toast Crunch

So one thing that stinks about going low carb/keto is missing out on CEREAL! I mean… I. LOVE. CEREAL. My favorite cereal of all time is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! So going without it has been hard for me! But this recipe CHANGES THE GAME! I hope you love it as much as I do. It’s […]

Cowboy Potato Salad

This recipe is simple, easy, and one of my absolute favorite recipes. I take it to BBQs, cookouts, parties, and make it as a fun side dish every now and then. The best part of this recipe is that you just boil potatoes, cook bacon and throw everything together! It’s great for a last minute, […]

BBQ Pulled Pork Shoulder

For Father’s Day my husband and I wanted to treat his dad to some yummy pulled pork! We were given two Boston Butts and we decided we would smoke them low and slow on the grill. This is quite a process, but the flavor was unbeatable. And it made a TON of meat! Equipment for […]

BBQ Sunny Side Eggs Benedict with BBQ Hollandaise Sauce

Leftover BBQ anyone?! Yesterday was the day after Father’s Day and I just had a ton of leftover BBQ Pulled Pork Shoulder. It was early in the morning this morning and I decided… “hmm what could I make with bbq that is brunch like?”… answer: BBQ EGGS BENNY!! This recipe is delicious and simple. For […]

My One Pan Chicken Wonder

One of my favorite things… A ONE PAN WONDER! You will see a lot of my dishes use one pan or very few pieces of equipment. I don’t like doing dishes, so this is my solution! I know we can all relate to that! I also cook this in my cast iron, which is the […]

Brown Butter Keto Biscuits

Growing up in my house, there were always biscuits. When I was really young, I used to wake up with my grandfather and cook homemade buttermilk biscuits with him. When I got older, my mom would always have those delicious buttermilk frozen biscuits in the fridge. They were a staple in my house. Now, that […]

Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Wasabi Aioli

I love seafood! I am always researching different ways to prepare and make seafood! Tuna has been my new adventure! I love how it taste so clean and fresh! It’s also a great at absorbing flavor. That’s why wasabi and soy pair so well with it! This recipe is simple, quick, easy & the good […]

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

One of my favorite breakfast items is any kind of blueberry bread, cake, muffin, donuts or anything blueberry! I’ve always loved blueberries! They are sweet and tart and they are just such a great breakfast treat! So when I started eating healthier and low carb, all these yummy breakfast treats were a little more of […]

Firecracker Coconut Shrimp

This recipe is a spin off of firecracker shrimp I had at the beach. I spent some time testing and tweaking this homemade, healthier copy cat recipe and this is what I came up with! Something about shrimp y’all! It is my absolute favorite healthy meat. Did you know that 1 oz of shrimp packs […]

Berries-The Powerful Fruit

So let me start off by saying… I am berry biased! I LOVE BERRIES. It’s been my fruit of choice since I was a little girl. I love blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, ALL THE BERRIES! But the best part about berries is that they are SOOO good for you! Let’s talk about the benefits of […]

Coconut Key Lime Pie Bars

Y’all these are so delicious! Growing up my mom always made key lime pie! Her key lime pie was always the best thing in the world! I still love that recipe today. When my husband and I decided to start eating healthy, we really missed key lime pie! Sooo I experimented with making a coconut […]

Fondue Night

Lately my hubs and I have started to really love fondue, but trying to be healthy we had to cut out eating melted cheese all the time. Of course we splurge from time to time. But… this fondue boil we do is delicious! In a fondue boil, you can boil veggies, shrimp, steak, chicken, or […]

Almond Meal Meatballs & Homemade Tomato Sauce

I LOVE THIS RECIPE! When my husband and I decided to eat healthier and less carbs, we were so sad to find out we were giving up meatballs! The excess amount of breadcrumbs just wasn’t fitting into our new lifestyle on a regular basis, (not that we don’t splurge every now and then). So.. these […]

3-Minute Pesto

PESTO! Can you ever go wrong with it? You can basically put it on anything. It pairs well with tomatoes, cheese, crackers, veggies, pasta, and soooo many other things. Lately, my favorite thing has been tomatoes from my garden with a small slice of mozzarella. Yup you got it, caprese salad with pesto instead of […]

Everything Cast Iron

So about two years ago my husband and I got really into using cast iron. It became a challenge for us to solve. We felt like we were trying to crack some code. Cast Irons are difficult because there are SO MANY RULES… and some of them contradict themselves. So below I will give you […]

Cedar Plank Dill Butter Salmon

This recipe has been one of my FAVORITE MEALS for a LONG time. My husband and I stumbled upon cooking salmon this way early into dating. We make it weekly, so it only seemed fitting that it would be my first food post. We love cooking this meal because it is so healthy and we […]

About Me

This is me and my little family. My husband, Brennan, and I have been married since October 2019. We got our precious fur baby, Brew, in December 2019. We live in Memphis, TN & love the little life we have started! Food has always been our passion. So I have decided to share that passion […]