Easy Roast Potatoes

Easy Roast Potatoes

Want an easy potato side dish? This is it. These uber-scrumptious potatoes are so easy to make, I’m not really going to spend a ton of time telling you about them. They are similar to my Simple Dill Potatoes – only SURPRISE! No dill. The main differences are that I used itty bitty gold potatoes and copious […]

Velvety Vegetable Soup

Velvety Vegetable Soup - Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables.

Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price […]

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It

Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It’s also so easy to make, you’ll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can. Beef stew is one of my comfort foods. Prepped in the morning to simmer all day in the slow cooker, it’s a luscious melange of beef, vegetables, herbs, and broth. […]

Jessika’s Roasted Vegetables


Looking for a way to liven up the veg at your house? This would be it. Over the last six weeks since our trip to Santa Barbara, I’ve made this dish at least a handful of times. It’s simple, tasty, and cheap to make. What’s not to love? Bonus points: you can make it with […]

Healthier Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Make Chili Cheese Fries a little bit “good for you” with homemade chili, oven fries, and shredded cheddar. When I was in high school, chili cheese fries were a staple of life. Our high school cantine offered french fries, slathered with movie theatre-style cheese sauce and canned Hormel chili. And honestly? I loved it. I […]

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

sweet potatoes and yams

The traditional “white” sweet potato makes lovely, almost crisp hashbrowns. Over the last month or so, I’ve explored some foods I’d never previously had. Some I’d never even heard of. Some I bought but haven’t yet tried like the kombucha sitting in my fridge. During my Whole30 I had a lot of sweet potatoes, looking […]

Tips for Preparing a Full Breakfast (Recipe: Panini Press Hashbrowns)

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A full breakfast is a weekend treat. Use some of these tips for saving time and having it all hot at the same moment. If it were up to me, coffee and a slice of toast would be breakfast. I’m good with that most days. Unless I have the makings for those skillet-poached eggs and greens. […]

Spring Vegetable Soup

Spring Vegetable Soup

Spring has arrived! And with it come a variety of spring vegetables to toss into the soup pot. Getting a weekly produce box has really grown on me. It’s also grown me as a cook. I’ve been compelled to try vegetables and fruits that I might never have purchased at the store. The culinary world […]

Tastiest Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Thinly sliced potatoes nestle in a bath of cream, milk and butter, resulting in the tastiest scalloped potatoes on the planet. Friends, meet the best scalloped potatoes on the planet. I’ve been making these for almost twenty years. They are easy to make and there are rarely leftovers. If there are, I wake up early […]

Have Breakfast for Supper (Recipe: Stuffed Breakfast Potato)

big breakfast

Have breakfast for supper! It’s a great way to save money and easily go meatless. Unbelievably, one of the most popular dinnertime meals at my house is breakfast. I know. It’s a morning meal, but for some reason this meal makes everyone break out in a dance when I serve it for supper. And when […]