Bourbon Recipes for Merrier Holidays!

Whole Wheat Bourbon Banana Bread

The holidays are approaching at a blazing speed. I don’t know about you but I always seem to stop taking good care of myself during all the festivities from Halloween till New Years. This year my answer for Thanksgiving is in a bourbon bottle. Don’t worry, I’m not planning on drinking my way through the […]

Easy Black-eyed Pea Pecan Pate

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Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling this is going to be a great year for positive changes!  Today I have  a spread recipe that can use up your leftover black-eyed peas  and is healthy enough to fit right in with your resolutions!

A Monster Ate My Purple Sweet Potato Casserole Oatmeal!

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I love Halloween and am always on the look out for something slightly spooky and cool. I’ve been all about Fork and Beans blog posts this week. She’s got some amazing edible Halloween ideas. Fork and Beans, this monster is for you! I love purple sweet potatoes because, well, they’re purple. They taste the same as orange ones […]

Slow Cooker Bourbon Pecan Pie Oatmeal

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The good news is this oatmeal definitely tastes more like dessert than most. The bad news is that it’s higher in calories than most too. It’s a perfect end of the week reward. You can use 1/2 the topping to make it more in line with the calories on the other oatmeals. Brown rice syrup is kinda high in calories and […]

Italian Creme Cake Oatmeal – the Oatmeal Daydreams Are Made Of

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This oatmeal is based on another one of my favorite Southern cakes. The name makes you think it comes from Italy, but no it’s just another delicious idea from the Southern US. I’ve seen this made with walnuts or pecans or both. The nuts are usually in the batter with the coconut in the icing, but I’ve had so many variations I don’t think it really matters. Plus it’s oatmeal and you will mix it all together anyhow!

Slow Cooker Hummingbird Cake Oatmeal – An Oatmeal Cure for the Monday Blues

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When nothing but something sweet will do, try some Hummingbird Cake Oatmeal. This is an old Southern cake favorite that has pineapple, banana, and pecans in the cake and is topped with a cream cheese icing. Obviously there’s no dairy in my oatmeal. Instead the icing we use is made from Vanilla So Delicious Coconut Yogurt, minced pineapple and […]

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Oatmeal

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It’s day 10 of my Love Your Oatmeal Celebration and it’s a Friday too! This oatmeal reminds me of sweet potato pie filling that’s topped with the gooey insides of a pecan pie. Two Southern favs to celebrate the end of the week. After all the end of the week should be sweet, right? I […]

Potato Turnip Soup Loves Dark Days Collard Pesto

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I love my greens and making up new ways to get my other half to eat them. Sometimes I’m successful and she even asks for more! This Collard Pesto was one of those successes. Mixed in with the soup it was a relationship that will definitely be celebrated in my house again soon. You can serve it […]

Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

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soy-free, gluten-free* Every family seems to have a special recipe for sweet potato casserole. This one is less sweet than the sticky sweet casserole of my youth. It skips the caramel and marshmallow sometimes included. You could add vegan versions of both in if you really want to. After all, any day is a holiday […]

Slow Cooker Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cranberry Pecan Rice

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In keeping with the winter squash theme of the week, I present you with one of my personal favorites – acorn squash.  Like all the winter squash it’s high in vitamin A, C, and B6 and is just a great food to add to your day. By using your slow cooker instead of an oven, […]