If you’ve been friends with me for more than five minutes or have eaten at any restaurants with me, you know that French fries are my favorite food. Yes, my girlfriends know that I always order a salad and a side of fries. In fact, when they took me out for my birthday and I was a few minutes late, guess what they had waiting for me? A big ole basket of them.
I’m predictable like that.
As a single, working girl, my motto was “Fries before Guys.” My best friend and I routinely hit up our favorite places for a night out on the town, solely partaking of fries and ranch dip. Those memories are still some of my favorite (and don’t worry, we tipped well even thought our bill was so tiny.)
When I finally met Thee One, I decided my motto needed to change because this guy beat out all of my fries, yet my affinity for them still stands strong. I can’t tell you the number of people who text me funny pictures, shirts or slogans that have something to do with French fries. It’s weird that I’d rather eat fries than a $100 steak, isn’t it? I know, but it is what it is. The heart wants what the heart wants.
So when kids came along, all five of them, it was a guarantee that they’d like them as much as their momma because in utero, I trained them well.
Even our dogs can’t get enough. [Read More…]
Yes, I know you may be rolling your eyes, thinking there’s nothing as good as plain ‘ole Southern Fried chicken. Here in the South, they have perfected fried chicken and it’s truly an art, so it is really possible to have a low fat chicken recipe that mimics that crunch?
While I can’t quite match the full fledged deep fried perfection, I can come fairly close with flavor and I can guarantee that your arteries and fat count content will thank me.
For the last few weeks, I’ve kicking back to my low carb and no white sugar eating habits. You may remember when I tackled the 17 Day Diet with amazing success. It truly taught me a lot about my eating habits and the fact that I do have a tiny bit of discipline left in me.
Can I be honest and admit that I want to lose the ten pounds I’ve gained because I don’t want to go into the holidays adding even more? So I’m losing it, to have a little freedom with my treats because I love my easy Pumpkin Bars recipe a whole bunch. That’s a kind of balance, isn’t it? 😉
Enough about me. Here is a fantastic recipe that mimics the crunch of fried chicken that we love without sacrificing all the flavor. Plus, it’s a great recipe for which to include the kids. They love mixing and shaking and can master this one on their own. [Read More…]
This has been one of the most popular recipes on my blog since 2012. Enjoy! It’s so worth it!
With fall weather kicking in, my sweaters are coming out, right along with my cans of pumpkin, and pots for chili.
Baked goods, which include pumpkin of any kind, are some of my favorites, which is quite ironic, since for many years, I didn’t think I “liked” pumpkin. Oh, to think of all the years of sheer goodness I missed out on, but I am making up for it now.
My friend, Leah, shared her amazing Homemade Pumpkin Cake recipe, and it just oozes moist, yummy pumpkin delight. I think the secret is in the orange juice, it’s a wonderful addition. I tried to have only one piece, but it seriously melted in my mouth, and I just had to go back for more.
The unbelievable thing about this recipe is it’s so easy, and not only that, but it freezes beautifully, so double the recipe and save some for later.
Yes, Easy Homemade Pumpkin Cake – what can be better than that?
Well, maybe easy, homemade pumpkin cake topped with my easy cream cheese frosting, but that would be almost sinful. These are now right up there with my Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe, and I didn’t think anything could quite meet that pumpkin inspiration, but this does. They are quite similar, but the cake is just a bit more dense.
Enjoy, and thank me later. 🙂