First Birthday Banana Smash Cake!

Hey everyone! Well, we just celebrated my son’s first birthday and boy was it fun! I decided that I was going to make his little smash cake from scratch (and made with lots of love!) 😊 I found a recipe for a Baby Banana Cake! It also included oats and applesauce so it is on …

Vegetable Soup with Chicken Sausage.

  You guys. I found this recipe on Pinterest and wow! It is one of the tastiest soups I have ever had!  I have made it three times now (in less than two months haha!)  So this last time I made it I took pics so that I could share the love with all of …

Summer Caprese.

It’s that time of year again! One of my favorite things to eat in the summertime is a delicious and fresh Caprese Salad. It’s the time of year when garden fresh tomatoes are in abundance! For this salad I chose one of my beautiful Heirloom Cherokee Purple tomatoes.  There are my first four picks above, …

Copycat Annie’s Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette.

I have been buying Annie’s brand of Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette for years. I ran out the other day and was absolutely craving it! The combination of Apple cider vinegar, smooth sesame oil, and the earthiness of the shiitake mushrooms keeps me coming back bottle after bottle! So, in the spirit of making things homemade & …

Peanut Butter, Banana, Bacon Dog Cookies

These homemade dog cookies are so easy and fun! Your fur babies are going to love you just a little more than usual because….well…BACON! 😋 I saw these uncured, nitrate free bacon bits at the store and knew they would be perfect for this recipe! They add just the right amount of bacon flavor (and …

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips & Super Simple Shrimp Ceviche.

I cannot believe how delicious this super quick ceviche recipe that I threw together turned out! So good that it needed homemade tortilla chips to go with it 😉 Here’s what I did! Yesterday: Peel and clean (1 lb.) Shrimp. Cut shrimp into thirds (in half for smaller ones). Put in medium mixing bowl. Dice …

Sun Tea

There are a few things that come to mind when I think of Summertime during the fall & winter months. Sun Tea is one of those things! I look forward to making it all year long. It reminds me of my childhood in Florida (and Mama of course!) That is why I keep my recipe …

Homemade Banana & Carrot Dog Treats!

These homemade banana & carrot dog treats are 100% approved by three Pitbulls and a Yorkie-Poo! 😉  Ingredients: 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cups Steel Cut Oats (Quick Cook!) 1 Banana (purée in processor or blender) 2 Carrots (grated or finely chipped in processor) 2tbs. Parsley **Parsley aids in digestion and is good …