Have you ever heard of Sopa Tarasca? Do you cook your own black beans from dried beans? Do you like bacon?

Silly question! Everyone likes BACON right? I've been quiet over the holidays and I'm sorry, but I think everyone will forgive me once they try this Tomato & Black Bean Soup! If you haven't made your own black beans from dried beans, I suggest you give it a try! I'm posting a quick recipe for … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Sopa Tarasca? Do you cook your own black beans from dried beans? Do you like bacon?

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Family Recipes! Grandma’s Spinach & Meatballs!

Well, actually it's my weeknight Instant Pot version of Grandma's Spinach & Meatballs. It all started several years ago, at least a decade ago, on Thanksgiving, or maybe it was Easter??? Anyway, I woke up sick as a dog... like fever, laying on the couch with an ice bag on my head sick. Husband called … Continue reading Family Recipes! Grandma’s Spinach & Meatballs!

Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Tuna Cakes!

Many of my recipes are inspired by meals I remember having at my grandmothers house, or that my Mom made, or recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation through my husbands family. I'm excited to bring you a new page and category called "Family Recipes." I'll share recipes inspired from childhood memories, … Continue reading Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Tuna Cakes!

Happy Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! ~ Cheesy Cheesy Poofs, Magic & Macaroons!

Just LOOK at that CHEESE-PULL! Did I mention I LOVE food novels? One of my favorite series is the Magical Bakery Mysteries by Bailey Cates Cattrell. The main character, Katie, moves to Savanah to open a bakery with her aunt and uncle. She notices her aunt putting mysterious ingredients into her recipes and whispering over … Continue reading Happy Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! ~ Cheesy Cheesy Poofs, Magic & Macaroons!

Food Blog & Reading Challenge Fails & Some Good News Too!

Sometimes I just can't seem to get much done, or things just don't turn out quite right... Regardless of getting it right or done, it's what I learned along that way that matters. Husband says that some of my ugliest food is the best! Some of my prettiest dishes are terrible! I thought everyone may … Continue reading Food Blog & Reading Challenge Fails & Some Good News Too!

Happy FoodieBook Friday! | Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup, with Lemon & Oregano

I MUST share this recipe for Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon & Oregano with you! I'm so excited that it's fall, because soup season has officially started! Are you one of those people who always puts a big scoop of chickpeas on their salads at a salad bar, or can't get enough hummus? … Continue reading Happy FoodieBook Friday! | Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup, with Lemon & Oregano