biscoff maple cream pie

Sweet and Creamy Biscoff Maple Cream Pie

Fall is here and it’s definitely maple season in our house! Also, holiday season is right around the corner, so we’ve been playing around with some different desserts. Sweet and Creamy Biscoff Maple Cream Pie is definitely a delicious and decadent dessert that is a real crowd pleaser! Also, it doesn’t hurt that it requiresContinue reading “Sweet and Creamy Biscoff Maple Cream Pie”

baked butter beans casserole

Sweet & Tangy Baked Butter Beans Casserole

We have to admit, beans is probably one of our favorite foods! If we were stranded on an island with only one thing left to eat, then beans and peanut butter would be a close tie! (Stay tuned for a peanut butter and beans recipe). HA! However, if you’re looking for something delicious to eatContinue reading “Sweet & Tangy Baked Butter Beans Casserole”

slow cooker italian roast beef sandwiches

Slow Cooker Italian Roast Beef Sandwich

It’s definitely slow cooker season around our house now! This is probably one of the easiest recipes that we’ve ever cooked before as well. This Italian Roast Beef Sandwich recipe is actually our version of a sandwich that we grew up eating. There was a pizza parlor called Art’s Pizza that had THE BEST roastContinue reading “Slow Cooker Italian Roast Beef Sandwich”

indiana sugar cream pie

Traditional Indiana Sugar Cream Pie

If you’ve ever been to the Hoosier state before, then you’ve probably had a slice of this sweet and creamy dessert. Indiana Sugar Cream Pie is a staple in the frozen section of every grocery store there. However, did you know that it’s incredibly easy to make? Using a few simple ingredients, this traditional pieContinue reading “Traditional Indiana Sugar Cream Pie”

bacon apple and onion egg rolls

Bacon, Apple, and Caramelized Onion Egg Rolls

Is there any greater flavor than the sweet and savory combination of bacon, apples, and onions all simmering together? Now that fall is here, this wonderful trifecta of flavor tastes great in almost any dish. However, having to decide where to utilize those flavors can be a little daunting. What better way to implement thoseContinue reading “Bacon, Apple, and Caramelized Onion Egg Rolls”

creamy red curry chicken divan

Creamy Red Curry Chicken Divan Casserole

We love an easy and delicious creamy casserole! However, sometimes we want to spice up our casserole game with a little extra flavor. Creamy Red Curry Chicken Divan is just the ticket for a delicious dinner with minimal effort. This easy and incredibly yummy red curry casserole is just the ticket for an easy dinner.Continue reading “Creamy Red Curry Chicken Divan Casserole”

warm apple honey and sage cocktail

Hot Apple Honey and Sage Cocktail

Fall is finally here and so are all of those fabulous fall flavors! This weekend we’re definitely whipping out the big tastes with an apple, honey, and sage flavored cocktail. Now, those flavors are good enough for a warm hot toddy. However, we decided to top this hot cocktail off with some Jack Daniel’s TennesseeContinue reading “Hot Apple Honey and Sage Cocktail”

easy fluffy apple butter dip

Easy Fluffy Apple Butter Dessert Dip

Well, it’s official. We just can’t get enough fall flavors around the house at at the moment. Apple, pumpkin, cinnamon…take your pick. In an effort to appease a sweet tooth, enter Fluffy Apple Butter Dip into the picture. This easy dessert dip seriously only requires FOUR ingredients! Vanilla pudding, apple butter, whipped topping, and appleContinue reading “Easy Fluffy Apple Butter Dessert Dip”

easy jamaican beef patty bake

Easy Jamaican Beef Patty Bake

Depending on where you live in the country, Jamaican Beef Patties can sometimes be difficult to find. However, if you ever get the chance to taste one, then you know just how delicious they are! We’ve made them from scratch before, but the process can be a little daunting. They dough to make the handContinue reading “Easy Jamaican Beef Patty Bake”

dolly parton's stampede creamy vegetable soup

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Creamy Vegetable Soup

Soup season is definitely here and we are HERE for it! When the air starts to cool down and fall colors are just around the corner, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup. Dolly Parton’s Stampede has the best Creamy Vegetable Soup. However, we don’t get to go to Stampede as oftenContinue reading “Dolly Parton’s Stampede Creamy Vegetable Soup”

parmesan and roasted garlic butternut pasta

Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Pasta

Slow roasted butternut squash is exactly the fall flavor that we have been craving. We love a big bowl of butternut squash ravioli! However, making homemade ravioli can sometimes be a difficult process. We have just the solution…Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Pasta! Not only will you get all of those great butternut flavors,Continue reading “Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Pasta”

instant pot chicken pumpkin curry

Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry with Chicken

We might be getting a little ahead of ourselves with fall flavors, but we can’t help it. This cooler weather is definitely getting to our heads. (Keep in mind cooler weather in East Tennessee is low 80’s with low humidity). However, who isn’t ready for pumpkins, and apples, and cinnamon? Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry withContinue reading “Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry with Chicken”

crockpot hard cider pork loin roast

Crockpot Hard Cider Pork Loin Roast

We’re so excited because we just had our first weekend of low humidity in East Tennessee! Therefore, it’s time to break out all of those great fall flavors. We know, it’s still a little early. However, sometimes there are certain flavors you just can’t wait for. It was time to break out the Crockpot andContinue reading “Crockpot Hard Cider Pork Loin Roast”

sweet corn puree with white wine sauce

Sweet Corn Puree with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce

I don’t think it’s any secret how much we love corn (see Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Corn Cake). Sweet Corn Puree with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce is a delicious and creative way to use what might be sitting around in your fridge. The puree can be used as a base for any topping youContinue reading “Sweet Corn Puree with White Wine and Mushroom Sauce”

brussels sprouts with soy maple tofu

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Soy Maple Tofu Crumbles

Roasted brussels sprouts are delicious by themselves. However, we decided to amp up the side dish and turn it into a full meal. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Soy Maple Tofu Crumbles was the exact thing we were looking for! We had to pull out our favorite meatless protein source…tofu! Not only is tofu easy toContinue reading “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Soy Maple Tofu Crumbles”

Ginger Lemon & Thyme Cocktail

Fresh Ginger Lemon & Thyme Cocktail

Fresh squeezed lemon juice is so invigorating! Once that aroma hits the air, you automatically just feel better. Well, we decided to utilize some fresh lemon juice to make a lemonade that has been spiked with some vodka and ginger ale. However, the drink seemed to be missing something. Enter some fresh thyme into theContinue reading “Fresh Ginger Lemon & Thyme Cocktail”

cheesy chorizo and cornbread casserole

Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Casserole

Who doesn’t love the flavors of cheese, Mexican chorizo, and sweet cornbread? Well, now you can have all of those flavors combined into a delicious and hearty casserole for the whole family! Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Casserole is a fast and easy meal anyone can make on a busy weeknight. Furthermore, it’s also a great dishContinue reading “Cheesy Chorizo Cornbread Casserole”

Easy Hamburger and Creamy Onion Pasta

Easy Hamburger and Creamy Onion Pasta

Okay, so we definitely threw this dinner together in a hurry. However, it ended up being delicious. Isn’t that what we all strive for on those busy nights after work? Easy Hamburger and Creamy Onion Pasta is a delicious dinner to make that is definitely family friendly. It doesn’t hurt that it’s budget friendly asContinue reading “Easy Hamburger and Creamy Onion Pasta”

roast chicken with french onion gravy

Roast Chicken Thighs with French Onion Gravy

To be completely honest, French Onion is one our favorite food groups! However, we don’t have a lot of time during the week to make french onion soup the traditional way. Enter the easy ingredient: Condensed French Onion Soup. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also a HUGE timesaver for a busy weeknightContinue reading “Roast Chicken Thighs with French Onion Gravy”

zucchini pickles with jalapeño

Easy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles with Jalapeño

Feeling a little overwhelmed with all of that zucchini coming at you from all directions? Well, here’s a tasty (and spicy) option for you then! Easy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles with Jalapeño are super easy to make. However, they do have to brine for at least 24 hours before you can enjoy them. We chose toContinue reading “Easy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles with Jalapeño”

cucumber melon rum cocktail

Fresh Cucumber and Melon Rum Cocktail

Is there any better summer flavor than fresh cucumbers? We certainly don’t think so! Fresh Cucumber and Melon Rum Cocktail only needs a few ingredients to make. Cucumber Simply Syrup is incredibly easy to make. It’s refreshing, sweet, and delicious! However, it does take some time to make. Therefore, make sure you allow enough timeContinue reading “Fresh Cucumber and Melon Rum Cocktail”

hoosier pork tenderloin sandwich

Hoosier Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

If you’ve ever been to Indiana before, then you’ve probably had a Hoosier Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. Many restaurants around the Hoosier state carry this signature dish on their menu. However, Matt Spivey-Bevington has one of the best recipes that we’ve ever tried. Matt’s recipe for Hoosier Fried Pork Tenderloin is simple enough that anyoneContinue reading “Hoosier Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich”

brined butter beans with andouille sausage

Brined Butter Bean Stew with Andouille Sausage

We have to admit…beans are our favorite food! Not just any old bean though. Butter Beans (or large lima beans) are definitely for the bean lover at your table! Also, have you been brining your beans? If you haven’t, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Brining your beans in a salt water solutionContinue reading “Brined Butter Bean Stew with Andouille Sausage”

fried green tomatoes with bruschetta

Fried Green Tomatoes with Bruschetta

Fried Green Tomato season is one of our favorite seasons in the South! For a brief time we lived in a city where we couldn’t find ANY green tomatoes at the grocery stores. However, once me moved back down south, now we can find them at pretty much any grocery store or roadside vegetable stand.Continue reading “Fried Green Tomatoes with Bruschetta”

coconut curry lentil soup

Easy Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a big bowl of warm soup. We know…we know…it’s still hot outside. However, we don’t think that’s any reason to wait for a delicious bowl of Easy Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Soup. Garam Masala and golden curry powder provide an abundance of flavor. Then, smooth coconut milk cools down thoseContinue reading “Easy Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Soup”

fresh summer tomato salad

Fresh and Easy Summer Tomato Salad

Tomato season is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited! There’s nothing quite as gratifying as picking a fresh tomato from your garden. When you’ve worked so hard to grow and harvest that little fruit, then it’s absolutely necessary to treat it with the utmost respect. What better way to highlight the fruits ofContinue reading “Fresh and Easy Summer Tomato Salad”

perfect rosemary roast potatoes

Perfect Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

There’s one rule to home cooking that we will always stand behind. Sometimes, the most delicious recipes are the simplest ones. Fewer ingredients that are higher quality is always key. Perfect Rosemary Roasted Potatoes is a perfect example of simplicity at its finest. The short list of ingredients is all you need for a deliciousContinue reading “Perfect Rosemary Roasted Potatoes”

sweet jalapeno corn cake

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Corn Cake

Summertime is here and it’s definitely corn season around our house! Actually, it’s usually corn season all year long for us. However, this particular corn recipe is definitely one that will have the whole family clamoring for more. Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Corn Cake can be a delicious side dish. Also, it’s sweet enough toContinue reading “Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Corn Cake”

ultimate caribbean rum punch cocktail

Ultimate Caribbean Rum Punch Cocktail

We don’t know about y’all, but we are definitely in the mood for a vacation here! Unfortunately, we’re unable to travel to all of the places that we would love to visit at the moment. However, this is the one of the great benefits of having great food and cocktail recipes on the back burner.Continue reading “Ultimate Caribbean Rum Punch Cocktail”

sweet meat chili dogs

Sweet Meat Chili Dog Sauce

An old fashioned chili dog is one of the best summertime treats! A chili dog can evoke different memories. Whether it’s sitting in the bleachers of a ball game, watching a movie, or just enjoying time with friends, there always seems to be a perfect time for a chili dog! Also, it doesn’t hurt thatContinue reading “Sweet Meat Chili Dog Sauce”

ultimate peanut butter cheesecake cookies

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookies

We have to admit, sometimes when our sweet tooth hits…it hits hard! You already know about our love of peanut butter. However, did you know that we are cheesecake lovers as well? What better way to combine those two great flavors than in a peanut butter cookie stuffed with cheesecake filling? Ultimate Peanut Butter CheesecakeContinue reading “Ultimate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookies”

easy ground turkey burrito casserole

Easy Ground Turkey Burrito Casserole

We love a great casserole! Also, we love Mexican food! Therefore, why don’t we just combine these two loves for one fabulous dish that the entire family will enjoy! Easy Ground Turkey Burrito Casserole is simple to make. It’s kind of fun to assemble too. So, make sure to involve the kids as well! However,Continue reading “Easy Ground Turkey Burrito Casserole”

red curry chickpeas with bacon

Country Red Curry Chickpeas with Bacon

This might be more of a country version of curry, but we thought it was absolutely delicious! However, Red Curry Chickpeas with Bacon is a spicy and flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy. Also, it doesn’t hurt that it takes less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish! Instead of theContinue reading “Country Red Curry Chickpeas with Bacon”

spicy jalapeño black eyed peas hummus

Spicy Jalapeño Black Eyed Peas Hummus

We love a delicious hummus! Not only is it a great appetizer, but it can also serve as a hearty and healthy snack as well! Hummus is made by blending chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice. However, we thought that we’d mix it up a little big by using black eyed peas instead. Throw in someContinue reading “Spicy Jalapeño Black Eyed Peas Hummus”

beefy pepper gravy sloppy joe sliders

Beefy Pepper Gravy Sloppy Joe Sliders

Wow! This is definitely not your average Sloppy Joe! Don’t get us wrong, we love the flavors of that tangy tomato based Joe. However, sometimes it feels like that Sloppy Joe sauce take away from the real star of the dish…THE BEEF! Beefy Pepper Gravy Sloppy Joe Sliders are definitely a great break from tradition!Continue reading “Beefy Pepper Gravy Sloppy Joe Sliders”

spanish chorizo shrimp in sherry sauce

Spanish Chorizo Shrimp in Sherry Sauce

Spanish Chorizo Shrimp in Sherry Sauce is one of those great weeknight meals that’s easy to make! Not only is it fast to make, but it’s also full of great Spanish flavor! This recipe requires very few ingredients. However, make sure to buy the best possible ingredients for maximum flavor! Also, we love serving thisContinue reading “Spanish Chorizo Shrimp in Sherry Sauce”

instant pot hungarian beef goulash

Instant Pot Hungarian Beef Goulash

There’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of Hungarian Beef Goulash served over a pile of warm dumpling noodles! Using your Instant Pot to make this classic Eastern European stew will also speed up the cooking process. Large pieces of beef chuck roast are pressure cooked in a delicious spice and herb onion sauce.Continue reading “Instant Pot Hungarian Beef Goulash”

roasted garlic portobello risotto

Roasted Garlic and Portobello Mushroom Risotto

There’s something that’s truly relaxing about making a risotto. Sure, at first glance it looks like it’s a lot of work. However, being forced to stand in one place while stirring this delicious rice dish is like meditation. The mind can wander while all of the flavor from those fabulous ingredients melds together into aContinue reading “Roasted Garlic and Portobello Mushroom Risotto”

Vegan Chorizo Skillet Hash Tacos

Easy Vegan Chorizo and Skillet Hash Tacos

We have to admit, we’ve been on a bit of a meatless taco trend lately. They’re just as easy to make and still bursting with loads of flavor! These vegan chorizo skillet hash tacos are a great example. With the right spice mixture combined with the comforting heartiness of roasted potatoes, what could possibly goContinue reading “Easy Vegan Chorizo and Skillet Hash Tacos”

lavender and vanilla vodka cocktail

Lavender and Vanilla Vodka Cocktail

Is there anything more relaxing than the fresh, floral scent of lavender flowers? How about combining that with a smooth vanilla vodka for your next favorite summer cocktail? This Lavender and Vanilla Vodka Cocktail is easy to make and a great crowd pleaser. Although lavender isn’t a part of our Five Essential Herbs for yourContinue reading “Lavender and Vanilla Vodka Cocktail”

Spaghetti Squash with Garden Herb Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Garden Herb Sauce

It’s definitely getting warmer outside, and our herb garden is loving it! Making a homemade garden herb sauce for dinner is just the trick to start using all those delicious herbs. If you read our post 5 Essential Herbs for your Patio Garden, then you probably already have all the herbs you need for thisContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Garden Herb Sauce”

Dollywood's Big Sausage Skillet Recipe

Dollywood’s Big Sausage Skillet Recipe

If you’ve ever been to Dollywood before, then you’ve probably walked through the big aroma cloud that wafts from the Big Sausage Skillet Stand. Dollywood’s Big Sausage Skillet Recipe isn’t difficult to make though! This delicious home style dish is full of great comfort flavors. Thinly sliced potatoes, smoked sausage, and sauteed vegetables make forContinue reading “Dollywood’s Big Sausage Skillet Recipe”

bulgur bowl with spicy chicken

Southwestern Bulgur Bowl with Spicy Yogurt Chicken

Looking for a healthy meal option that’s still bursting with flavor? Look no further than our Southwestern Bulgur Bowl with Spicy Yogurt Chicken. Delicious whole grain bulgur serves as a healthy base for amazing southwest flavors. Red bulgur is cooked in a delicious vegetable broth. Then, it’s topped with sauteed vegetables and chicken breast tenders.Continue reading “Southwestern Bulgur Bowl with Spicy Yogurt Chicken”

biscuits with blueberry and raspberry cream

Buttermilk Biscuits with Blueberries and Raspberry Cream

Looking for a delicious and homestyle dessert that’s both delicious and easy to assemble? Look no further than Buttermilk Biscuits with Blueberries and Raspberry Cream. As long as you have the patience to wait for the fruit preserves to set, then you’re good to go! Trust us…it’s worth the wait. The light and tangy fruitContinue reading “Buttermilk Biscuits with Blueberries and Raspberry Cream”

easy blueberry raspberry preserves

Easy Blueberry and Raspberry Preserves

Summer is finally here and it’s time to relish in its rewards! We took advantage of our local market’s sale on fruit and decided to make them a little bit sweeter. Easy Blueberry and Raspberry Preserves are great with just about any dish that you’re wanting to sweeten up with amazing fruity flavor. You canContinue reading “Easy Blueberry and Raspberry Preserves”

firework cocktail with moonshine cherries

Fabulous Firework Cocktails with Moonshine Cherries

This cocktail might look more like a melting glacier than a firework, but don’t be deceived. Made with Ole Smoky Tennessee Blue Flame Moonshine, Firework Cocktails with Moonshine Cherries will make you feel like a firework by the time you’re done drinking it! Ole Smoky Tennessee Blue Flame Moonshine is a high proof moonshine (128Continue reading “Fabulous Firework Cocktails with Moonshine Cherries”

cheese grits sausage ragu

Goat Cheese Grits with Italian Sausage Ragu

Goat Cheese Grits with Italian Sausage Ragu is one of those combined culture recipes. A little bit of Italy meets a little bit of The South! Grits are very easy to make, and they are extremely versatile to cook with. Goat cheese is a great way to add an extra punch of flavor to yourContinue reading “Goat Cheese Grits with Italian Sausage Ragu”

jamaican jerk tofu tacos

Jamaican Jerk Tofu Tacos with Mango Relish

We love a light and spicy taco! Jamaican Jerk Tofu Tacos are a great alternative for your next Taco Tuesday! The key to this recipe is to make sure that you drain the tofu thoroughly. Tofu is actually bean curd that is stored in cool, fresh water. Therefore, it absorbs a lot of that waterContinue reading “Jamaican Jerk Tofu Tacos with Mango Relish”

vegetarian broccoli tacos with black bean hummus

Vegetarian Broccoli Tacos with Black Bean Hummus

Want a light and fun twist on the average taco recipes? You’ll love these Vegetarian Broccoli Tacos with Black Bean Hummus! Also, it doesn’t hurt that it’s super fast to make as well. Steamed broccoli florets combined with feta cheese and french fried onions is definitely a flavor that will please the whole crowed. IfContinue reading “Vegetarian Broccoli Tacos with Black Bean Hummus”

instant pot picadillo tamales

Instant Pot Cuban Picadillo Tamales

Tamales are one of the best comfort foods that we can think of. Rich corn flavor surrounding seasoned meat is going to please all of the taste buds. If you made a large batch of our Easy Instant Pot Cuban Picadillo, then you probably have quite a bit leftover. Lucky you! Half of this recipeContinue reading “Instant Pot Cuban Picadillo Tamales”

Cookbookies Cookbook Contest Giveaway

It’s that time again, Cookbookies! Time for another Cookbookies Cookbook Contest Giveaway! Now, all you have to do to enter is answer a simple survey poll. That’s easy enough right? Feel free to browse around the rest of the Cookbookies site while you’re here, and we hope to see you more in the future! StayContinue reading “Cookbookies Cookbook Contest Giveaway”

instant pot cuban picadillo

Easy Instant Pot Cuban Beef Picadillo

We love most Latin inspired recipes that we try, but we absolutely love Easy Instant Pot Cuban Picadillo! You probably wouldn’t ever really think of braising ground beef in white wine, but the finished result is absolutely delicious. With pops of salty and sweet elements from the olives and golden raisins, it’s basically flavor gymnasticsContinue reading “Easy Instant Pot Cuban Beef Picadillo”

black bean and quinoa meatloaf

Black Beans and Quinoa “Meatloaf”

We love a great meatloaf! However, there are times when we want to lighten up our plates a little bit. Black beans and quinoa are a great alternative to the normal ingredients needed for meatloaf. Both black beans and quinoa are hearty, filling, and full of great nutrients. Also, since they are high in fiberContinue reading “Black Beans and Quinoa “Meatloaf””

biscoff cookie and coffee milkshake

Biscoff Cookies and Coffee Milkshake

We absolutely love dunking our Biscoff cookies into a hot cup of coffee. It reminds us of flying when we travel since these are usually free snacks and refreshments on our flight. So, what could possibly make these flavors even better? Turn it into a milkshake of course! Biscoff cookies and coffee milkshake is definitelyContinue reading “Biscoff Cookies and Coffee Milkshake”

slow cooker white wine chicken thighs

Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs is one of those Spanish inspired recipes that we love so much! Actually, we love any reason to pull out the slow cooker. This recipe has multiple fabulous elements working in its favor. Not only are chicken thighs low-cost, but they’re also super flavorful. Slow braise them in whiteContinue reading “Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Thighs”

Scallions in a planter

Kitchen Hacks 101: Replant Your Scallions

We have to be brutally honest with you fellow Cookbookies! We don’t know how many times we’ve simply chucked green onion scraps in the trash. However, by listening to other fabulous home cooks, we’ve learned there’s a much better use for those scraps. Kitchen Hacks 101: Replant your Scallions! Not only is it incredibly easy,Continue reading “Kitchen Hacks 101: Replant Your Scallions”

white chocolate macadamia chex treats

White Chocolate Macadamia Chex Treats

White chocolate and macadamia nuts are pretty much the perfect combination in our opinion! What better way to utilize that marriage of flavors than to add them into a delicious marshmallow cereal treat? White Chocolate Macadamia Chex Treats are a perfect and easy dessert to make with your kids and/or grandkids. Very low heat, marshmallows,Continue reading “White Chocolate Macadamia Chex Treats”

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Drop Shots

What better drink to ring in the beginning of summer weather than a lemon drop?! These amazing little glasses of fresh lemon juice and good quality vodka go down almost a little TOO easy. However, they taste absolutely amazing. Fresh squeezed lemon drop shots will be the next great drink to share with your friends.Continue reading “Fresh Squeezed Lemon Drop Shots”

smoky white cheddar cheese straws

Smoky White Cheddar Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws are a classic southern appetizer. There’s almost no way to make them any better…unless you add a nice smoky flavor of course! Also, instead of the normal cheddar cheese, we decided to mix it up with some extra sharp white cheddar cheese. Smoky White Cheddar Cheese Straws are a great snack to shareContinue reading “Smoky White Cheddar Cheese Straws”

one pot mexican cowboy beans

Easy One Pot Mexican Cowboy Beans

We love easy cooking! However, like a lot of home cooks, we don’t like having to do a lot of dishes. One Pot Mexican Cowboy Beans is definitely an incredibly easy and flavorful way to get dinner on the table fast. And since you won’t be spending the rest of your evening having to cleanContinue reading “Easy One Pot Mexican Cowboy Beans”

southern tomato bacon gravy

Southern Tomato Bacon Gravy with Biscuits

Do you love tomatoes? Okay. So, do you love bacon? Great! How about we throw these two ingredients together into a delicious southern classic that’s great with any breakfast. Southern Tomato Bacon Gravy with Biscuits is one of our favorite recipes to turn to when we’re wanting something just a little bit different. It hasContinue reading “Southern Tomato Bacon Gravy with Biscuits”

easy instant pot chicken adobo pozole

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Adobo Pozole

Easy Chicken Adobo Pozole is one of those pressure cooker meals that we always love to make! The Instant Pot is by far one of the greatest appliances to grace our kitchens. Although pressure cookers have been around for ages, the Instant Pot utilizes modern technology for our benefit. We have to admit, before thisContinue reading “Easy Instant Pot Chicken Adobo Pozole”

watermelon basil vodka cocktail

Watermelon Basil Vodka Cocktail (The Watermelon Crawler)

As the evenings start to get warmer, there’s nothing better than enjoying a fruity cocktail on the patio. We used to make this watermelon and basil vodka cocktail by using fresh watermelon. However, that required having to chop up an entire melon, pureeing it in a blender, and then passing the puree through a meshContinue reading “Watermelon Basil Vodka Cocktail (The Watermelon Crawler)”

summer squash slaw lemon

Summer Squash Slaw with Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer is just around the corner, so it’s never too early to start pulling out those light and flavorful recipes. Summer Squash Slaw with Lemon Vinaigrette is about as easy to make as it is to eat! With that being said, this slaw is definitely for the lemon lovers at the table. So, if you’reContinue reading “Summer Squash Slaw with Lemon Vinaigrette”

easy cinnamon latte pudding

Easy 3-Ingredient Cinnamon Latte Pudding

If you’re a coffee lover like we are, then you’re going to love this sweet and incredibly easy dessert. This easy cinnamon latte pudding only requires THREE ingredients to make! Marshmallows, brewed coffee, and white chocolate chips are incredibly easy ingredients to find. Since you’ll only need three ingredients, you’ll be spending less money andContinue reading “Easy 3-Ingredient Cinnamon Latte Pudding”

Quinoa with Sweet Basil and Cherry Tomatoes

Sweet Basil and Cherry Tomatoes Quinoa

With summer weather just around the corner, we’ve been looking for some healthier food options around the kitchen. After spending what feels like months social distancing, comfort foods have been a regular around our table for a while now. Quinoa with Sweet Basil and Cherry Tomatoes is a great dish that’s incredibly light and extremelyContinue reading “Sweet Basil and Cherry Tomatoes Quinoa”

Toasted Sesame Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Toasted Sesame Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Toasted Sesame Peanut Noodles with Chicken is one of those fabulous and flavorful weeknight recipes. The ingredients in this recipe are staples that we love to keep in our pantry at all times. Ingredients like soy sauce, Sriracha, and toasted sesame oil only have to be used in fairly small amounts. However, they provide anContinue reading “Toasted Sesame Peanut Noodles with Chicken”

Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

What could possibly taste better than a casserole that combines salty ham, melted cheese, and potatoes? Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole is the perfect dish to bring to the family table. Instead of using frozen hashbrowns like the classic hashbrown casserole, this dish uses frozen Potatoes O’Brien instead. Potatoes O’Brien already have onion mixed inContinue reading “Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole”

Instant Pot Dirty Rice

Simple Instant Pot Dirty Rice Recipe

This Instant Pot recipe is going to be one that you turn to time and time again. It’s easy to make, saves you time, and it is packed full of amazing Cajun flavor. Although traditional Dirty Rice usually has fresh chicken liver as an ingredient, we opted not to use it in this recipe. Instead,Continue reading “Simple Instant Pot Dirty Rice Recipe”

Pineapple Coconut Rum Cocktail

Pineapple and Coconut Rum Cocktail

This pineapple and coconut rum cocktail was introduced to us about a year ago. Whenever we are craving something light and refreshing, this is our go-to drink. Only three ingredients are necessary to make this incredibly easy cocktail: pineapple juice, coconut rum, and tonic water. One of our best friends, Ashley, gave us the recipeContinue reading “Pineapple and Coconut Rum Cocktail”

crispy chocolate peanut butter

Crispy Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

If you couldn’t tell by now, I absolutely love peanut butter! However, I’m not much of a baker, so I’m always looking for new and easy ways to make desserts. Recipes like Crispy Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs allow you to be a little more flexible with the ingredients. However, I wouldn’t change too muchContinue reading “Crispy Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs”

bacon sausage breakfast casserole

Maple Sausage and Bacon Breakfast Casserole

I love waking up to a breakfast that’s already and assembled and ready to cook first thing in the morning. Maple Sausage and Bacon Breakfast Casserole is one of those morning dishes that covers all the great flavors of a full breakfast. By using maple flavored sausage, it adds a great element to the classicContinue reading “Maple Sausage and Bacon Breakfast Casserole”


Cookbookie Reviews: Instant Vortex Air Fryer Review

I was a little late to the game when it came to buying an air fryer for my kitchen. I didn’t have enough room in my kitchen for all the appliances I already had. So, why would I spend more money on an item that seemed to just act like a miniture convection oven. However,Continue reading “Cookbookie Reviews: Instant Vortex Air Fryer Review”

spanish russian potato salad

A Spanish Recipe: “Russian” Potato Salad

Spanish “Russian” Potato Salad is one of those warm weather recipes that I always turn to. It’s easy to make, it’s filling in small quantities, and it just tastes like good home cooked food. If you do a quick glance through the ingredient list, you’re probably thinking “TUNA in my potato salad?!” However, trust me…it’sContinue reading “A Spanish Recipe: “Russian” Potato Salad”

peach vanilla bellini drink

A Spring Drink: Pefectly Peach and Vanilla Bellini

A cool, crisp peach bellini is one of my favorite drinks to enjoy during the spring and summer months. What better way to celebrate the warmer evenings than with a peach and vanilla bellini drink! This sweet and fizzy drink is the perfect way to wind down and absorb all the glory of Spring. Also,Continue reading “A Spring Drink: Pefectly Peach and Vanilla Bellini”

essential herbs patio garden

5 Essential Herbs For Your Patio Garden

Spring is definitely my favorite time of year! The air warms up, the sun shines brighter, and I finally get the chance to plant my annual herb garden. If you are an avid home cook like myself, you already know the importance of having fresh herbs to add to your recipes. However, buying herbs atContinue reading “5 Essential Herbs For Your Patio Garden”

Easy Frozen Pepper and Onion Blend

The Easy Ingredient: Frozen Pepper and Onion Blend

If you’re looking for an easy ingredient that you should always have on hand, then look no further than a frozen pepper and onion blend. I love cooking with fresh ingredients whenever possible. However, sometimes during a a busy week of work and chorses, sometimes you just need to save time whenever possible. This ingredientContinue reading “The Easy Ingredient: Frozen Pepper and Onion Blend”

Italian Sausage, Onion, and Pepper Pasta

Italian Sausage, Onion, and Pepper Pasta

Italian Sausage, Onion, and Pepper Pasta is an incredibly easy and delicious meal the entire family can enjoy. Most of these ingredients, I try to always have on hand in my kitchen. When Italian Sausage is on sale at the grocery store, I’ll usually buy 2-4 packages because they are easy to freeze and useContinue reading “Italian Sausage, Onion, and Pepper Pasta”

easy ingredient frozen bread

The Easy Ingredient: Frozen Bread Dough

Frozen bread dough is an easy ingredient that I always have on hand in my kitchen. My mother introduced this kitchen hack to me about a year ago, and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. If you’re like me, you love the luxury of fresh homemade bread. However, making bread from scratch can sometimesContinue reading “The Easy Ingredient: Frozen Bread Dough”

dollywood's famous cinnamon bread recipe

Dollywood’s Famous Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Dollywood’s Cinnamon Bread Recipe is one of those recipes that is fun to make with your kids and/or grandkids. My first trip to Dollywood was when i was six years old, and I’ve been almost every year since then. Although there are many delicious dishes to eat inside the park, cinnamon bread is a treatContinue reading “Dollywood’s Famous Cinnamon Bread Recipe”

Simple Chicken and Rice Soup

Simple Chicken and Rice Soup

Simple Chicken and Rice Soup is one of those budget friendly recipes when you want to feed a crowd. It’s satisfying, delicious, and it gives me a chance to break out my favorite piece of cookware…the dutch oven. Not only does it make a huge batch of chicken and rice soup, it’s also freezer friendly.Continue reading “Simple Chicken and Rice Soup”

Social Distancing Grocery Guide

Social Distancing: A Grocery Shopping Guide

Shopping for groceries in the age of social distancing can be quite a challenge. When is it okay to go to the grocery store? Should I have my groceries delivered? What meals can I plan for my family when grocery store shelves are empty? Although there are a lot of uncertainties, there are still aContinue reading “Social Distancing: A Grocery Shopping Guide”

Grilled Pimento Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

Grilled Pimento Cheese with Bacon Sandwich

Sometimes you just want some grilled cheese! Mothers everywhere know the power that a grilled cheese sandwich has over a child. However, as an adult sometimes we forget to fulfill our own cravings. Not anymore! This sandwich takes classic comfort food and takes it up a notch. Southern Pimento Cheese Spread is delicious on itsContinue reading “Grilled Pimento Cheese with Bacon Sandwich”

Pimento Cheese

Simple Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Southern Pimento Cheese Spread can be found in almost any supermarket throughout the southern states. According to Southern Living, pimento cheese first gained popularity after a recipe was printed in Good Housekeeping magazine in 1908. It’s a relatively budget friendly snack or lunchtime choice, and you can find it on almost any table at gatherings.Continue reading “Simple Southern Pimento Cheese Spread”

Dried Beans Versatility and Ease

The Versatility and Ease of Dried Beans

Once upon a time, dried beans were overflowing on supermarket shelves. Regular supermarket shoppers would often overlook these dried gems in search of an easier option. However, these days the dried bean is a hard thing to come by. Whether it’s the long shelf life or the low cost of buying in bulk, shoppers areContinue reading “The Versatility and Ease of Dried Beans”

French Onion & Bacon Deviled Eggs

French Onion & Bacon Deviled Eggs

Savory never tasted better when you blend eggs, bacon, and french fried onions! French Onion & Bacon Deviled Eggs are just what you need for the next family gathering. While self-isolating inside my home, I realized I didn’t have the necessary mayonnaise to make deviled eggs. I had just boiled a whole batch of EasyContinue reading “French Onion & Bacon Deviled Eggs”

Beer Dogs

Dad’s Beer Braised Hot Dogs

Certain foods take us back to our childhood, and Dad’s Beer Braised Hot Dogs does just that for me! Usually on the weekends, my dad would cook beer dogs and snack on them while he was watching an Indy car race. This hot dog snack is simple to make and requires very few ingredients. AllContinue reading “Dad’s Beer Braised Hot Dogs”

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Egg

The Art of the Easy Peel Hard Boiled Egg

I love a hard boiled egg! They can be eaten at any time of the day, and they are suprisingly easy to make. Also, since various weight loss programs have designated them a zero point food, they can be a great way to lose weight as well. However, nothing makes me more mad than losingContinue reading “The Art of the Easy Peel Hard Boiled Egg”

Red Cabbage with Sausage and Potatoes

Instant Pot Cabbage, Sausage, and Potatoes

I HATED having to eat cabbage when I was a kid! However, something great happened one evening when I was studying abroad in Spain. My host mother, Nati, brought me a huge bowl of red cabbage to eat while we practiced my Spanish conversation skills. I don’t know if it was spanish chorizo sausage, theContinue reading “Instant Pot Cabbage, Sausage, and Potatoes”

5 Kitchen Tools Every Home Needs

I was a little hesitant about writing any kind of “list post” for my blog. However, I realized this would be a great opportunity to share what kitchen tools have been most beneficial to me. Although some of these tools might seem like quite the investment, I assure you they are worth it. I trulyContinue reading “5 Kitchen Tools Every Home Needs”

Cocoa Pebbles Peanut Butter Truffles

Cookbookie: Who doesn’t love Cocoa Pebbles?! While wandering the aisles of what felt like a half empty grocery store, I was looking for anything that I might be able to make this weekend. I noticed that the cereal aisle was still pretty full, so I headed down that direction and decided it was time toContinue reading “Cocoa Pebbles Peanut Butter Truffles”

Creamy Baked Chicken Alfredo

Creamy Baked Chicken Alfredo

Cookbookie: It seems the most responsible thing to do these days is “social distancing”. In order to avoid going to the grocery store unnecessarily, sometimes we have to get a little more creative with the ingredients that we have on hand in our pantry. I whipped this little creation together this evening in an effortContinue reading “Creamy Baked Chicken Alfredo”

Instant Pot Smoky Pinto Beans with Bacon

Nothing hits the spot on a cool, cloudy day like a bowl of beans and bacon. I love using my Instant Pot for recipes like this, because it’s minimal effort with an abundance of flavor. I don’t have to worry about soaking the beans overnight either! One batch of this will make enough leftovers toContinue reading “Instant Pot Smoky Pinto Beans with Bacon”

Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life

Food memories can evoke some of the strongest emotional reactions in us. I grew up in a small town in Indiana that had a ketchup factory, and every year during the early fall, the entire town would smell like roasting tomatoes. I no longer live in that town, but every once in a while, I’llContinue reading “Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life”