My husband spent two years serving a mission for our Church in Porto Alegre Brazil. He had the time of his life sharing the Gospel and teaching the Brazillian people. One of the things he always talks about is the Black Beans and Rice they would eat every single day. He said the beans there were better than he has ever had before. I wouldn't say these are exactly like the beans he had in Brazil, but they're pretty darn good.
They are gently simmered with onion, garlic, plenty of spices Read more [...]
Sometimes life happens and the things we have so carefully planned out change. Like how yesterday I had big plans to clean my home, finish the laundry, finish a craft that I've been working on since March, write a few blog posts, and make one of my favorite soups for dinner.
However, in all my glory of trying to be crafty while watching my latest favorite Netflix show, Drop Dead Diva, during nap time, I managed to blindly submerge my fingertip into a large glob of molten hot glue from Read more [...]
Cranberry Marshmallow Salad. Chock full of fresh cranberries, fresh apples, pineapple, marshmallows, and heavy whipping cream. Oh yeah, and some extra sugar, because there isn't enough "naturally occurring." This was my most favorite side dish at Thanksgiving when I was a kid. I probably aet half the bowl by myself. Then I grew up and realized my true favorite dish is sweet potatoes.
Nevertheless, this salad is amazing. Really, it should be a dessert. But it's Thanksgiving, so side dishes Read more [...]
If you've ever eaten Thanksgiving dinner with a member of my family or extended family, and loved the sweet potatoes, here is the recipe!! The combination of sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar & pecans is pretty amazing.
So amazing that it really should be considered a dessert.
However, since Thanksgiving is all about having the most rich, delicious, and wonderful tasting foods for dinner, this is officially a Thanksgiving side dish.
One year, we spent Thanksgiving with our Read more [...]