Fresh Coconut Cake

My mom makes a lot of cakes and this fresh coconut cake is one of her faves and always gets rave reviews when she serves it.  We had this for Easter and when I posted a picture on Facebook, everyone wanted the recipe. It's made with a butter yellow cake mix, so is easy to put together, but very pretty in presentation. I wish I had a picture of it cut on a plate, but forgot to do that part. … [Read more...]

Best Ever Strawberry Cake

I love strawberries! No doubt about that, strawberries have always been a part of my life and recipes.  Almost 6 years ago, I blogged about a drool worthy strawberry cake that I made and it has been a BIG hit on my blog, getting pinned and shared all over the place the last few years.  The pictures I took are really bad....6 years ago I  had no idea how to take decent pics, so it was pretty … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Blue Apron

What's for dinner is one of those well rehearsed questions that most of us have heard once or twice or more.  Cooking dinner is one of those tasks in life that rolls around way too often.  Why must we eat three meals a day?  Somehow we were made that way and our tummies growl and tell us when it's time to fill them up once again. So, to save money and not go out to eat all the time, we opt to … [Read more...]

Seared Cod with Blue Apron

Preparing meals is one of those things that constantly rolls around, day after day.  How's your meal planning going?  I have to confess that I don't do a great job of meal planning for just me, but tend to graze and make simple things at home. My roommate and I do take turns and prepare a few meals each week, but with our schedules being different, it doesn't always work out to cook together. … [Read more...]

Cooking Dinner with Blue Apron

In case you haven’t noticed, I really like to eat. I think I'm annoying some of my Instagram friends with my food posts, but I just can't help it! I love good tasting food, but, I don’t always love to cook.  That's where Blue Apron comes in handy. Meal planning is one of those things that is difficult for some of us. I’ll admit it, for me cooking for myself is not always easy. I don’t always … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Bean Soup

I frequently post meals from my mom's table and this one had folks asking for the bean soup recipe. When cold weather hits, soup is a natural choice for meals and we all love soup in our family. Mom's been making this one for awhile, called Neighborhood Bean Soup.  Not sure where the name came from, except maybe you can feed a crowd with a pot of this soup.  She got it from Taste of Home magazine, … [Read more...]

Sauteed Mustard Greens: Not my Daddy’s Mustard Greens

I recently shared my Dad's Fall greens garden, which happens every single year around their house. He loves growing greens and we grew up eating greens in our family all the time.  I had to learn to acquire a taste for them, but as I got older I appreciated fresh greens and all the nutrition they bring. There aren't many foods that pack the nutrition punch that greens do and so I try to eat them … [Read more...]

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