Easy Baked Beans

Easy Baked Beans | Life, Love, and Good Food

Picnic season is just around the corner so I thought I’d share my favorite Easy Baked Beans recipe with y’all. Seasoned with bacon and onions, these baked beans make a perfect side dish for grilled burgers or barbecued chicken. What makes them so easy? Start with basic pork-n-beans and stir onions sautéd in bacon fat, a few other basic ingredients, […]

Mom’s Apple Pie

Mom's Apple Pie | Life, Love, and Good Food

Our family laughed a lot this past weekend remembering how Mom’s Apple Pie became my daughter’s traditional birthday dessert. Back then, I’d never made a “real” pie before–one with a real crust and real fruit–but I saw the Apple-Peeler-Corer-Slicer demonstrated at a Pampered Chef party, ordered one, and baked my first apple pie twenty years ago. My family–especially Allison–loved it! Allison began requesting […]

Brined and Roasted Turkey Legs

Brined and Roasted Turkey Legs | Life, Love, and Good Food

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own. Forget the wimpy wings and grab one of these caveman-sized Brined and Roasted Turkey Legs while you watch the NCAA tourney this weekend! (For the record, three of my first round picks bit the dust at the time of this edit!) These yummy turkey legs from one of […]

Emeril’s Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork | Life, Love, and Good Food

Kick your weeknight dinner up a notch with Emeril’s Sweet & Sour Pork. ThIs pork is seasoned with Emeril’s famous Essence (see the recipe below) and tossed in a deliciously sweet sauce with green pepper, onion, carrots, and fresh pineapple — BAM! Stir fry is one of my favorite weeknight meals to prepare. Chop some veggies, simmer a little sauce, toss […]

Grasshopper Pie ~ Pi Day

Grasshopper Pie | Life, Love, and Good Food

 Ask my children, I was not the parent they went to for math homework help, but I’m all about joining math geeks around the world celebrating PI Day. Any excuse for a good piece of pie, right? Grasshopper Pie, a frozen mint pie in a chocolate cookie crust, is also a good choice for St. […]

Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread | Life, Love, and Good Food

I’ve been on a mission lately to use up random ingredients in my pantry. I’m the worst to think of a dinner idea at work, stop by the grocery on the way home to pick up ingredients (which I’m sure we don’t have), only to find everything I need in the back of my pantry. […]

Cream Puffs with Chocolate Custard

Cream Puffs & Chocolate Custard | Life, Love, and Good Food

 I’ve got to admit that an afternoon sitting in the warm sun is very refreshing after these past couple of cold and snowy weeks in Tennessee. We drove across the plateau yesterday afternoon and although the snow was melting and the temps were near 40, the tree branches were still glistening under a layer of ice. […]

Smokey Shrimp and Grits

Smokey Shrimp and Grits | Life, Love, and Good Food

 Smokey Shrimp and Grits served up with a crusty, buttery bread makes a delicious and satisfying one-bowl dinner. This shrimp dish is seasoned with bacon, a little garlic, and fresh lemon juice, so you know it’s gotta be good! I used a Paula Deen recipe as inspiration for this dish, but choose to sauté the shrimp in […]

Chopped Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chopped Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Salad | Life, Love, and Good Food

 A few years ago if you’d told me that Brussels sprouts would be on my favorite vegetables list, I would have laughed. Brussels? Really? The last couple of years I kept noticing that Brussels seemed to be gaining popularity, so I finally gave in and tried roasting Brussels myself. I was a little bit shocked that I actually enjoyed them — and that I actually […]

Hot Honey Chicken and Waffles

Hot Honey Chicken & Waffles | Life, Love, and Good Food

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own. Our National Breakfast Month project is winding up this week with my favorite theme — Breakfast for Supper! I love making homemade waffles for any meal and have found that the “light and crispy waffle” recipe that’s printed in the […]