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Homemade Beef Stew, Slow and Steady is the key.

Homemade Beef Stew, Slow and Steady is the key.

This is a labor of love meal. You just can’t be in a hurry. Slow and steady nails this recipe. Butter. I’m on repeat here. Butter. Dip your meat in flour. Brown it ever so lovingly. Let it cook slow for no less than 2 […]

Garlic Chicken Goodness

Garlic Chicken Goodness

#garlicchicken The secret folks is the butter and the whole cloves of garlic. Please love your pasta enough to not overcook it. Maybe don’t stand and watch for it to boil but stay connected to it so you don’t walk away and forget it. Mushy […]

If I love you, I cook for you!

If I love you, I cook for you!

#carbonara #homemadecookies 🍪

I’ve spent hours upon hours in the kitchen. Tweaking, sampling, experimenting, perfecting. I love every single second of it. When something doesn’t quite turn out, I lay in bed in the evening thinking about what I need to do different tomorrow.

You guys and gals, who knew how easy it was to make carbonara pasta. This was a layered dish. Overall quick and simple but still must be steady with the timing of mixing your egg and Parmesan. After all, we don’t want scrambled eggs and pasta, we just want creamy and smooth pasta. Yum. Yum sums this dinner up! I didn’t get to taste or eat it but my team says “yum.”

Don’t be afraid to experiment, try all of the crazy and fun ideas in your head. You don’t need recipes. You need to get your hands on the food and feel and listen. Let it guide and direct you to the next step.

Oh and let’s not forget about the cookies. A moment of silence for the amazing cookies warm out of the oven. Delish.

If I love you, I cook for you.

It’s a Little Greek to me

It’s a Little Greek to me

Greek was on the menu last night! Nailed it. #greekfood #familylove  

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

On tonight’s menu: #cajun #cajunshrimp#cajunchickenpasta I love to create for the ones I love and what makes it so much fun is I can’t taste or eat these foods!! So I rely on feeling and gut. Five stars.

She is a Raging Food Maniac

She is a Raging Food Maniac

She’s a raging food maniac! #makingupforlosttime #foodislove #feedyourfamilywell #stemcells

 

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

My very own #chickendumplings recipe. This was lights out and in the words of my oldest @faith_adams1428 ….a hug for everything! #familyiseverything #feedyourbody #feedyoursoul#feedyourpeoplewell  

Anne of Green Gables oh how I love thee

Anne of Green Gables oh how I love thee

It has been beyond wonderful to be back in the kitchen. I’ve been experimenting with Raspberry Cordial, Vanilla Cake with Orange Sauce, a new steak and chicken fajita recipe and of course my staple……homemade organic pizza. Creating in the kitchen delights my soul. Sharing this […]

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

Some call it intuitive eating. Some say we are a slave to our body. I call it, the body speaks so it’s a good idea to pay attention. These meals are a result of my body making it clear what I need and when. In the beginning of this recovery journey I was told by doctors and dieticians to remove this remove that. It caused a great deal of ocd and food issues. Today I celebrate honoring all food even refined sugar from time to time. I am grateful for this long hard journey. #lymedontkillmyvibe #allfoodhealsinsomeway #foodislovemadeedible #thebodyspeaks #listentoyourbody

Chocolate Banana Muffins Gluten Free Goodness

Chocolate Banana Muffins Gluten Free Goodness

Chocolate Banana Muffins for days over here! Love these new muffin liners. #glutenfree #dairyfree #lymewarrior #homemade #lovemyfamily #bakingfromscratch #bakingmakesbetter