• Oven Roasted Carrots
    Side Dish,  Vegan

    Oven Roasted Carrots

    Oven Roasted Carrots  Oven roasted carrots are easily one of my favorite side dishes because they pair with almost any main dish.  They require very minimal prepping and are ready in just 45 minutes. They make an amazing weeknight side dish!  This post contains affiliate links Oven Roasted Carrots Ingredients  Carrots, 1 pound (whole, baby, rainbow, take your pick on the variation you enjoy)  Olive oil, 3 tablespoons  Garlic salt, 2 teaspoons  Oven Roasted Carrots Directions  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  If you are using whole carrots, you’ll want to peel and chop them to be a consistent size. That size will also make your cooking time vary a…

  • Homemade Pizza Seasoning
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Homemade Pizza Seasoning

    Homemade Pizza Seasoning  Homemade pizza seasoning is my latest condiment recipe. As a prepper and homemaker, I am always looking for great DIY recipes. Spice mixes are expensive, and oftentimes I already have everything that is needed in my pantry. Why not save both time and money by making it myself?  This post contains affiliate links Have you tried making homemade pizza seasoning? Come on in and let me teach you how! It is so easy and you’ll love it!  Homemade Pizza Seasoning Ingredients  Oregano, 4 tablespoons  Basil, 2 tablespoons Thyme, 1 tablespoon Fennel, 1 tablespoon Paprika, 1 tablespoon  Onion Flakes, 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder, 1 tablespoon  Sea salt, 1…

  • Cheesy Baked Chicken

    Cheesy Baked Chicken

    Cheesy Baked Chicken  Cheesy baked chicken with mushrooms is a delicious and really easy dish to make on a busy weeknight, no matter what your culinary skill level is. It is warm, hearty, cheesy, and comforting.  This post contains affiliate links Cheesy baked chicken is becoming a staple in my normal chicken dinner rotation. Have you tried it yet? Come and let me tell you all about it!  Cheesy Baked Chicken Ingredients  Butter, 2 tablespoons  Olive oil, 2 tablespoons  Chicken, 2 breasts, cut into tender-sized pieces  Mushrooms, 8 ounces, sliced  Onion, ½ medium-large, diced  Garlic cloves, smashed  Salt, to taste  Pepper, to taste Chicken seasoning, to taste  Mozzarella cheese, 4…

  • Montreal Steak Seasoning
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Montreal Steak Seasoning

    Montreal Steak Seasoning  Montreal steak seasoning is a staple spice blend in my household. Many times I start with that, in addition to salt and pepper whenever I am making a beef recipe. Being a prepper and a homemaker, I love learning to make staple spice mixes and condiments for myself.  Because oftentimes, I already have the spices in my pantry. Why pay someone else to put them together when I can do it myself?  This post contains affiliate links Montreal steak seasoning is said to have originated in a Montreal-based deli somewhere between 1940 and 1950, where an employee started experimenting with making his own blend of spice mixes. …

  • Easy Zucchini Fritters
    Side Dish

    Easy Zucchini Fritters

    Easy Zucchini Fritters  Easy Zucchini Fritters are my latest side dish recipe that I’ve been experimenting with because I had a bunch of zucchini that needed to be used.  This post contains affiliate links Normally I use zucchini just for zucchini chocolate chip cookies, then grate what is leftover to freeze for the next batch of cookies. But I was bored with the typical side dishes that are my go-to at home, and these easy zucchini fritters made an excellent new addition to my normal rotation.  I made a small batch the first time and Nathan told me the next time I needed to make more. His comment was, it…

  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
    Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

    Everything Bagel Seasoning

    Everything Bagel Seasoning  Everything Bagel Seasoning is my latest condiment that I’ve learned how to make myself. Being a prepper and a homemaker, I love learning to make things myself instead of buying them in the store, especially when I already have the ingredients in my pantry.  This post contains affiliate links What inspired me to make this was my everything bagel baked chicken recipe. It took several weeks to find the seasoning just for this chicken recipe. My husband, Nathan, went to several stores, and we even checked Amazon and they were out. I was excited when I finally found it in stock again.  But that begged the question,…

  • Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

    Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

    Oreo Cheesecake Cookies  Oreo Cheesecake Cookies are my new favorite obsession! Y’all know how much I love cookies from my recipes, right? Trust me when I say that you need to give these a try!  This post contains affiliate links Anyone can make these Oreo cheesecake cookies!  You don’t have to be Betty Crocker to make these delicious Oreo cheesecake cookies. Anyone, even a novice baker can easily make these cookies and impress family and guests!  I love this Oreo cheesecake cookies recipe because it only uses 5 (FIVE!) ingredients! It is so easy! Literally, all that you have to do is throw everything (in a specific order) in a…

  • Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies  Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are my latest and greatest cookie recipe! This recipe is so simple, with minimal ingredients. Anyone with a decently stocked pantry and freezer can make these cookies easily.  This post contains affiliate links I love this recipe because it is something for my husband that he loves. Nathan rarely asks me for something specific like this. Therefore it is more enjoyable for me to make because he did.  Because the recipe uses frozen blueberries, it can be made all year long!  Inspiration Behind the Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies  This started when my husband, Nathan, asked me to find a…

  • Loaded Mashed Potato Cups
    Side Dish

    Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

    Loaded Mashed Potato Cups  Loaded mashed potato cups are an easy side dish that will quickly become a crowd-pleaser in your household.  I’ve made these a couple of times now and they are not only delicious, they are just fun. If you like a twice baked potato, you will love these loaded mashed potato cups!  These delicious little cups of happiness are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, if needed, and repurpose them into something completely different. Or they can be made fresh, and then frozen for later.  This post contains affiliate links Have you made these loaded mashed potato cups yourself yet? If not, come on…

  • Oven Baked French Toast
    Starters & Snacks

    Oven Baked French Toast

    Oven Baked French Toast  Oven Baked French Toast is an easy and delicious breakfast recipe that is sure to please everyone! It is beyond simple to make, and perfect for a relaxing morning breakfast.  This post contains affiliate links History of French Toast French Toast did not originate in France! That is a myth. According to legend, it was invented by a man named Joseph French in 1724. The name French Toast happened because he wasn’t good with grammar. It should have been “French’s Toast” to signify that he invented it. But instead it was simply French Toast, and the name stuck.  But others say French toast came to be…

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