Avocado Ranch Salad

What is one to do when the local grocery store has ripe avocados, your garden is producing plenty of fresh lettuce, and you have a slightly overripe tomato in the produce drawer? Make an avocado ranch salad of course! Queenbee has always been fond of salads, and frequently asks me to make her one for…

Healthier Summertime Orzo Salad

Don’t you just love summer? I do! The farm we live on has access to miles of river that are excellent for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, etc. Not to mention the always accessible petting zoo of chickens, sheep, cows, llamas, etc. All of this to say that we never have a shortage of fun activities…

Happy Birthday Miss Cookie Connoisseur!

Happy Birthday to the Cookie Connoisseur! I can’t believe that you are a teenager now! You are so special to our family. One of my favorite things about you is the unique joy and light to each day that is without compare. You are not disabled, you are gifted, and I hope you know how…

Recipes for College Students: Vegetarian BLT

Hey ya’ll! It me, Sassy, back with food, sarcastic humor, news, and truths about life (not necessarily in that order). First off, we have BRAHMA CHICKS! Last year we raised a Light Brahma rooster and two hens together, then bought another two adult hens. This year their eggs hatched out seventeen Brahma chicks! They are…

One-Bowl Irish Scones with Cherries

Scones are just the best, aren’t they? I can never decide if I like scones or biscuits better, it’s a toss up! On a side note, who else out there is glad that mid terms are here and classes are half over? And which of you are currently pulling your hair out over that Power…

Irresistible Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I am here to share with you our family’s latest favorite cookie recipe. This one has been in the rotation for a while now and is frequently requested by members of our esteemed cooking team. Upon a brief perusal of my own posts (what, you don’t do this), I noticed that the cooking team…

Italian Herb Cheese Loaf

This past week I discovered something absolutely amazing on Gemma Stafford’s Bigger Bolder Baking blog, an all-purpose bread dough recipe that can be used for both sweet and savory breads. It sounded too good to be true, so I had to test it out on a loaf of cheese bread….and I must say that it…

Old Virginia Spoon Bread

Ya’ll, I have finally tried spoon bread, and I understand why it has been loved by generations of Southerners for years and years. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the same as cornbread, nor is it the same as bread pudding. Spoon bread is in a category all on it’s own, and I happen…

Outstanding Duchess Potato Casserole

Look at that delicious caramelization! I must say I was pleasantly surprised at just how well this casserole turned out in the end. In the past I have found Duchess potatoes to be delicious….but….lacking in a certain wow factor. I am pleased to inform you that the wow factor has been discovered. CHEESE. Longhorn Colby,…

Fried Chicken Tenders and Honey Mustard Sauce

What’s better than a plate of tender, fried chicken strips? Tell me if you know! For this southern gal, there are few foods that taste better than a plate of fried chicken. When done right, fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food that appeals to all ages. Recently Friar Tyst and I have discovered the…

One Pot Flourless Shells and Cheese

In honor of my birthday month, I am posting my new favorite recipe for my favorite food, macaroni and cheese. Ah, there have been many happy days spent with cheesy pasta as my companion. Even though it is not necessarily good for me, I will always be in love with macaroni and cheese. We have…

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

Our house has been hit with cold and flu season. I know, it’s the worst. To all of you fellow humans who find yourself sniffing, snorting, coughing, blowing your nose until its raw and red, swallowing every five seconds to see if your throat is still sore, trying every home remedy in the book as…

Easy Taco Lasagna

Greetings friends, neighbors, and fellow foodies! It is I, Sassy, here to share with you delicious recipes, excerpts from my unique brain, advice, truths, and random humorous observations! Today is no exception, as I plan to combine all the delicious qualities of this recipe with as much original humor as you can stand! Here’s how…

Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Health Inspector!

Happy belated Birthday Mr. Health Inspector! Let me start out by saying that I am so sorry for not getting this post up sooner. Life has been a little crazy lately…..;) Thank you so much for being such a great brother to all of your siblings! One of my favorite things about you is your…

Merry Belated Christmas! (+random updates and humor)

Hello again! I hope that everyone reading this had a great Christmas season with their families and friends! I’m sure that you noticed that I have been absent for most of this month, this is something that was not planned. Our family has gone through some health issues and other challenging circumstances this holiday season,…

One Pan of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rice!

Why is rice necessary to the American diet? What ever happened to mashed potatoes? Gravy? The good stuff? However, before I get carried away, let me introduce you to a little something I like to call….I Can’t Believe it’s Not Rice! That’s right, you guessed it, today we’re cooking with orzo! Haha that was almost…

In the Pursuit of a Cookie: A Docudrama

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…..what are these times you may ask? The answer is not simple, yet, I feel that it can best be summed up in a single question. What can happen in the pursuit of a cookie? In the pursuit of a cookie one may innocently…

Our Family’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes!

UPDATE: This is a post that I put up every Thanksgiving, however, you may notice that over the years the recipes have been adapted to fit our health needs. Feel free to alter these recipes to fit your taste-buds and health needs! I hope that you and your family and friends enjoy spending the Thanksgiving…

Fruit & Seed Broccoli Salad

Hello again! If you thought the last post couldn’t get any weirder, then prepare yourself for this one! Have you ever wondered why we have to be healthy? I mean, come on, why is it necessary for us to bring pain to muscles we never knew we had through killer workouts, only to fill our…