Southern Style Green Beans is a side dish that is often available in most restaurants across the south. Down here, it’s all about flavoring when it comes to good southern green beans. The secret to perfectly seasoned green beans is a ham hock. This is the southern secret to delicious, fresh green beans. You can find ham hocks in the grocery store near other pork products. Sometimes they are cured or smoked. If you can’t find ham hocks at your local grocer, don’t worry there are many substitutes you can use to get a similar flavor to your green beans.
March 4, 2020
December 23, 2019
Every home cook needs at least one or two cookbooks in their kitchen. Up until this point in my life, I never thought about having a library in my home. As I’ve fallen more in love with reading over the last few years, I’ve found a love and desire to fill my home with books. Most would think to have books in a home office or area dedicated to reading. My goal is to have books in every room of my house. The kitchen is no exception.
December 22, 2019
The holidays are upon us. It is the end of the year. A time to relax, wind down, and enjoy a few moments with friends and family. This holiday season, I want to encourage you to unplug a bit. Take one night during the holidays to do something a little differently, a holiday read-a-thon. Grab a good book and your favorite people let’s make some homemade cookies and enjoy delicious Urban Pie Pizza.
December 21, 2019
Looking for a little escape this holiday season, pick up one of these books to read this holiday and take a few moments for yourself. I’ve put together a list of books to read this holiday. Think of it as a guide to “surviving the holidays, one book at a time”. So when you are looking for a little escape this holiday season, pick up a good book and take a few moments for yourself. Some people love the holidays…and then, there are the rest of us. Whether the holidays have painful memories for you or you are just a little over doing the same thing every. single. year.
December 16, 2019
Creamy homemade banana nut bread oatmeal is the perfect comfort food for chilly winter mornings. It will fill you up and keep you satisfied till lunchtime. Made with real bananas, old fashioned rolled oats, and pecans it has just the perfect balance of sweetness. Made in as little as 10 minutes, this just might become your favorite weekday breakfast.
December 16, 2019
Southern sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan streusel topping that’s sure to be a favorite side dish recipe on any table during the colder months. Creamy Sweet Potatoes pairs perfectly with the crunchy pecan and oat topping. This side dish will bring a balanced sweetness to your savory holiday meal.
December 11, 2019
The Instant Pot has completely changed the way that I prepare our Thanksgiving turkey. Each year I’ve tried different ways to make our turkey. However, cooking a turkey breast in an Instant Pot has become my favorite because its so easy!
With an electric pressure cooker, you can have turkey on the table in less than an hour. Imagine how much time that could save you on Thanksgiving day! This makes this method of cooking a turkey my all-time favorite.
December 10, 2019
Mashed potatoes are just one of those side dishes you have to learn how to make from scratch. There is no box out there that will ever come close to homemade. Not only is this recipe incredibly simple to make but it is also deliciously nutritious. This recipe can be used to make mashed potatoes for a weeknight dinner or doubled to feed a crowd at a holiday get-together.
August 30, 2019
The first book chosen for the Domestic Book Club is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. This book will captivate you, so much so that you might have a hard time putting it down. Based off of a true story, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris follows the story of Lale Sokolov, the tatowierer (tattooist).