• Recipes

    The Best Quick and Easy Red Beans and Rice

    I blame it all on my roots. But unlike one of my favorite Garth Brooks songs, I showed up in Mardi Gras beads with these Quick and Easy Red Beans and Rice! My mom was born in New Orleans and her Cajun roots run deep. She comes from a family of amazing cooks where recipes and food traditions were passed down through the family and taught to the next generation. As a matter of fact, my brothers and I each still make my Pop’s Gumbo from the turkey carcass the day after Thanksgiving and call my mom for tips or recipes we’ve forgotten. I definitely owe my love for cooking…

  • Family

    It’s Vegetable Picking Day!

    There’s just something special about Vegetable Picking Day. The satisfaction that comes in being able to go outside, pick the food that’s been growing with a little sunshine, water and TLC is so fulfilling! Also, the fact that picking their own veggies, for some reason, makes my kids want to eat more of them isn’t so bad either! Any other gardeners out there find the same thing with their kids? I guess, when they are able to see the end result and pick the food themselves, it makes them just want to dig in! This is huge for me! Especially because Ben is not much of a vegetable eater. So,…