Southern Gumbo with Holiday Leftovers

Southern Gumbo

What do you do with holiday leftovers? Holiday dinners are filled with delicious roasted meats. Your holiday menu might have included roasted chickens, quails, turkey, duck, pork, lamb, or beef. You have a tray of leftovers in your refrigerator but are tired of warming up the same hot plate or making a leftover sandwich. Since nothing goes to […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

taco seasoning

Do you buy that packet of taco seasoning from the store with who-knows-what in it? I am a big fan of making my own seasonings because I am able to adjust the spiciness, salt, and quality of ingredients. I also choose to make my own of something I might use often. I find taco seasoning to […]

The Farmers Market: Mom’s Secret Weapon


Do you utilize the local farmer’s market? A couple of weeks ago, this was a rare sighting; my two kids, peacefully helping me in the kitchen. Lunchtime, let alone dinner time was more of a battle ground than a Norman Rockwell picturesque moment. It was usually loud, chaotic, full of, “I’m NOT eating that!” or “I […]

Picky Eaters Dinnertime Action Plan


What is your dinnertime action plan? This final post of our picky eater series is a practical action plan. If you are looking at Supernanny Jo on the left, wondering how hard it will be, I can tell you right now that it’s not going to be easy because it requires patience and consistency. It also […]