8 Ways to Serve Cornbread (plus one!)


I love cornbread. It is absolutely delicious fresh from the oven with a slather of butter and honey on top, and it also is the match made in heaven for some of my favorite meals, like with a good bowl of chili! I love it so much that I keep finding more ways to eat it.

The great thing about corn bread is there are so many different ways to serve it up. While one of my favorite things ever is pulling a skillet of crusty corn bread out of the oven, my life would not be complete with out corn casserole or cheddar muffins being a part of it. Not to mention all the delicious things like cornbread pizza, tamale sandwiches or that delicious plate of chipped beef gravy over cornbread. To me, cornbread is just the perfect fall bread, so I decided to share all of my favorites in one place. I know I said that I was going to share eight cornbread recipes and meals in this post, but I sneaked in a ninth one as a bonus!

Nine of my Favorite Cornbread Recipes

  1. Cornbread Muffins
  2. Yeast Cornbread
  3. Cornbread in a Skillet
  4. Corn Casserole 
  5. Cheddar Muffins
  6. Chipped Beef Gravy over Cornbread
  7. Mexican Vegetables on Cornbread
  8. Tamale Sandwiches on Cornbread
  9. Cornbread Pizza

Don’t miss the chili recipes!  Chili and cornbread are a perfect combo.


And because I really have to know: what’s your favorite way to eat cornbread?

9 Mouth Watering Chili Recipes


There is nothing like a bowl of Chili to warm a person up on a cold day. It’s just the right amount of hearty and just the right amount of spice to be so satisfying! The great thing about Chili is there are lots of different ways you can add flare to ordinary meat and beans that really kick it up to a new level. Whether you are craving the classic diner chili or something that tastes like fall in a bowl, there’s always something to please. One of my favorite chilis is a nice bowl of White Chicken Chili. But I’m always up for pumpkin black bean chili and corn bread. I love using chili to add to another meal too.  Some of my favorites are chili hot dogs and chili topped mac and cheese.

Now that it feels like every day it gets a little bit cooler, I’m looking forward to making some of my favorite chili recipes again. And that inspired me to pull them all together in one place so that you can try them out too!

  1. White Chicken Chili
  2. Pineapple Chili
  3. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
  4. Cheater Chili
  5. Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
  6. Pumpkin Black Bean Chili
  7. Velma’s Chili
  8. Mel’s Diner Chili
  9. Chili Topped Mac and Cheese

Since cornbread is the perfect companion to chili, I’ve got a round up of cornbread recipes coming next week!

100 + Recipes for Fall


I love fall. The crisp air. The gorgeous colors. And of course, most of all, the wonderful, aromatic flavors of autumn ingredients. Pumpkins, winter squash apples, cinnamon, caramel and spice! There’s nothing better than that. And this collection of recipes is proof of my love for cooking with these things.

From Breakfast to Dinner, to Dessert, you’ll find over 40 recipes that are inspired by fall and the delicious ingredients available during this time of year. Plus, you’ll find a link at the end to 75 more fall recipes to add to your menus in the months ahead. Enjoy the season!

Sweet Breakfast Dishes


  1. Spiced Chai Tea Muffin
  2. Pumpkin Pecan Sticky Rolls
  3. Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
  4. Cranberry Strudel 
  5. Hot Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal
  6. Gingerbread Oatmeal
  7. Gingerbread Muffins
  8. Cinnamon Chip Scones

Savory Dinner Dishes

  1. savory dinnerApple BBQ Pork Chops
  2. Honey Dijon Pork Chops and Apples
  3. Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
  4. Keilbasa with Potato Apple Slaw
  5. Pork Chops & Apples (a Sheet Pan Dinner)

Soups & Stews



  1. 15 Minute Creamy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Chicken Cock Leekie Soup
  3. Pumpkin Black Bean Chicken Chili
  4. Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
  5. Chicken Vegetable Soup
  6. Smoked Sausage Sauerkraut Soup
  7. Split Pea Soup with Ham
  8. Creamy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
  9. Chicken and Dumplings with Gnocchi
  10. Potato Soup

Flavorful Sides


  1. Carrots Parsnips and Potatoes
  2. Easy Butternut Squash Skillet
  3. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  5. Corn Casserole
  6. Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash
  7. Roasted Butternut Squash or Sweet Potatoes
  8. Winter Squash in the Slow Cooker
  9. Pecan, Cranberry  & Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Trio

Delicious Desserts


  1. Pumpkin Ice Cream 
  2. No Bake Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cheesecake Dessert
  3. Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Caramel and Gingersnaps
  4. Pumpkin Spice Eclair Cake
  5. Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cake
  6. Spiced Chai Latte Cookies
  7. 1 Min Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apples
  8. Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Glaze
  9. Butter Pecan Pumpkin Cake
  10. Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
  11. Cranberry Fudge Pie
  12. Apple Crumb Cake
  13. Apple Crumb Pie
  14. Gingerbread Bars 

Plus 75 more fall recipes!

Freezer Friendly Breakfasts

When summer vacation is over, mornings always get a little more hectic. There’s no sleeping in or lazy breakfasts! Keeping a stash of quick breakfast options in the freezer can be a real time saver.
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So just in case you need some inspiration and ideas for breakfasts you can grab-and-eat for your freezer, I’ve compiled some freezer friendly recipes here.

egg free waffles EAHWhole Grain Waffles

Waffles are the perfect freezer-friendly breakfast. Pop into the oven or toaster to defrost and it’s almost as good as fresh from the waffle maker! Especially if you top it like this. 

Gingerbread Waffles

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This is a recipe that can be made in the oven or slow cooker, but it can be frozen before or after baking.  If you freeze it in individual servings after baking, it can be heated in the microwave for a quick breakfast. It’s great for busy mornings…and holidays too!

Breakfast Burritos

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Graham MuffinsGraham Muffins

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All muffins

You can pretty much freeze any and all muffins, not just the few I spotlighted here. And there’s lots and lots of great ones to choose from, both sweet and savory! I love muffins, and think they make a great breakfast on the go, too.

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All pancakes

Pretty much any pancake will freeze well. They’re toaster friendly, and the kids always love them.


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Whether you make a quick egg sandwich with it, or top it with peanut butter and applesauce, having this quick bread in the freezer is really handy on busy mornings!

What are your favorite breakfast foods for busy mornings?



Backyard BBQ Sides – Salads, Hot Sides and More

Backyard BarbequeIt’s the season for backyard barbecues!

I think one of my favorite things about backyard barbecues is the way it brings the family together for not just an hour at dinnertime, but an afternoon of fun and memories cooking and eating out under the big blue sky. There’s something about eating outside, off of the grill that just gives an extra special element to dinnertime. Not to mention an extra-good kick of flavors!

While grilling up meat and veggies is obviously the main part of a Backyard BBQ, the sides are equally as important!  A good side can really bring your meal to a new level and depending on what you serve, you can take your BBQ in all kinds of fun directions. I like getting creative with my sides, and there are so many delicious things you can choose from. Some of them are super simple. Some of them you can make in advance. All of them are really good and things we come back to time and time again.

Now, get out there and enjoy your summer evenings with some good BBQ and some of these sides!



Almost Homemade Pickles

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

Easy Peachy Fruit Salad


Easy Peachy Fruit Salad

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Green Bean and Tomato Salad


Green Bean and Tomato Salad


Broccoli Tomato Tortellini Salad

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Parmesan Fettuccine

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad



Parmesan Zucchini & Summer Squash

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Pasta Salad

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Hashbrown Casserole

Orange and Red Onion Salad - simple!

Orange and Red Onion Salad


Mac and Cheese


Microwave Corn on Cob

AuGratin Potatoes in the slow cooker

Au Gratin Potatoes



Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole

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Bacon Tomato Ranch Pasta Salad

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Oven Fried Potatoes

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Asian Broccoli Salad

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Layered Cole Slaw


Layered Cole Slaw

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Homemade Baked Beans in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Baked Beans

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Potato Salad

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Pressure Cooker Mac n Cheese

One Pot Stove-Top Mac & Cheese


One-Pot Stove Top Mac n Cheese

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Ranch Veggie Salad


Roasted Broccoli and Red Pepper

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Simple Lettuce Wedge Salad


Simple Wedge Salad



Slaw with Tomato and Jalapeno

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Corn Casserole

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Summer Corn Salad



Sweet Potato Fries


Tomato Artichoke Salad

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Tropical Salad

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Watermelon with a Kick

Wild Rice Salad - redeeming leftover rice


Wild Rice Salad

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Winter Fruit Salad

Cumin Pork Roast & Beans — 30 Days of Whole Food Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Need a healthy dinner on a budget?  Try this one out and see what you think.



For a lot of us, money can be pretty tight. Feeding our family healthful meals can be a challenge sometimes. But this one? It’s inexpensive. It’s very simple but it’s also delicious. And kid approved!
I’d definitely try it out on your family and see what they say, but I would almost bet it’ll be met with a resounding  round of applause.

I really love tacos because you can top them with whatever you like. I love guacamole, but you can fill them up with all sorts of goodies. And if you aren’t sure what to serve along side, check out this post for some fun ideas to make this the perfect, well rounded dinner.

30 Days of Whole Food and Garden Fresh Summer Slow Cooker Recipes


Looking for easy, healthy meals you can make in your slow cooker? We’re sharing 30 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes that use Whole Foods and garden fresh produce this month! Click here to find all the recipes in the series.  Would you like a menu of slow cooker meals, along with a color-coded grocery list all done for you?  Find your perfect Eat at Home Weekly Meal Plan here.


Moroccan Chicken — 30 Days of Whole Food Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Nothing like sitting down at the table and seeing something gorgeous. Like this.



This is a delicious meal. It’s a balance of sweet and nutty. It has beautiful flavors, and it looks beautiful on the plate. I love colorful food, and this is definitely a vibrant plate of food.

I like this Moroccan Chicken because I love having a wide variety of ethnic flavors in my menu. I love it because it’s a slow cooker recipe (of course!) and that cuts down the time I spend working in the kitchen. This recipe uses an affordable cut of meat, so it will save you a few pennies too.  And it’s made from wholesome ingredients, so it’s good for you too.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake — 30 Days of Whole Food Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Pineapple Upside Down cake. That buttery, sweet dessert that we all love.  This one’s made healthier and you can eat it with no regrets!

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I’ve always loved pineapple upside down cake. It’s one of the things that just seems to go just right with summertime. I love how cake-y and buttery it is. But it’s not always the most healthful of desserts. Let’s be honest: I usually make it with cake mix. It’s good, but if you are looking for a simple recipe that doesn’t come in a box, this is a wonderful one.

It’s whole grain, but it’s still sticky and moist. And it has all the flavors you’ve always loved in the classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but it’s much healthier for you.  Plus you make it in the slow cooker. That makes it super easy and the perfect dessert for keeping the kitchen cool on a hot day.

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Greek Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls — 30 Days of Whole Food Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Colorful food is the best. But who said it couldn’t be healthful, too?



Healthy food is sometimes given a bad name. But food can be beautiful and healthful…and most of important, delicious!  That’s what this recipe is all about.

These chicken bowls are absolutely delicious. They are bright and colorful and full of great flavors. Cauliflower rice is a great way to get more veggies into your diet. And if you are a bit tired of rice, this is a fun twist to try.

The good thing about this recipe is you won’t mind the leftovers at all. They make a perfect lunch the next day!

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Paleo Teriyaki Chicken — 30 Days of Whole Food Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Chicken drumsticks! Who doesn’t love them? They are one of the classic foods Americans around the country.


I like to serve drumsticks. They are a meal that is easy to serve, goes with a lot of different sides and that my family always enjoys. The nice thing about these Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks is that they are super simple to make and they are paleo friendly. There’s no hidden, less-than healthful ingredients in these guys. And look at how gorgeous they look, right out of the slow cooker?

I like to serve teriyaki chicken with a nice side of fried rice. I think hawaiian or asian coleslaw would be a great compliment to the meal, too.

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