Hurricane Prep from a Lifetime of Prepping

In my 49 years, I’ve lived through my fair share of hurricanes and tropical storms, and I’ve learned a thing or two over the years. We all know the obvious prepping advice. These tips are from my hard fought lessons learned. Food Boxed Food. Yes, buy canned goods, but don’t forget boxed goods. Cereal, PopContinue reading “Hurricane Prep from a Lifetime of Prepping”

Memorial Day Weekend Cookout: Guinness Glazed Ribs

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend Cookouts…two of my favorite things–beer and ribs!  For this year’s cookout, we’re marinating and glazing a couple racks of St. Louis-style ribs in Guinness and making the whole family happy.

Steak & Sweet Potato Hash

I live in house dominated by men…one husband, two sons, and even the dog is male.  They are as manly as it gets…meat, potatoes, dirt, mud, guns, trucks, boats…totally male!  Every once in a while, I cave and give them a break from girly food and perfect platings.   Needless to say, I have toContinue reading “Steak & Sweet Potato Hash”

New Year’s Smoked Corned Beef

Since we bought our Bradley Smoker almost a year ago, we’ve experimented with a variety of meats, but there’s one that we keep coming back to time and time again…Corned Beef. I love corned beef just about any way I can get it, but smoking it ranks up there as one of my favs. Yes,Continue reading “New Year’s Smoked Corned Beef”

Glamping Without the Price Tag

How to Camp Without “Roughing It” Two years ago, my husband ran a half marathon at Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida. The day before the race, we headed down to the park to camp.  We set up our tent and cooked dinner.  Our little, homestead was set. And then, the rain came andContinue reading “Glamping Without the Price Tag”

Holy Mole Peach Chili!

In typical fashion, I waited until the last minute to make and submit my entry for a chili cook-off, but as usual,  waiting til the last minute forces me to focus and within two hours, I had the entry made, photographed, and entered. Yay for procrastination!!Anyway, on to the background of this recipe.  This is aContinue reading “Holy Mole Peach Chili!”

Chipotle Peach Pork Chili

A couple of years ago, my 10 year old son and his friends decided they wanted to form a chili cook-off team for the local 4-H and FFA Youth Fair.  They were gung-ho about boys  cooking chili.  Well, like any good recipe-writing mom would do, I set out to write them a recipe that noContinue reading “Chipotle Peach Pork Chili”

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