Pickled Jalapeños (No Canner Needed!)


3 cups water

3 cups white vinegar

1/3 pickling salt

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 TSP garlic powder

6 cups sliced jalapeños

Place clean jars on cookie sheet in 300 degree oven. Put jar lids (not rings) into pot with water covering them and simmer. You don’t want to boil them. Wash jalapeños and slice into 1/4 inch round slices.

Bring all of your ingredients minus the jalapeños to a boil. Add jalapeños into the pot and bring them to a rolling boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.

Funnel jalapeños into hot jars. Wipe off jar rims and add lids to them. Screw rings on really tight. Place jars upside down for at least 15 minutes. Once lids are sealed, take rings off.

Granny’s Savory Chex Mix

This recipe is so nostalgic for me because my Granny always made this during Thanksgiving and Christmas! There were bowls of it set out and we would snack on it throughout the day. Especially during the holidays when there are SO many sweet treat, this savory Chex mix is a nice break in the sweet. haha


2 cans (14 oz) mixed nuts

2 boxes Cheese its

2 boxes Rice Chex

2 boxes Corn Chex

2 Boxes Crispix

2 bags stick pretzels

Melt together:

10 sticks butter

20 dashes Tabasco

12 TBS Worcestershire sauce

4 TBS chili powder

3 TBS Italian Seasoning

4 TBS Celery Salt

4 TBS Garlic Powder

Mix dry ingredients in large unscented trash bag (I know it sounds weird but I haven’t found a better method because its a LOT of stuff haha). Pour melted mixture over Chex and mix. Bake on cookie sheet for 1 hour at 275 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes.

It really helps if you have double ovens to speed the process up. I do not, so this takes me a good 5 hours to complete since I can only do two sheets at a time.

Gluten Free Sausage Quiche

Sausage Quiche:

  • 1 9 inch pie shell (I use a frozen gluten free one)
  • 1 pound sausage (I use hot)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese

Take pie shell out of freezer and let thaw for at least 15 minutes. Bake pie shell at 400 degrees for 5 minutes and let cool. Bump oven temperature down to 375. Brown sausage and drain well. Beat eggs, milk and seasonings lightly. Stir in sausage. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on the bottom of the pie shell and pour in sausage mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375 for 50 minutes or until set. 

Easy Baked Oatmeal


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries (frozen or fresh)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I bake my oatmeal in a cast iron skillet so I put my skillet in the oven while its preheating to warm up (I also add 3 TBS of butter to it and let it melt to coat the pan).

Mix ingredients and pour into hot skillet (or into a greased casserole pan if you aren’t using cast iron). Sprinkle a little extra coconut or brown sugar on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Best served warmed up with a slice of butter on top. We are loving this in the mornings. And it smells sooooo good while baking. Very “Fall-ish.”

My Top Three: CrockPot Recipes

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I love my crock pot. I mean I REALLY love my crock pot. I’ve shared before that 5:00 is not my best hour, and sometimes I think to myself “Today is the day Momma looses her mind.” So nothing feels better than reaching that “crazy hour” and not having to worry about cooking dinner. Don’t let dinner be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, ya get what I’m saying??

I thought I would share my top three go to recipes for the crock pot. These I make on a regular basis and are yummy enough to eat at least once a week. Enjoy!


1. BBQ Pulled Pork

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

I’ve shared this recipe on my blog before, but its just that good. This is my momma’s recipe and I have received nothing but good reviews from friends whenever I make it.

Check it out here.

2. Fiesta Chicken


Now I cannot take credit for this recipe. I found it on Pinterest and it’s from MyLitter.com.

My husband is not a big fan of tomatoes or beans, but the creaminess that comes from the cream cheese in this recipe disguises it enough for even him to love. Woohoo!

Here is the recipe.

3. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo 


For some reason when I hear “Alfredo” I picture a super fancy and complicated recipe that I just don’t have time to attempt. But this recipe is SO easy and delicious. It feels like a “special occasion” meal that you didn’t have to slave over and I mean, come on, it’s Alfredo…so you look forward to eating it! I found this recipe on Raininghotcoupons.com

I am gluten intolerant, so I use this recipe for cream of chicken soup.

Recipe here.


My Top 3: CrockPot Recipes
My Top 3: CrockPot Recipes

Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry

I am allllllll about super easy, super quick dinner recipes. I don’t know what it is about 5:00, but around here we call it CRAZY HOUR. It’s like something takes over my children and the natives become extremely hostile, if you know what I mean. It ain’t pretty.

4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry
4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry

So sometimes I am so frazzled and overwhelmed at supper time that I just want something that will get in those cranky bellies as soon as possible! That’s what is so great about this recipe. It’s only 4 ingredients and half of it is in my pantry and the other half is in my freezer, so even when I am running extremely low on groceries and fresh produce, I’ve always got this as a dinner option.

4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry
4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry

Also, for you momma’s with picky eaters – my two year old loves the sausage and green beans from this. He asks for seconds (Can I get a HALLELUJAH!?).


4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry:

Prep Time: 5 mins 

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 pack Beef Smoked Sausage
  • 1 (16 oz) Bag Frozen Green Bean
  • 1/4 Cup Lite Balsamic Salad Dressing
  • 1 Cup Quinoa


  • Cook quinoa according to instructions on packaging. Set aside.
  • Fill large saucepan halfway with water and bring to boil. Add green beans and cook for 10 minutes. Place beans in colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Thinly slice beef sausage into bite size pieces and cook in saucepan until they are warmed through and are crisped up a bit.
  • Add green beans to sausage and cook for a minute or so until they begin to sizzle. Add balsamic dressing and continually stir. Serve over quinoa and enjoy!

4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry
4 Ingredient Balsamic Beef & Quinoa Stir Fry