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Simple Southern Sides for Thanksgiving – Deviled Eggs

This post is part of a blog hop hosted by Kirsten at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace. To see all of the submissions for this hop, check out the link up below. Do you guys have any food traditions for Thanksgiving? For me, it’s things like my mom’s deviled eggs or her pear salad, or even her dressing or potato salad. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of “cooking” with my mom on the holidays. I don’t think she ever used a recipe and I was happy to be “taste tester”. When she died a few years ago, it became really important to me to carry on her traditions – especially food. Knowing that I have her food at my holiday table makes me feel like she’s there with us as we celebrate. (Did you know that that’s how our departed family members “visit”? As long as you…

Easy Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe

Hey y’all! A quick, but scrumptious post today – I’m sharing with you my go to recipe for homemade Spanish rice. We don’t have taco or fajita night without it! We originally found a similar recipe online, but over time we’ve tweaked it and made small changes to suit our tastes. I hope you’ll enjoy it the next time you have taco night at your house! Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil (I use olive oil, but any oil will do) 1/4 medium onion, diced 1 1/2 cup rice 3 cloves finely chopped garlic 1 can Rotel with liquid (I generally use mild, but any will do. If you have kiddos, I would recommend mild.) 2 1/2 cups chicken broth OK here’s how easy it is: Heat up the oil and saute your diced onion. Once you can smell them cooking, and they’re beginning to become translucent, add the rice and cook…

Magic Egg Tip

Well, I still haven’t had time for crafting (something I’m entirely not happy about…can a girl just get a little “me” time? geez…), but I did have time to take some pictures of something I do when I clean out my fridge.I learned this trick from a friend’s mom (via the friend) for checking eggs to see if they’re still good. Eggs are often good beyond their expiration date, but you have to be careful about using them. Here’s what you can do to check:1. Grab a big bowl and fill it with water.2. GENTLY drop your eggs in the bowl.If the eggs sink and lay on their side, they’re good, fresh eggs you can use freely. (Bad blogger, I didn’t get a picture of this.)If the eggs sink, but stand on end, you need to use them very soon because they’re still usable (i.e. – won’t make you sick)…

Quick Kitchen Tip

This week our AC has been out completely (they are here now working on it) and so I haven’t really wanted to be productive at all. And cooking was out. I was not going to heat up the apartment for dinner for nothin’. So today when the temperature dropped down into the 80’s finally and it was tolerable I decided to get busy. Here’s a quick tip:We like to stockpile good deals when we can, but produce is a bit harder. So this week when sweet corn went on sale 10 for $2.00 I stocked up with 12 ears. Since it’s just the two of us, I didn’t want it to go to waste so I did a little research and discovered that you can blanch it and then vacuum pack it and it’s just fine for freezing on the cob. We have a FoodSaver so I knew I wanted…