• Recipes

    Slow Cooker Carnitas

    We love Mexican food in our house.  I am positive we could eat it breakfast, lunch, and dinner (because we have).  And it’s probably one of the biggest things we miss from living in Phoenix.  So, of course, we’ve had to get our fix somehow – and I like Mississippi and all, but I’ve yet to find a praiseworthy taco.  That’s why I started making slow cooker carnitas. One of Mr. O’s taco favs was always carnitas – which just means little bits of pork.  So it was imperative that this delicious shredded pork was one of the first dishes I had to recreate. Every restaurant in Arizona would have their own take…

  • Breakfast,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Easy & Healthy Homemade Granola

    We eat a lot of granola in our house.  And if you are anything like me, it makes you almost physically sick to spend upwards of $5 on a bag of the store bought kind. Yes, it looks yummy sitting on the grocery store shelves, but who the heck even knows what’s in it!  (Any label readers out there?!)  Now, don’t get me wrong, I have been totally guilty of spending way too much money on those sweet, crunchy bags of deliciousness.  But making granola at home is seriously so easy and MUCH cheaper.  Plus, I know 100% what’s going into my body when I eat it.     With…

  • Recipes,  Sides

    Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs are an absolute family favorite in our home.  But yet, for some reason, we only have them on holidays.  Even growing up I only remember having them on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. I know, crazy, right!   It could be because those special days were such a big part of my childhood so I hold the memories extra close. And funny enough, for the longest time I wouldn’t even eat a hard boiled egg!  But man, I would devour a good deviled egg. There is just something about the bite of the firm egg white combined with the creamy, tangy yolk mixture.  *Mmmmmmm*  …

  • Breakfast,  Recipes

    Pizza for Breakfast

    That’s right, I said it.  Pizza for breakfast.  Now I’m not talking about cold leftover pizza that’s been hanging out in the fridge.  Though, I do loooove a good cold pizza.  Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you that I am more of a fan of the cold stuff than a pie fresh out of the oven.  No, I’m talking about a pizza that’s just for breakfast.  Well, scratch that, this pizza is really so good I could eat it any time of the day.  But my point is, this not your typical pepperoni or even supreme pizza.  This breakfast pizza is loaded with some of those…

  • chicken,  Recipes

    Quick & Easy Chicken Fried Rice

    One of the guilty pleasures in our family is take-out.  It’s quick: you can just call it in, run by and grab it.  And generally, it’s something that doesn’t taste the same if you were to make it at home; if you wanted to even attempt to fix it at home.  (Cause we all know that never turns our right.)  Plus, who even knows what’s in the stuff anyway. I, personally, have a few things that I love to eat when I have Asian.  One of which is fried rice; more specifically, chicken fried rice.  I would usually get this as a side to some other type of chicken dish.  But…