Baked Apple Cinnamon N'Oatmeal

All through my childhood I seemed to go through a series of phases, and I guess I still do in some ways.  Then it was mainly with my food- and especially when it came to breakfast.

There was a frozen waffle phase (maybe a few of those phases, actually- with different flavors), a crispy potatoes with cheese phase, a toasted English muffin with PB&J phase (then awhile of just plain butter).  I guess you could say I liked my carbs!

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs | PALEO, Whole30

I've always felt like ribs are one of those things that should be left to the pros.  Grilling pros.  Like the chefs at Famous Dave's, Food Network stars, and my dad.  But I decided to take a meat I was afraid of, and prepare it in a way that takes the guess work out of it and doesn't leave your hair smelling like charcoal or grill smoke.  (Also I don't have a grill, so...)  These ribs slow BAKE in the oven, and they're the best I've ever had!

Buffalo Chicken Chowder | PALEO, Whole30

Spicy Buffalo chicken wings meet rich & creamy potato soup for the ultimate tastebud-blasting chowder.  This will warm you up on the coldest of days, and leave your mouth watering for more!

We're in the full swing of football & fall entertaining season, and it always gets me craving a certain sort of dish.  You know that body-warming, bell-filling, ultra satisfying sort of meal?  This is what I'm talking about.

Italian Crustless Quiche with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Prosciutto | Whole30

I love quiches & breakfast casseroles equally.  But the high school cooking class student in me is also super aware that they are just not the same thing!  

(PS I really do recommend a high school cooking class if you have kids out there considering one as an elective... that's where I learned all of the basics.  And I probably wouldn't be a food blogger today if it wasn't for my grumpy ol' high school cooking teacher!)

Crispy Oven Green Beans | Paleo, Whole30

This oldie-but-goodie side dish has been updated with new pictures & a few small tweaks to the recipe.  We still make these green beans weekly!

 I love taking an every day veggie and transforming it with super simple ingredients.  In this recipe, green beans get a crispy twist with savory seasonings and some time spent roasting in the oven - which always seems to take a vegetable's flavor up a notch.

The green beans cook up almost like "fries" - tender on the inside, but crunchy and crisp on the outside.  Perfect for snacking and excellent as a simple side, these green beans have remained a go-to recipe for us for years.