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slice of chicken parmesan smothered in sauce and cheese being lifted from a baking dish with a spatula

The Best Chicken Parmesan

Chicken, Mains

I just know you are going to love this Chicken Parmesan recipe! It is so flavorful and really easy to make. This is one you will want to serve to company again and again. Lots of fresh basil, extra cheese, and a really tasty tomato sauce make this recipe stand […]

Jack's hand in ours

Baby Jack’s Eulogy

Jack Emerson

Photos by Sarah Siak Photography with Now I lay Me Down to Sleep. I read a eulogy for Jack during his small service at our church on April 6th. This was the day we planned to bring him home. It was hard to write and even harder to read, but […]

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Jack Emerson Owensby

Jack Emerson

Photos by Sarah Siak Photography with Now I lay Me Down to Sleep. My Son It has been over a month since I posted anything to the blog. I had been slowing down towards the end of my pregnancy anyway, but then tragedy happened. Our beautiful son Jack Emerson Owensby […]

lemon poppy seed muffins with lemons and a purple flour in the center

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Baked Goods, Muffins

If you are wondering where I have been for the last couple of weeks, let me just tell you that I have been working HARD on these lemon poppy seed muffins. I have made a batch nearly every single day trying to get the perfect balance of taste and texture. […]

Nashville Hot Chicken served with pickle slices over two slices of white bread and a side of macaroni and cheese

Nashville Hot Chicken

Chicken, Mains

It’s just the best! Crispy, golden fried “hot chicken” smothered with a cayenne flavored oil, just like they do it in Nashville. If you like spicy, this hot chicken is absolutely irresistible. If you’ve never had authentic hot chicken, get in your car right now and just drive to Nashville. […]

Instant Pot Cheerwine Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Mains, Pork, Sandwiches

Cheerwine? Yum! Pulled pork? Yes, please. Today we are combining two of my favorite things for an ultra tender and delicious pulled pork sandwich that is oh so North Carolina! Made with the greatest cherry soda of all time (strong personal opinion), this pulled pork has a hint of sweetness […]

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie in a blue Dutch oven with a wooden spoon

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Mains, Vegetarian

Yay! This vegetarian Shepherd’s pie was my first recipe request from a reader, and I had so much fun making it. Born in England, Shepherd’s pie is traditionally made with ground lamb, vegetables and mashed potatoes. It is a perfect meal for a cold weather day, and a dish that […]

white bowl full of healthy banana oat muffins with white and yellow striped kitchen towel

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Baked Goods, Breakfast, Muffins

These healthy banana oat muffins are rich in nutrients and packed with a variety of superfoods including oats, Greek yogurt, whole grains, and walnuts. This is by far the healthiest recipe on the blog to date, and I think you’ll agree that they really do taste great. It isn’t a […]