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3 key lime pie bars on a marble slab topped with lime slices and lime zest

Key Lime Pie Bars

Baked Goods, Bars, Desserts

First things first, there is nothing traditional about these key lime pie bars. In fact, I don’t even use key limes. Shhhhhh…..Don’t tell Florida! Regular limes work perfectly for making this super tart key-lime-esque dessert, and you get so much more for your money. Not to mention they are way […]

spinach artichoke dip with a tortilla chip in a red Staub baking dish on a white backdrop

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Appetizers, Vegetarian

I am currently in a state of keeping all things simple, and still leaning a little on comfort food. I thought a really easy spinach artichoke dip would be fun to make and something everyone can keep in their back pocket. Hopefully, you have some fun Memorial day plans coming […]

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

The Best Chicken Parmesan

Chicken, Dinner

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 […]

baby feet in parents hands black and white

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, Dinner

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

Dinner, 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 […]