Farmhouse Nashville Winter: Part One

I’m here to share a story about how a box of random veggies changed my life. My neighborhood has a Facebook page. It’s mostly neighbors looking for recommendations for services, selling or giving away gently used items, reports of suspicious activities… You feel me, a virtual neighborhood watch/chat group. One day, about a year ago,…

Yam Shepherd’s Pie

This meal fucking slaaaaaaaayed. It was so so good! The sweet and spiced yams with the savory filling was beyond perfection. I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to picky eaters. My oldest is pretty good and he’s super dessert motivated. I was always able to get him to eat veggies if the threat…

Chicken Tikka Masala

I love eating Indian and always wonder why I go so long between making it. It’s easy, has many healthy options and is completely delicious. A real break from a monotonous weekday menu. I’ve modified my old “go to” recipe for this dish to be Whole30 compliant by removing yogurt and adding coconut milk instead….

Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

Meatballs! My kids do a legit happy dance when we are having meatballs. I could smoosh them together and flatten them into patties and they immediately become less desirable. KIDS! Amirite? Anyway, I’m headed through my fifth Whole30 round and was wanting something that felt like comfort food. 25 degrees is today’s high and this…

Coconut Balsamic Carrots

I’ve been working my way through The Whole30 trying to be as creative as possible to keep the love alive! Feel me? This style of eating has been an easier transition than I would have expected. I’m 18 days in and haven’t felt this good in a long long time. My skin is clearer, I…

GMS: Guilty Mom Syndrome

The anomaly of “Mom Guilt” is something a non-parent could never understand.  I can’t speak for dads, as all parents have their own dynamic, but for this mom, right here, it’s real AF. We spend so much time plotting and planning for our brood… only to find out that no amount of planning helps you…

Burger Basket Soup

We’ve just had our first few cool days and nothing screams FALL like a hearty soup! This chunky, creamy deliciousness will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! How in hell did I come up with soup that was fit to be called Burger Basket? My plan had originally been to make a broccoli cheese recipe…

Leaving Home

My father sat on the porch across the street, refusing to help load the truck while a dozen close friends wrapped, lifted and loaded the collective belongings of my family of four,. I really couldn’t deal with him right then.  He was being ridiculous and I had SO much to do! My mom was helping,…

The Femme Fatale

This drink is just like my favorite women, strong, beautiful and delicious! It’ll also knock you on your ass if you aren’t careful!  What better way to surprise your valentine than with this gorgeous and equally delicious cocktail. The name is perfect because the St Germaine and the rose water give it an incredibly unique…

Burger and Fries Bites

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Super Bowl is almost here and this little bite is bound to please your crowd! Food, beers and bets! We are all going to crowd around TVs and watch the spectacle that is Super Bowl LI this Sunday. Whether you are at home with your family, at a pub with…

Cheesy Bacon Tot Kabobs 

Super Bowl Sunday was just as important as any other holiday in the Foley house. Lots of food, LOTS of drink and lots of gambling! I have tried to re-live that experience in the years since we moved to LA but it’s never been quite the same. On the contrary, getting folk to gamble with…

Women’s March Los Angeles

Yesterday I had the pleasure, the honor and the priveledge to march alongside 750,000 likeminded individuals. There were a massive number of men in attendance, which I found to be both surprising and uplifting. Every race, religion and creed was represented in droves.  I was worried that it would be a “poor me” fest of…