Hi Everyone!!!! My name is Crystal!!!! I'm just your basic stay at home mom, but with a twist. I love to cook for my family and friends, but my cooking is not just what you would call Basic.... I elevate it a little bit to give it my own little spin. Along with cooking, I love having my kiddos along side me in the kitchen and I have an amazing supportive husband. From our home to yours, we hope you enjoy...
So I'm doing all these new Paleo meals and so far they have all been a success.
My stomach has been very happy with all this cleaner way of eating.
Since my kids don't like spaghetti squash, I still made noodles for them, but Jack and I ate ours with spaghetti squash.
I cooked the meatballs in the sauce on low for 2 hours. I had to taste test one of course after an hour and OH MY GOODNESS! SO GOOD!!!
Ingredients: 1 package good quality bacon
1 pound ground sausage
1 pound ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
a pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop bacon into two inch chunks. Chop fine in a food processor. It should be pulsed into the size of grains of rice.
In a large bowl, combine ground bacon, sausage, beef, egg and spices really well with your hands.
Shape meatballs into large ping-pong-sized balls.
Add meatballs to your favorite sauce and simmer over low heat for 2-3 hours.
This dish right here is truly one of my specialties. I love making this dish. If it’s for Jacks Birthday, Valentine’s Day, or just because we want something fancy. Usually I just do the Filet with shrimp or lobster and topped with holandaise and asparagus, but this Valentine’s Day I decided to elevate my recipe a little more and try something new and this is what I came up with. I hope you all enjoy and if you have someone special, try it! Steak Oscar for Two Ingredients: For the Steak: 2 Filet Mignon Steaks 1 tbs . Himalayan Salt 3 tbs . fresh cracked black pepper 2 tbs . avocado oil For the Hollandaise: 2 egg yolks 1 stick butter Juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper to taste Dash of fresh tarragon minced For the Crab Cakes: 1 Dungeness crab shelled, and cartilage removed 1 tbs . fresh lemon juice 1 egg 1 tsp. himilayan salt 1 ½ tsp . cracked black pepper 1 tbs. fresh parsley, finely minced ½ cup fresh grated parmesa
After years of cooking and sharing recipes, I have finally put together my blog site. Its been a long journey in cooking for friends and family. It wasn't until recently that I was given the confidence to actually create a blog and share everything I have learned and am still learning in the kitchen. I recently was given the opportunity to air on live tv with Good Day Sacramento. It was quite the experience. Friends and family told me I was a natural on tv, but what they didn't see on tv was how extremely nervous me. My mom and my husband were there calming me down. After each take, I would let out a big "Whew" and ask how I did. Apparently my nervousness did not show when the camera was rolling. Thank Goodness! I would like to share the recipe of my dish on Good Day Sacramento with all of you. Spaghetti Squash is that ingredient that we all seem to forget about. It's amazing and very good for you to eat. I think when people look at a spaghetti squash,
Motherhood. Where do I even begin. It is both beautiful, challenging and somehow completes every part of me. When I was a young child, I remember always picturing myself as a mommy when I grew up and I knew that I would be a great mommy and I wanted to be a best friend to my kids like my mom was to me. I never knew the challenges that came along with Motherhood. I never knew how much you would worry about these precious gifts from God that you brought into this world. A dear friend of mine is a new mommy to her second child and I have been chatting with her about her challenges she's been having and that has prompted me to write this post, because I'm hoping that, like some moms out there, I want you to know, that, yes, we go through this... so I want to share with you my story. I guess I should start with my birth stories.... Cause those are always fun... LOL With our first child, Nicholas, our birth plan, as with most, we wanted to of course go the natural way