The Best Sausage Gravy

Eric loves biscuits and gravy. I wanted to find a recipe that is quick and easy, but also better than the packets from the grocery store.

This is definitely it!

Ingredients:

1 pound hot sausage

4 tablespoons flour

1/2 tsp garlic 

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3 cups milk

Directions:

Brown sausage in skillet. 

In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients together.

Once meat is cooked thoroughly, sprinkle dry mix in sausage, mix until dry ingredients are absorbed, add milk.

Stir until your spatula leaves a trail behind it like this:

Serve with biscuits and enjoy!

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Epic French Toast

On the weekends, I like to make a big breakfast. Weekdays, I rarely have anything in the morning besides coffee. But there’s something about doing a weekend breakfast/brunch that hits the right spot!

French toast is awesome. However, I don’t know about you, but I always found that the bread came out a little soggy.

This recipe makes delicious, restaurant style French toast, that never comes out soggy!

It’s so good, I could make it every weekend (everyday really😉)

Ingredients:

12 slices Texas Toast

2/3 cup milk

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup flour 

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Butter (as need in pan to cook toast)

Powdered sugar to garnish

Maple syrup of course!

Directions:

Wisk, in a large bowl, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla together. In a separate small bowl combine flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix dry in with wet ingredients. 

Heat skillet up (I usually spray the pan before hand with pam)

Place bread in batter and coat both sides, put a small pat of butter (I use spreadable butter, as I can easily get it into the pan, and it melts faster for each slice) place bread in pan, and cook on one side until egg mix is firm on bottom, flip and heat until the other side is firm. Keep flipping until batter is cooked through and both sides are slightly brown.

Repeat with each slice until batter is used up.

I garnish each slice with a dusting of powdered sugar after it comes off the pan.

Enjoy with syrup or butter….or both!

Italian Wedding Soup

It’s finally fall! And fall weather means, yummy fall soups. This Italian wedding soup is a hit with my hubby, and I’m sure you’ll love it too! Also: it just so happens to be a crockpot recipe. How awesome is that? Your house will smell delicious, and dinner is that much easier.

Ingredients:

8 oz frozen Italian meatballs

2 32 oz containers of chicken broth

1 cup chopped carrots

1 small onion diced

3 stalks celery

1/2 tsp garlic 

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp italian seasoning

1/4 cup parmesan Romano cheese

3 oz frozen spinach

1/4 cup acini di pepe pasta

Directions:

Spray crockpot with non stick spray

Put meatballs, chicken broth, veggies, and seasoning in crockpot.

Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 5-6 hours

Put pasta and cheese in crockpot, and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until pasta is cooked through, and cheese is melted.

Serve with parmesan on top, and salt and pepper to taste!

Enjoy!

DIY fall pumpkin topiary 

I admit it. I have a problem. I have been feeling fall for a few weeks now. Is it technically still summer? I guess. But not in my heart!

So, I have slowly been bringing out fall decor. This morning, I put out our white pumpkins. I saw all of the pumpkin candy buckets we have (where they came from is a mystery lol), and I thought I might try my hand at a little DIY while Sophia slept in (seizures suck!)

I saw a cute one on Pinterest that used copper spray paint, but I don’t have that, and I hate waiting lol. So, I decided to use some white craft paint I had. I did leave it looking a little less polished, and more “vintage”. So there is about 2-3 coats of paint on these guys.

I grabbed a coupled of heavy rocks from our garden bed, and stuck them at the bottom of each pumpkin. (And yes that’s dirt, I’ve been putting them out around our garden beds each year lol)

I then stacked the pumpkins, and hot glued them together at the seam.

I also had some fall floral arrangements feom last year hiding in my decor boxes, so I used those as my flowers for the “planter”.

I think it turned out so cute, and was super easy to make.

Plus, all of the items can be found at the dollar tree (pumpkins and flowers, dollar tree also sells hot glue sticks😉), and Wal-Mart (paint and brush)

This project didn’t cost me anything, but wouldn’t cost more than $10 to do if you purchased everything now to make it.

Ready or not, here comes fall!!🎃🍁

I hope you enjoyed this little DIY project, and it inspires your decorating bug!

Mouthwatering Blueberry Muffins

Its been a while since I’ve posted a recipe!😳 Sophia just registered for preschool, ended her early intervention therapy, and will be getting her fall therapy schedule soon! It’s been a crazy few weeks.

But I thought that I would share the perfect blueberry muffin recipe, to get you through the weekend😉

These are moist, and perfectly sweet. You will want to eat one right after the other (which my husband may have done lol)

*these were inspired by Paula Dean’s recipe 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs 

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1 1/4 cups white sugar 

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

2 heaping-ish cups all purpose flour 

2 1/2 cups blueberries ( I used frozen, but you can also use fresh!)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F

Line muffin tin with cupcake liners 

With a hand mixer, or in a stand mixer, beat sugar and butter, until light and fluffy.

Add eggs in one at a time, add vanilla

In separate bowl mix dry ingredients together 

Add dry ingredients in to the mixing bowl, alternating between milk and dry imgredients, until fully incorporated. 

Don’t over mix!

Use spatula to fold in blueberries.

Scoop batter into liners with an ice cream scoop, sprinkle some more white sugar on top.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown, and toothpick come out clean when inserted in the middle.

Enjoy!

*note I live at about 5000ft, if you are at lower elevation, I suggest turning down the heat to 350°F and leveling off flour