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Mood Ring Kitchen

I’m a self teaching home cook and aspiring foodie entrepreneur. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to prepare flavorful food such as snacks, desserts and everything in between. Cooking is a way for me to challenge myself and satisfy curiosities about different ingredients.

The hope is to produce something thoughtful, memorable or every once in a while maybe even wonderful. I enjoy following my “gut” and exploring new recipes that can be comforting, exciting and nourishing. Above all else, I enjoy exploring the emotions surrounding food and writing about those experiences. 😝👩‍🍳👩‍💻

The French Pressed Home Bakery

I took a little impromptu road trip to the French Pressed Home Bakery in Union Springs, Alabama yesterday. The hour drive was totally worth it. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch and many decadent desserts. I couldn’t wait to get home and blog all about it but alas, the inevitable food […]

His and Hers chicken salad

Does anyone else live in a house divided? Meaning you and certain family members may have very different tastes? Literally, this is my life. My hubby enjoys chicken salad with lots of mayo and boiled eggs. He doesn’t love celery and prefers diced jalapeño to sweet relish. I like to […]

Celebrate Food

Food is a universal way to celebrate special moments in life.🎉 My husband has finally returned home from Argentina after many long months apart. We often fantasized about what food we were going to cook and which restaurants we wanted to dine in once we were reunited.🤔 I gathered up […]

Pandemic Kitchen

Hello fellow foodies! I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been cooking the same old stuff. Limited trips to the grocery store has me preparing a lot of simple meals that create plenty of leftovers. I just thought I would check in to share the caliber of food that […]

NoPimento Cheese

Can I still call it pimento cheese if I technically don’t use any pimento peppers?🤔 Truth be told, they’re not my favorite.🤫 I prefer to use diced jalapeños or sundried tomatoes. I also like to add bacon for added texture and a hint of smokiness.🥓👍 I grew up eating pimento […]

My Mexican Pizza

I used to frequent Taco Bell as a teenager and would always order the Mexican pizza. This week, I decided to switch up taco night and try to replicate the pizza from memory.  I found a bottle of Taco Bell’s mild sauce at the grocery store. I remember the pizza […]

Mississippi Pot Roast

I did not invent this delightful dish but want to share my version for those of you who haven’t made it yet. It’s juicy, savory and simply delicious.😋 I changed a couple of ingredients from the more traditional recipe. For instance, I used beef broth instead of an au jus […]

Chicken Veggie Casserole

This is a spin on your traditional chicken casserole to incorporate more texture and flavor.  It’s also perfect for an easy, one dish meal to feed the family during a busy week.  First, I assembled the ingredients. Then, I boiled two large chicken breasts. I drained and chopped the chicken into […]

Easy Fajita Bowls

You can create so many meals with fajita mix! I enjoy making traditional fajitas with soft tortillas. I also love it on nachos. Lately though, I’ve been playing around with starches. 🍚🍜🍲  First, let’s start with the rice bowl. I like to use the rice in a bag because it is […]

Slider Classroom

I think I’ve found my new calling as a toddler cooking instructor. My sister brought her two kiddos over for a visit this week. She has been telling me about what great helpers they are in the kitchen so I racked my brain thinking of a fun foodie project. Initially, […]