Farmers Market Pasta Bake (recipe updated)

Farmers Market Pasta Bake (recipe updated)

We first came up with this recipe several years ago and have loved it ever since. It started when we had lots of vegetables left over from various recipes and we decided, basically, “hey, let’s see what happens when we put these all together!”

The exact recipe has varied over the years so I’m updating this post to reflect what we do now. This continues to be one of our favorite go-to recipes in the spring and summer. I called it Farmer’s Market Pasta Bake because you can get most of these ingredients at your local market.

Have you made this yet? Let me know what you think!

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Ozark Pudding recipe (bread pudding-inspired apple and pecan cake)


I don’t remember exactly how I came to discover Ozark Pudding, but our lives are forever changed because of it! It’s interesting to me how there are so many different ways to make this delectable southern dish and truth be told, they are all good.

The recipe we settled on for our first time was from Deep South Dish and it was fantastic! The crust rose perfectly to the top with the soft portion underneath being like an apple pecan pie consistency. We also tried the same ingredients in a bread pan and it was a little bit thicker.

Then, we decided to start experimenting. We tried different pans, different sweeteners, different methods of slicing the apples, more flour, less flour, you name it. We even talked about trying pear instead of apple but never got around to it.

What we came up with is more like a custardy bread pudding and it’s delicious! Read More

Slow Cooker Korean Tri-Tip BBQ with Simply Lemonade® and KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub

Slow Cooker Korean Tri-Tip BBQ with Simply Lemonade® and KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #BestSummerBBQ #CollectiveBias


We are big fans of many kinds of barbecue, and our favorite brand continues to be KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. We also enjoy dry rubs, so you can’t even imagine how excited I was to learn that there is now a KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub. We decided to try the Original flavor rub (it also comes in Honey BBQ and Habanero BBQ) to make our own version of a Korean BBQ in the slow cooker using our favorite cut of beef, tri-tip. The tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut. It is a small triangular muscle.

By the way, you can find the produce, meat, most of the spices, KC Masterpiece dry rub and Simply Lemonade® at Sam’s Club. Such a great place to get larger quantities of stuff for entertaining or simply making lots of great food for two! Read More