Healthier Fish n’ Chips

A Healthier Spin to

Fish n’ Chips

Okay, so when you see what I’ve made you know this recipe is a bit of a play on words. BUT it IS also a healthier version of the original Fish n’ Chips.

Do you like to eat fish? I do! Have you eaten Fish n’ Chips before?

The original Fish n’ Chips is traditionally made with cod fish that’s in this fluffy crunchy deep-fried batter (yum!).

Fries are the chips served with malt vinegar (more yum!) on newspaper-a fish eaters delight!

If you like cod fish, every bit of this is delicious! And heavy and greasy. Continue reading Healthier Fish n’ Chips

Hash Brown Casserole

Better than Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

Actually that was one of my reviews. And my family has declared,

“This IS Better than Cracker Barrels Hash Brown Casserole!”

I was really flattered by the compliment my family gave me. If you’ve read about my critics and testers, they are my family & friends.

And when they don’t like something it feels harsh & it stings my ego. It’s hard not to take it personal. But they do not cut me any slack just because it’s me.

However, when they love something, they rave- it disappears and the request are made often. Those are the times I feel like I’ve won Chopped on the Food Network.

Have you watch Chopped before? Are you a fan like I am?

If they ever had a casting call for food bloggers to compete on that show I think I would apply.  Continue reading Hash Brown Casserole

The Best D@mn Chili Recipe Ever

The BEST D@mn Chili Recipe Ever!

It’s #Snowmageddon! Many in the USA woke up to cold weather and a snowy Saturday.

What a change! Just 13 days ago it was Christmas Eve 2016 and we were in shorts with 70 degree weather.

How is the weather where you live? What do you do to prepare for snowy winter weather?

I make sure we have flashlights, candles, wood for our fire, clean clothes, everything is charged and we have food.

But I want comfort food like chili or soup, hot cocoa and made from scratch cinnamon rolls.

I picked up some milk & bread!

There is always this mad dash for milk and bread in South Carolina when there is any threat of inclement weather.

And this really pokes fun at those I’ve seen push you out of their way at the grocery store just to stock up on milk & bread when this threat is announced.

In all fairness to those that have this knee jerk reaction, we have had some bad storms that have left us without power for days in the past.

So YES, I did pick up milk and bread. But really because we were out after 2 weeks off from the Christmas holiday.

As we left a grocery store, we noticed an elderly lady who looked like she needed help with her groceries.  Continue reading The Best D@mn Chili Recipe Ever

Leftover Beef & Shrimp Stir-Fry

A SURF & TURF STIR-FRY with leftover beef & shrimp

Happy New Year- 2017 is here!!

I’ve written goals or is it resolutions (??) for myself for 2017. What about you-how was your holiday? Do you have any resolutions, goals or changes you are making?

Are your Christmas decorations still up?

I started taking down all Christmas decorations the day after. But one year the decorations inside stayed up until March.

That won’t happen again although my kids would love that!

Resolution-Goals-or whatever we want to call it, I’ve set my mind to make some changes to my daily routine, nutrition and some financial goals. You know, the typical stuff.

A SURF & TURF Dinner

Over the holidays we had surf and turf…all in the comfort of our home.

Continue reading Leftover Beef & Shrimp Stir-Fry

2016 Best of the Worst

2016 Best of the Worst in LKBE

I thought it would be fun for me to share with you my…

2016 The Best of my Worst

The food that bombed, my flops and fails that didn’t make it on my blog this year.

2016 is sitting in the rear view mirror and we’ve said our good-byes to each other.

I am ready for 2017 to make a grand entrance.

Why in the world would I share food fails?

You need to know when I post about a recipe, it has been tested and taste delicious.

Continue reading 2016 Best of the Worst

Ham Soup with Veggies and Beans

Ham Soup with Veggies and Beans

Did you have a holiday feast and now have leftovers sitting in your fridge?

Use your leftover holiday ham to make something new and delicious!

I hope you will try my recipe for this hearty Ham Soup with Veggies & Beans or Leftover Ham & Cheese Muffins.

This soup freezes well, so when I make it, I make a lot so I can portion out (and freeze) some for another day.  Continue reading Ham Soup with Veggies and Beans

Thank You from Me to You

I wish YOU a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah

Continue reading Thank You from Me to You

Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip

Hot Crab AND Shrimp Dip

Christmas is almost here-and it finally registered to my husband when he gave me the deer in the headlights reaction.

It’s been nice getting to spend time with our friends and family this month. And there is always some kind of spread of food involved when we gather.

My Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip recipe is one I am very excited to share. If you enjoy seafood, then this appetizer is probably for you!

I knew I needed to create a dip at home after ordering hot crab dip at a couple of restaurants.  Continue reading Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip

Leftover Ham, Turkey & Mashed Potatoes


What in the world to do with them?? And how I’ve learned to approach them by

Reinventing Leftovers

Growing up, leftovers were not common in my home.

I think because there were 6 of us to cook for (my parents, my sister & brothers). So if there were any extras on the table you can bet the men in my home polished them off.

Leftovers were a challenge to me after I got married. I honestly didn’t know what to do with them.

I think leftovers just frustrated me, because I only saw them as eating the same meal over & over again.

Why would I eat the same thing for several days?

Since eating leftovers was not something I did often, I guess I avoided them.

Which makes me cringe for all the times I’d end up throwing out food because I wouldn’t eat it.

EEK!!! I feel awful admitting that.

Have you done this before, too? I am sure I’m not the only that’s done that.

I’m not always looking to reinvent leftovers, unless the leftovers are a plenty.

Enter in: The leftover holiday ham, leftover holiday turkey and leftover mashed potatoes.  Continue reading Leftover Ham, Turkey & Mashed Potatoes

How to make Pie Crust

How to make Pie Crust

And LKBE adventures in making a Gingerbread House

I’m sharing the skinny-NO WAIT- I mean the fat on How to a make a pie crust. And it’s pretty EASY!

PLUS a FREE Template for making a gingerbread house!

Have you ever made pie crust before?

If you are anything like me, I used to be afraid of making pie crust because I failed several times.  Continue reading How to make Pie Crust