Author name: Lisa Via Bryan

Howdy! I'm Lisa. I am a wife, a mom of 5, and a Registered Nurse. We love family(animals included) and good fresh seasonal food. Follow me for recipes that are tried and true.

Vanilla Pomegranate Holiday Vodka Drink with a Maple Sugar Rim

Vanilla Pomegranate Drink Nothing says it’s the Holidays more than some good mixed drinks. Exciting, distracting, and simply delicious! This Vanilla Pomegranate Vodka drink brings together refreshing, tart, and sweet. I remember a time when my Mom did not drink alcohol. Not for any reason outside the fact she was raised Southern Baptist and they …

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Perfect Juicy Pork Chops with an Apricot Thyme Sauce

Perfect Juicy Pork Chops Pork Chops are infamous to be tough, flavorless, and dry. Life doesn’t have to be like this 😝 . It’s easier than you think to have this Perfect juicy and moist and flavorful meat. With this recipe I added an Apricot Thyme Sauce to drizzle on top and also dip each …

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Chocolate Salted Carmel No-Bake Quinoa Cookies

Why Quinoa? I made these Quinoa No-bake cookies during the chaos of Thanksgiving. Why? Because I needed a carb break. These are able to satisfy and stay light which is much needed for a potato-heavy time of year. As I was making these, I thought about oatmeal no-bake peanut butter cookies. Literally, one of my …

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The Dilly Pot Pie

What’s the dilly-o, you say? Homestyle pot pie with a buttery, crispy crust that will have you writing home about. I love this recipe for Pot Pie and yes, let’s dill-it-up!! Come on, let’s get dilly-with-it 😂🫣💃 Honestly, this is ALL about the crust. The filling is ahhmazing, don’t get me wrong, but the crust–seals …

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(Cider-Roasted) Brussel Sprouts

I’m writing to tell you that I just ate half a bag of these Brussels sprouts. Don’t judge me. I feel healthier, actually 😆. I literally loaded up a giant bowl, added some dried cranberries, and went to town. These Brussels sprouts are tender with crunchy roasted leaves, a slight tang from the cider, and …

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Granny’s Homemade Waffles

I feel like there is nothing better in this world than to wake up to a nice breakfast. When I ask the kids what they want to eat in the morning, the response is almost always pancakes or waffles. Therefore, I have made probably a million and a half actual waffles and pancakes combined. This …

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EASY Pretzel Bread Soup Bowls

Pretzel bowls are sweet, fluffy, chewy, and delicious. You can use them for soup bowls or simply to eat. This SAME recipe can be used to make just regular pretzels as well. WHHhaaat?! yeah! I am the first one to admit, I looOve bread. Making bread was one of my first loves when I started …

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Tuscan Chicken

Tuscan Chicken This creamy, full-bodied Tuscan sauce is an easy and hearty meal. I love the textures and the wholesome creamy tomato-y feel I get with this. Eat with a crusty piece of BREAD or over RICE, this will be a new family favorite! One-Dish Meal Yes, that’s right friends! One-dish meals are too “legit-to-quit”! …

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Gardening: The Importance of Soil Health

Most avid gardeners know how futile it is to keep good soil health. Soil is your foundation for everything successful and the health of our plants and Earth. Our foundation is not something that can be compromised. Roundup or Glyphosate is 100% harmful to all things in the soil, including good bacteria and introducing cancer-causing …

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