But it wasn't a rock ... I like food

That's How We Cabbage Roll Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 6
I love cabbage rolls but don't have the patience to put them together, so I prefer to combine all the ingredients casserole-style and bake. Same taste, easier prep! That's how we roll!

Happy Hallobean Pumpkin Chili

Black beans & orange pumpkin make for a warm bowl of chili perfect to serve before trick-or-treating.

Chumbo! A Chili & Gumbo Hybrid

We love chili, we love gumbo, put them both together and KAPOW, you've got Chumbo! Serving suggestions: cooked rice, cornbread, shredded cheese, cilantro, Fritos, or whatever chili garnishes you prefer.

Trees, Seeds & Beans (Broccoli Slaw)

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
I came up with this broccoli slaw side dish when I was trying to clear the fridge out prior to leaving for a vacation. Grabbed what I saw, stirred up a bowl, and gave it a cheeky title based on some of the cute terms my daughter uses for food.

Braseltouille - Meatatarian Ratatouille

Rating: 5 stars 58
Ratatouille a la Braselton, GA. I know some purist reviewers will cry "false! This is nothing like Ratatouille!" but pfft on them, because I took the premise of Ratatouille, switched it up, and renamed it. Scoop it up on some crusty French bread and you'll be instantly transported to the thrilling town of Braselton.

Zippy Black Beans

Zippy Black Beans' Haiku: "Pop open some beans! Make your plate a fiesta! Color, taste, oh joy!" Serve perched atop rice, scooped with tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, squirt with a lime wedge ~ really, there's no end to how one can enjoy a blissful black bean!

Pretty Pumpkin Pie

I like things that go "crunch!" I can't eat a smooth, custard-ey pie, or ice cream that doesn't have something that I can bite into. Along comes the holidays and I'm in charge of dessert, so a basic pumpkin pie evolved into a pie with some bite.

Super Snack Mix

I'm nutty for snackey-mixes. Over the holidays, I thought it'd be nice to serve a more "refined" snack mix than just a standard trail mix. Enter this recipe! A recipe that's completely customizable - change the ratio, add a goldfish cracker or Cheerio, this snack mix is, as my 2 year old says, "nummy nummy good" even with the little kick that the topping gives it.

"Bumblebee" Mexican Chicken/Squash Casserole

Mexican ingredients in shades of yellow and black, while not necessary, is fun and lends a bumblebee-appearance to this filling, and tasty, casserole. For a "Bee-sting", add a healthy squirt of Sriracha sauce! Serve over yellow rice.

Peanut Butter Banana Blammo! Brownies

Rating: 4 stars 20
The sublime love affair of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate synthesize in this fudgy brownie recipe. Also divine w/ dried banana chips, chopped walnuts, extra sugar (up to 1 c. more), and 1/2 tsp. baking powder (for a cake-ier texture.)

3 Ingredient Disappearing Bean Dip

Need a super-fast hors d'oeuvres? Impress your guests with this quick, melty, bean-ey dip, but just be sure to use refried BLACK beans and not regular refried beans, as it makes all the difference!

Scrumptious Summery Shrimp Salad

LOVEZ this recipe! It's very colorful and tastes better and better the longer you leave it in the fridge for the flavors to chill and meld into one explosively flavorful salad!