Candied Bacon & Blue Cheese Burger

Happy June (!!) everyone! I’ve been seriously slacking on blogging this last month but what I’m positing today will (hopefully) make up for that! This post is basically the essence of all things good in life. AKA bacon + more bacon + candied bacon + cheese.  Hallelujah! Before I dive into that, here is what has been going on behind the scenes at Holly’s Buns ...more

Dairy Free Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

During these summer months, I find it to be a less than ideal situation to be roasting away in a steaming hot  kitchen, and this is especially true this summer. So I have decided that it is time to increase my recipe bank for smoothies, ice creams and home made custards!...more

Butter Browned Lamb Chops over rice

 One of the problems trying to come up with new recipes all the time is seemingly running out of ideas.  It's a big giant circle of a conundrum.  Chicken and the egg kind of thing.  I try not to go out and look at other recipes but when you are a Pinterest addict there is no helping it....more

Summer Veggie Stirfry With Turkey Kielbasa

Colorful peppers, summer squash, red onion and lean smoked turkey sausage make a simple and flavorful meal that comes together in under 30 minutes. ...more

Kale Smoothie with Almond Butter

Good morning y'all! Hope you had a great weekend. Ours was good, just with slightly less sleep (yes, it is possible). Baby is not sleeping as well as he used to. And I think he might be getting hungry...he is 6 months old (!) in 2 days. He's also cutting teeth now so probably bit of both - getting ready for food and teeth are buggin' him. His mood isn't different during the day but at night he's feeding more than usual. We leave for Florida on Saturday so I was planning on starting solids when we got back but it's looking like his tummy has a different plan....more


It is summertime which means it is time to indulge in some cold sweet treats such as these homemade banana ice cream sandwiches! And the best thing about this healthy homemade ice cream recipe is that it is requires one (yes, one!) ingredient. It is super simple, leaving you with more time to bask in the summer sunshine.  Not to mention the kiddos will love it and you won't feel guilty about letting them have more. ...more

Meal Plans

As a teacher, I was used to planning. There were lesson plans, long range plans, content area plans, student plans for improvement, and many other plans. After all that paper work, planning family meals was a breeze and something I enjoyed. Life became SO much easier when I had a plan for dinners. One week in advance was good. Two weeks of meal plans were great. I could get most of what I needed for two weeks in one trip, and I only had to plan meals every other week. It didn’t always work out that way, but that was ideal....more

Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

Tender chicken and seasoned marinara are stuffed into a zucchini boat, sprinkled with panko and parmesan and then baked to perfection. So much flavor all packed into perfect 100 calorie servings. ...more

Potatoes and fenugreek leaves stir fry

Aloo methi sabzi is very popular dry vegetable sabzi in north india. It is cooked very often  in every house. Methi has slight bitter taste that is why when It is combined with potatoes , It taste amazing ....more

Retrieving The ‘Teochew Stir-Fried Cucumber & Onion With Egg’ Taste

It is difficult. You start off not knowing exactly how it should taste like, and yet you know when you’ve gotten it wrong. I could only give it my best shot in my attempt to discover what my mama’s secret recipe contains....more