These days, I’m all about anything and everything Joanna Gaines. I used to not understand everyone’s fascination with her, but then I saw an episode of Fixer Upper and got it.
Her houses are beautiful, yes, but what inspires me is her dedication to family, hard work, and living a life filled with grace, kindness, and optimism. And so, when Joanna Gaines came out with a cookbook, naturally it ended up on my bookshelf. The recipes in it are delicious, easy, affordable, and can literally feed all of Texas.
I also love that the recipes are inspired by her every day life. Her recipes are ones that she actually uses to feed her family of 7. Having food be the central point to one’s life — it’s an inspiration to me, and to this blog.
So here is a recipe inspired by one that I recently tried out of her cookbook. It looks unassuming, but don’t be fooled. It’s that hearty kind of homecooked meal that you’re looking for on a cold autumn night. While you try this, I’ll be over here watching reruns of Fixer Upper on Hulu.