We had some amazing BBQ in Nashville, and one of our favorite stops was Jack’s Bar-B-Que. It was so good, we actually went back right before our flight so we could get some for our trip home.

Jack’s serves a variety of smoked meat and BBQ styles including Texas brisket, St. Louis ribs, Tennessee pork shoulder, smoked turkey and chicken, and more.

For $15.99 you could get a plate with 3 meats, two vegetable sides and two slices of cornbread. I know it doesn’t look like, but it was enough food for two. The meat is quite filling.

Our favorite was the Tennessee pork shoulder. The slow cooked pork had a wonderful smokey flavor to it and was so tender and moist. Most of the pulled pork I’ve had in San Diego is drenched in sauce, but this was served without any and it really didn’t need it.


This creamy mashed cauliflower gratin is healthier than the potato version, but just as delicious.

This is another Thanksgiving side idea. I know there’s been an unusual amount of savory recipes lately. I’m gearing up for major baking for Thanksgiving though!

Potato gratin is one of Mr. K’s favorite dishes. He loves all that cheese and bacon. I don’t make it too often because I know how unhealthy it is. So after discovering cauliflower as a great potato substitute, I decided to try making his favorite with cauliflower instead. The verdict? He loved it!

I left the room for a minute and when I came back, the dish was empty. He asked me to make him more. Yes, I’m pretty shocked too…It’s almost as shocking as when I found him awake before me last Sunday and cleaning the house.


This dessert sandwich is stuffed with Nutella and marshmallow creme. It’s messy, gooey, and absolutely delicious.

Do you ever have times in your life where you are so busy that you feel like you need to tell yourself to breathe or you might actually forget? These last few days have been like that. I had a slight break from it this afternoon though, and I felt like I could finally take a deep breath. And eat a Nutella S’more sandwich. Call it stress eating, if you will.

Before all the craziness began, I did have time to go watch Super Hero 6, which was as cute as I thought it would be. What was equally adorable was the short film they played right before called “Feast.” I thought it was just going to be about a dog who loves food, but they managed to make a whole story out of it that was very entertaining and truthful. I definitely recommend seeing it if you get a chance.