• Simple Enchiladas

    The cat is out of the bag. The secret is out. Alert the media! Enchiladas have arrived at the Sells house. One of my husband’s favorite dishes is a giant plate of enchiladas. Kodi’s mom has made enchiladas for years and they will forever hold a special place in his heart. I thought that I would give them a try and adapt the recipe to the busy household that we live in. When I served them up for dinner and I got a thumbs up from Kodi and that was all I needed! There are some very amazing homemade and…

  • Shepherd’s Pie

    When growing up, there were three or four favorite recipes that we repeatedly made in my mother’s house, and I bet your family did the same thing. These days, I find myself going through seasons where certain meals in our house are repeated. I think it’s because they’ve become our family favorites, especially for the weeknights.  Kodi and I find food to be our creative outlet and something that inspires us as part of living well and loving well. We love to cook and make new creations in the kitchen, but sometimes you just need to make that family favorite…

  • Coconut Cream Cake

    Anyone that has been to a church potluck hopefully has encountered amazing dessert tables. I love a big gathering that shows off everyone’s culinary efforts. Even though you may encounter some disturbing ones, it’s still a really fun experience. On a personal note, my preference is to try foods from homes that I am familiar with. I have come across quite a few mamas and grandmas that get it right and know how to feed a crowd. They can create desserts and meals that are delicious masterpieces.  I want to share with you a coconut cream cake recipe that is…

  • Gluten Free Oat Flour Pancakes

    Our Simply Sells gluten free oat flour banana pancakes are the easiest way to make whole grain pancakes for your family. So, for all the gluten free peeps out there – you deserve pancakes too! I love that the recipe calls for pantry staples because I always have the ingredients on hand. I have made pancakes that use store bought mixes, like in my paleo banana pancakes recipe, but if you don’t have a pancake mix on hand these gluten free pancakes really are the next best thing. Another plus with this recipe is the protein content that will keep you going…

  • Oat Milk

    Alternative milks have been around for quite some time. The rise in milk alternatives for those who are lactose intolerant or want to make certain lifestyle changes have really made their mark in the world today. Now many coffee shops have even made the choice to serve several types of dairy free milks. We’ve discovered how simple it is to make some of these milks on your own. If you enjoy the latest oat milk craze, this recipe really is for you! It is extremely simple and very cost-effective. The cost of a carton of non-store brand oat milk is about…

  • Millionaire Shortbread

    I have wanted to make this dessert for our Simply Sells Kitchen family since we started the website. Nothing excites me more than to bring you into our family and share what we enjoy in times of celebration. I come from a family that has very few traditions, but this one seems to have stuck for a long period of time. No pun intended as the caramel in this recipe is no joke, Ha! I wouldn’t say we have generational traditions but we usually bring this millionaire shortbread recipe out during Christmas time and have for years.  Christmas traditions help…

  • Turkey Farro Soup

    There is nothing like all the preparation leading up to a holiday meal, or the memories created together with your loved ones that keep family traditions alive. Keeping traditions alive is very honoring to those who have gone before us. This turkey farro soup in our household is one of those traditions! Holiday Traditions One tradition that I love is making my mother’s millionaire shortbread (also known as caramel squares) during Christmas time. It’s a recipe that will make its debut on Simply Sells very soon, as Christmas approaches. The millionaire shortbread is so absolutely delicious you can’t stop eating…

  • Tres Leches Cake

    Baking at the Sells household is always a fun family affair. Whether brownies, cookies, or cakes it doesn’t matter. Kodi and I love it, the kids love it and, of course, neither of us can hardly wait to lick the spoon! This tres leches (three milks) cake is no exception. Baking as a family For us, baking dessert is a sign that we are relaxed and happy. Out come the kid’s stepping stools shortly followed by the young ones slightly arguing about who will be the closest to the mixing bowl action. We get so much happiness from our family coming…

  • Hearty Kale Salad w/Lemon Tahini Dressing

    I am always looking to stay healthy, and I love a good salad. I’m always looking to make salads more creative and indulgent, and to make a meal out of them. However, sometimes during the rush of the work week and when time is of the essence my salads often result in a bit of a boring and bland bowl of greens. Ultimately, I want the health, nutrition, and volume to fill you up all in one big bowl. This kale salad does not dissapoint! Kale and health benefits I never thought much of kale while growing up. It was not…

  • We want to be right in the middle of it!

    When I was younger, I was a naturally caring person and I valued stability so becoming a nurse seemed a logical choice. I remember liking to sing so I joined choir at school and auditioned for the advanced traveling choir in middle school. I also started the youth worship team at the age of 14. I would say that it was a passion of the heart and not really something that I had a lot of training in at that point. I remember, as years passed, singing in the youth worship team in, and then years later at my brother’s…