3 pound pork loin , trimmed of excess fat 
1 tablespoon canola oil
salt and pepper , to taste
4 garlic cloves , minced
1/3 cup light brown sugar
8 slices thick cut bacon

Rub the tablespoon of canola oil and add Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.

Add the garlic and brown sugar to the top of the pork.

Wrap the pork with the bacon (I wrapped all the way around, if you want to drape them over the top you can as well.)

Place carefully into the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

If you finish the cooking time and for some reason the bacon is not as crispy as you would like, remove the pork and put it on a baking sheet in the oven on broil for 2-3 minutes (keep the pork in the middle of the oven, not too close to the top).

So long 2017

in , by Kelly , December 29, 2017
2017 has its ups and downs for me. I am so ready for a brand new year. 

     The good:

  1. My niece turned 1
  2. My nephew turned 2
  3. It snowed in December
  4. I went to Tennessee (got to see where I was born, Nashville and Memphis) 
  5. Started a new business
  6. The Astros winning the World Series
  7. Did the St. Jude walk (was supposed to do the ALS one, but got sick)  
  8. Went to see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in concert 
  9. Cooked more
  10. Reading some (hope to read more in 2018)\
  11. Got a new nanny job and loving the family
  12. Watching more Netflix (I am a binge watcher)

     The bad:
  1. A year (Feb) since we said goodbye to our big dog, Easton
  2. Losing my baby boy dog Rico. This is still hard for me to process. He was in so much pain. I still cry thinking of him, but he is in heaven with Easton, pain-free. It will get better for me.......someday
  3. Too many violence all over. My heart still aches for all the families and loves ones that died because of violence. Hopefully, it will end someday
  4. The deadly hurricanes that so many were affected and still are trying to pick up the pieces 
  5. The Cali fires and the so many were affected and still are trying to pick up the pieces 

So here is to saying GOODBYE 2017!!  I really hope 2018 is much better for me and my love ones!!! Hope you all have a great 2018!!!!


in , by Kelly , December 26, 2017
I made these last year for Christmas and I made them again this year. They were a hit this year too

NOTE: I chilled mine over night

 Yield: 4 tortillas (approx. 45 pinwheels) | Total Time: 20 min. + 1 hr. optional chill time


12 oz. (1.5 pkg) softened cream cheese
1 C crumbled feta cheese
1/3-1/2 C chopped green onion
1 pkg dried sweetened cranberries
4 spinach tortillas * I used white* either is fine


Combine all ingredients except tortillas. Mix well.

Divide and spread cream cheese mixture evenly between four spinach tortillas.

Roll tightly, wrap in clear plastic wrap, and refrigerate for one hour.* To serve, cut into approximately 12 slices.

*NOTE* If you don't have time to chill before slicing, never fear, these will be fine without the additional hour of chilling.

Pretty Little Liars

by Kelly , December 19, 2017
I am SOOOOOOOOOOO late in the game watching Pretty Little Liars!!!! Season 1 was OMG.  I am on season 2. This show is good and freaky at the same time!!! Can't wait to watch more seasons

Snow in South Louisiana 2017

in , by Kelly , December 11, 2017
Last Friday, we woke up to a winter wonderland here in South Louisiana!!!!! It was so beautiful. It looked like a snowglobe was being shaken. The last time it snowed here was in 2008. That was very beautiful too. 

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