Hi, I’m Joanne!

Food and lifestyle blogger, video creator, and on-camera personality

Here you’ll find 700+ tested, approachable recipes from scratch, plus posts about my favorite things, lifestyle, travel, and more!

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Recent Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie

This classic Chicken Pot Pie is filled with tender pieces of chicken, carrot, celery, potato, and herbs. It’s cozy comfort food that’s wonderful in the winter! If you’re looking... (more)

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

This delicious Cranberry Sauce is made with orange, cinnamon, and spiced rum for a perfect Thanksgiving pairing for turkey! If canned cranberry scares you, you’ve got to try making... (more)

Rice Pilaf

This Rice Pilaf is a classic side dish that goes well with nearly any meal. It’s simple, fluffy, and flavorful. A lot of times people think of rice as... (more)

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle: An easy big-batch recipe to make for dinner!

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Short ribs aren’t the default cut of beef for shredding anymore! Flank steak is a lot leaner and shreds beautifully for this Slow Cooker Beef Ragu. This is the... (more)

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle is one of the best holiday treats and is so easy to make yourself! It tastes wonderful made fresh and is a great gift for family and... (more)

Best Hot Chocolate from Scratch

This rich and creamy Hot Chocolate is easy to make, and has intense chocolate flavor. Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows for a cold weather treat! I’ve tested all... (more)