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

Orange Cranberry Biscotti

Orange Cranberry Biscotti are easy to make at home, and taste far better than what you can buy from the store. Biscotti truly taste best freshly baked! These Biscotti... (more)

Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Thigh Cacciatore With Green Olives On White Crate & Barrel Dotted China Platter

Chicken Cacciatore

This Chicken Cacciatore, or Hunter-style chicken, is a delicious and healthy one-pot meal, with golden braised chicken thighs, mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, and green olives.  This recipe proves... (more)

Celery Salad

This crisp and refreshing Celery Salad has walnuts, parmesan, and pomegranate arils for a unique salad that’s pretty enough for the holiday table. If you often find yourself with... (more)

Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken roasts in half the time of a whole trussed chicken, and also cooks more evenly. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner staple! Once you spatchcock, you don’t go... (more)

Florentine Cookie Bars

These Florentine Cookie Bars combine all the wonderful flavors and textures of Florentine cookies with a buttery shortbread bar. It’s a great Christmas treat!  If you love Florentine cookies,... (more)

Snowball Cookies

These Snowball Cookies are a Christmas classic that can be made with any kind of nut. They’re easy and delicious! Snowball Cookies are the epitome of the “melt in... (more)