Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas are a crowd-pleasing dinner recipe that’s just as perfect for busy weeknights as larger parties and get-togethers. It’s such a flavorful meal! Besides the fact that Chicken Fajitas are wildly delicious, I love how they’re so customizable and friendly to all sorts of dietary preferences. The flavors and textures are fresh and...

Fajita Seasoning

This homemade Fajita Seasoning only takes a few minutes to mix together, and allows you to use quality spices free of MSG, anti-caking agents, and other additives. I love keeping it on hand for Chicken Fajitas! There are so many benefits to making your own spice mixes at home, and fortunately there’s little reason...

Brown Butter Blondies

Brown Butter Blondies On Cutting Board With Walnuts

These Brown Butter Blondies have incredible flavor and the perfect chewy texture, and they’re simple to make! They’re great for bake sales, potlucks, or anywhere you need a dessert that holds up well and still tastes delicious for several days after its made. Every time I make something with brown butter, I feel like...

Tapenade

Olive Tapenade is an easy accompaniment that works well as an appetizer or cheese board component, or as a side to main entree meats like roast chicken. Tapenade is so, so under appreciated, if you ask me. Not only is tapenade really flavorful and delicious, but it takes just 5-10 minutes to prepare, keeps...

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a quick, easy, delicious dinner to make, perfect for weeknights!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a quick and easy recipe to make for dinner. Thin chicken cutlets are breaded in parmesan, egg, and panko bread crumbs, then pan fried until crispy! If you’re someone who’s often short on time but still wants something delicious and homemade for dinner, this is the perfect recipe for you....

Chipotle Shrimp

Grilled Chipotle Marinated Shrimp With White Rice and Cilantro On Plate With Fork

This Chipotle Shrimp has SO much flavor and cooks in a flash! Peeled shrimp are quickly marinated in a fresh cilantro chipotle mixture, then cooked on the grill for a charred flavor. You can also sear the shrimp in a hot skillet.   Among my many missions in life, I’m determined for people to...

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is a simple main dish perfect for weeknight meals, and it pairs well with virtually any side dish. At first glance, it may not seem like this dish would be as good as it is, but here’s why wrapping pork tenderloin in bacon is so great. First, when you sear...

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats are a delicious make-ahead breakfast for people who love oatmeal with hearty texture. This recipe is endlessly customizable and convenient for busy mornings!  I posted my go-to recipe for Overnight Oats a month ago and promised to do a version using steel cut oats, so here it is! If I had to...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy, delicious treat to make as an edible gift or dressed up dessert at home. I share tips below that ensure smooth, beautiful chocolate that doesn’t clump or seize up.  Chocolate covered strawberries may be simple, but they are one of my absolute favorite desserts to enjoy. The juiciness...

Irish Cream Brownies with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream

Irish Cream Brownies with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream

These Irish Cream Brownies are dark, rich, and fudgy, with a butterscotch-like Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream on top.  Between the Irish Cream in the brownie batter and the caramelized buttercream, there are so many amazing flavors here that make this my favorite brownie recipe. I remember discovering the Irish Cream flavor via a pint...

Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelee

This creamy Panna Cotta is a great make-ahead dessert that’s simple to make, and pretty enough for a special occasion. Because Panna Cotta is so often served at restaurants, it’s easy to think of it as complicated or fancy. But it’s one of the easiest desserts you can make yourself. And because it has...

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes are an easy treat to make at home, for much less money than what it costs at a restaurant. This recipe has plenty of lump crab meat and lots of flavor! I have never been able to resist crab cakes, to the point where whenever I went to a restaurant that had...

Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce is a simple condiment that pairs well with seafood, adding a creamy and briny contrast to Crab Cakes, Salmon Cakes, and more! It only takes a few minutes to mix together this homemade sauce, and you’ll be rewarded with something much better than anything you can buy at the store. Freshness makes all the...

Chocolate Mug Cake

This Chocolate Mug Cake recipe is the first one I’ve tried that actually tastes good. It’s cooked in the microwave for a quick chocolate treat serving one or two people! I remember when mug cakes blew up on the internet many years ago, I got really excited. Having just a little mug portion of...

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Fill these Homemade Fortune Cookies with your own personal fortunes for a fun and delicious crafty treat! I love when food crosses into the craft category and these cookies certainly do. That’s what makes fortune cookies so fun to do yourself, even though they are a bit tedious to make. You can put your...

Caesar Salad

This Caesar Salad is the real deal, just like what you’d get from a high-quality restaurant. With homemade Caesar dressing, fresh croutons, and shavings of parmigiano reggiano, it’s easy to prepare and so delicious!  A good quality Caesar salad is one of my favorite things ever to eat. It’s understandably one of the most...

Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Dressing from scratch makes all the difference in preparing an incredible Caesar Salad, and it only takes a few minutes.  I have to warn you that once you make caesar dressing from scratch, you won’t want to buy it at the store anymore. The flavor and richness is unmatched, and tastes just...

Croutons

Croutons made at home with fresh bread are a thousand times better than storebought, and they’re incredibly simple to make!  Homemade croutons are one of my secret weapons in making the most epic salads at home. You see, my problem with storebought croutons is that they have absolutely zero moisture to them. I understand...

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are a simple and healthy breakfast that’s conveniently made ahead of time, and the flavor combinations are endless!  It’s always a good sign when something that was once trendy is still in your life several years after it first became popular. Yes, I’m talking about overnight oats. And there are many reasons...

Homemade English Muffins

These homemade english muffins are made from a simple dough, and only need one rise! When melted butter pools inside the nooks and crannies of a crunchy, toasted English muffin…oh…that’s heaven to me. English muffins have always been “a thing” for my family. If you walked into the pantry of my childhood home at...

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

These heavenly Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches make for an easy and delicious hot lunch. Crispy fried eggplant is layered on a ciabatta roll with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, marinara sauce, and fresh basil. I get the convenience of a simple PB&J, but I LOVE the more elaborate sandwiches. Especially the hot and cheesy ones! Thanks...

Broccoli Salad

This healthy Broccoli Salad is crunchy, fresh, and full of flavor! It has just a touch of creaminess and lots of texture. One of the things that has worked best for me when trying to eat healthier is simply having healthy food ready to eat in the fridge. Salads like this are perfect for...

Thumbprint Cookies

I have been making these Thumbprint Cookies since college, and they never get old! Buttery shortbread is filled with sweet jam for this easy and delicious cookie. Sometimes the simplest cookies are the best, and to me, jam thumbprint cookies are all about enjoying a simple buttery shortbread with the sweetness of a quality...

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Stainless Steel Half Sheet Pan With Crispy Smashed Yellow Baby Creamer otatoes

These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are crunchy on the edges, but fluffy and soft in the middle. It’s reminiscent of a french fry, but so much easier to make! Potatoes can be so many things: crispy, fluffy, creamy, hearty, filling, and oh so much more. So why is this recipe special? Because you get to...

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 taste like Christmas. Spiced with cinnamon and cloves, and studded with orange zest and cranberries, they have a warm and cozy spirit. Biscotti were one...

Chicken Cacciatore

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

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 that you can do cozy AND healthy at the same time. Remember when I said there were a bunch of Whole30 recipes that were SO...

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 leftover celery that needs using up, this is a great staple for turning it into a great side dish. I love celery and buy it...

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 back to roasting whole chickens. I know it has a weird name, and spatchcock chicken also looks kind of weird too, but once you try...

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, prepare to enjoy them in another form: cookie bars! Florentines have always been one of my favorite cookies because, really, when there are crunchy almonds,...

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 your mouth” experience. You may know them by another name, like butterballs, Russian tea cakes, or Mexican wedding cakes, but they are all a simple...

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Here’s how to make the Best Roasted Brussel Sprouts that are perfectly golden and caramelized on the edges, but not dried out.  If you need help loving brussel sprouts, this is the way you do it. They’re SO good roasted! Making a big tray of these is one of my staples for weeknight dinner,...

Peanut Butter Balls

These Peanut Butter Balls are a riff on buckeyes, with a creamy peanut butter center coated in a dark chocolate shell. If you like peanut butter cups, you’ll love these Peanut Butter Balls too. These focus a lot more on the actual peanut butter filling, with just a thin coating of chocolate on the...

Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

This simple Honey Lime Chicken Thighs recipe only calls for a few ingredients for a delicious sticky glaze: honey, zesty lime, and spicy sriracha! Are you ready for a super easy recipe that has a whole lot of flavor going on? Pretty much all of the ingredients required for these Sticky Honey Lime Chicken...

Sweet Potato “Rice”

This Sweet Potato Rice is a great side dish that’s both delicious and healthy, plus it’s easy to make! I can’t even count how many times I’ve made this rice. Easily hundreds of times. After James was born, I started experimenting with cooking every single vegetable in every way imaginable. The point being to...

Brown Butter Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies have crunchy potato chips mixed in for texture, and nutty brown butter for flavor!

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

These Peanut Butter M&M Cookies have a soft peanut butter cookie dough studded with creamy Peanut Butter M&M’s. It’s the perfect cookie recipe for the peanut butter lover! If you’re not familiar with a Peanut Butter M&M, it’s like Reese’s Pieces but even bigger and creamier. A friend introduced them to me and I...