Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies have the perfect old fashioned flavor and chewy bite, and are great for cookie exchanges and holiday parties! While Molasses Cookies will never have the popularity of Snickerdoodles or Shortbread Cookies, I think they are easily one of the best. The flavor and texture are both just too incredible. They’re crisp on the...

Best Cut Out Cookies

If you’ve been looking for the best Cut Out Cookies Recipe that won’t spread during baking, this is the one! It’s a solid, reliable recipe that’s perfect for decorating. This recipe is from my friend Bridget, arguably the cookie queen of the internet, of Bake at 350. If you’ve ever had issues with your...

Peanut Butter Pie

This Peanut Butter Pie is one of the most incredible desserts ever! It has a creamy, luscious texture and a rich peanut butter flavor. This recipe is so good that it’s almost mean for me to post it. Or at least, my husband told me that I shouldn’t post this recipe for the good of...

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

You can assemble this Sausage Breakfast Casserole the night before you plan to serve it, and simply bake it in the morning for a hearty and delicious meal! Make-ahead meals are the best. Not everything can be made ahead of time, but thank goodness there are some meals that are even better because they’re...

Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Balsamic Vinaigrette is a versatile dressing that goes with just about any salad. It’s easy to make, and keeps well in the fridge. You can’t beat a good balsamic dressing. It’s such a workhorse recipe that can bring together any salad. While I absolutely love my Lemon Vinaigrette, the nice thing about Balsamic...

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

This is my family’s favorite Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe. It has fresh Italian sausage, herbs, and veggies for the perfect holiday side dish! This stuffing is so darn good. This could be my whole Thanksgiving meal, right here. Just me and my 8×11 pan of stuffing. Having tried quite a few variations of stuffing over...

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 for a hearty recipe to make for dinner on chilly nights, this Chicken Pot Pie is fantastic. Sometimes people think of chicken pot pie as...

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 fresh cranberry sauce. It’s SO much better. When I was a kid, I always thought of cranberry sauce as the stuff that made that creepy...

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 a boring side dish, but you can create quite a different experience depending on how you cook it. This rice pilaf is about as minimal...

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

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

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 perfect weeknight meal, cooked low and slow for 8 hours and ready to toss with your favorite pasta. Shredded beef has always been one of...

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 friends. If you’re looking for an easy holiday gift that you can make on the cheap, peanut brittle is it. I know a lot of...

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 the different ways to make hot chocolate and settled on this method as the best. Since I’m not much of a coffee drinker, when I...

English Style Scones

These English Style Scones bake up light, tall and fluffy, and are a wonderful treat for breakfast or afternoon tea. Spread them with jam, clotted cream, butter, or simply eat them plain. They’re so delicious! To this day, if you go to my childhood home and open up the refrigerator, you will find bags...

Roasted Fennel

Roasted Fennel is an easy and delicious staple for healthy eating, and can be added to a variety of salads and meals, or simply enjoyed as a side dish! If you need a little convincing when it comes to getting onboard with fennel, roasting is a fantastic way to cook it. If you’ve ever...

Bread Pudding

Sweet cinnamon bread is cubed and soaked in a rich custard spiked with rum and vanilla, and baked until golden. It's a great make-ahead dessert, and wonderful with ice cream!

Wild Rice Salad

This Wild Rice Salad is on my list of Top 5 Favorite Salads of all time. It has incredible flavors and textures, and also keeps really well in the fridge for healthy eating at a moment’s notice. If you’re striving to eat healthier but still want to eat wildly delicious food, try this salad....

Pumpkin Butter

Learn How to Make Pumpkin Butter using fresh or canned pumpkin. It’s such an easy fall recipe, and only takes 20 minutes to make.  Even though you can buy pumpkin butter at the store, you pay quite the premium for it, when it’s really easy and delightful to make at home. I say delightful...

Baklava

This heavenly Baklava combines honey-soaked layers of flaky phyllo pastry with spiced walnuts. It’s a great make-ahead dessert perfect for the holidays or special occasions. If I had to name some of the best desserts of all time, Baklava would be on the list for sure. Anyone who’s tasted it knows why. The flavors...

The Best Baked Chicken Wings

Holding a crispy baked chicken wing with hand

I have tried all the different methods for Baked Chicken Wings against mine, and I still think these are the best! There are hundreds of rave reviews in the comments too. These Baked Chicken Wings are extra crispy thanks to a special cooking method of parboiling to get rid of excess fat, then cooking in...

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is delicious enough to eat on its own as a side, or can be used as a starting point for recipes like Butternut Squash Soup or salads. It’s so easy! If you’ve never had simply roasted butternut squash cubes before, prepare to be amazed by how delicious it can be. With...

Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is creamy and delicious, without being loaded up with heavy cream. It’s easy to prepare, and the incredible flavor of the butternut squash really shines.  I’d like to think this is the most elegant version of butternut squash soup out there. It’s easy to make soups taste good by...

Crepes

These homemade Crepes are made with only 6 ingredients, and have the classic eggy flavor you’d expect from these thin and delicious pancakes. They can be served many different ways! I love a good batch of Buttermilk Pancakes for its fluffy texture, but there’s something about the flavor and eggy texture of crepes that’s...

Mexican Rice

How to Make Mexican Rice

This easy Mexican Rice is flavored with fresh tomato, white onion, garlic, and jalapeno. It’s a perfect side dish for Carnitas, Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef, or shredded chicken. Rice as a side dish is pretty underrated. There’s SO much flavor in this rice, and the texture is amazing! What I love about going the...

Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies have a wonderful texture, with a nice chewiness and crumb, and lots of peanut butter flavor! Pair with a glass of milk for a nostalgic dessert.

Turkey Chili

This Turkey Chili recipe is one of the quicker chilis you can make, and still manages to be delicious, well-spiced and full of flavor!

Lettuce Wraps

Classic Asian lettuce wraps get a healthier makeover with ground turkey swapped in for ground pork, and finely chopped mushrooms added to the mix!

Peanut Butter Semifreddo

Scoop Of Peanut Butter Semifreddo Ice Cream With OXO Ice Cream Scoop

This is the dessert I always make for guests when I’m entertaining them for the first time. When people taste it, they think I’m a food magician. This is the creamiest, most luscious ice cream you’ll ever taste, and no ice cream machine is needed. November 23rd, 2010. That’s when I first published this...

Seared Ahi Tuna

This Seared Ahi Tuna has tons of flavor, with a sweet citrus marinade for the tuna, and an Orange Avocado Salsa on the side. It's a delicious dinner fit for company or a special occasion!

How to Segment an Orange

In this quick visual guide, you’ll learn How to Segment an Orange. It’s great for any dish where you only want the juicy orange flesh, without the membranes. Whenever I make salads with oranges, whether sweet or savory, I always use segmented orange pieces. It takes a couple minutes, but it makes for a...

Beef and Broccoli

Chinese Beef and Broccoli is an easy, flavorful stir-fry, great for a weeknight meal!

Beef and broccoli is one of the easiest Chinese takeout recipes that you can make at home, and it’s quick enough for a weeknight meal. Chinese food is a cuisine I love SO much but am rarely satisfied to eat out. Chinese takeout would be a dream if I could find a place using...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - One of my Christmas Favorites!

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are fudgy and soft in the middle, like a brownie in texture, with a crackled exterior. They’re one of my favorite Christmas cookies! Calling any Christmas cookie your “favorite” is always kind of silly, because clearly there is no one favorite. But this is one of the cookies I make every...

Carrot Ginger Dressing

This Carrot Ginger Dressing is simple to make, yet hits many flavor notes. It has a fantastic creamy, pourable texture as well! If you’ve ever made salad dressing at home before, you know how much better it tastes compared to what you can buy at the store. While Lemon Vinaigrette is my ultimate go-to...

Banana Bread

This delicious Banana Bread is a cinch to make using fresh OR frozen bananas. It has an incredibly moist texture and the perfect amount of sweetness to it.   It takes a lot for me to settle on my favorite version of a recipe, as I must try ALL the combinations first before deciding what’s...

Crispy Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari is a lot easier to make at home than you might think! This recipe has a crispy batter that fries perfectly to a golden brown crunch. Are there any foods you can think of that you MUST get if you see it on the menu when you’re dining out? For me, Fried...

Roasted Acorn Squash

 This Maple Acorn Squash is one of my favorite side dishes to make in the fall, and is incredibly easy to make!

Snickerdoodles

These Snickerdoodles have tons of cinnamon flavor, with a thin and chewy center, and slightly crisp golden edges. Also, there’s no chilling or cream of tartar required! The best snickerdoodle cookie is all about sweet cinnamon flavor delivered via the perfect cookie texture, if you ask me. You can have 10 different cookie recipes...