Buttermilk Pancakes

These buttermilk pancakes are made with simple ingredients balanced to perfection, for a sweet flavor and fluffy texture. Serve with butter and maple syrup for the perfect breakfast!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Chicken Tortilla Soup has tons of flavor, with corn, black beans, green chiles, and plenty of spicy smoky chile flavor. Finish with melted cheese and crunchy tortilla chips for a delicious meal!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies are flavored with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, and studded with chocolate chips!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Cinnamon Raisin Bread is one of the simplest breads you can make at home, and and it's loaded with wonderful cinnamon flavor!

Lemon Vinaigrette

This Lemon Vinaigrette is my favorite homemade salad dressing, and it’s incredibly simple to make. Store-bought dressing truly doesn’t compare! I went back and forth for years over whether homemade salad dressing is worth making, since you can buy it so easily at the store. But my answer has undoubtedly become YES! Even after trying...

Blueberry Sauce

This Blueberry Sauce is wonderful served over ice cream, stirred into yogurt, spooned over pancakes, crepes, or waffles, and so much more! It’s incredibly easy to make and has a lovely citrus berry flavor. I happen to love yogurt, but I’m not a big fan of the pre-flavored fruity varieties. I’d rather make my...

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

This Pumpkin Roll cake is an easy and beautiful dessert to make in the fall. It’s a pumpkin spice cake rolled with a cream cheese buttercream filling. Roll cakes were often in the fridge during my childhood, so they have a special nostalgia for me. My mom would buy them from the store, and...

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

These Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" are a creamy vegetable side that's easy to prepare, and quick to make!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

In this simple and classic appetizer, asparagus is wrapped in prosciutto and parmigiano reggiano cheese, and roasted until the asparagus is tender and delicious.

Shrimp Salad

This easy Shrimp Salad is a light, protein-packed dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can stuff it into wraps for lunch, serve it in endive cups as an appetizer, add it to salads as the main protein, and more! If you’re looking for a refreshing, cold seafood salad, shrimp...

Pumpkin Muffins

These fresh Pumpkin Muffins are flavored with warm spices and topped with pumpkin seeds for a delicious fall treat! Moist, flavorful, and not too sweet, these pumpkin muffins check off all the boxes for what I love in fall baking. It’s a great opportunity for using fresh pureed pumpkin (though you could use canned...

Chicken Noodle Soup

This quick Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is perfect when you want a hot bowl of comfort but don’t want to slave over the stove for hours. It has the simple, clean flavors you expect from this classic soup. There’s something to be said for the chicken noodle soup that takes 2 days to make,...

Maple Pecans

Made with only pure maple syrup, pecans, and salt, these Maple Pecans are a quick and easy ingredient to add to salads or cheese boards. This recipe is a sequel to my 5-minute stovetop Candied Pecans recipe, made with maple syrup as the sweetener instead of brown sugar. I grew up only knowing real...

Shortbread Cookies

These Shortbread Cookies are deliciously crisp and buttery in a classic way, and are especially wonderful for Christmas and holiday baking! The dough is easy to make using five simple ingredients.  Dare I say that these are my favorite cookies ever? There are all sorts of stunts out there with cookies, like stuffing dough with...

Caramel Apple Crisp

Odds are you’ve had apple crisp before, but you wouldn’t believe what a difference it makes when you add caramel to the mix, which has so much more complexity than granulated sugar. This Caramel Apple Crisp is one of my all-time favorite desserts and it’s very simple to make. Apple pie? Not my favorite....

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This Roasted Pork Tenderloin is an easy way to prepare a lean protein for dinner that’s flavorful and pairs well with many different sides. It only takes 20 minutes to cook! Anytime I see pork tenderloin on sale at the store, I always snatch it up. It’s such an easy meat to cook as...

Pork Tenderloin Marinade

This Pork Tenderloin Marinade is made with fresh and bright flavors like lemon, garlic, and rosemary. It has a Mediterranean spirit, and only takes a few minutes to make! It’s amazing how much flavor 5 ingredients can bring to a dish. Everything in this marinade is completely accessible and easy to put together, but...

Dutch Baby Pancake

This Dutch Baby Pancake recipe is a great way to change up your weekend brunch menu. Just mix together the batter, pour it all into one pan, and bake. It’s so easy! If you think of pancakes running on a spectrum, super thin Crepes are the polar opposite of a Dutch baby pancake. These...

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

Jalapeños are stuffed with cheeses and wrapped in bacon for a simple but delicious 4-ingredient appetizer. It's great for football and sports gatherings!

Blue Cheese Dip

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip for Wings or Celery

This creamy Blue Cheese Dip is perfect alongside buffalo chicken wings, or cut vegetables like celery, carrots, or bell pepper. It’s a rule for some people that you simply cannot have chicken wings without blue cheese dip. This I learned while living in upstate NY for four years. Buffalo chicken wing consumption in this...

Fathead Pizza

This Fathead Pizza is a low carb alternative for pizza cravings during keto, or great if you simply want to cut down on carbs. The dough is surprisingly easy to work with and really delicious! I’ve tried all the unconventional flour-free crusts out there, from cauliflower crust to chicken crust, and I think this...

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Baby bella mushrooms are filled with a garlic herb cheese mixture for this Stuffed Mushroom Caps appetizer. They’re great for parties, and easy to make!  Stuffed mushrooms are kind of funny, because does anyone go wild over a baby bella mushroom alone? Usually not. But stuff it with cheese, bread crumbs, and herbs, and...

Curry Chicken Salad

This Curry Chicken Salad is perfect when you’re looking for new flavor variations from a classic chicken salad. It’s great for lunches, picnics, or for keeping on hand in the fridge! Chicken salad is so underrated, and I think it’s one of the best foods out there. Since James is starting school this week,...

40 Clove Garlic Chicken

This 40 Clove Garlic Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious meal for dinner. Chicken is braised in an aromatic sauce with garlic, brandy, and fresh thyme. Forty cloves of garlic might sound like a lot, but if you’ve never had mellow and sweet garlic cooked like this, you’re in for a treat! Garlic...

Candied Pecans

These 5-minute stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet glazed pecans for salads, snacking, food gifts, and more! Whether you eat these pecans on their own or add them to a variety of dishes, they’re such an easy way to add flavor and texture to so many recipes. Most...

Peach Crostata

This Peach Crostata is an extra easy peach tart that can be made as big or as little as you want! Fresh peach slices are tossed in brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum, nestled into a free-form shaped pie crust, and baked into a rustic crostata. It’s a simple and delicious dessert! If you asked...

Granola Recipe

This homemade Granola Recipe tastes so much better than store-bought! Freshness makes all the difference, and you can mix and match with your favorite dried fruits and nuts. Granola is one of those recipes where once you make it yourself, it’s pretty hard to go back to buying it. It’s SO easy, tastes much better...

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are a delicious alternative to the classic spicy hot wing, with a buttery and sweet flavor, and lots of fresh garlic. Definitely file these wings under the “finger licking good” category because you will want to lick this sauce off the wings and from your fingers. They’re so delicious!...

Caramel Sauce

Sure, you can buy it from the store, but Homemade Caramel Sauce tastes a thousand times better and is simple to make. It only takes 15 minutes!

Black Bean Burger

This Black Bean Burger recipe is equally delicious for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike! It’s hearty and simple to prepare, with bold flavor and a great texture. Even though a black bean burger is typically thought of as a vegetarian substitute for beef, I find them to be gloriously delicious in their own right, and...

Red Potato Salad

This Red Potato Salad recipe is the perfect potluck side, or lunch side for work or a picnic. It’s easy to make and has lots of fresh flavor and texture.  What makes or breaks a potato salad is whether there’s lots of flavor incorporated into the dish. Otherwise, potatoes can be quite bland and...

Orange Beef

This crispy Orange Beef tastes so much better than Chinese takeout. Since it’s made fresh in your kitchen, there’s no soggy beef, and it has tons of flavor. If you love Chinese food and value using quality ingredients and knowing what’s in your food, this recipe is for you. I love Chinese food, but...

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

This Sausage Stuffed Zucchini is great to serve as a vegetable side, or even as the main dish for a light summer lunch. Fresh zucchini is stuffed with Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes, Parmesan, garlic, and more! This is one of those recipes where you can get away with having it as a meal, because...

Fried Rice

This classic Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover rice, and it’s ready in under 20 minutes. It’s great on its own or as a side! Even though fried rice is often made as a side dish to Chinese main entrees like Orange Beef or Kung Pao Chicken,...

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are perfect for parties. They’re simple to make, and have the perfect balance of fresh strawberry and creamy cheesecake filling. If you get a cheesecake craving but don’t want to go through all the work of actually making a cheesecake, this is the recipe for you. You can think of...

Potato Croquettes

These Potato Croquettes are a great crispy appetizer for parties and game day. A crispy shell surrounds a mix of creamy mashed potatoes, queso fresco, and chorizo sausage. Croquettes are the kind of food that I always tend to order at restaurants, but they are actually very easy to make at home. You can...