Fluffy Buttery Rosemary Braids

A couple years ago I was very enthusiastic about baking bread at home, but nowadays there are only a few breads that I find worthwhile to make myself. Crusty baguettes and sourdoughs I buy from a bakery, but I make my own sandwich bread, my own soft pretzels and breadsticks, and my own loaves like...

Mango Salsa

Mangos must be in some sort of season right now, because all the grocery stores in my area have tons of them on sale! And when that happens, it means lots of mango salsa in my fridge. I’m always shocked by how many people have never tried a mango before. They are easily one of...

Five-Spice Orange Glazed Roast Duck

Orange Glazed Five Spice Duck

When life presents you with a whole duck, this is the best way to make it, if you ask me. And last week, the universe presented one to me at a steal! I found a whole duck for $2.99/lb instead of the usual $5.99, so I took it home with me and thought about how...

Chocolate Meringue Buttercream Cake

Today I present to you the most old school recipe I have ever encountered. And I should say, I realize it may not be that old school for the average person, but I don’t have any old family cookbooks, so I think it’s super cool! Today’s recipe is inspired by a recipe my step...

Beef Wellington

ALL HAIL THE BEEF WELLINGTON. Beef Wellington is one of the best recipes to ever have existed, if you ask me. I find myself making Beef Wellington for nearly any special occasion I can because yes, it’s a special occasion dish (in other words, beef tenderloin is expensive). But it’s SO worth it. I...

Brussel Sprouts with Candied Pecans and Ricotta Salata

Of all the vegetables on this earth, Brussel sprouts were one of my first loves. I used to just roast them on a sheet tray and eat as is, but over time I have started dressing them up and playing around a bit more. Wanting to spread the brussel sprout love all around, I made...

Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini

Chicken Cordon Bleu has always been one of my favorite recipes ever, and it’s all my older brother’s fault (hi, Andrew!!!) Andrew made Chicken Cordon Bleu all the time when we were growing up, and I mean, who can resist a crispy chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese??? Pete and I have been sorting through...

Coconut Rum Eclairs + Turks & Caicos

I have wanted to share this recipe with you for quite some time, but it makes sense it’s finally happening now that we’re in the cold of winter. When it’s 20 degrees outside, that means it’s a baking day, obviously. Haha. These Coconut Rum Eclairs are a recreation from a trip I took to Turks & Caicos last...

Crispy Indian Spiced Chickpeas

I felt a little guilty in my Black Bean Hummus post a few weeks ago saying that I like black beans more than chickpeas for hummus, so now it’s time to share a recipe where chickpeas really shine and can’t be replaced. I mean, you can’t really roast black beans to a crispy, delicious...

Spanish Tortilla Frittata

I have a serious love for frittatas. A few years back I used to love having sweets for breakfast (hello cinnamon rolls and blueberry muffins), but over time I’ve come to prefer something that will actually fuel me for the day. I find myself mainly eating leftovers from dinner the night before or eating savory...

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

This from-scratch Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce is made with only five all-natural ingredients (trust me, it doesn’t need more), and takes 10 minutes to make. Perfect for football snacking. Meet my newest obsession, Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce! I can very easily remember my first experience with nacho cheese sauce. I was at my friend...

Quick Stovetop Candied Pecans

These 5-minute Stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet coated pecans for salads, snacking, and more! I have been wanting to share and write up this Quick Candied Pecans recipe for quite a while, because they are something I make so often myself to jazz up tons of different...

Best Hot Chocolate from Scratch

I am the type of person who gets cabin fever very easily, but it is SO darned cold lately that all I want to do is stay inside, wrap myself up in my fuzzy throw blanket, and drink hot beverages. Since I’m not much of a coffee drinker, when I want something hot to drink...

Black Bean Hummus

Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, but I’ve come to enjoy black bean hummus a lot more. It’s so much better, am I right? Let’s take a vote here. (I will admit, black bean hummus is a lot uglier than chickpea hummus, but it makes up for it in taste). Don’t get me wrong,...

Spiralized Cucumber Noodle Salad

Helloooooooo 2015!!!!!! Now that it’s the start of a new year, it feels like the internet has exploded with healthy recipes, and here I am about to add another. BUT, you guys know that I only post healthy recipes if they’re delicious, and I think this is one worth sharing. This is one of...

Cranberry Orange Skillet Cake

This Cranberry Orange Skillet Cake with White Chocolate is bright and tangy and completely comforting, just the prescription for the gloom of winter. Hi friends! Ohhhh, today’s recipe is a good one, and it’s a gift to you from my dear friend Brenda from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles! You may remember Brenda from about six months...

Loaded Potato Soup

In terms of comfort food, I would take a bowl of creamy, warm soup over a bowl of mac and cheese (uh huh, that’s right). Loaded potato soup is indisputably one of the most comforting soups ever to exist, and while I can’t say it’s THE favorite because it’s too close to call with other...

Pistachio Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies have always been a classic Christmas cookie for me. Though they are typically made with walnuts or pecans, I’ve always wanted to try them with pistachios. When I was at the grocery store the other day, I found a bag of “pistachio nutmeats,” which was basically a bag of shelled pistachios. What...

Best Vanilla-Almond Cutout Cookies

I love decorating cookies, even though I’m totally terrible at it (that’s why no photos of the decorated cookies I did made it to this post, haha). Decorating cookies is the ultimate arts & crafts type activity that you get to EAT afterwards. I mean, that’s awesome. My friend Bridget at Bake at 350...

Pork Tenderloin with Quick Pan Gravy

You can never have too many quick and easy dinner recipes in your back pocket, or at least, that’s how I feel about it. December is known to be a very sweet month, with tons of cookies, cakes, and other Holiday goodies, but more than anything I want lots of protein and savory dishes....

Andes Mint White Chocolate “Oreos”

Hi friends! As we get...

Florentine Cookie Bars

If I could only pick one holiday cookie to eat, it would definitely be this one. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. It’s the kind of cookie that challenges self-control to the max. Florentines have always been one of my favorite cookies because, really, when there are crunchy almonds, flavors of orange, dried...

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Pie

I know Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the menus are probably mostly set in stone, but I had to share this pie recipe with you before time runs out. It’s a good and easy last-minute pie to make if you want to add another dessert. If you haven’t had buttermilk pie before,...

The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

I know it’s risky business to call anything “the best,” but this stuffing is so darn good. This could be my whole Thanksgiving meal, right here. Just me and my 8×11 pan of stuffing. This stuffing recipe is pretty classic, but there’s a small twist. My brain is always thinking of ways to tweak...

Chocolate Pecan Tart + Tumor Results

Hi dear friends, before jumping into today’s recipe, I want to say thanks so much for all of your unbelievably kind notes and support during my surgery situation. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am for all your prayers and thoughts, and for your kindness. This has been so challenging, but...

Potato Salad with Kale Pesto & Bacon

This recipe is the result of my impatience. I was testing a recipe for twice baked potatoes where I planned to fold pesto into the mashed potato filling, but I was excited to eat and the potatoes were taking way too long to bake. So, I chopped the potatoes into chunks instead. Since the...

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are BONKERS INSANELY GOOD. I know, I need to find a better way of explaining how amazing these cookies are, but my brain is having a really hard time because it is overwhelmed by the urgency of conveying to you that you need to make these cookies. They’re too...

Zucchini Noodles Aglio e Olio

Zucchini Noodles Aglio e Olio

A few months ago I succumbed to the trend that is The Spiralizer, and I have to say that I’m pretty pleased about it. Generally speaking, I’m weary of kitchen gadgets that are very specialized and only do one thing, so I wanted to resist buying a spiralizer with all my might, despite seeing...

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I think soup may be the most under appreciated category of food, and there is something really wonderful and comforting about hot soup when it’s chilly outside. And oh boy do I like it piping hot. My husband says I like to burn my mouth, hah. Some soups require hours and hours of simmering...

Homemade English Muffins

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...

Brown Butter Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

I first tried potato chips in a cookie when eating something called a “compost cookie” from a local bakery. I remember biting into one of these cookies and thinking to myself with eyes wide open, WHAT on earth is that?! Each bite was speckled with this crunchy/chewy texture that I loved and I realized it...

The Best Buttermilk Oven “Fried” Chicken

I couldn’t just call this “Buttermilk Oven ‘Fried’ Chicken,” because I’m pretty sure it’s THE BEST Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken. I have tried a lot of “oven fried” chicken recipes with a variety of crunchy coatings, and this is the only one I’ve made more than once. It’s a great recipe!

Bruschetta Chicken

Up until a few months ago, bruschetta was something you couldn’t get me very excited about. It just seemed too simple. This changed when I was at a picnic and had a taste of my friend’s bruschetta. I couldn’t stop eating it! I asked my friend what on earth he put in this bruschetta,...

Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese

Okay, so I could totally just eat the crispy goat cheese, but the brussel sprouts are good too! But I feel really tempted to name this “Crispy Goat Cheese with Warm Brussel Sprout Salad” because the goat cheese is definitely the star! Goat cheese is a little tricky because I find that different brands...

Roasted Poblano Corn Dip

Fifteen Spatulas has a fresh new look! It has been in the works for nearly 9 months and I’m SO excited to finally debut the new site. Functionality is more or less the same, but the new site should be faster, better organized, and easier to use, all thanks to Lindsay. YAY! Celebrating this...

Framboise Cupcakes with French Vanilla Buttercream

There are times when I want a dark chocolate peanut butter cupcake, and there are times when I want a more delicate flavor, like these Framboise cupcakes. The flavor here is actually more aromatic than something you really taste. If you don’t know what Framboise is, it’s a raspberry liqueur. I’m not a big...