make ahead party foods: pecan pie bars stacked atop each other.

Make Ahead Party Foods

Sometimes even an introvert like myself decides to take on feeding a number of guests. While I both love to cook and enjoy time with my people, it is much simpler when the majority of the food is made ahead of time. This list of make ahead party foods also comes in handy when you […]

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Close up of honey Dijon salmon plated with wild rice and a mixed lettuce salad.

What To Eat When You Are Depressed

Some days it can feel impossible to pull yourself out of bed to do anything, much less slog around in the kitchen. But it is really important, especially when you are in a depressive slump, to nourish your body. These meals for depression are super easy, quick options to get those much needed nutrients into […]

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burst cherry tomato pasta in a bowl.

Cherry Tomato Sauce for Pasta

This vegetarian burst cherry tomato pasta is packed with flavor. From the roasted tomatoes to the balsamic reduction, this recipe is designed to tantalize your taste buds. Best of all, it requires very little effort on your part. I have banned the chopping and peeling of tomatoes for this recipe because, honestly, I’m not here […]

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stovetop brussels sprouts on a plate with roasted chicken and mashed potatoes

Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

So, I didn’t know I liked brussels sprouts until I got old enough to cook them myself. It’s pretty difficult to feel happy about eating bland, bitter, boiled sprouts. This stovetop recipe is quick, easy, and full of flavor, with very few ingredients. It only takes 15 minutes to whip these bad boys up. Which, […]

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macadamia white chocolate cookies overlapped on a blue and white plate.

White Chocolate Chips Macadamia Nut Cookies

These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are creamy, nutty, and sweet. Like my chocolate chip cookie recipe, these cookies have an extra egg yolk, which creates a soft and chewy texture. The chewiness contrasted with the crunchy toasted macadamia nuts, makes for an ideal mouthfeel. These cookies are perfect on a good or bad day, […]

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A close up of eggs benedict with crispy home fries.

How to Make Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is by far my favorite breakfast meal. My love affair started when I first visited my favorite local breakfast restaurant, Fat Nat’s. Their hollandaise is perfect and I honestly have no idea how they do it – probably witchcraft or something. This recipe is my closest approximation to their amazing sauce and it’s […]

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A close up of air fryer tofu on a blue plate.

Air Fryer Tofu

I have loved tofu ever since middle school, when I suddenly became a vegetarian. Although I’m no longer a vegetarian, I like to keep crispy tofu in the house to add easy protein and texture to a whole multitude of dishes. Besides, it’s fun to prove people wrong when they’re adamant that they don’t like […]

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A close up of squash risotto with chicken

Recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto

Nothing quite says fall to me like a roasted squash. While I could eat a squash all by itself, I’d way rather puree it and incorporate it into a comforting fall risotto. This butternut squash risotto is creamy and rich, without the need for a bunch of dairy products. My lactose intolerance thanks me and […]

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Three open faced juicy hamburgers with cheese and homemade buns.

Juicy Burgers

My dad makes good burgers. They’ve even been nicknamed “Billy burgers” and have been requested by many a friend and family member. In an effort to keep up with this very important family legacy, I submit this recipe as tribute. These juicy burgers are simple to make, more difficult to ruin, and packed with flavor. […]

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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stacked on a plate

Toasted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not saying that my marriage hinges on my ability to prepare a solid oatmeal chocolate chip cookie…but it might rank in his top ten favorite things about me (Note: Elias was not consulted about this claim but it’s my blog so I can say what I want). Anyway, there really is something special about […]

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