Peppermint Bark Popcorn

Peppermint Bark Popcorn Recipe

Do you love peppermint bark?? Honestly, I find myself forgetting about peppermint bark all of the time because there are just so many good things to eat this time of year. And, as you may have noticed, I tend to have tunnel vision for the more main-event style desserts (like the pies and tarts and … Continue reading Peppermint Bark Popcorn

French Apple Tart

Simple Apple Tart Recipe

I had always assumed fruit tarts were hard to make because they look so fancy, until I tried making one and learned that, actually, they’re about as simple as a homemade dessert can get.  The ratio of effort to fanciness here is definitely favorable.  Apple tarts are easier to make than apple pies and - … Continue reading French Apple Tart

A Renter’s Guide to Holiday Decorations

Mini Christmas Tree in Nursery

Decking your halls can be tricky when your halls aren't really yours. Between restrictions in the lease agreement, the issue of storage space, plus the ever-present knowledge that you may be in a different rental the next time the holiday season rolls around, seasonal decor in a rental can prove particularly challenging. Our Christmas decorations … Continue reading A Renter’s Guide to Holiday Decorations

Chorizo Nachos with Mango Pico de Gallo

White Cheddar Chorizo Nachos with Mango Pico De Gallo

Chorizo nachos! These are the best. One of my favorites. A year-round source of feasting and a fiesta on a sheet pan. I don’t know about you, but I could eat a troubling number of nachos. An irresponsible amount of nachos. When thinking about the most laid-back of all foods, I can’t think of a … Continue reading Chorizo Nachos with Mango Pico de Gallo

Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

Cinnamon Cranberry and Orange Stove Top Potpourri

One of my very favorite things about the holiday season is all of the SMELLS. I know I’m not alone in this because I have wandered down Target’s candle aisle, and as much as Target gets me, I know they don’t stock their shelves with all of the pine and cedar and balsam and mulling spice … Continue reading Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeño Slaw

Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Slaw

I have a hard time knowing what to eat this time of year. There are so many feasts to be had between Thanksgiving and New Years that it feels like you're either prepping for the next big meal, or chipping away at the leftovers from the last big meal. Woe is the day that you … Continue reading Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeño Slaw

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Slaw

3 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Recipe

I have heard that taste buds change every seven years; that you can go a long time not even being able to tolerate a certain type of food, and then all of a sudden wake up one day loving it. This may have been a lie that my 6th grade home-ec teacher told to a … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Slaw

(Super Chocolatey) Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

My unflinchingly strong opinions about food never surface more than when thinking about hot chocolate. Perhaps because hot chocolate can be a sad waste of sugar eating (packets made with water), or a totally decadent sip-and-smile experience and I am OBVIOUSLY in favor of the latter. It is my firmly held belief that hot chocolate … Continue reading (Super Chocolatey) Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

12 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

What's on your Thanksgiving menu?? Are you in charge of sides? Desserts? Do you spearhead the turkey? Do you just show up and eat?? I know that Thanksgiving is as early as it can possibly be this year, but WOAH. It feels like it is really sneaking up and coming fast. (Though I might just … Continue reading 12 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu