Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup topped with shredded cheese, jalapeno, tortilla strips, and sour cream

Did you know tortilla soup is called tortilla soup because it’s thickened with tortillas?? It’s true. I read it on the internets somewhere once so it must be culinary fact. And even if not, I tried it and tortilla soup with corn tortillas cooked in it is GOOD, so that’s more than enough reason for […]

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Loaded Potato Chip Dip

Any time the words “loaded” and “potato” are next to each other, my interest level is VERY HIGH. Sour cream, bacon, scallion, and cheddar is such a satisfying combination! Here, they’re all mixed together into a creamy dip and served with potato chips for an ultra-easy delivery system of our favorite potato toppings. Can this […]

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Finishing the IKEA Tarva Dresser with Polyurethane

IKEA tarva dresser with poly

I had been on the hunt for a large piece of multifunctional storage furniture for our entryway. We have a long wall that’s by the front door, the front closet, and the dining table, so we needed something that could serve both as a buffet and a basic entry console. I shopped all of my […]

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An Anniversary Post!

In October of 2016, I shelled out $99 for a little spot on the internet. I was bored with my job, and in fairly desperate need of a creative outlet. Plus! To my continual amazement, I was missing the intensive writing of my college days. So I bought a domain, registered for a WordPress account, […]

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Sticky Ginger Chicken

Baked Sticky Ginger Chicken

Having an easy, baked chicken recipe on hand that can be served in a variety of ways is everything I aim for in both weeknight dinners and meal prep! This chicken bakes in its marinade, which makes it just about as hands-off as a chicken dish can get, while still being SO FLAVORFUL. Honey, ginger, […]

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Fall 2019 Coffee Date

If you’re new here, this is a seasonal post where I tell you all the things I need to tell you that haven’t come up in our regularly scheduled food/home posts. They are all indulgently unimportant! But, this is like we’re real-life friends getting coffee together and catching up. So get yourself a drink and […]

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Cinnamon Pull-Apart Buns

Monkey bread is something I very much like, but it can feel like a little too much to whip out the bundt pan and make an entire monkey bread. Enter: Cinnamon Pull-Apart Buns. These are like your favorite monkey bread, but in muffin shape. They feel so much more low-key! Another reason I love the […]

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Oat + Peanut Butter Smoothie

Oat + Peanut Butter Smoothie | An easy recipe for a filling breakfast smoothie made with oatmeal, frozen banana, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter.

Here! I made you this milkshake! I mean, smoothie. This is the closest you can get to a milkshake while still being firmly planted in smoothie territory. Which means it is socially acceptable to drink this in the morning. Like a peanut butter milkshake for breakfast! Dreams are coming true! What makes this so milkshake-esque […]

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Roasted Acorn Squash + Bacon Bruschetta

Roasted Acorn Squash and Bacon Bruschetta | This easy recipe is the perfect make-ahead fall appetizer! Roast squash, bacon, and red onion on a sheet pan. Roasted acorn squash gets whipped with cream cheese and roasted onion, then spread on grilled baguette and topped with crumbled bacon.

I don’t know what happened this year. Usually I am a strictly no-fall-until-October type of person, but this year mid-August rolled around and I was READY. It took all of my self control to make it to September. And now we’re in full fall mode. The current 80-degree weather can’t stop us. I have my […]

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Herbed Steak Butter

The steak option at our wedding reception came with a big hunk of herby compound butter on it, and this kind of rocked my world. Steak? With flavorful butter melting all over it? Could this be too much of a good thing??? It wasn’t. A big slab of perfectly grilled steak is a food that’s […]

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