Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Carnitas! One of my favorite meats. Shredded pork that is crispy and juicy at the same time with all of our favorite Mexican flavors and a heavy dose of porkiness. Carnitas are a fun alternative to our usual taco fillings, and are also pretty simple to make. The pork cooks in the crock pot and […]

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105 Toppings for Your Mac and Cheese

Topping Ideas for a Macaroni and Cheese Bar

I love mac and cheese. I especially like it jazzed-up with toppings. ESPECIALLY if it’s like a build-your-own toppings bar kind of set up. Not only is a mac and cheese bar a good way to make all the people happy, it’s easy to get your whole meal in a bowl. And when you can […]

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Croque Monsieur Casserole

Croque monsieur is your humble ham and cheese sandwich slathered in cheese sauce and baked until hot and golden and bubbly. This is them in casserole form for ease of making ahead and feeding a crowd. These are good for brunches or lunches or dinners. You could even make them happen for breakfasts, if you […]

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Guinness Beef Stew

I’d like to introduce you to my newest obsession: Guinness Beef Stew. It’s like beef bourguignon, but instead of using red wine we’re using Guinness! Which means, YES, this is beef cooked in bacon fat and then braised in dark beer and it will probably ruin all other beef for you. This is a stew […]

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Quick Cranberry-Orange Scones

Quick Cranberry-Orange Scones

Let us add scones to the list of baked-goods-I-make-that-are-gone-within-18-hours. These are so good! The cranberry-orange combo feels zippy and refreshing in the morning and will perk you right up. (Coffee also helps.) These are good for breakfast, breakfast on the go, brunch, or fancy afternoon teas! A food processor is very helpful for scone making, […]

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Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Growing up, Bagel Bites were the height of culinary excellence to me. I distinctly remember delicately arranging those frozen pucks on a plate, nuking in strict adherence to the package directions (or, better yet, convincing a sibling to do it), and waiting in pre-teen hunger-fueled anticipation for the microwave to sound. Maybe I would let […]

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The Nursery!

Soft Neutral Nursery

I am sort of hesitant to keep calling this room “the nursery” because when I think of nurseries I think of squishy swaddled newborns and not rambunctious baby boys who can do things like scoot around and get into things. But I’m going to do it anyway! Why are we just now finishing the nursery? […]

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Butterscotch Pudding Cups

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding Cups

There is something about individual desserts that makes them the CUTEST, and these butterscotch pudding cups are no exception. I want to take them to all of the events and showers and parties. Homemade pudding is also really easy to make. And all that is required for butterscotch flavoring is brown sugar, so there aren’t […]

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Baked Popcorn Chicken

We’re making popcorn chicken IN THE OVEN. Popcorn chicken is one of my favorite forms of chicken. Not only are the tiny, crispy chunks of chicken super cute and fun to eat, they also are a good addition to so many dishes – salads, pastas, rice bowls: Pretty much everything benefits from the addition of […]

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Meal Planning!

We love meal planning! I am one of those people who lives their whole lives looking forward to their next meal, so meal planning is a natural and highly enjoyable task to me. Reasons we love meal planning. After years of planning our meals out, we’ve found there are a whole lot of other reasons […]

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