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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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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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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Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

We are big falafel fans! It is fun street food that feels like a very light, but still substantial meal. It also is so versatile that we never really get sick of it: Good on salads, sandwiches, pitas, rice bowls, etc. Falafel is a go-to at our favorite local restaurant (also where they have the […]

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How to Cut Onions

how to cut onions

Onions are a must in pretty much everything that is cooked in our kitchen, so cutting them efficiently is a high priority. For a long time, I had been doing it wrong. To paint you a small picture of what this meant, imagine a horribly mismatched WWE-style showdown between me with a knife and a […]

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Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese Jar

Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese Jar | Goat cheese is marinated in herb-infused olive oil here for an easy, make-ahead appetizer. Spread on baguette, crostini, or crackers.

I am a big fan of appetizers, especially if they are low-key to make and give you a slightly high-brow result. And bonus points are given for being easy to transport and not taking up precious fridge space! This is a jar of herb-marinated goat cheese and it is good. It’s like the super flavorful […]

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