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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Strawberry Crumble Bars

THESE BARS! They are life-changing. Sweet and jammy and crumbly. And also really easy to make! I first had a similar bar at a class we were taking at our church. I spent the majority of the time before and after class standing over the pan, and I do not exaggerate when I say I […]

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Restaurant-Style Salsa

Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa

Many a time in my life, I have sat in a Mexican restaurant filling up on chips and salsa long before my meal has arrived. I have even sometimes been the obnoxious person who requests salsa refills after the waiter has stopped offering them and the thought has crossed my mind that this restaurant is for sure losing money on me. But I […]

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Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Comfort food is coming in HOT today in the form of this chocolate bread pudding! If you are someone who likes melty, rich, decadent chocolate and is also interested in having AN ENTIRE LOAF of bread in your dessert A) you are my soul sister and B) this warm chocolate bread pudding is going to […]

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Creamy Mexican Corn Dip

Be still my Midwestern heart: This dip has corn and sour cream and mayonnaise and LOTS of shredded cheese all in one place! But is this a corn dip with mayo in it or a mayo dip with corn in it? That I will leave for you to decide, dear reader, while I load up […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Homemade Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you’ve never had a flourless chocolate cake before, don’t be fooled! It’s not really a cake. There’s no flour! So what you get is more comparable to a truffle, or a really dense, really intensely chocolatey mousse. The only similarity a flourless chocolate cake has to any other type of cake is the shape, […]

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

There is a popular cookie tray occupant this time of year that involves melting a Rolo onto a pretzel in the microwave and topping it with an M&M. I once attempted to make a batch of these, believing they were a fool-proof microwavable treat (how easy!). I also was drawn to them because they seemed […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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