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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(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 […]

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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 […]

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Mini Lemon Tarts

Lemon Tartletts with Sugar Cookie Crust

These just might be the cutest of all cute desserts in the world.  Tarts are already one of the all-time cutest desserts, but make them tiny and pop a little raspberry on top and it’s almost too much. And EVEN BETTER NEWS: They’re so easy to make. Want to see the cast of characters for […]

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Easy Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasting winter vegetables is by far my favorite way to enjoy them. There is something so rustic and homey about a sheet of winter veggies all getting crispy and tender together in a toasty oven.  These are a go-to for me for big, get together meals (looking at you, Thanksgiving). The end result feels slightly […]

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