French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole | An easy, make-ahead French Toast Bake! All the best cinnamon and vanilla flavors of classic French toast in casserole form. Can be baked immediately or left overnight to soak. Bake this up for a low-stress way to make a French toast breakfast or brunch for a crowd!

Here, my love for French toast continues with this easy, make-ahead French toast casserole! I need to tell you that I used to take a strongly anti-French toast casserole stance. What I like most about French toast is its crispy exterior. If you also feel this way about French toast, you should know that French […]

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Foolproof Fruit Salad

Foolproof Fruit Salad | How to make fruit salad with lots of fruit options! An easy and customizable fruit salad recipe that’s perfect for parties and crowds.

Fruit salad is a good thing to have around, but being put in charge of fruit salad for a crowd can be a daunting task. How much do you make? What do you put in it? Can you make it ahead? So if ever you’re in charge of making a fruit salad, this guide has […]

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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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Mini Pepperoni Pizzas with Homemade Pizza Sprinkle

Individual Pepperoni Pizzas with Homemade Pizza Sprinkle

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I am EXCITED. I love Valentine’s Day not only for breaking up the monotony of some very bleak and blustery winter months, but also for being a super cute holiday that I think is equally enjoyable for kids and adults. You should know that homemade pizza with […]

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Pork loin is one of my favorite meats to cook this time of year, not only because I think it is the most underrated of all easily-homecookable meats (and I love me an underdog), but also because it’s the perfect size for two people: Enough to be worth the time and effort required to make […]

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Make-Ahead Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

Because who has time to peel and chop and boil and mash last-minute during the holidays when you really just want to be spending time with your loved ones and not making yet another dirty dish (or, sink full of dishes) in the kitchen?  Here is an easy, make-ahead mashed potato recipe. There are a […]

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Holiday Party Punch

Cranberry and Ginger Ale Party Punch

Is there anything more festive than a punch bowl full of sparkling holiday punch?? After last week’s boozy sangria, I thought it would be good to also have a kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing, all-purpose punch recipe. This punch is sweet – but not too sweet, fruity from cranberry and pineapple juices, and gets a little bit of […]

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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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Rosé Sangria

We got snowed in last weekend and RAN OUT OF RED WINE. What a predicament. All the comfort food eating and board game playing that heavy snow fall invites just feel so unceremonious without a glass of wine. But! Fortunately I had a couple of bottles of rosé left over from this past summer, AKA […]

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