(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 … Continue reading (Super Chocolatey) Slow Cooker 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 … Continue reading 12 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

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 … Continue reading Mini Lemon Tarts

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

I have told you about my deep love for pie season, but during the month of November, I have a one-track mind for pumpkin pie. There are heated debates to be had over whether it is ever acceptable to deviate from the classic, tried-and-true pumpkin pie. I usually don’t like to question success, and definitely … Continue reading Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

A Guide to Cheese Boards

Assembling a Cheese Board

It’s the time of year for parties and potlucks and gatherings, which, of course, means that cheese boards abound.  I flock to cheese boards whenever they are available. It is my firmly held belief that all occasions are appropriate for a cheese board.  I love that they are easy to prepare ahead of time, people … Continue reading A Guide to Cheese Boards

All-Purpose Pie Crust

Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Happy November! November 1st means one thing and one thing only to me: Pie season is in full swing. In observation of the beginning of the best food season of the year, here is my all-purpose pie crust recipe. Whether I'm making quiche, chicken pot pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, etc., I'm making … Continue reading All-Purpose Pie Crust

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

If you are a fan of make-ahead breakfasts that can be assembled the night before and feed a crowd, here is a recipe to add to your breakfast/brunch casserole arsenal! I should also tell you that there is chorizo in this. I've previously declared sausage the most perfect meat, but I think chorizo takes that … Continue reading Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Plate of winter salad

Come mid-January, I'm hankering for a good salad. I love my roasts, chilis, and casseroles as much as the next Midwestern gal, but I crave the crisp green goodness that only a big plate of salad can give me. Enter: Winter Salad. All of winter's bounty tossed in a warm bacon vinaigrette and topped with the … Continue reading Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette