Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

Cinnamon Cranberry and Orange Stove Top Potpourri

One of my very favorite things about the holiday season is all of the SMELLS. I know I’m not alone in this because I have wandered down Target’s candle aisle, and as much as Target gets me, I know they don’t stock their shelves with all of the pine and cedar and balsam and mulling spice […]

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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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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Who has started their holiday shopping? I am way (way!) ahead of my usual schedule, and started Christmas shopping over the summer! I’ve started buying things for people as I see them throughout the year. This is mostly so I have things ready to be wrapped and put under our Christmas tree from the minute […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Au Gratin Potatoes

Easy Au Gratin Potato Recipe

I feel it is my duty to tell you that things are about to get extremely cheesy and creamy and carb-y. Consider yourself warned. Nothing feels as endearingly homemade or comfort food-esque to me as a casserole. The thought of living in a home where casseroles abound makes me giddy. For this reason, I am […]

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