Loaded Potato Chip Dip

Any time the words “loaded” and “potato” are next to each other, my interest level is VERY HIGH. Sour cream, bacon, scallion, and cheddar is such a satisfying combination! Here, they’re all mixed together into a creamy dip and served with potato chips for an ultra-easy delivery system of our favorite potato toppings. Can this […]

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Baba Ganoush

Homemade Baba Ganoush

Eggplants are a food I have historically avoided putting in my mouth. I am not a fan of their slimy texture or bitter taste. Years ago, I tried my hardest to get myself to like eggplant by eating it in the form of eggplant parmesan. Nothing says a last-ditch effort to like a vegetable like […]

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Butterscotch Pudding Cups

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding Cups

There is something about individual desserts that makes them the CUTEST, and these butterscotch pudding cups are no exception. I want to take them to all of the events and showers and parties. Homemade pudding is also really easy to make. And all that is required for butterscotch flavoring is brown sugar, so there aren’t […]

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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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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Slaw

3 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Recipe

I have heard that taste buds change every seven years; that you can go a long time not even being able to tolerate a certain type of food, and then all of a sudden wake up one day loving it. This may have been a lie that my 6th grade home-ec teacher told to 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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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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Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Quesadillas seem to be the underdogs when it comes to homemade Mexican, and I have a sneaking suspicion it’s due to the fact that they can be a total pain to make – what with the last-minute assembly and batch-cooking in a skillet.  BUT. Did you know your standard size sheet pan can fit four […]

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