Restaurant-Style Salsa

Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa

Many a time in my life, I have sat in a Mexican restaurant filling up on chips and salsa long before my meal has arrived. I have even sometimes been the obnoxious person who requests salsa refills after the waiter has stopped offering them and the thought has crossed my mind that this restaurant is for sure losing money on me. But I […]

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30 Minute Black Bean Soup

We have a salsa problem in our house. We continue to buy new jars of salsa, open them, eat 75% of the salsa, put the unfinished jar in the fridge, and restart the cycle. Which means our fridge is constantly filling up with mostly-empty salsa jars. Corn salsas, chipotle salsas, regular chunky salsas, green salsas. […]

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Stovetop Black Beans

Stovetop Black Beans

Black beans! Get your biggest pot out. Dream up your wildest dreams of homemade burrito bowls and black bean burgers. Put some Santana on. We are making black beans! This might not seem like the most exciting recipe on first pass, but let me tell you – it’s a winner. Why so much excitement about […]

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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker

I AM BAD AT BREAKFAST. Truly, I bring a weak game.  I am familiar with the “it’s the most important meal of the day” expression, and will even concede that it makes at least the top three. BUT. I’m not good at making breakfast part of my daily routine. In a moment of self-examination, I’ve […]

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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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Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeño Slaw

Smashed Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Slaw

I have a hard time knowing what to eat this time of year. There are so many feasts to be had between Thanksgiving and New Years that it feels like you’re either prepping for the next big meal, or chipping away at the leftovers from the last big meal. Woe is the day that you […]

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Curried Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Current favorite soup alert! It’s got a spicy curry kick, while still being a comforting, rice-filled, chicken broth-based soup. And I love it. I can’t stop making it. This soup calls for Rice-a-Roni. This is not a product that I had ever purchased prior to making this soup.  I went to the grocery store without […]

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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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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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Cold Asian Noodles in Easy Peanut Sauce

These noodles! I cannot get enough of them. They’re sort of an Asian-style pasta salad. And the sauce is just four ingredients that I am willing to bet you have in your pantry right now. So simple to make. And so, so satisfying. These make for a crowd-pleasing side dish on their own, or add […]

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