Crock Pot Italian Chicken with Tomatoes

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This scrumptious, one-pot slow cooker meal is perfect for lazy weekends or weeknights when you want to walk in the door to deliciousness! There’s something about this time of year, when the summery sunshine creeps back and the weather warms up – I always...

Homemade Tea Bags + Personalized Tags

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For a thoughtful, easy and inexpensive Mother’s Day or birthday gift, surprise her with homemade tea bags (no sewing required)! From messy crayoned cards to stacks of cookies baked with love, my mom has always appreciated my flair for the “homemade” approach on Mother’s...

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

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This crispy, chewy whole wheat pizza dough makes a delicious canvas for all kinds of tasty toppings. Bake up a homemade thin crust pizza tonight! Ever since I started making my own pizza dough, I’ve never looked back! Pizza doughs are fun to make,...

30 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just enjoying a small celebration this Cinco de Mayo, I’ve got you covered with 30 delicious meals, side dishes and drink recipes! This Sunday, I’ll be catching a movie with my sweetie, then mixing up a batch of...

3-Ingredient Cheater’s Chocolate Croissants

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Just 3 ingredients, 10 minutes, and patience while they bake is all it takes to have your own cheater’s chocolate “croissants”! You won’t believe how good these are. Enter the lazy girls’ guide to croissants! Though the real thing may be beautiful, and I...

Crispy Eggplant Caprese Stacks

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Serve up this summery caprese salad stacked high with fresh ingredients and an easy olive oil-balsamic dressing! This is one of those recipes that, to me, is just inexplicably good. Simple, quality ingredients combine to make something that is so tasty it elicits an...

Mini Puff Pastry Quiche

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Bake a batch of mini puff pastry quiche for Mother’s Day, or for a special spring brunch any weekend! It’s sometimes tough to live such a far distance from my family. Especially on days like Mother’s Day, I wish I could just make a...

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

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Say hello to my most reader-loved recipe! Try this easy, elegant roasted chicken with fresh lemons, oranges and herbs. It’s perfect for weeknight meals or special occasions! We don’t go out to eat often. There’s nothing more I love than gaining a little cooking...

Carrot Cake Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Crumbly, moist and super easy carrot cake bars for your next spring party! Or just whenever the carrot cake craving hits. Usually I’ll start a post with a story or a little tid-bit that somehow relates to the recipe I’m sharing. But not today....

Crab Cake Sliders with Spicy Mayo

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These crab cakes with spicy mayo are easy to make, absolutely delish, and a huge hit at parties. Everywhere I bring them, they disappear in an instant! For almost 10 years, I called Maryland’s Eastern Shore home. We lived on a 5-acre farm surrounded...