Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Mini Meatloaves

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When I think of classic, kid-friendly comfort foods, my mind immediately turns to meatloaf. It’s like propping your feet up by a warm fire in the winter – it just makes you feel good! Especially when served with mashed potatoes, a good meatloaf is one...

Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Roll Bars

When it comes to cooking and baking, most of us don’t have hours to spend whipping up dinners, desserts and other goodies from scratch. While some may picture me spinning around the kitchen in an apron, whisk in hand, dreaming up delicious new recipes...

Baked Hummus-Crusted Lemon Chicken

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Fall is my favorite season… what’s yours? However, try as I might to get into the mug-of-cider-cozy-sweaters-pumpkin spice spirit of things, summer is very much still present here in Austin. The toasty temps outside remind me of this every minute! Specifically in the morning,...

Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

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Happy October, friends! The falling leaves, warm cider and cinnamon-spiced goodies make this month my undeniable favorite… not to mention my upcoming birthday. With a this little lady to help me celebrate, I have a feeling this will be one to remember. But first, before discussing cake and...

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

The whole business of stuffing vegetables with delicious goodness really appeals to me. You can dirty them up with any sticky, cheesy, salty indulgences you like, because at the end of the day… you’re eating your vegetables. Like the good little cook you are....

Easy Super Soft Cinnamon Rolls

The sun outside may still be scorching away, but inside I’ve created a cozy fall oasis! I’ve got my chunky knit sweaters, pumpkin candles burning, and the oven churning out delicious, warm goodies. And all it takes is a thermostat set to keep my house...

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rollups

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It’s been a different summer for us this year. Austin is a very outdoorsy city, and with a new baby, that presents some challenges. The days we would have been swimming the springs and slurping cold cocktails were replaced with just trying to keep cool indoors...

3-Ingredient Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork

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Barbecue is kind of a religion in the South. Some prefer their meat deity slathered in sloppy sauce, smoked and served with heaps of potato salad. Some think a slow, low cook in the oven and a crispy finish on the grill gets the job...

Stovetop Spinach Basil Pesto Mac and Cheese

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Here in Austin, we’ve had some cooler days in the past week. That’s meant more long walks, fuzzy slippers and new spins on my favorite fall comfort foods. However, I see September as an in-between month as far as summer and fall inspired cooking. You can really...

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Bites

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As a child, I always looked forward to the nights when my mom cooked foods I didn’t like. That’s right, didn’t like. Why? It meant my dinner was basically a free-for-all. I could eat whatever I wanted – cereal, peanut butter and jelly, pizza –...