Best Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

When my husband goes on long business trips, I eat cereal for dinner. Other times, it’s peanut butter and jelly. But, after the third night of sitting down to a cold meal alone, I start craving something warm and usually rush out to the store...

Caramel Apple Turnovers

Caramel Apple Turnovers

When fall comes around, I tend to see a lot of pumpkin cakes, muffins and pies, but while I love pumpkin treats just as much as the next person, my cold-weather baking is inspired by something entirely different. Apples. I cannot stop eating, slicing, cooking and...

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

When I first started to cook in 2005, a magazine featuring quick, simple recipes called Kraft Food & Family was my bible. I still turn to it for sometimes for a side dish or dessert, but after entering the food blogging world, I quickly...

Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cake

What is full of ooey-gooey, other-worldly, chocolatey sin but is the most easy dessert on the planet to make and will fool the lucky people who get to eat it into thinking that you are the greatest baker who ever lived? THIS CAKE. Part...

Easy Cream Puffs

Chocolate Cream Puffs

I’m trying to write something witty and interesting about cream puffs while the picture above stares at me in all its heavenly, drippy chocolate glory. I mean, what can I say that can’t be expressed through these photos? I think I may just have to let...

Potato-Crusted Snapper with Bell Pepper Salsa

Potato Crusted Snapper

It may be cooling off outside, but I just cannot get enough of fresh, flavorful salsas! I love those bright, crisp flavors of basil, lemon, and parsley mixed with the sweetness of bell peppers, tenderness of tomatoes and tang of capers. It’s my little way...

Greek Panzanella Salad

Greek Panzanella 2

I’ve never been a big fan of salad, but I have a few guesses why: First, I keep my leafy salads pretty bare – no dressing, no fancy extras, nothing at all. Second, I’m too busy focusing on the warm, fragrant main course instead...

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Why I chose to wear a white sweater and khaki pants on the day I made these amazing, saucy chicken enchiladas, I’ll never know. But even though my nice clothes are soaking in a bath of laundry detergent and hot water, all I can think about is how...

Quick & Easy Apple Tart

Apple Tart 2

After a too-fun-for-words trip to Austin, Texas spent noshing on BBQ and tacos, tubing down the San Marcos river, and sampling the beers from a variety of outdoor bars, I am officially relieved that I don’t have to squeeze into an swimsuit for the rest of...

Basic Marinara Sauce + How To Peel & Seed Tomatoes

Marinara Sauce

I don’t have any sentimental stories about watching my grandmother stir a simmering tomato sauce over a wood stove, or helping her tear herbs from the garden and plopping them into the pot. Instead, maybe I’ll be that little old grandmother one day, with a recipe like this...