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Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie in a blue Dutch oven with a wooden spoon

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Dinner, Vegetarian

Yay! This vegetarian Shepherd’s pie was my first recipe request from a reader, and I had so much fun making it. Born in England, Shepherd’s pie is traditionally made with ground lamb, vegetables and mashed potatoes. It is a perfect meal for a cold weather day, and a dish that […]

white bowl full of healthy banana oat muffins with white and yellow striped kitchen towel

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Baked Goods, Breakfast, Muffins

These healthy banana oat muffins are rich in nutrients and packed with a variety of superfoods including oats, Greek yogurt, whole grains, and walnuts. This is by far the healthiest recipe on the blog to date, and I think you’ll agree that they really do taste great. It isn’t a […]

tomato soup in gray Staub cocottes with freshly grated parmesan, black pepper and basil served alongside grilled bread

Easy Tomato Soup with Roasted Red Peppers

Dinner, Soups, Vegetarian

Like all the best classic tomato soup recipes, this rich and creamy delight is deeply flavorful from simmering away on the stove-top, but also offers a little something more. Sweet and smoky roasted red peppers are added to make this soup extra special, and it couldn’t be easier to make. […]

mustard greens with bacon and cornbread on a plate

Southern Style Mustard Greens with Crispy Bacon


If you are looking for Southern style mustard greens that are bright and tangy, a tad sweet, and perfectly tender, this is your recipe! Oh the salty bacon, the vinegar, and that brown sugar. These greens are packed full of flavor and as Southern as can be (and I’m a […]

gray staub mini cocotte filled with french onion soup and topped with crusty bread and melted bubbly cheese and fresh thyme

French Onion Soup

Dinner, Soups

Who doesn’t love a steaming hot bowl of French onion soup smothered in bubbly, golden cheese on a crusty baguette? I seem to be using this word a lot lately, but this must actually be the COZIEST. It is the perfect meal for a snow day, and we actually had […]

Plate full of soft chocolate chip cookies on a Santa plate with a glass of milk for Santa and a Christmas ornament

Santa’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baked Goods, Cookies

Santa’s favorite chocolate chip cookies are extra soft and gooey, not overly sweet, and just the right amount of salty. My Family, (and Santa), love these cookies so much because they have less butter, less sugar, and less chocolate than most chocolate chip recipes. Please don’t let that steer you […]

White bowl with black rim full of instant pot thai green curry with rice serrano peppers, red bell pepper, and limes on a gray backdrop with serrano peppers and limes in the background

Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Bowls

Chicken, Dinner

These Thai inspired green curry bowls boast all that spicy, sweet goodness you crave from a curry dish you might order out at a restaurant, but can be made quickly in the instant pot any night of the week! Start by sauteĆ©ing onion and bell pepper right in the instant […]

blue plate with a biscuit smothered in homemade sausage gravy sitting in front of a stack of homemade biscuits, 2 eggs on a kitchen towel and a package of all purpose flour

Homemade Sausage Gravy

Breakfast, Spreads

Tastes Just Like Christmas Morning Every Christmas morning at my house, we start with homemade biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. There may be other foods at the table that vary from year to year, but there will ALWAYS be biscuits and sausage gravy. To me, nothing says home, family, and […]

two blue bowls full of hearty southwestern vegetarian chili, one topped with tortilla strips, shredded cheese, cubed avocado, cilantro and sour cream + chips and poblano peppers on a gray backdrop

Hearty Southwestern Vegetarian Chili

Dinner, Soups, Vegetarian

This hearty vegetarian chili is packed full of bold Southwestern flavors. Poblano peppers and plantains give the chili a unique flare, and I guarantee you won’t miss the meat! This is some seriously flavorful soup, and may just be my new go-to chili recipe. We have been trying to eat […]