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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

Mains, 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 […]

Glass mug filled with Mexican hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chunks sitting in front of a Christmas present wrapped in Charlie Brown wrapping paper

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Drinks

One of my favorite things about cold weather months is cozying up with a hot cup of something. Although I normally reach for a coffee or chai latte, there is something magical about a mug of hot chocolate this time of year. It has been so much fun to share […]

square slice of yellow southern honey cornbread on a white plate smothered with butter and honey in front of a white baking dish full or cornbread on gray backgaround

Southern Honey Cornbread

Baked Goods, Breads

This light and fluffy southern honey cornbread has crisp golden edges and a soft, buttery center. It is perfectly moist and made with honey rather than sugar which lends a subtle sweetness. Being born in North Carolina, I have tried my fair share of cornbreads over the years, and the […]

Pile of baked sugar cookies with green, red and white sprinkles sitting on top of white wood backdrop

Softest Sugar Cookies

Baked Goods, Cookies

These simple drop style sugar cookies are ultra soft and made with extra vanilla, the secret to a great sugar cookie! I’ve found that so many sugar cookies end up being hard and crumbly which is always such a huge disappointment! This recipe yields a tender, cake-like consistency every time. […]

white plate with a serving of baked squash casserole topped with golden Ritz crackers with a silver fork sitting next to a blue 9 x 13 inch baking dish on a rustic white wood backdrop

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Sides

Everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving food that they look forward to each year. I’m pretty sure squash casserole is my husband’s favorite, which is why I prioritized this recipe. There are so many things I wanted to experiment with and post before Thursday, but they will have to wait until […]

7 pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack next to a bright orange miniature pumpkin and scattered chocolate chips

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Baked Goods, Breads, Breakfast, Muffins

I woke up craving something sweet for breakfast yesterday (and every day lately it seems). I remembered I had some pumpkin pie spice in the pantry that I needed to use, and I started working on these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I’m so glad it happened. I seriously adore these […]

square of baked macaroni and cheese on a metal spatula held over a 9 x 13 green staub casserole dish with baked macaroni and cheese

Nana’s Baked Macaroni

Sides

It just wouldn’t be a holiday without my Nana’s baked macaroni and cheese. This is the dish my siblings and I begged for growing up. Everyone has that signature family recipe that transports you right back to childhood, and this is it in my family. My Nana’s baked mac and […]

2 balls of pizza dough covered with flour resting on a colorful kitchen towl

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

Breads, Mains, Pizza

I recreated my favorite local pizza this week, and I cannot wait to share that recipe with you! My family raves about this pizza, and I am so happy that I can now make it anytime at home. I will post that recipe soon, but I figured I may as […]

blue bowl with orange butternut squash soup topped with parsley on white cutting board set in front of yellow and whit striped napkin with a piece of toasted bread

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Mains, Soups

Y’all already know I love a good bowl of soup! Dylan brought home a butternut squash from a roadside stand this week, and I was all too excited to get started on this recipe. I have been trying to make an effort to purchase more local produce, and now is […]