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Southern Style Mustard Greens

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First things first. Happy, happy New Year everyone! It sure does feel good to leave 2020 behind, and like many, I am so excited for the possibilities of 2021. So many plans have been put on hold this year, but overall my family has been very fortunate in terms of […]

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

French Onion Soup

Mains, 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, Mains

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 sauteéing 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

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

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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 […]