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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 […]

beautiful chocolate coconut pecan pie sitting on a wire cooling rack over a white countertop

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

Desserts, Pies

If you are trying to decide on a dessert to bring to your covid style Thanksgiving celebration, you should seriously consider this chocolate coconut pecan pie! This twist on the Thanksgiving classic makes for a fun change, and will hopefully bring us all a little bit of pure happiness during […]

blue plate with swirls with a chicken enchilada covered with cilantro and avocado and salsa verde sitting in front of blue baking dish filled with chicken enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

Chicken, Mains

With the stress of this year’s election, I think we all deserve something a little extra cheesy and delicious this week. These chicken enchiladas are my definition of comfort food, and they can easily be made ahead which is always a plus! Flour tortillas are stuffed with a tasty chicken […]

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Ginger Molasses Cookies

Cookies, Desserts

These ginger molasses cookies are definitely not your typical Halloween treat, and not what I had planned for this week. If you read my pumpkin cheesecake post, you might remember that I had the best intentions of making cute little pumpkin cheesecake pops for my little one on Halloween. That […]

white bowl full of orange chicken tikka masala in front of two pieces of naan and jasmine rice on separate white plate topped with fresh cilantro. All sitting on top of wood grain cutting board

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken, Mains

I’m pretty excited to share this recipe with you today. If you are a tikka masala fan, I think you are going to love it. You start by marinating chicken thighs in yogurt and spices, then you simmer the chicken in a rich and creamy tomato sauce and serve it […]

blue mug filled with chai latte sprinkled with cinnamon with a cincamon stick on top sitting on a wood grain cutting board

Perfect Chai Latte


Fall is in full swing here in Asheville, and the mountains are absolutely beautiful this time of year! I’m really looking forward to getting out for a hike this weekend. Like many people who love this season, I am currently enjoying all things spiced and cozy! To keep with that […]

2 cooked pumpkin cheesecakes in premade 9 inch graham cracker crusts sitting on top of white quartz countertop

Easiest Ever Pumpkin Cheesecake

Cheesecakes, Desserts

If you have never made cheesecake at home, this pumpkin cheesecake should be the one you start with! No water bath here, no homemade crust even. Mixing is your only step, and the recipe couldn’t be easier! Make the perfect fall dessert in under 45 minutes. I made this cheesecake […]

white bowl with black rim filled with golden crispy southern fried okra sitting on top of glass tabletop

Crispy Southern Fried Okra

Appetizers, Sides

Fried okra was not on the menu for this week, but they had so much for sale at the Farmers Market. I couldn’t resist. These golden, crispy okra are completely addicting, and make for a perfect appetizer or side dish. I love to fry up a fresh batch when we […]

5 seed almond bars on a sheet pan surrounding by almonds and crumbs

5 Seed Almond Bars (Trader Joe’s Copycat)

Bars, Breakfast

If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area and you haven’t tried their 5 seed almond bars, I highly recommend you pick some up! My mother in law introduced me to this delicious treat, and I am obsessed. My son LOVES them, and it is always a really nice […]

mason jar with garlic tahini salad dressing and spoon sitting on a colorful kitchen towel in front of a bowl of lettuce covered in the dressing

Garlic Tahini Dressing


First things first. Ina’s new cookbook came out yesterday!!! I’m waiting for mine to come in the mail, and I seriously can’t wait to get into it. Get yours below ☺️ Now about this salad dressing. I went through two entire jars of tahini trying to get this one right. […]