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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. […]

Spoonful of apple butter over a full mason jar of apple butter sitting on a table with a yellow plate full of buttermilk biscuits

Instant Pot No Peel Apple Butter

Instant Pot, Spreads

I had the best intentions of getting busy with ALL the apple recipes this week after our family trip to Sky Top Orchard. I know Dylan was really looking forward to an apple pie. It ended up being a wild week, so I decided on something that requires much less […]

Blue bowl of spicy green chili with pork on a wood grain cutting board next to jalapeño peppers

Spicy Green Chili with Pork

Dinner, Soups

This spicy green chili is over the top flavorful. It is one of my favorite meals, and I can NEVER stop at just one bowl. For a while, I made this chili almost any time we had company during the cooler months of the year. It isn’t necessarily the quickest […]

White plate with chicken marsala, mushrooms, linguine, and freshly grated parmesan

No Cream Chicken Marsala

Dinner, Pasta

Chicken marsala is one of the first things I learned to cook growing up. When I recently told a close friend that I had started a food blog, she told me her parents still rave about the chicken marsala I made them back in middle school. This friend happens to […]

White bowl of broccoli cheddar soup topped with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and chopped parsley served with a piece of crusty buttered bread

Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Dinner, Soups

I could eat soup every day. In fact, I get made fun of at work for eating soup every day for lunch. It is mostly because I don’t take the time to plan ahead, and I wake up about 10 minutes before I walk out the door, but it is […]