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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

Mains, 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

Mains, 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

Mains, 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 […]

Camembert grilled cheese with bacon, apple, and thyme sitting on a white counter next to a red apple and a large jar of honey in front of a white hexagonal backsplash

Camembert Grilled Cheese with Crispy Bacon, Apple & Thyme


CAMEMBERT! Why have I never eaten this cheese before? It is insanely good, and perfect for this grilled cheese with crispy bacon, thin apple slices, fresh thyme and a drizzle of honey. I’m still smiling just thinking about it. In limited experience, this cheese seems to be a lot like […]

stack of golden buttermilk pancakes on a white plate topped with butter and pure maple syrup

Wake Me Up Buttermilk Pancakes


Mmmmmmmmmmmm Pancakes!!! Who doesn’t love them!? Homemade buttermilk pancakes are for sure another weekend staple at our house. I’m certain we make them more than we used to now that we have a little one, but I am not complaining! It’s a pretty great way to start the day. Something […]

Greek panzanella salad. White bowl filled with Cedar's tzatziki sauce, cut red orange & yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped red onions, medium diced cucumber, roasted chickpeas, green pepper slices, chunks of feta cheese, lamb and beef gyro meat and toasted pita

Greek Panzanella Salad

Beef, Lamb, Mains, Salads

I haven’t made a panzanella in a while, so when my sister posted one recently, it really made me want to create one for the blog. I wanted to change things up a bit, and I thought a greek version would be really fun and delicious! This really is a […]

Mexican mocha chocolate crust cheesecake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate covered espresso bean on a white plate

Most Amazing Mexican Mocha Cheesecake

Cheesecakes, Desserts

Let’s be honest. I created this next recipe so that everyone reading the blog has the best excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast! This rich Mexican mocha cheesecake is packed with coffee flavor and a spicy kick that isn’t over the top, but gives you that warm tingly feeling with […]

Classic Reuben Sandwich


If we are eating sandwiches, and a Reuben is on the menu, that is for sure what I am ordering. Better yet, if we came for an elegant meal and a Reuben is on the menu, that is for sure what I am ordering. It is one of those foods […]