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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, Dinner

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

Lemon and Garlic Tahini Dressing


This homemade lemon and garlic tahini dressing really POPS and takes any ordinary salad to the next level. Combine it with lettuce alone and you will feel like you are eating a restaurant worthy salad. So let’s all put down the store-bought salad dressings! This homemade version is so easy […]

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 […]

chicken marsala with mushrooms on a black plate with pan in the background

Quick Chicken Marsala Without Cream (Easy Recipe)

Chicken, Dinner

If you have been searching for a Chicken Marsala recipe without cream, you have landed in the right place! I’m so happy you are here. I’ll be the first to say it. This dish is just plain delicious. Golden pan fried chicken is smothered in a luxurious wine and butter […]