Pomegranate Lemon Curd

There are two types of people. Those that love lemon desserts and those that don’t. I used to be a lemon dessert hater until I tried Alton Brown’s recipe for lemon curd. I think up until that time, every other lemon dessert I had ever tasted was made from bottled lemon juice and had artificial…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Raise your hand if you’ve only ever had hot chocolate from a packet. That was me up until several years ago when I decided to try out making my own. How hard could it be? Just mix cocoa powder, sugar, and milk, right? It turns out it actually IS that simple. After adjusting my recipe…

Chai-Spiced Pear Pie with Gingersnap Crumble

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. “This chai-spiced pear pie with gingersnap crumble will fulfill all of your family’s desires.” At least that’s what my nine year old daughter said when I told her I was feeling a little uninspired to write a post about pie this morning….

Bacon and Pumpkin Chipotle Turkey Chili

Growing up, we always ate our chili with peanut butter sandwiches and saltine crackers on the side. I can still see the halves of peanut butter sandwiches on white bread cut into triangles piled up high in the middle of the table. I would always end up eating one plain and dipping one in my…

Curry Caramel Popcorn with Cashews and Coconut

I’m slightly obsessed with popcorn, and while I’m definitely a fan of regular buttered popcorn, don’t you just love a good sweet + salty popcorn? This recipe includes ALL of those flavors and textures we all love in a popcorn snack and the flavor combo is slightly addictive! Sweet buttery caramel, a little salty, slightly…

Gingerbread Spiced Pear Pound Cake

What type of cake lover are you? Are you more of a a light and airy sponge cake lover or more of a dense, flourless chocolate cake type of cake lover? I think I might be both (because cake!), but I feel a definite pull toward the rich, dense, type of cake. Oh wait! Is…

Caramel Apple Spider Pie

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. Confession time: I have never been a fan of spooky Halloween food. You know the kind: pretzel rods that look like zombie fingers and cocktails with grenadine and fake vampire fangs. I have been to Halloween parties where I’ve ended up…

Skillet Lasagna

In desperate need (ok, want) of lasagna but also wanting to escape the time commitment to making it, this recipe was born on an average Tuesday night and came together like a dream! It was one of those nights I told myself, it’s just me being me and that the night’s cooking was just for…

Pumpkin Crumble Bars

I know everyone is saying it, but HOW did we get to the first week of October already!? Well regardless of what 2020 has given (or hasn’t given?) we still have allllllllll the pumpkin treats for the fall (yay!) and this is one for the books (maybe MY book? a cookbook!? We’ll see)! Out of…

Cheesy Chipotle Chicken and Rice

Let me just start out by saying:  6 MINUTES in the instant pot. 6. MIN.UTES. You will not believe how it tastes like you spent hours making this. The chicken is tender, the flavors are melded together in cheesy bliss, and the rice is perfectly al dente. Although “chipotle” is in the name, it is…