Tender Gluten Free Cream Biscuits with Strawberry Honey Butter

I love recipes that are simple, have few ingredients, and are all about technique. For these biscuits, the cutting is the important bit. To get the highest rise and tenderness, you want to use a sharp biscuit cutter in a quick downward motion with no twisting. To release the biscuit from the cutter, just tap…

One Pot Gluten Free Cheeseburger Macaroni

When I start to get desperate for meal ideas and we are running low on groceries, I often turn to pantry staples to help me break my rut. Although there are a few celiac-safe places in town we can grab takeout, I kind of like forcing myself to be creative in the kitchen. For some…

Thai Curry Shrimp and Noodles

I love when a little game of what do we have in the pantry goes really right. I have made Thai red curry noodle dishes before, and this one is not claiming to be authentic, but it’s inspired by the amazing flavors of the dishes I have made and what I know about Thai cooking….

Turkey Taco Mac Skillet

Google defines comfort food like this: “Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.” Wikipedia’s definition is similar but even more detailed: “kinds of food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric…

How to Build the Perfect Simple Charcuterie Board

But first, a charcuterie board story Traditionally, a charcuterie board is a Willis family Christmas Eve Tradition. In fact, it’s such a firm tradition that I refused to stop dipping little clementine orange slices in chocolate for our 2013 board as I was in active labor for our second child. In my defense, I wasn’t…

Turkey Tamale Pie

When I think of hearty, warming winter dishes, this one is definitely on the top of my list. There is something about that hearty turkey chili layer topped with a thick layer of cornbread that just says comfort to me. I’m totally not into making a bunch of side dishes on a weeknight, so the…

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…

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…

Instant Pot 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…

Instant Pot Chicken Jalapeno Popper Tacos

This dish was inspired by a jalapeno popper dip my husband and I were craving one night. I normally make this dip for special occasions in the fall and winter for football games or bonfires (although I’m pretty sure my husband would let me make it every day). The original recipe for the dip is…