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…

Skillet Brownie for Two (gluten free)

I am a sucker for a brownie, but I’m also passionate about what a brownie should be like. For instance, when someone says “I like a cakey brownie.” Ma’am, you like chocolate cake. A cakey brownie is not a brownie. It’s cake. A brownie is fudgy, super chocolatey, rich, and decadent. The end. Ok, great,…

Accidentally Super Fluffy Gluten and Dairy Free Pancakes

Before starting my food blog about a year ago, I made Saturday pancakes on the regular, but since I now homeschool and only have the weekends and a dwindling naptime to work, I start first thing Saturday mornings, and pancake time has slowly had to evolve into mommy working time. Instead of making pancakes, I’m…

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…

Frosted Cranberry Moscow Mule

I’m kicking your normal mule up a notch with the holiday flavors of sugared cranberries and fizzy ginger beer that’s both festive and refreshing. Did you know that if you’ve overindulged in the holiday sweets, the ginger in this drink can actually soothe your tummy? Of course, you have to use ginger beer with real…

Grandma Monkey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’re not seeing things. That’s a full sized Reese’s Cup in the middle of that cookie. Why? Why not? The first time I laid eyes on this cookie was at a family Christmas at my husband’s grandma’s house. I soon came to know these cookies as a staple at Willis family holiday gatherings year after…

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…