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…

Jalapeño Popper Dip

I am totally a dip person, and if I could choose just one dip for to eat for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It’s that good. I first discovered several recipes for jalapeño popper dip while perusing Pinterest several years ago and got inspired to make my own. Over the…

Levain Bakery Inspired Cookies (Gluten Free!)

If there’s one Instagrammable cookie that has always caught my eye it has been the iconic NYC Levain Bakery cookie. Every time this or any copycat-type cookie pops up on my feed I am in awe of how thick and humongous it is while looking like it’s maintaining all of the textures that a chocolate…

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…

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….

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…

Baked Pumpkin Apple Cider Donuts (gluten and dairy free!)

Ok, I’m getting into the fall spirit. There, I said it! 😉 These gluten and dairy free baked pumpkin cider donuts with maple glaze and toasted pecans could totally serve as evidence! Every year we go to our favorite local orchard and pick apples, but as 2020 would have it, this year the early frost…

Energy Balls

These are about the quickest, healthiest, and most versatile homemade snack that I have mustered up in my kitchen and my kids (and husband) love them so cheers to that! You can add whatever mix-in’s you’d like and they can be made allergen friendly by using sun-butter, gluten free oats or dairy free chocolate chips…