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…

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…

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…

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…

Healthy-ish General Tsos Chicken

When my husband and I were dating, just about every Sunday after church, I would go with him and his family to this one Chinese buffet in town. This was, of course, before my husband and several immediate family members were diagnosed with celiac disease (even if the dish is gluten free, the cross contamination…

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…

Blueberry Basil Galette with Marscarpone Creme

Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon come together in this perfectly balanced dessert with a warm, flaky crust and cool creamy marscarpone creme to top it all off. A simple dessert for any night of the week!