Thanksgiving Menu Essential: Homemade Pumpkin Pie

It is very easy and convenient to buy pumpkin purée, add some spices, throw it into a pie crust, and call it a day. However, it is also easy to make homemade pumpkin pie. Don’t be intimidated! Plus, if you’re like my family, you have a whole bunch of sugar pumpkins around just waiting to […]

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Braised Short Ribs

There is nothing better than delicious comfort food on a chilly or cold day. Braised short ribs are one of my favorite meals, and I wanted to share my recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients 5 lbs short ribs 1 lbs button mushrooms, cleaned and halved 5 stalks of celery, sliced 1 lbs carrots, sliced 14 oz frozen […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash

I am always looking for new side dishes, and I am so glad I tried out delicata squash! I’m a fan of squash in general, but sometimes I get tired of plain butternut squash. Plus, it’s not the easiest to cut up. I usually wind up buying it already cubed. This past week delicata squash […]

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Trader Joe’s Fall Haul 2021

It’s that time of year again, folks! Trader Joe’s has released their seasonal fall treats and I couldn’t wait to try everything! Last year was the first time I ever tried some of the fall goodies at Trader Joe’s, and I was immediately hooked. This year I was sad to see some of my favorite […]

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I have to be honest: I created this recipe by mistake. But, it turned out delicious in the end! In the immortal words of Bob Ross, “We don’t make mistakes; we just have happy accidents.” I was initially preparing to bake regular old fashioned peanut butter cookies and after whipping my butter and sugar together […]

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S’Mores Skillet Dip

S’mores are a classic summer dessert that are so easy to make. To make it even more simple, check out my S’mores Skillet Dip! Ingredients Butter (for greasing) 6 bars of chocolate (I used regular Hershey’s bars; the 1.55 oz ones) 10 oz bag of marshmallows Box of graham crackers …and that’s all you’ll need! […]

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

I wanted to try a new kind of potato and I have been experimenting with these smashed potatoes a bit. We usually stick to either baked or mashed, and these are a really delicious (and easy) combination of the two. Ingredients 25-30 mini potatoes 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs butter 6 cloves of garlic, […]

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Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Happy First Day of Christmas, everyone! (I mean, it’s the day after Thanksgiving so it’s officially Christmastime, right?) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our holiday was a bit more quiet than usual, but the food was just as delicious as always. With that all being said, after dinner is cleaned up on […]

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Pepper Steak

Ingredients 1 1/4 lbs flank steak, thinly sliced 3 large peppers, cored and sliced (I usually use two colored and one green, but use whatever you have!) 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 3 roma tomatoes, diced 6 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbs fresh ginger, minced 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 c. […]

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Creamy Herb-encrusted Pork tenderLoin

Ingredients …for the pork tenderloin 1 tbs salt 1 tbs pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp onion powder 2 tbs olive oil …for the creamy mustard sauce 5 cloves garlic 4 tbs butter 1 tsp thyme 2 tbs flour 1/2 c. half & half 1 c. milk 2 tbs dijon mustard […]

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