german chocolate cake

World, meet German Chocolate Cake. My most favorite cake. The best, most delicious, all-occasion cake. I really have to thank my parents for this one – my mom makes this for my dad’s birthday every. year. So thank you dad, for requesting this cake because I think we all love it about as much as you do. And thank you…

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healthy chicken wild rice casserole

This is cold-weather comfort food at it’s finest. This is your winter dinner go-to. This is a wholesome comfort food casserole. This is Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole. So – what have we got going on here, exactly? A bunch of real, wholesome, good-for-you ingredients like butternut squash, wild rice, chicken, onion, a lil parmesan cheese and a handful of spices. Yummo.…

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blackberry jam bars

Hello, gorgeous. Let me introduce you to my new favorite thing – blackberry jam bars. I’ve always been a bit obsessed with this type of dessert bar – you know the ones. A soft-yet-slightly-crunchy base, a delicious layer of jam in the middle, and a lovely pile of crumbly-crumble goodness on top. They’re typically made with strawberry jam or a…

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chocolate cherry cheesecake

Guys, this one is kind of a big deal. This is my All-Time Favorite Dessert In The History Of Everything. And yes, it is worthy of that long, exaggerated (except not actually) title. This is Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake. Also known as: The best of all the family recipes The easiest cheesecake you’ll ever make The BEST cheesecake you’ll ever taste…

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ultimate holiday gift guide

  Thanksgiving is almost upon us (hooray!) but that also means – yep, you guessed it. The holiday shopping season has arrived. Well, it will arrive as we are wrapping up our dinners of turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and of course, chocolate pecan bourbon pie. I love the holidays, but I have mixed feelings about the holiday shopping season –…

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instant pot beef stew

The weather is cold enough now that I feel like it’s actually appropriate for me to be making stews and soups. Exhibit A 👆🏻 (Also see Chicken Gnocchi Soup + Vegetable Beef Soup for Exhibits B and C) Beef stew, get in my bell-ay. This is (one of the many reasons) why I love winter. Warm, hearty soul-feeding soups and…

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maple glazed pull-apart bread

Hello, maple-hugged goodness. Brought to you in the form of this super-simple, super-addictive maple glazed pull-apart bread. A can of refrigerated biscuits + a few simple ingredients come together to make the most amazing dessert/appetizer/snack (let’s be real. We ate this as a snack). So what exactly is maple glazed pull-apart bread? Let’s dive in. Biscuits, filled with maple butter…

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sweet potato casserole with brown sugar pecan topping

Let me start off here by telling you that I am not a sweet potato kinda girl. I’m all for the idea of sweet potatoes; they’re healthy, they’ve got fiber, etc., but I’ve just never liked them. Until now. Let me introduce you to this life-changing sweet potato casserole. Dramatic much? Maybe a little, but this casserole deserves it. So…

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crescent roll cheesecake

Let me introduce you to crescent roll cheesecake. This is one of those “I want something sweet but it’s a weeknight” desserts. This is one of those 6-ingredient wonder desserts. This is creamy-dreamy cream cheese goodness. This is crescent roll cheesecake. It’s two layers of cinnamon-sugared crescent rolls, with a light + fluffy cream cheese filling. It’s somewhere between a…

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favorite spinach artichoke dip

This is what cheesy-creamy dreams are made of. The only spinach artichoke dip recipe I will ever use. It’s so basic + so good. Here are a few reasons this is the best kinda dip: Cheese. Super simple to make – we’re talking just five ingredients. That’s right people, count ‘em up. The most perfect party app — Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

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