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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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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chocolate pecan bourbon pie

Comin’ at ya today with a Thanksgiving recipe – naturally. I LOVE this time of year. I love the cold weather (not sorry about it). I love the anticipation of all the wonderful holiday moments to come, but mostly I love the good food enjoyed with people we love. Here’s what I don’t enjoy: pecan pie. I’m sorry, I’ve just…

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insanely good pear crumble bars

Let’s give pears some love. Seriously – they’re the unsung hero of fall. Just as tasty + versatile as the apple or pumpkin, but much less celebrated. I fell in love with pears after buying some from a local apple orchard one fall, a few years ago. OH. MY. WORD. If you can get your hands on local pears, do…

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best soft cutout cookies

You know what I hate? Biting into a cookie that LOOKS soft and hearing that loud CRUNCH. These, are not that cookie. They are, in fact, the best soft cutout cookies. They’re just the right amount of soft – and make the perfect base for any type of decoration. Soooo even though I made mine fall-themed (cus, obvi 🍁) you can…

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simple + amazing homemade applesauce

Oh, don’t mind me. Just over here trying to use up all these amazing apples. Which means it’s time for – Mom’s Amazing Best Ever Homemade Drop Dead Good Applesauce. Ok that’s a really long name but it’s totally necessary. You’ll probably break up with grocery store applesauce after you make this. Promise. It’s un-complicated enough to make on a…

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caramel apple turnovers

I’m still working on using up all the apples we got from apple picking a few weeks ago. So, prepare yourself for a couple (or more) apple recipes in the next few weeks. That’s fineee with me though, because apple desserts are usually super easy. Apples kind of stand alone, ya know? They don’t need much to dress them up.…

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