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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instant pot pulled pork

Pulled pork is a staple round our place. It’s one of the few ways I will eat pork (yes I know, I’m a strange person) and Grant loves any and all types of meat – bonus points if barbecue sauce is involved. Naturally, pulled pork WITH barbecue sauce is a hit. Fun fact: Barbecue sauce + me were not friends until Grant…

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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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instant pot mac ‘n cheese

Can we talk about mac ’n cheese for a minute? It’s the ultimate nostalgic-childhood-comfort food. It’s something we probably all know how to make (yes, even those of us who seem to have been skipped over when they were handing out the cooking glands).  It’s something we all love. Here’s the thing you didn’t know – it’s SUPER MEGA EASY…

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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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ranking (some of) the pumpkin spice foods

It happens this time every year. You know what I’m talking about. Pumpkin spice-flavored everything floods grocery store shelves. Grant + I decided to put some of these items to the test. Here are our thoughts on a few pumpkin-spice foods. All opinions are our own. Rating scale (from worst to best): Stay away Proceed with caution Approved for human…

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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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instant pot salsa chicken

  I’m jumping on the Instant Pot bandwagon (affiliate link), and I’m not one bit sorry about it. Why’s that? I was able to make this for dinner in just 15 minutes. Whattttttt? It’s healthy, delicious, picky-eater-approved, and most importantly, FAST. For those of you who are a little intimidated by the Instant Pot – like I was – don’t…

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best chocolate chip cookies

I can now check “make the best chocolate chip cookies” off my food bucket list. This is the recipe I have been trying to perfect for the longest time. We all need that perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe in our arsenal. One that’s soft, chewy, LOADED with chocolate chunks, and easy to make. This is that cookie. No weird tricks or…

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