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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chicken gnocchi soup

In the fall (and winter) I live off of soup and soup alone. Well not really, but you get the point. I love me some soup. Add some gnocchi to a pot of creamy soup and you’ve got the most wonderful combination. This recipe is super easy and requires simple ingredients – onions, celery, carrots, broth. And gnocchi. If gnocchi…

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pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin. Spice. Cake. This is happening. Did I mention the cream cheese frosting? All my childhood memories of Halloween are centered around this recipe. Every Halloween, my mom would whip up a batch of these and her amazing vegetable beef soup (recipe here). It’s not Halloween without them. It’s kind of sad to be an adult who can’t go trick-or-treating…

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chocolate white chocolate chip cookies

Let me introduce you to this magical mystery cookie. Is it a cookie? Is it a brownie? Both? Both. It’s in cookie form, for quick and convenient transport from plate to mouth. That’s obviously a common theme in my baking. Portable desserts = the best. Back to the cookie. Its moist texture and dense chocolate flavor remind me of a brownie.…

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one-pan chicken + veggie dinner

This is probably the easiest dinner you’ll ever make. No joke – it only takes bell peppers, pineapple, chicken, onion, and a handful of spices. It’s a little dinnertime-miracle in a pan. Take the photo above – add 25 minutes, and — Magic. But, in all seriousness – I want to share recipes that you will ACTUALLY make and that…

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