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Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel and Nuts

Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel and Nuts

Thumbprint cookies are a classic during baking season and can have so many different types of fillings, usually jam. I am not a huge fan of jam in my cookies so we opted for a caramel filling and topped it with some nuts to add […]

Roasted Citrus Chicken

Roasted Citrus Chicken

Nothing smells better than roasted chicken that perfumes the house while it’s cooking. This roasted citrus chicken is a great weekend meal that is big on flavor and perfect for the winter months when citrus is in season. Once you are done with the prep […]

Grilled Hot Dogs with Asian Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Hot Dogs with Asian Brussels Sprouts

If you are looking for a new twist to add to your hot dog game, then this is it! Brussels sprouts are used in place of slaw or sauerkraut and Asian spices are added to give this classic American favorite an Asian twist. I promise […]

Sweet Dough For Baking

Sweet Dough For Baking

Sweet dough is a versatile and useful dough to have on hand for baking many different recipes. From cinnamon rolls, baked donuts to yeast rolls, this dough is a real workhouse in the kitchen Sweet dough is different from other dough because it is made […]

Spinach and Pancetta Quiche

Spinach and Pancetta Quiche

I make quiche at least once a week because it is so easy and it tastes amazing. There are so many variations that you can use based on what ingredients you have in your refrigerator. This makes quiche a great way to use up leftovers […]

The Best Essential Pie Crust

The Best Essential Pie Crust

Having an amazing, easy and versatile pie crust recipe is so important. I have tried many pie crust recipes (and there are many) but this one is by far my favorite! It always has a crisp crust that is nice and buttery. This pie crust […]

Chicken Curry Salad in Lettuce Cups

Chicken Curry Salad in Lettuce Cups

Chicken Curry salad is our family’s favorite way to eat chicken salad! It is loaded with curry powder, grapes and almonds to ensure there is nothing boring about this dish. It is super easy to make, great for meal prep and perfect for repurposing any […]

Homemade Golden Milk Mix

Homemade Golden Milk Mix

Golden Milk spice blend is an extremely delicious and healthy way to boost your immune system and is full of anti-inflammatory properties. Traditionally these 4 spices make up this blend: tumeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. I like making my blend without the black pepper […]

Golden Milk Ice Cream

Golden Milk Ice Cream

Golden milk is traditionally a drink made from warm milk and spices that contain tumeric which makes the milk a golden color (hence golden milk). The spice blend is tumeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. These spices are said to be good for your health […]

Amazing Fajitas, from leftovers

Amazing Fajitas, from leftovers

Making fajitas with leftover meat and veggies is definitely my favorite way to repurpose leftovers! After working in restaurants for many years, one thing I learned is that fajitas are not made with raw meat going on to the hot skillet, instead restaurants use cooked […]