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cornbread stuffing with herbs and leeks

The countdown is on – only two weeks until turkey day! Is your menu done? Is your shopping list made? If not, have no fear! This cornbread stuffing is delicious, flavorful, and can be made ahead to save you some time and stress on the big day. I think I’m more excited than usual for…

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DIY Instant Oatmeal

Keeping on theme with easy breakfasts for back-to-school (and really every day in between), these DIY instant oatmeal jars are the perfect healthy breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch. They take only minutes to prepare, cost less than individually packed instant oats, and allow you to control what other ingredients you add to…

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toast toppings, four ways

Each year as students head back to school, I find myself thinking about my own back to school memories. Some of the memories that stick out the most are the dreaded early morning wake-up calls and the bus and carpool rides that were always accompanied by a paper towel wrapped slice of toast. Toast has…

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pimento cheese mac and cheese

Pimento cheese mac and cheese – two things I love smashed together. I’m not big on most casseroles, but mac and cheese has been and will forever be one of my favorite foods. Growing up, my mom would mix peas and pepperoni into her homemade mac and cheese to make it a one-dish dinner. My…

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rosemary spiced pecans

Rosemary spiced pecans are a holiday staple in our house. They are the perfect sweet and spicy snack to have around between meals, or to finish off a holiday cheese board or appetizer spread. I made these at Thanksgiving and they were such a hit! They are deliciously addictive, with the spice from the cayenne…

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thanksgiving leftovers turkey enchiladas

I’m all about finding fun ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. In the past I have made Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese, with turkey, green apple, cranberry sauce, mustard, and gruyere, post-Thanksgiving biscuit sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits, and most recently, cranberry quick bread. These turkey enchiladas with butternut squash sauce might just be my favorite…

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roasted butternut squash dip

It is officially the holiday season, and with that comes festive appetizer spreads! You know how much I love a good cheese board, and warm roasted butternut squash dip makes any fall or winter cheese board even better. I actually made a version of this dip a few years ago for a baby shower I…

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homemade hummus

2018 has been the summer of cheeseboard dinners in our house and I love it. As someone who loves grazing, small snacks, and variety, a good appetizer spread is one of my favorite ways to have a meal. Each time the selection is slightly different, and it has been fun to experiment with different combinations,…

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healthy tomato soup

Can we talk about this weather? It is the oddest. Over the weekend the sun was out, the temperature was perfect, and we were walking around in short-sleeves. Tomorrow there is a wintery mix in the forecast. What is this craziness? Some of my northern friends may joke about this, but having lived in North…

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baked brie with mulled wine-soaked fruit

Remember that delicious mulled wine we made last week? We’re repurposing it today for a stunning, but amazingly easy holiday appetizer: baked Brie with mulled wine-soaked fruit. Around the holidays, I find myself running around like crazy, trying to do everything I possibly can with every group under the sun. Next Saturday alone I am…

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