Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I seem to have developed a bad habit over the past few years of buying chocolate chips that never make it into cookies. Does anyone else do this?! Like probably many of you, I have an entire “baking supplies drawer” in my kitchen devoted to chocolate chips, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts,...

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria |

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria

I’m in the market for a new electric guitar right now.  But as much as I’m in it to find a guitar with that perfectly sweet, mellow, beautiful tone — let’s be real — I’m also shopping for a totally cute guitar.  I love me a gorgeous guitar. Same apparently...

5-Ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge -- all you need are 10 mins to prep this delicious sweet and salty treat! |

5-Ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge

3-ingredient, foolproof, rich, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge…topped with crispy, sea-salty, I-want-to-eat-the-whole-bag Kettle Brand chips….drizzled with sweet and salty caramel sauce…and then cut into bite-sized pieces perfect for sharing and enjoying?!? (Oh, and all of this with just about 10 minutes of prep time?) As Uncle Jesse would say, have mercy.

5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee | #dessert #chocolate

5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee

This year, the Christmas season around my place is a little simpler than usual.  And I am loving it. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the season as much as ever.  But instead of going into auto-pilot this year with all of the parties, the decorating, the spending, the...

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate 2

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Baby, it’s freaking freezing outside! Seriously.  Once again, I am in the midst of my Very Serious Annual Introspection asking why on earth I still choose to live in a place where my hands go numb literally just walking next door to the coffee shop.  As The Weepies would say, I’m convinced “I...

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie |

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

So, I made this bourbon pumpkin pie to be the grand finale of our first annual “Neighborsgiving” last week.  But like just about everything else that night, it didn’t quite go according to plan. Let me back up. As many of you may know, my neighbors in downtown Kansas City...

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad | #vegan #glutenfree

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Do you ever wonder what food trends will look like a generation from now? Every now and then when I’m walking through the grocery store, my mind starts to wonder — what produce will be the hot new trend in 20 years?  What methods of cooking will be most popular?...

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce | #thanksgiving

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

My friends have gotten used to the fact that they are always my guinea pigs for trying out new recipes. It is the rare — very rare — occasion that I bring a dish to a gathering that I have actually tried before.  Instead, they have come to expect that...

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Recipe | #slowcooker #crockpot

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Sometimes I wonder if I love my slow cooker a little too much. Well, actually I have three of them, since I seem to have developed a love of slow cooker entertaining with all three going at once.  And I love all of them equally very very much, just...

Healthier Green Bean Casserole | #thanksgiving

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

Hey hey!  Guess who’s finally getting on board with the Thanksgiving recipe train? This food blogger, that’s who. I’ve been a little slow getting to all of the classic holiday recipes this year, partly because there are already lots of Thanksgiving recipes on the site, and partly because —...

Slow Cooker Apple Cider -- made easy from scratch! | #crockpot #slowcooker

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Sometimes I wonder if I get a little too excited about recipes I love on the blog. Reason tells me that I should tamp down my enthusiasm, that I can become the “girl who cried delicious” if I sing the praises of too many recipes, and that people will start...

Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce | #vegan

Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce

I am on a mission to learn to like broccoli. And I’d say that I’m about 47% of the way there. I spent a childhood pushing it around on my plate with a fork, pretending like those “little trees” were part of some enchanted forest that could come to life on...