Your 16 Favorite Recipes Of 2016

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, everyone! First off, I just want to say a enormous thank you — from both Barclay and me — for your amazing responses to our fun news yesterday.  Oh my goodness, you all are the best, and your excitement and support means the world to us.  So...

My Favorite Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Between my three-and-a-half years of college, three summer internships in between, traveling and playing out with our band on the weekends, and apartment-hopping with friends for years after college — I feel like I lived with a record number of roommates during my twenties.  But one of those roommates was an...

1-Hour Soft and Buttery Dinner Rolls

This past weekend, I did something I never do. I didn’t leave the house for over 2 full days…and it felt so good.  ? On Friday night, Barclay and I hosted a big easygoing Christmas party with all of our best friends, complete with a yummy spread of simple appetizers, lots of homemade apple...

How To Make Whipped Cream

Hey friends!  I’m back with a quick little How-To Tuesday post (and new video!) to get you all ready for holiday pie-baking, hot-cocoa-topping, and cake-decorating this week.  We’re talking about how to make homemade whipped cream! Because let’s be real — while “non-dairy whipped topping” and “whipped cream in-a-can” were all the...

1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

This 1-Hour Cinnamon Rolls recipe is quick and easy to make, drizzled with a heavenly cream cheese frosting, and absolutely delicious! Can we talk today about the magic that is a freshly-baked pan of warm homemade cinnamon rolls?  ? You know, the kind that are baked juuust right until they are...

Homemade Vanilla Extract (Plus FREE Printable Labels!)

Spoiler alert for all of my friends and family reading the blog today: I made everyone homemade vanilla extract for Christmas this year!!! ? That’s right — you get a free vanilla, and you get a free vanilla, and you get a free vanilla, and — did I mention I made SO MUCH VANILLA?! Actually,...

Cranberry Orange Banana Bread

Raise your hand if you grew up making cranberry orange bread around the holidays! Ok, now, raise your hand if you grew up making it…from a box! ? ? ? Hey hey, no shame if you did too.  It was the 90s — box mixes and canned soups and scrunchy socks and...

Extra-Bold Chex Mix

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a thing for homemade Chex Mix. It’s been my favorite snack to munch on ever since I was a kid.  I make huge batches each year (including four this past weekend!) to give out as gifts to friends and family...

Very Merry Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Hey friends!  I’m back today with one final holiday appetizer for the season that I think you’re going to love.   I mean, at least, it’s everything that I love about holiday cooking. It’s incredibly easy to prepare with just 5 main ingredients, and takes only a few minutes to assemble.  (<–...

Creamy White Chicken Chili

**We interrupt your regularly scheduled foodie talk for a brief announcement -- I GOT A NEW COMPUTER!!!!** Ok, I know that the Apple store is always packed and people buy new computers all the time. But I am the ridiculously proud owner of a new computer today -- one...

How To Open and De-Seed A Pomegranate

A delicious step-by-step tutorial and video detailing two methods for how to open and de-seed a pomegranate. Hey guys!  I have a new How-To Tuesday tutorial for you today.  And actually, this one includes a bonus — not just one, but two fool-proof methods for how to open and de-seed a pomegranate....

Coq Au Vin

Learn how to make traditional Coq Au Vin (chicken in red wine) with this delicious French recipe.  It’s surprisingly easy to make, and slow-simmered in the most heavenly, rich, and flavorful red wine sauce. I feel like I’m having my own little “Julie and Julia” moment with today’s post.  ♥ Well,...