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Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Extra Crunchy Topping

Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Extra Crunchy Topping

This homemade green bean casserole is surprisingly simple to prepare, and that extra crunchy, buttery topping is irresistibly delicious! Make-ahead tips below in the recipe! As I’m sitting here typing up this post, I actually have a very...
recipes - 2017-11-17 16:08:55
Easy Apple Crumble Pie

Easy Apple Crumble Pie

This easy apple crumble pie has all the gloriousness of classic apple pie with the added gift of a buttery, streusely, crumbly topping that is so yummy, you’ll cry. If your main goal in life is to have random, paint-splattered, unknown dudes...
recipes - 2017-11-17 16:08:55
Mel?s Mini Holiday Gift Guide: Games, Games, Games! {+ Best Of Section}

Mel?s Mini Holiday Gift Guide: Games, Games, Games! {+ Best Of Section}

It’s time for one of my favorite posts of the year! You know I love food and all, but I really love games. For the last couple of years, I’ve posted a mini game gift guide for the holidays, and believe it or not, with all the games...
recipes - 2017-11-17 16:08:55


Buttery, Flaky Make-Ahead Overnight Crescent Dinner Rolls {No Kneading/No Stand Mixer}

Buttery, Flaky Make-Ahead Overnight Crescent Dinner Rolls {No Kneading/No Stand Mixer}

These make-ahead overnight dinner rolls are just might be the crescent roll to end all crescent rolls. Butter, flaky, and SO delicious, they are easy as can be – no kneading or stand mixer required! I know I sound a little redundant lately....
recipes - 2017-11-17 16:08:55
Recipes the World Forgot: My Thanksgiving Menu This Year

Recipes the World Forgot: My Thanksgiving Menu This Year

Have you narrowed down your Thanksgiving menu yet" If you’re like me, sometimes that very task seems a little daunting with all the millions of “must-try!” Thanksgiving-inspired recipes floating around the internet. I’m...
recipes - 2017-11-10 16:08:24
The Best Chicken {or Turkey} Pot Pie

The Best Chicken {or Turkey} Pot Pie

This delicious, versatile pot pie filling makes the best chicken pot pie {turkey, too!} with either a biscuit topping or a traditional pie crust! I firmly believe everyone needs to have a tried-and-true pot pie recipe in their recipe files. Chicken...
recipes - 2017-11-10 16:08:24
Simple Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey {Oven Bag Method}

Simple Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey {Oven Bag Method}

This simple roasted turkey (and delectable gravy) is the perfect Thanksgiving turkey recipe if you are cooking turkey for the first time…or the 20th time! I have Thanksgiving menu planning on the brain! Do you" Are you hosting this...
recipes - 2017-11-09 16:12:03
Easy Homemade French Bread

Easy Homemade French Bread

Homemade French bread has never been easier! This simple recipe produces a perfect loaf of French bread that will rival any bakery with a super easy tip for getting that crisp outer crust and soft, fluffy inside. Yum! It’s no secret that I...
recipes - 2017-11-02 16:08:25


Homemade Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Homemade Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Cheesy chicken and broccoli alfredo stuffed shells! There’s a lot to love here, including the simple, homemade alfredo sauce that takes this meal straight over the top. Oh boy. These last couple weeks have been kicking my trash in a BIG way....
recipes - 2017-11-01 16:09:00
Pie Making Boot Camp Week #4: All About Double Crust Pies + FREE Printable to Sum it All Up!

Pie Making Boot Camp Week #4: All About Double Crust Pies + FREE Printable to Sum it All Up!

It is the last week of pie boot camp and it’s all about those double crust pies! Everything you need to know to make the most beautiful double crust pie of your life (easy lattice crust tutorial + cute printable!). It’s Pie Boot Camp...
recipes - 2017-11-01 16:09:00
Instant Pot Lentil Chili {Stovetop and Slow Cooker Variations Too!}

Instant Pot Lentil Chili {Stovetop and Slow Cooker Variations Too!}

Healthy and hearty, this simple lentil chili, filled with smoky, spicy, delicious flavor, is made even easier thanks to the Instant Pot! And because I love ya, I’ve included stovetop and slow cooker instructions, too. Chili season is in full...
recipes - 2017-10-30 16:06:58
Easy Pumpkin Bars with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Pumpkin Bars with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy and moist and SO easy to make, these delicious pumpkin bars are the perfect fall treat, and that amazing whipped cream cheese frosting is quite literally the icing on the cake. I’ll be honest right now, I’m not sure when...
recipes - 2017-10-24 16:10:10
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip {or Chocolate Chunk} Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip {or Chocolate Chunk} Cookies

These soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are perfect! Seriously, perfect. And thanks to a simple and unique mixing method, this recipe is easy as can be! I feel all sorts of nervous and also excited posting this soft and chewy chocolate chip...
recipes - 2017-10-22 16:07:30


Pie Making Boot Camp {Week #3: All About Blind Baking + Amazing Chocolate Ganache Cream Pie Recipe}

Pie Making Boot Camp {Week #3: All About Blind Baking + Amazing Chocolate Ganache Cream Pie Recipe}

All the details on how to blind bake a pie crust (and why you even need to do so in the first place)! Plus, a bonus recipe for the most deliciously amazing chocolate ganache cream pie! Hey there, pie making friends! It’s time for week #3 in...
recipes - 2017-10-22 16:07:30
Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup

Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup

This cheesy Instant Pot potato soup is quick, easy, and so tasty! With less than 10 minutes of pressure cooking time, this soup is fabulous for an easy weeknight dinner and delicious enough for entertaining! The fact that I’ve made this soup...
recipes - 2017-10-16 16:08:51
Pie Making Boot Camp {Week #2: How to Make Pie Crust Like a Pro + Video AND Picture Tutorial + Brand New Pie Crust Recipe}

Pie Making Boot Camp {Week #2: How to Make Pie Crust Like a Pro + Video AND Picture Tutorial + Brand...

It’s Pie Making Boot Camp Week #2! Today’s detailed picture AND video tutorial will show you how to make perfect homemade pie crust! Bonus: I’m sharing a brand, new, no-fail pie crust recipe! This might possibly be the most...
recipes - 2017-10-13 16:07:39
Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins with {Optional} Maple Cream Glaze

Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins with {Optional} Maple Cream Glaze

These pumpkin applesauce muffins are the fluffiest, most delicious pumpkin muffins ever – oh my goodness, I love them so much! Plus, the optional, but delicious, maple cream glaze is so tasty drizzled on top! Can your heart possibly hold...
recipes - 2017-10-12 16:08:03
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes {30-Minute Meal}

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes {30-Minute Meal}

Quick and easy, these Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes are going to save dinner night, I just know it. Plus, they’ll be on the table in 30-minutes or less. Yum! I’m obsessed with new recipes. Though we have our standby, go-to meals, it...
recipes - 2017-10-09 16:12:38
Pie Making Boot Camp {Week #1: Everything You Need to Know About Essential Pie Making Supplies}

Pie Making Boot Camp {Week #1: Everything You Need to Know About Essential Pie Making Supplies}

Everything you need to know about making a pie, this pie boot camp is a comprehensive look at how easy and doable making homemade pie can be! Today, we are taking a look at the essential pie making equipment (hint: you don’t need as much...
recipes - 2017-10-06 16:07:39
Sour Cream Banana Bread {One-Bowl!}

Sour Cream Banana Bread {One-Bowl!}

This one-bowl sour cream banana bread recipe is amazingly popular for good reason! Super moist and fluffy, it is crazy delicious and so easy to make! There are a lot of divisions in the world when it comes to banana bread. First and foremost, I...
recipes - 2017-10-05 16:11:23
Quick and Easy Cheesy Black Bean Quinoa Bake

Quick and Easy Cheesy Black Bean Quinoa Bake

Healthy and delicious, this cheesy black bean quinoa bake is quick and easy, making a perfect weeknight meal! Serve it on its own or with tortilla chips (it would also make a delicious filling for burritos, too!). Oh boy, if Monday’s hitting...
recipes - 2017-10-02 16:10:27
Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken {Bonus: Slow Cooker Directions}

Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken {Bonus: Slow Cooker Directions}

The best thing to ever come out of my pressure cooker, this Instant Pot smoky honey chicken is tender, flavorful, and perfect for salads, enchiladas, tacos – you name it! {Slow cooker instructions included as well!} This smoky honey chicken is...
recipes - 2017-09-27 16:11:42
Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

If you haven’t had these green chile chicken enchiladas, you are missing out! The quick and easy from-scratch cheesy, creamy white sauce takes them over the top! There are those days that call for enchiladas. And there are those days...
recipes - 2017-09-24 16:09:26
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