All of the soups, tomato soup will always be my favorite.  One of my earliest, and most frequent childhood memories is eating Campbell’s canned tomato rice soup with my Mom.  I must have been just a toddler, probably the age my little 3 year old is now, and I remember sitting down at the kitchen…

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A lot of times, we get asked what our most popular recipe is. If we’re going by the recipes that people just love and are always talking to us about and write us emails about how this has become their new favorite family tradition or something, it’s probably going to be the Creamy Chicken Taquitos…

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So do any of you remember the Thanksgiving episode of Friends where Monica is cooking dinner and Chandler is feigning an interest in football, but all he really wants to do is eat and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Welcome to my life. In high school, I loved going to football games, but once…

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Cider season is upon us and there is nothing quite like fresh-pressed apples.  I live in an area with a lot of farms and orchards and this time of year it’s not uncommon to see coolers full of fresh cider next to a donation bucket to drop your payment.  We picked some up last weekend…

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At our house, we have a tradition of Sunday baking.  We love lazy Sunday afternoons, and since I try not to do any “work cooking” on Sundays, it’s a day where where I’m generally more relaxed in the kitchen and my kids love to take on projects and help out.  It’s something they look forward…

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In the world of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, there is a serious debate going on–Team Cake-y and Team Cookie-Like (clearly, these are very scientific names). I’m actually not strongly one team or another, but truthfully, one of the reasons pumpkin cookies so often come out cake-y is just the nature of pumpkin; it adds a…

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I have the softest of soft spots in my heart for pot roast. It’s one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Every single week while my mom was alive, we had pot roast and baked potatoes on Sunday afternoon. Now that I’m an adult and the default pot roast maker, I love the smell while…

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I love this classic apple pie recipe because it’s simple and timeless, something I imagine grandmas were making 150 years ago. Butter. Apples. Cinnamon. Sugar. Nutmeg. It just takes you back to a different place and time and a happy place at that. Let it cool down for as long as you can stand it…

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Many of you followed along on my Instagram account this past week as I traveled around Ireland with my husband and our oldest son. It was our first time visiting and it was as enchanting as every movie makes it out to be!  We ate at lots of pubs and restaurants and most of them…

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So you guys know I love my homemade yeast breads. Like Breadsticks and French bread and Rosemary Focaccia and Flatbread and all sorts of yeasty goodness. I find making them very fun and satisfying and relaxing (all of which are promptly negated by the very un-fun, un-satisfying, and tension-inducing moment when I take a look…

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I have a confession: I had never had queso at a Mexican restaurant (or anywhere else) until about 5-6 years ago. Sure, there were cheese dips at parties, usually Velveeta-based dips, but I had never had white queso until I went to dinner with some friends and one of them ordered a bowl of it…

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I have to tell you that when I started really cooking, one of the things I was most scared to make was pie crust. I’d only heard how hard it was, how bad tough, non-flaky crust can be, how careful you have to be, all that stuff. And I believed it. Wanna know a secret?…

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