. . . . . . . . . Small batch cookies are my jam.  This recipe makes just 8-10 perfect little cookies and it’s a great project when you’re craving a warm, soft cookie but not craving a giant cooking project with tons of dishes and an hour of your time.  I also love…

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I wasn’t sure what to call this recipe, because the scribbled notes in my own recipe book say, “Uncle Joe’s Flank Steak.” Several years ago, I got this recipe from (surprise) my Uncle Joe, after eating it at a barbecue at their house and falling in love with it. However I hate it when recipe…

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So let me tell you about this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni. Sara and I were talking about how we wanted more Instant Pot one pot meals, easy weeknight dinners, all that. Since I wasn’t super comfortable with cooking pasta in the Instant Pot, I started reading all sorts of resources and stumbled into a cheeseburger…

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This autumn twist on traditional fruit pizza was inspired by you!  I shared our go-to recipe recently on Instagram and several people commented about different versions they had made, using things like oatmeal cookie or peanut butter cookie dough and that got me thinking.  How about a fall version?  This Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza sits…

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As a child of the 1980s, I am well-versed in tacos for dinner. Not fancy tacos. Not street tacos or fish tacos or steak tacos. I’m talking ground beef seasoned with a packet and spooned into crunchy corn taco shells. And while I love all the fancier tacos, I’m never going to say no to…

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So almost exactly 10 years ago, I shared this recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. To be completely honest, I don’t think I had made it or read that post in the 10 years since I had posted it, I just remembered that a) it was a lot of work, b) I really, really liked it, and…

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A few days ago, I overheard a gaggle of my favorite teenage girls discussing the foods their moms made best, the things that reminded them of home and family. Now granted, I’m in the South, but invariably, the favorites were macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, and chicken pot pie. Sara and I spent YEARS…

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Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts as we move into the cooler months. (Ha! I say “cool,” but really, we’ve just had the hottest 3 days of the year and I’ve reached that point where I think if I start making fall food and burning fall candles and wearing fall clothes, maybe I…

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This Lime-Cilantro Rice with Pineapple is one of my most favorite personal creations.  There’s something about hot buttery rice that makes me feel warm and cozy inside, and with the addition of some of my favorite flavors, this has become a regular on our menu. It’s both sweet and savory- and if adding pineapple to…

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Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream is a frosting recipe everyone should have in their collection.  One little tub is the secret to irresistibly fluffy, silky smooth frosting.  The only other ingredients you need are butter (real butter, no exceptions) and powdered sugar.  I like to add a pinch of salt to balance the flavor and you don’t…

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I kind of think these easy homemade breadsticks have actual magical powers. Seriously. These bad boys have helped me make instantaneous friends at church functions when I’m the new girl and made sad people happy. My friend Natalie, who used to work as my secretary (when I was an apartment manager; I’m not cool enough…

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It seems like we’re getting to the point where just about everyone’s kids are heading back to school which is great/sad/happy/exhausting/all the things. If you’re like me, you think you’re going to have all this time and then bam, you’re very very tired and also suddenly busier than you ever anticipated and getting dinner on…

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