Dinner For Two: Avocado Pasta

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Just because dinner needs to be quick doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also be delicious and easy!  Avocado pasta is a dish I pull together frequently on busy nights.  I buy plenty of avocados to have on hand for lunches throughout the week, and one usually makes its way into dinner. You’re just five ingredients away [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Apple Pie

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I did not think there was a way to improve upon apple pie.  That is, until a coworker brought in loads of fresh-picked Honeycrisp apples.  My apple pie recipe was good, but with Honeycrisp apples, it’s great. The only way to treat apples fresh off the tree with respect is to ensure they are tucked [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Sally Lunn Bread

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We all have our insecurities.  Since I pay money to rent this space on the internet, I’m going to tell you all about mine.  Lucky you! I become insecure when I learn about a classic Southern dish of which I’ve never heard.  My blood rushes to my face, my palms clam up, and I try [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Skinny Buttered Rum Cakes

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As the season starts to change, my preference for booze changes, too. This summer has seen its fair share of fruity, chilled cocktails.  Leinenkugel’s lemon-berry shandy pumped through my veins almost daily.  I can’t count the homemade beer-garitas we enjoyed, and our foray into cocktails made with jam instead of simple syrup was quite delicious. The [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Meringue Ice Cream

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Let me guess:  you’re ready for pumpkin desserts even though it’s still hot outside.  Are you already ordering pumpkin spice lattes? Is that you in the drive-thru line in front of me, accepting a venti pumpkin spice latte through the window with eagerness unparalleled at 7am?  It’s cool.  I’ll wait the extra 10 seconds in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Jam Cocktails: Fig + Rye Whiskey

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I’m here to help you streamline your cocktail routine on Fridays.  Your at-home mixology skills could use a shake-up. It’s Friday and you need a drink after work.  Stat.  But, you’ve had such a crazy week that making a batch of simple syrup isn’t in the cards.  I got ya covered.  Grab a jar of jam instead! Jams add sweetness [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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A few weeks ago, I made these red velvet cupcakes for a friend’s birthday. These ruby cupcakes are also on the menu for another sweet friend’s wedding in a few months. This leads me to believe that my red velvet cupcake recipe is worthy of an update on this site. Make no mistake:  the recipe [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mason Jar Lid Pies: Spiced Peach

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I know you love mini pies, but I also know that you might not own mini pie pans.  When I saw these mason jar lid pies on Pinterest, I knew you would like them.  Everyone has mason jar lids laying around from craft projects these days, right? These handheld pies are so dang adorable, even [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner For Two: Picadillo

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Many of the recipes that come out of my kitchen have a lot of spice. I can’t help it—I grew up in the land of Tex-Mex food and I know my way around jalapeños, chipotles, tomatillos, and pasillas.  If you ever want to get me talking, buy me a frozen margarita (with salt) and ask [ Click to continue Reading! ]