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Whole Roasted Carrots

You guys! Winter is coming...and I am super excited to get roasting! These carrots are extra fancy—but so easy! This simple, roasted side dish has a TON of visual impact on your dinner table—with minimal effort. Your oven basically does all the work. They'll be at home on your holiday table, a Sunday feast, or an impromptu weeknight get together. This is one of...

Toasted Almond Ice Cream

  Love almond-flavored stuff? This ice cream will be right up your alley. It seriously tastes like frozen marzipan to me. This recipe is a riff on the Toasted Amaretto Ice Cream from my cookbook, Slushed! This ice cream is the perfect late-night treat. It would be AMAZING in ice cream float, as a ridiculously indulgent part of a waffle ice cream sundae—or as...

Simple Homemade Popovers Recipe

Popovers are a favorite in our house for breakfast, brunch—and impromptu, late-night snacks. These little babies are poofy, pancake-y pillows of perfection that you can slather with butter, jam, maple syrup, Nutella, or, really, anything you want. The best part? Popovers only require a handful of ingredients (flour, milk, eggs, salt, and olive oil or butter) that you probably already have kicking...

Easy Homemade Pretzel Buns

You guys! I'm convinced: Pretzel buns make hamburgers SO MUCH better. And cheeseburgers. And bacon cheeseburgers. You get where I'm going. Our buns are chewy. They're salty. They're loaded with pretzel-y awesomeness. These little babies take just a *tiny* bit more work than regular homemade hamburger buns. In addition to letting them rise, you boil them quickly, per proper pretzel practice. And they're totally worth the...

3-Layer Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

YOU GUYS. We may have a new house fav when it comes to chocolate treats. These brownies are over-the-top decadent. Let me take you through this situation. Here's what you're looking at. The bottom layer is a fudge-y, dark chocolate brownie that's studded with chunks of chocolate and infused with a generous pour of Bailey's Irish cream liqueur. (Use your favorite brownie recipe, use my...

Easy, Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Streusel)

You guys. I've been wanting to make some kind of extra glorious breakfast treat for you for some time. I'm talking sweet, yeasted dough. Shot through with homemade strawberry jam and cream cheese. Drizzled with thin ribbons of sugary icing. The kind of thing you wake up at 5 am to make for your overnight guests...for brunch. The kind of thing that...

Maple Bacon Shortbread Cookies

You guys: We can't seem to shake the cold weather here in Salem, Mass. We had a few Spring teasers with temps in the 60s this week, and now we're right back down to 13 degrees F tonight. Which makes me want to...BAKE. It's my favorite way to keep the cold weather at bay. These shortbread cookies are super easy to make. Like a...

Cowboy Steak with Coffee Rub (Pan Roasted Rib Eye)

You guys. This is the best piece of meat I've made in a long time. Hands down, it's one of my favorite cuts. What is a cowboy steak? A cowboy steak is a thick, bone-in rib steak with the bone Frenched to create its signature "tomahawk" look. So you're taking one of these: And quickly turning it into this glorious thing with a few...

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Need some inspiration for your holiday shopping? Here are 16 of my fav items for people who love food and cooking—and refuse to fight the hordes in the outside world. They're all things that I either own and love—or they're on my wishlist. I'm an Amazon affiliate, which means I get a little cheese when you make a purchase. Many thanks to you for your...

Simple and Festive Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Need some inspiration for Thanksgiving this year? No problem. These are some of our favorite (and simple) appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. I've included links out to our other recipe round ups. What are you making for Thanksgiving dinner? Leave a comment below! Let us know what you're serving! Appetizers Roasted Jumbo Shrimp for a Crowd This is so simple. It's a great way to get a fancy appetizer on...