Recipes and stories for everyday life

Autumn

Easy Soft Pretzels

Easy Soft Pretzels

One of the things that my husband and I always bond over is our mutual love for soft pretzels, and when you live in Eastern Pennsylvania (greater Philadelphia area), you most likely love them. These are, as my husband describes them, “pretzel-y.” In all seriousness, . . . read more.

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

The open-faced egg sandwich is a go-to staple in our house. We love sandwiches because they are easy and adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we have found a variety of ways to enjoy this sandwich. I’m going . . . read more.

Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies

Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often bake chocolate chip cookies when I want comfort food. I think this is because chocolate chip cookies are a classic recipe that my entire family enjoys, and there has been a lot going on lately. It’s not a pragmatic endeavor, but sometimes we’re . . . read more.

Maple Honey Granola

Maple Honey Granola

I love this maple honey granola because it is a great crunchy snack or an easy side for breakfast. It’s good on its own or mixed in with smoothies and yogurt. My husband likes to eat it for breakfast with milk. However, I shied away . . . read more.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Rich, fudge-like chocolate brownies are an indulgent treat for yourself and the people you love! This is my best chocolate brownie recipe. I like brownies that are fudge-like, moist, and soft. This recipe includes intense chocolate baked to perfection with the shiny crackled top that . . . read more.

Garlic Pasta

Garlic Pasta

Garlic pasta combines roasted garlic, al dente pasta, and freshly grated cheese to create a robust and flavorful meal everyone will love! Mix in sun-dried tomatoes and herbs and you have my ideal pasta. Want to go bold? This recipe can be customized with additional . . . read more.

Instant Pot Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce

We have many opinions in our family about cranberry sauce. We have the familiar canned sauce versus homemade sauce debate every holiday. Some of us prefer the canned cranberry sauce and some of us (me) prefer homemade. As a result, I don’t want to labor . . . read more.

Cranberry and Rosemary Bread

Cranberry and Rosemary Bread

Perfect for the holidays, this cranberry and rosemary bread will be a hit with your family and friends! You can make this a day ahead so your oven is free to cook the main meal. If you’re a guest, make it a day ahead and . . . read more.

Pear and Gorgonzola Galette with Caramelized Onions

Pear and Gorgonzola Galette with Caramelized Onions

Savory and sweet is how I would describe this pear and gorgonzola galette with caramelized onions. We enjoy brunch on the weekends, but brunch is always better when it is casual and fun. My family likes gathering around the table, and brunch is really just . . . read more.

Maple-Apple Blondies

Maple-Apple Blondies

When I think of autumn, I think of the leaves changing, the cool crisp air in the morning, and the scent of freshly baked treats. Maple-apple blondies are the one treat that combines all things delicious about fall. The maple syrup complements the fresh apples . . . read more.