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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.

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.

Lemon Pepper Butter

Lemon Pepper Butter

I love the Orange Honey Rosemary Butter so much, so I decided to make a lemon pepper compound butter! This lemon pepper butter is delicious on warm toast and would make a great addition to chicken, fish, noodles, and vegetables. Lemons add vibrant and unique . . . 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.

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

The blueberry lemon smoothie is a lifesaver because my oldest son is a picky eater, and my youngest son will eat just about anything. What do they both love? Blueberries. What do we also love? Blueberries. So it’s a win for everyone. The blueberry smoothie . . . 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.

Orange Honey Rosemary Butter

Orange Honey Rosemary Butter

I’ve been eating clementines and oranges, which are such a treat when it’s cold outside and I need the strong sweet fragrance of an orange or a clementine to boost my mood when I’m feeling a little run down. All of this is what ultimately . . . read more.

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Everyone is warm and cozy and getting ready to watch a family-favorite movie. Someone asks for snacks. Ok, maybe I’m the one who wants the snacks. It’s the holidays, so why not make it extra special? Something like chocolate peppermint popcorn! The remaining chocolate and . . . read more.

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Listen. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of me eating the last of the peppermint chocolate covered pretzels in our house. We were home this past weekend and wanted to infuse our day with some chocolatey treats. And yes, chocolatey is a word. I . . . read more.

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark combines two things often beloved about the holidays, chocolate and candy canes. It’s beautiful to look at, festive, and decadent. This effortless Peppermint Bark is great if you need thoughtful gifts or if you are feeling festive and want a holiday-inspired snack! Recipe . . . read more.