Recipes and stories for everyday life

Winter

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.

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.

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.