Champagne Vinaigrette

A friend of mine took me to one of her favorite lunch spots a few months ago. A little specialty shop that sells wine, oils and vinegar, nuts, dried fruit, and all sorts of other fancy little gourmet things for cooking. We each got a…

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The Best Caesar Salad

Although it wasn’t my intention, I’m afraid I have become a Caesar salad snob. Bottled dressing or store-bought croutons just don’t compare to this salad. Once you try it, I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Don’t be put off by the extra few minutes it…

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Truly, these cookies have 3 ingredients. Real, wholesome ingredients. Not 3 packages of things like a lot of the “easy” recipes you see online these days. Peanut butter, egg, and sugar. That’s it! Funny story. I spent all day in the kitchen yesterday preparing for…

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Our new favorite Chili Recipe

We had a version of this chili at a party at a friend’s house recently. Although her version was “keto” because it didn’t contain beans. Which sparked a conversation about what is actually supposed to be in chili anyway? Some recipes contain meat but no…

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Cranberry Orange Mini Loaves

This bread is really delicious and comes together quickly. I typically bake mine in 4 mini loaf pans, which are the perfect size for gifting. Alternatively, you can bake in one standard size loaf pan. You can also change up the ingredients a bit depending…

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Mulled Apple Cider for the Holidays

I make this stuff every year for Thanksgiving. Sometimes for Christmas. And sometimes just because. I learned how to do this at a cooking class I took years ago. Since then I’ve tweaked it and added or removed things, and I think it’s just right…

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Apple Pie Oat Bars

This is a really simple, versatile, and most importantly, delicious recipe! I usually use apples, or even better, homemade canned apple pie filling. But you can use any fruit, any canned pie filling, and even jam or leftover cranberry sauce from your Thanksgiving feast. They’re…

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Soft French Bread

Here’s a great recipe for a simple, softer style french bread. This works great for dips, for turning into garlic bread to serve with dinner, or just plain ol bread and butter to snack on. You will need: 2 c warm water (100 degrees or…

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Classic Chicken Pie

Chicken pot pie is one of those comfort foods we all know and love. However, I was not aware until recently how few people actually make them from scratch anymore. From talking to different people, I’ve realized most think that this classic is difficult or…

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Best Olive Dip

Our favorite local restaurant serves a version of this dip with their warm, fresh from the oven french bread, and it’s to die for. So naturally I had to figure out how to replicate it at home. As per usual, exact measurements are not required.…

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