• Super Crispy Thai Chili Chicken Tenders
    Oh chicken tenders how I love you. My boyfriend’s nickname for me is actually chicken nugget because I love tenders / nuggets so much. But even I get tired of…
  • The Simplest Strawberry Quick Bread Recipe
    Yeah you saw that right, STRAWBERRY! I’m sick of the banana bread people. Having never been a huge fan of b-bread to begin with, I needed something new. I also…
  • Best Ever Cowboy Short Rib and Mushroom Chili
    The absolute chokehold the tv show Yellowstone has on Reed and I is just astounding. Reed looks a lot like Rip and is in the process of growing out his…
  • Basil Garlic Pasta Dough from Scratch
    I’m going to be honest with all of you – this will be MUCH easier with a pasta roller. I have attempted making pasta by hand and I have neither…
  • Blood Orange Glazed Roast Duck – It’s Easier Than You Think!
    I feel like roast birds really intimidate people. My mother, who is an incredibly accomplished home cook, dreads Thanksgiving every year because it means she has to make a turkey….
  • Easy Raspberry Vanilla Syrup
    I’m not kidding when I say this syrup is insanely easy. I whipped it up in about 15 minutes while making pancakes (my favorite recipe here) one morning and it’s…
  • Blood Orange Ginger Shrub
    Could be an unpopular opinion but I’ve actually been looking forward to 2022 dry January! Truth be told, I’m not a big drinker but am looking for a way to…
  • Lemon Ricotta One Pot Pasta with Crispy Pancetta
    My boyfriend Reed LOVES pasta, he would probably eat it for almost every meal. Now, don’t me wrong I love it too, but sometimes it can just be so heavy….
  • Braised Pork Belly Nigiri (or Just Braised Pork Belly and Rice – Up to You )
    I’m of German heritage which means every New Year’s we eat roast pork and sauerkraut – no exceptions. It’s a tradition meant to bring good luck for the year ahead….
  • Persimmon Rosemary Shrub aka Drinking Vinegar
    Truthfully I’ve relied far too heavily on syrups in my cocktails over the years. They’re great for some things, but often too sweet to really showcase the flavors of many…
  • Miracle on 34th Street Cocktail
    Ok so it’s really just a Manhattan that I’ve adapted with some classic holiday flavors. I’ve always been the person that likes to dress up simple cocktails to make the…
  • Magical Green Sauce
    Sauces can truly make or break a meal – they can also be ridiculously hard to make, adding extra stress to a meal. This sauce is so easy, it only…
  • Pipeable White Chocolate Ganache
    I mean…pretty much any ganache is pipeable, you just have to wait long enough and trust the process. The beauty of ganache is that it can serve so many purposes….
  • Bourbon Orange Shortbread Cookies
    I really wanted to call these Old Fashion Shortbread Cookies but, given this is one of the oldest cookie recipes out there, I felt like it wouldn’t be clear I…
  • The Easiest Truffles You’ll Ever Make
    There has to be dozens of versions of this recipe online, because it really is that easy and popular. The Oreo truffle has been in my life since I was…
  • Make Ahead Chicken and Pork Meatballs
    I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at meal prep. Maybe it’s because I don’t love leftovers, maybe it’s because I have a hard time thinking of dishes versatile enough…
  • Sugar Plum Fairy French 75
    Around Christmas we hear the term sugar plum a lot, especially when connected with fairies. But, what is a sugar plum? Is it a fruit? A candy? Something completely made…
  • 20-Minute Sesame Chicken
    No – it really is that easy. In fact, there have been several days I’ve made this on my lunch break and still had time to scroll through Pinterest while…
  • Quick and Easy Cast Iron Pizza
    There are few things better than a weeknight pizza. But, so many times it’s better in theory than in practice. Usually, I see the wait time for delivery and begin…
  • Pantry Tomato Soup
    Tomato soup is one of those dishes that you can either make with very few ingredients or lots of ingredients and it tastes just as good either way. For a…
  • Oreo Chip Cookies
    My sweet tooth comes and goes but I will almost never say no to a cookie. I’m partial to soft baked cookies right after the come out of the oven,…
  • How to Make Soy-Cured Egg Yolks
    Can an egg yolk be a condiment? No, right? Somehow all it takes is soy sauce and mirin to change the answer to that question to yes. This is perhaps…
  • Apple Bacon Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing
    Ah stuffing, it’s arguably the best part of Thanksgiving. In a meal loaded with carbs, side dishes really have to compete for our love and this one certainly won mine….
  • Crispy Chicken Tenders at Home
    I’ve never been the world’s biggest Chik-fil-A fan but every once in awhile I think about the combo of crispy tender and Polynesian sauce and just get a craving. That…
  • Ginger Lemon Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    Ah the crispy Brussels sprouts…a restaurant favorite yet elusive home chef dish. I don’t know about you but I can never quite get mine crispy enough. They just never taste…
  • Lemon Garlic Crusted Semi-Boneless Leg of Lamb
    Lamb is one of the those perfect in between meats that transition a first-time foodie from the traditional flavors of chicken and beef to a world of gamey but rich…
  • Better than Chicken Soup: Simple Congee
    Ok I’ll admit it, I really really don’t like chicken soup. It always sounds so appealing and smells so inviting but that first spoonful never yields anything but disappointment. My…
  • Mostly Classic Beef Bourguignon – My Spin on Julia Child’s Iconic Recipe
    Here in the US, we have Julia Child to thank for bringing this French classic to the masses. You might just be thinking to yourself, hey it’s just beef stew…
  • Perfect Prime Rib
    No I didn’t just say that for the alliteration…this is literally my family’s perfect, no fail, go-to recipe for prime rib. It’s so good that we’ve used it for decades…
  • Coffee Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
    I got to a point in my life where you couldn’t open the freezer without seeing at least one pint of Ben and Jerry’s and, if you opened it, you…
  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
    If you’re anything like me then cheese is probably one of your favorite food groups butttt if you’re also like me then you start to feel sick if you eat…
  • Easy Rack of Lamb
    Rack of lamb is often viewed as one of those inaccessible dishes, saved for fancy dinners out where you pay $$ for a plate of something that’s actually pretty simple…
  • Chocolate Cherry Florentines
    If you’re as big of a fan of The Great British Bakeoff as I am, then you likely saw Lottie’s “quarantine florentines”. You also might have thought to yourself…what the…
  • White Chicken Spinach Lasagna
    Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE lasagna but you know what I love more? Cream sauce. In my opinion, there is nothing better than swirling some pasta on your…
  • Game Day Baked Chicken Wings
    I’ll be honest, I’m not the world’s biggest football fan but boy do I love “football food.” Combine that with my hometown spirit and football season gets a little more…
  • Easy Hollandaise Sauce
    As so many states and countries around the world go back into lockdown, simple pleasures like brunch once again become out of reach. While we all do our part to…
  • Mussels in Cream Sauce in Under 20 Minutes
    As we are now living in the dark ages (aka the end of daylight savings time) and I find myself thinking it’s time for bed at 6:30pm, I figured the…
  • Foolproof French Bread
    Yes, every time. This bread is such a lifesaver for me because the actual time it takes to throw it together is minimal. The bulk of the time is spent…
  • Roasted Carrot Curry Dip
    It seems like hummus has gotten incredibly popular in the past few years. Every time I go to the grocery store I spot a new flavor. But I’ll be honest,…
  • Chicken Liver Paté
    Ok this one might be a little out there for the casual cook or newbie foodie but…you guys…you’ve gotta give paté a chance. Every time I’ve served this at a…
  • Rosemary Candied Almonds
    I grew up so lucky to have an incredible cook as a mother. But, no matter how good a cook you are, sometimes you just need a break! Thus, appetizer…
  • Quick Pasta Carbonara
    One summer I went to a local restaurant almost every other week only to order the same exact dish each time: pasta carbonara. Their dish was so incredibly good that…
  • F&W Secret Recipe: Mac and Cheese
    It may not seem like much, but homemade mac and cheese done right is utterly magical. So magical, in fact, that I’m pretty sure this dish is 90% of the…
  • The Food and Whines Guide to French Macarons
    Say it with me: meringue. Ok now say it again: meringue. Now say it a few more times for good measure: meringue, meringue, meringue. No I’m not being intentionally annoying,…
  • Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings
    Chicken wings are one of my all time favorite foods. One of the few reasons I look forward to football season is for the excuse to eat these babies every…
  • Sesame Chick…PEAS!
    Why yes, yes it is vegan! Idk about you but I love Chinese takeout – it’s my ultimate cheat meal and a weekend tradition for my boyfriend and I. My…
  • Vegan Maple Banana Oat Cinnamon Chip Muffins
    I love the story behind these muffins because if it wasn’t for one of my most extra, wonderful friends, they wouldn’t exist at all. So picture it…it’s the height of…
  • Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Biscuits
    I have the tendency to be dramatic (see pic below) but I am NOT overselling it when I say this is my most popular and most requested recipe. Should I…
  • Avocado Fries
    Oh avocados…you fickle, fickle, bitches. Don’t get me wrong. I love avocados and one of my missions in life is to find out exactly how everyday people keep a regular…
  • Vegan Double Chocolate Banana Cookies
    So many bananas…so little time. I was definitely not immune to the great banana bread wave of spring of 2020 but wanted to find some ways to stand out. So banana bread became banana cookies and I made them chocolate cause…why not!
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi
    I am one of those people that stocks up on the frozen gnocchi at Trader Joe’s. It’s just such an easy dinner and their sauces are delicious. I remember when…