DIY Lazy Susan

I made the Lazy Susan pictured on the cover of this post ages ago. It has become the literal centerpiece of all of our family meals, crayon and play-doh time, serious discussions, and not-so-serious cookie making. It has witnessed fights, uncontrollable laughter, countless deep (and sometime stupid) conversations, kisses, hugs, tears, and so much delicious…

Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders

If you’ve followed me for long enough, you’ll know that I’m a very sentimental person, full of precious memories, and thriving on the sweet attachments I share with my loved ones. Many, many of my recipes fall under the wing of my sentimentality, memories of particular dishes being prepared by my favorite people. It’s truly…

Toasted S’more Pie

I wish a word existed that could accurately describe how much I love pie. There isn’t one. I’ve looked. I really, really…really love pie. And s’mores… is there anything more nostalgically delicious? The very taste of childhood is encompassed in the s’more. The crispy, honied butteriness of the graham cracker, the melty, gooey richness of…

Everyone’s Favorite Quiche

The first time I saw quiche on a menu I was with my mom and best friend at a restaurant in Carmel, California. At 12 years old, I’d never seen the word written down before, and I asked my mom what a “qweechy” was. I’m now 33 and have yet to live that one down….

Indulgently Cheesy Baked Pasta

This dish is the epitome of comfort food. Delicious baked shells bathed in a warm three cheese cream sauce, with a slight hint of bacon, finished with a crunchy, buttery, parmesan topping? Now, that’s what I call love from the oven. Ingredients: 16 oz. medium sized shell pasta, cooked to al dente 6 T. bacon…

Magic Cream Biscuits

The reason I call these Magic Cream Biscuits is because the ease and short time it takes for them to come together is truly magical. With just three ingredients, no resting time, and a quick bake in the oven, you’ll have fresh, flaky, warm biscuits for your family to enjoy any day of the week!…

Cuddle Up Chicken Vegetable Soup

This is always such an awkward time of year, food-wise. Part of me is stuck in holiday mode, still binge eating leftover Christmas cookies and every other carb I can get my hands on. While the other half, (knowing that come January I’ll be ready to shape up or ship out) is ready to start…

Mom’s Red Glasses

My mom loves Christmas. Like, really, really loves Christmas. She’s one of those beautiful souls who starts the Christmas music in August, has every gift purchased by September, and the house completely decorated the day after Halloween. And the Hallmark movies? Don’t get me started. I love this woman more than life itself, but dear…