dinner ideas

pasta salad

sweets

  • Homemade English muffin split with butter

    How to Make Easy English Muffins

    Today we’re making easy English muffins ~ this simple recipe yields tall, fluffy, toast-able English muffins, nooks, crannies, and all. You’ll cook them right on the stove top!…

  • Homemade Chili Oil

    We use this easy homemade chili oil recipe on everything from Chinese noodles to scrambled eggs! I eat better, save money, and never run out of my favorite condiment.…

  • peanut butter sandwich cookies on a white ground

    Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

    These soft sandwich cookies are a peanut butter lover’s dream! A creamy peanut butter filling is sandwiched between plush sugar coated peanut butter cookies ~ how could they be anything but…

  • The Proof’s in the Pudding! (9 fabulous recipes)

    Pudding might just be the perfect dessert – easy to make, comforting, and nostalgic. Here are pudding recipes for the classics (chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch) and flavors you’ve probably never tried before…

  • Lemony Chicken Soup with Orzo

    My lemon chicken soup made with lots of garlic and ginger has all the comforting feels, plus it’s a darned easy weeknight meal ~ chicken noodle soup never tasted this good!…

  • Chow mein in a wok with tongs

    Easy Vegetable Chow Mein

    There’s a reason chow mein is so incredibly popular, it’s a quick, satisfying dinner with a comfort factor that rivals mac and cheese. Everybody needs to know how to make themselves…

  • Fresh lemon pudding with whipped cream and a spoon

    Meyer Lemon Pudding (super easy recipe!)

    My Meyer lemon pudding is the perfect recipe for winter lemon season ~ the flavor is tart, the texture is silky, and it’s simple to make, with no fussy steps at…

  • scooping pineapple salsa

    Pineapple Salsa

    My vibrant pineapple salsa is a brighter, juicier version of pico de gallo ~ we serve it with chicken, steak, pork, and fish. But it’s also the best excuse I know…

  • slicing the top off a pineapple

    How to Cut a Pineapple

    I’ll show you how to cut a pineapple the quick and easy way so you can take advantage of the fresh pineapples available year round in the supermarket ~ thank you…

  • Homemade Pineapple Cough Syrup

    All Natural Pineapple Cough Syrup

    All natural pineapple cough syrup is easy to make and is a time honored home remedy to fight mild symptoms of colds and flu, but does it work? Let’s find out!…

  • rice pudding in glasses

    Instant Pot Rice Pudding

    The Instant Pot makes a supremely rich and creamy rice pudding with a practically hands off method. This is the easiest rice pudding I’ve ever made, and the result is sheer…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    The Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes!

    The Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes ~ from chow mein and fried rice to everybody’s favorite orange chicken, these restaurant style copy cats are spot on!…

  • sipping a lemon ginger smoothie

    Lemon Ginger Smoothie

    My lemon ginger smoothie enlists the powerful properties of fresh lemon, ginger, yogurt, and honey for a healthy breakfast that helps fight anything winter can throw at you, from dry skin…

  • Elegant and delicious Swedish Cocktail Meatballs is the ultimate holiday appetizer! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Posh (but easy!) Winter Appetizers

    Keep the festive holiday vibes going strong with these luxe appetizers for New Year’s Eve and beyond! Smoked salmon, rose wine, and bubbly baked cheese are guaranteed to get any party…

  • Cooled peppermint bark pretzels on a piece of parchment paper.

    Peppermint Bark Pretzels

    Peppermint Bark Pretzels are that perfect no bake last minute holiday treat or gift – they’re sweet, salty, crunchy, and so easy to make!…

  • stacked pieces of peanut butter fudge

    Perfect Peanut Butter Fudge in 10 Minutes!

    That’s right, easy peanut butter fudge is ready from start to finish in 10 minutes, with just 5 pantry staples, a spoon and a saucepan. You’ll get the best, creamiest fudge…

  • Coconut snowball cookies on a white wooden surface.

    Coconut Snowball Cookies

    When you make coconut snowball cookies, it’s guaranteed to be a white Christmas! These powdered sugar coated cookies have the best texture thanks to chewy coconut folded right into the buttery…

  • Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

    Slow Cooker Mulled Wine is a warming winter cocktail that scents the whole house, and, best of all, guests can help themselves! This cozy spiced wine is perfect for tailgating, evenings…

  • slicing beef tenderloin on a cutting board

    Holiday Dinner Ideas that aren’t Ham

    Does your winter holiday menu need a little…sprucing? I’ve got delicious-yet-do-able holiday dinner recipes right here that are festive and fresh!…

  • squares of mom's fudge on a knife

    Mom’s Easy Fudge Recipe

    Mom’s easy fudge is a simple old fashioned recipe for chocolate fudge that’s made in a saucepan without corn syrup, marshmallows, or sweetened condensed milk. This homemade candy takes just minutes…

  • a peanut butter blossom cookie

    Peanut Butter Blossoms

    Peanut Butter Blossoms ~ they’re the most popular Christmas cookie in America, and a beloved treat the rest of the year, too, so definitely don’t save them just for the holidays!…

  • Two boulevardier cocktails with a plate of cookies and oranges in the background.

    The Boulevardier Cocktail

    The Boulevardier is a classic whiskey cocktail that we love year round, but happens to be particularly appropriate for the colder winter months. With just 3 ingredients, this cousin of the…

  • chocolate mediants topped with superfoods

    Dark Chocolate Mendiants

    Dark chocolate mendiants are the healthy way to do dessert ~ these melt in your mouth medallions are made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate topped with colorful dried fruits, nuts, and…

I'M SPILLING ALL MY SECRETS!

Get my tips, tricks & recipes for easy

foolproof baking

WANT TO BE A BETTER BAKER?

logo png