Molasses Ginger Cookie Energy Bites

My favorite cookie of all time is my Grandpa's Molasses Ginger Cookies which I made into a gluten free version last year. They're highly addictive, and so good that I don't make them too often because I lack a little thing called 'willpower'! So I thought it might be fun to take the same flavors of this classic cookie, and ...

Gooey Cranberry Orange Skillet Cookie

It's the perfect time of year for all things gooey and decadent. I've been testing out lots of deliciously sweet things lately, and my friends and family are loving the recipe testing right now! The recipe for this Gooey Cranberry Orange Skillet Cookie started off with white chocolate chunks. But after doing some testing, I found that chocolate chips were preferred ...

Apple Pie Skillet Cake

This time of year is perfection with the last of of season ripe tomatoes, and the fall fruit in full swing! I like having vine-ripened tomatoes and apples in the same week - it gives you the sense of having your cake and eating it too. (Although I'll have to say, I'm definitely hoarding the last of my garden tomatoes.) And...speaking ...

Balsamic Roasted Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

I'm a huge fan of easy dinners, and if they come together in just 1 pan/pot that's all the better for the dishwasher, (aka... me). Sheet pan dinners are relatively new in our house, but it only took the first meal to know that this concept of baking everything on a cookie sheet is going to be happening a lot! ...

Green Beans with Bacon Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is loosely based off a homemade green bean casserole I used to make that had several cups of heavy cream in it. But somewhere along the line, I decided that for me heavy cream was wasted on green beans, and that I'd rather have it over pasta thank you very much! So instead, these green beans are surrounded ...

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Energy bites are one of my favorite things to have around because they're awesome as a snack on a mountain top in Glacier National Park. Or they're equally good in the car on the way from one appointment to another when I just don't think I can make it until dinner time. On one of my recent grocery trips, I ...

Sweet Potato Noodles with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach

I don't know why I don't use chorizo more often. For some reason I forget about it for a while only to rediscover and fall in love with it all over again! The other day while I was doing the final recipe test for these noodles, I found myself incapable of staying out of the browned chorizo that was supposed ...

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup

This is my ideal weekend brunch on a plate. First there's a stack of pancakes which is almost mandatory, and they're made even better by the fact there's apple slices hiding in there, (just like my mom used to make). As if the perfect stack of pancakes wasn't enough already, I went ahead and gilded the lily with some Bacon ...

Ethiopian Inspired Berbere Chicken Curry

I've been way outside my comfort zone lately, first with these Samosa Style Twice Baked Potatoes, and now this Ethiopian inspired dish! But one of the things that keeps me inspired and excited about life, is trying new things. I promise this recipe is super easy just like my usual style, it's just got a little exotic touch. If you've ...