Monte Cristo Empanadas with Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce {Ham, Turkey, and Swiss Empanadas}

Welcome to the week leading up to the Super Bowl. I’m not going to say that I couldn’t possibly care less about football because it is possible for me to care less. How? If the food angle of the Super Bowl disappeared into the ether one day, it is likely that I’d rather have a [Read On]

Ham and Swiss Fried Sandwich Pockets | Make Ahead Mondays

My second born son requested my husband’s specialty -fried chicken- for his birthday meal earlier this month. Of course, we obliged, and then found ourselves with a pot full of oil that still had a little life in it. I didn’t feel much like filtering it, so dug around in the refrigerator for something else [Read On]

Apricot Jalapeño Baked Brie

Raise your hand if you have a party or family event coming up in the next three weeks. Yeah? I’m willing to bet that almost everyone out there has a hand up in the air. Are you supposed to provide a dish to pass? I have the ultimate in ease and WOW factor for you. [Read On]

Bo Ssäm {Korean Pork Roast Lettuce Wraps} Make Ahead Mondays

You and I both know that often times -when we want to try whipping up a popular ethnic food- the thing that stands between us and success is finding the dadburned ingredients to make it. Right? Maybe this isn’t so true if you, unlike me, live in a town with more people than cows or [Read On]

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte {real pumpkin}

Four out of five of my kids are sick. Snuffling, sneezing, sore throat, goobery, gloppy, walking-petri-dish, tissue-dropping sick. This comes at the end of a week that was so busy that I didn’t know whether I was coming or going two-thirds of the time. There are five kids in this house, friends, you can imagine [Read On]

Oven “Fried” Homemade Chicken Nuggets {and Boneless Buffalo Wings}

You know those ‘duh’ moments? The ones where you think, “Why have I not done this all along?” I had one last week. I’m a sucker for a spicy chicken wing, and Buffalo wings* are near the top of the heap for me. Sometimes, though, my inner finicky, tactile-defensive, high-maintenance child** rears its head, though, [Read On]

Pumpkin Spice Granola | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m just going to come right out and tell you this is the best granola I have ever made. Hot diggidy dang, it’s good. I know, I know… Granola isn’t usually exciting, but this one is. I recognize that you may be doubting me right now, and I don’t really have a way to make [Read On]

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

  Can we have a chat about what I especially love about the recipe I’m sharing with you today? I know I don’t need to tell you just how powerful melty, stringy, garlicky, herbed cheese is… Or how seductive chewy, crispy, oil-soaked bread is… I know that… So I’m going to convince you that you [Read On]