The Cheesiest Potatoes Au Gratin

This post is a paid collaboration with Borden® Cheese, who I’ve teamed up with to bring you a Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin recipe that’s perfect for celebrating the holidays with family! There’s nothing more important to me than family. While I’d love to experience living in other parts of the world, I settle for traveling when I can. At the end of the day, I’d rather be close to my family so that I can see them regularly throughout the

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Apple Noodle Kugel

This sweet Apple Noodle Kugel recipe is perfect for celebrating Jewish holidays! Sour cream, cottage cheese, and a cinnamon-sugar topping help make this total comfort food. Ever since we got DNA tested, Jeff and I have been making jokes about “the food of our people.” He was surprised to discover that, even though his (our) last name is Farley, there is no direct Irish heritage. However, he’s apparently 15.8% Iberian, which means I have now christened him my Iberian Ham.

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Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing Recipe is flavorful, easy to prepare and perfect for Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving? This year is flying by at warp speed. Every year goes by a little bit faster, and the big 4-0 is now just around the corner. It’s been a tumultuous year in countless ways, but I have a lot to be thankful for right now. A happy, healthy husband and family (and cat… too many close calls!),

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Restaurant-Style Broccoli Cheese Soup

This decadent Broccoli Cheese Soup reminds me of the version from Panera Bread, but SO much better! The texture is silkier, and the cheddar flavor shines. I remember first trying broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl years ago at the Renaissance Festival in Maryland. It was comfort food bliss. That may have been the moment when I first truly realized the magic of soup. You can dunk bread in soup whenever, but digging into the hot, soupy center of

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Cheesy Potato Soup

This easy cheesy potato soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food! For an extra treat, you can even go for a loaded potato soup version, using all of your favorite loaded potato toppings! In my mind, there’s only one thing that sounds better than potato soup in the fall and winter. And that’s cheesy potato soup. I’ll tell you right now, this recipe does not skimp on the cheese. You could almost call it potato-y cheese soup!

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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Butter, Parmesan, and Lemon

This baked spaghetti squash with butter, parmesan and lemon is a simple, seasonal side dish! It involves very little hands on time so you can focus on preparing the rest of the meal. I don’t see myself ever hopping on the “zoodle” bandwagon. Spiralized vegetables are pretty; in school we often used them as a fried garnish over fish. But my brain will never accept them as noodles. I love having zucchini and marinara sauce together… why does the zucchini

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Mango Salsa

This mango salsa is fantastic served with tortilla chips, but I also love using it as a topping for fish and chicken! It comes together in no time. How do you brighten up a dish? While this is undeniably a summery recipe, I’m always in the mood for a tropical fruit salsa regardless of the time of year. It’s a refreshing snack, and it works so well as an accompaniment to a variety of main courses, brightening things up with

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How To Make Perfect Hummus: Everything You Need To Know

This is an incredibly smooth, creamy hummus recipe that can be prepared using either chickpeas or white beans! Homemade hummus is one of my absolute favorite snacks. It’s fantastic with toasted pita or vegetables, and I love using it as a sandwich condiment. For years I thought I wasn’t a fan; it turns out I actually don’t care for store brands (which I find to have an unusual aftertaste). These days I always have fresh hummus in the fridge. After

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My Favorite Guacamole + How To Keep It Fresh

Learn how to make perfect guacamole that will stay fresh and bright green for days! Guacamole is one of my absolute favorite snacks.  For quite some time now, I’ve been wanting to get back to basics. I’m always hesitant… does the internet really need another guacamole recipe? Of course not. However, while this site is full of more unique recipe combinations I’ve pulled together over the years, I’d like to widen my selection of kitchen staples as well as basic tutorials and guides.

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Asparagus Egg Tart

This asparagus egg tart comes together quickly with only 5 simple ingredients, and is perfect for spring and summer gatherings! A simple puff pastry tart is one of my favorite ways to highlight ingredients. The subtle buttery flavor and pleasant flaky texture of puff is a great way to showcase vegetables, fruits, and cheeses as well as heartier ingredients like eggs and meats. Best of all: it’s widely available, easy to work with, and bakes up in a hot second.

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