Homemade Frozen Pizza

Sometimes on busy weeknights, there’s nothing like throwing a frozen pizza in the oven. Did you know it’s easy to make your own homemade frozen pizza? Learn how in this super simple tutorial!  We love frozen pizza around here. Jeff and I try to show a reasonable amount of restraint, but anytime both of us are too exhausted to throw dinner together and there aren’t readily available leftovers, pizza happens. Occasionally, if one of us has had a bad day,

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Apple Cider Cinnamon Buns

 The scent of these divine apple cider cinnamon buns will win over your holiday houseguests for sure! They’ll make your home smell like fall.  Thinking back, I believe the first time I ever tried a cinnamon bun was at a mall stand, Cinnabons. Is that place still around? As a teenager, I pretty much lived at the mall (because what else were we supposed to do before social media existed?). I never get to the mall anymore because I avoid

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Whole Wheat English Muffins

These whole wheat english muffins are a surprisingly easy breakfast option! Making english muffins from scratch is super satisfying! I don’t use a lot of bread products. I’m hardly a low carb gal, but bread has always been a slippery slope for me. Regardless of whether it’s a fresh artisan loaf from the local bakery or pre-sliced potato bread from the grocery store, if there’s bread around, I find myself eating more of it than I should. There are two

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Three-Cheese Naan Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic

This Three-Cheese Naan Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic is perfect as a party appetizer or a quick meal! Because I work in the food industry, I’m often asked “what’s your favorite food?” This question makes me cringe. Life is short, and there are many wonderful things to eat. I suppose if I put in some time and effort, I might be able to create a top 10 list? I’ve never attempted this, but I’m fairly certain pizza would receive a

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Spiced Pumpkin Beer Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Beer Bread is an incredibly easy side dish! No yeast or kneading required. Perfect for Thanksgiving or alongside your favorite fall meals. I never thought this day would come. The manuscript for my cookbook has been turned in, and it will be published by Simon & Schuster sometime next year. It has been a mentally grueling 13 months, which is why this blog turned into a dead zone. And it’s not like I was so busy… I just couldn’t handle

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Summer Ale Beer Bread

This summer ale beer bread has hints of lemon and pepper. No kneading required, ready in under an hour! I’m a total sucker for beer bread, even in the heat of the summer. What can I say? I love carbs. The thing about beer bread is that it’s very fast and easy to prepare, even for beginners. There’s no kneading, no stand mixers, and no yeast aside from what’s already in the beer. Making beer bread is easier than baking muffins.

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Roasted Tomato Tart

This simple tomato tart is made with only 4 ingredients: tomatoes, puff pastry, roasted garlic and fresh thyme. “It’s not good enough.”  “You’re not good enough.” “You’re going to fail.” When I go through spells of depression, the negative self talk I experience is crippling. I become full of self doubt and am emotionally paralyzed to the point where it becomes impossible to get any real work done. I question all of my decisions and quickly become overwhelmed and foggy as

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Cardamom Vanilla Cream Scones

These Cardamom Vanilla Cream Scones are perfect for serving with afternoon tea or Sunday brunch. No mixer needed, ready in under 30 minutes! Why is it that when a big snowstorm is on the horizon, people flock to grocery stores to stock up on milk, bread and toilet paper? What is it about these items that are so important? Especially the toilet paper? Can someone please explain the logic of this one to me? Does the thought of snow make

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Spinach, Artichoke and Caramelized Leek Tart

This Spinach, Artichoke and Caramelized Leek Tart is a delicious and flavorful appetizer. I absolutely love working with puff pastry. It’s one of those amazing ingredients that can really elevate a dish with very little extra work. I used to make it from scratch but over the years I’ve realized that the store bought puff pastry really does get the job done and is a huge time saver. It works wonderfully in this flavorful tart.

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Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread

This autumn Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread recipe is so easy to make! No mixer or kneading required. I’m writing a cookbook. I’ve only just begun the process and I’m already feeling very overwhelmed. But I also feel excited and validated. I feel as though everything I have been working for over the past few years is finally coming together. I feel like I made the right choices. This book is going to be 12 months of blood, sweat and tears. I’m going to

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