Simple Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are the perfect solution if you’re seeking a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, or if you prefer to keep things easy in the morning. The technique is customizable based on personal preference, takes only minutes to prepare, and will keep you satisfied and energized! I’m not great about eating breakfast in a timely manner. For me, it’s not about being rushed or not wanting to cook anything. My issue is that I’m not usually hungry in the morning. I’ve been

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Easy English Muffins

These English Muffins are easy to prepare, and taste better (in my opinion) than what you’ll buy at the store. The texture is slightly different, but you get the same “nooks and crannies” effect. I use these constantly, whether it’s for a sandwich or a quick pizza fix. They freeze well, so I always have some ready to go. A few years ago, I first shared a recipe for whole wheat english muffins, and those are still a staple around

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Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are crunchy, sweet, and totally addictive, with just a few simple ingredients! They’re perfect on salads, soups or served with your favorite cheese (especially melted brie). You can also add a bit of cayenne if you like some spice! In my opinion, candied nuts are one of those truly multipurpose kitchen staples, and everyone should have a solid, go-to recipe for them. They instantly add crunch, subtle sweetness, and extra flavor to many dishes. Also, they’re inexpensive

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Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs

Do you love a soft-boiled egg with a delicate runny yolk? So do I! This foolproof technique from Cook’s Illustrated demonstrates how to make soft-boiled eggs perfectly every single time. As it turns out, the trick is in the steam. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit obsessed with the geniuses behind Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen. Every recipe and technique I’ve tried from them has been fantastic. My recipe for banana bread muffins was adapted from one of their cookbooks

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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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How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce is easy to make at home! You can use it to add flavor to a wide variety of desserts, such as cookies, or as a topping drizzled over ice cream. It also makes a great gift! I’ve loved salted caramel sauce for ages now (how could I not?), but I’ve been on a huge kick recently after having some amazing salted caramel ice cream during the final weeks of summer. I can’t get enough, and I want

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Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked Oatmeal Cups are wonderful for a quick breakfast or midday snack. They come together quickly and freeze beautifully so that you can easily store leftovers.  This might sound strange, but sometimes I forget to eat on workdays. It’s one of those odd things that happens when you’re home alone all day. I get no cues from coworkers microwaving their Lean Cuisine or asking who else wants to go in on an order from the local deli. This doesn’t happen

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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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All-Purpose Tomato Sauce

This all-purpose tomato sauce is perfect for pasta, on pizza, or as a base for other sauces and stews.  Free time is in short supply these days. It always seems like there’s so much to do and little to no spare time for any of us. “I don’t have enough time for that,” is what most people says when they see my recipes. I get it. Not everyone enjoys spending time in the kitchen like I do, and even if they want to,

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