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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Sweet Potato Biscuits

These sweet potato buttermilk biscuits are tender and have just the right level of sweetness that they work as an accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Serve them alongside chili at dinner. For something completely different, try them with pumpkin or apple butter for breakfast! This is going to sound more intimidating than I mean for it to, but there’s a lot of technique that goes into proper biscuit baking. Have no fear, though; it’s all very straight forward. I

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Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is an easy, fast, and flavorful pasta recipe that’s essentially a grown up version of mac and cheese. The name translates to “cheese and pepper,” and it’s one of those simple recipes that packs an amazing punch with only 5 ingredients. I’ll cut right to the chase. When Williams Sonoma recently contacted me about reviewing their new Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized 11-Piece Cookware Set, I didn’t hesitate. For starters, I already own an Anolon copper skillet, and

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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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Banana Bread Muffins

These foolproof banana bread muffins are easy, soft and flavorful, with perfectly rounded dome tops. I’ve adapted them from my favorite banana bread recipe, and the results are everything I want in a muffin.  These muffins were a request from Jeff.  He doesn’t make a lot of recipe requests, so I’m always eager to please when the opportunity presents itself. I’ve never been a huge fan of banana bread, but I’ll tell you- I fell in love with these muffins

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Eggplant Lasagna

If you love lasagna but find it too filling (or are trying to cut back on pasta), you need to try this vegetarian eggplant lasagna recipe! Mushrooms add an extra savoriness to the cheesy filling. It’s a great weeknight meal, as well as a good make-ahead option for dinner parties.  I’ll be the first to admit I love a good pasta recipe. This baked butternut squash macaroni and cheese is a personal favorite when fall and winter roll around. But

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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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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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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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