Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are chewy, soft, and bursting with flavor! It’s my new favorite dessert recipe, and I can’t wait to serve these at my next party. The crisscross shape is easy to achieve and just lovely. If you don’t consume peanut products, this peanut butter cookie recipe also works especially well with cashew butter. The soft butteriness of cashews bring a whole other level of decadence. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to make peanut butter cookies, look no further!

Easy peanut butter cookies stacked on a white plate in the foreground, with a glass bottle of milk in the background.

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Homemade Meat Sauce

This easy homemade meat sauce is incredibly flavorful, yet surprisingly easy to prepare! It tastes just like an Italian meat sauce that you’d order with pasta at a restaurant. However, all of the ingredients are very basic. My version uses both ground beef and Italian sausage. The key to an amazing meat sauce recipe is to let it simmer on the stove top for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to truly mingle.

A meat sauce recipe served over pasta in a bowl, topped with fresh grated parmesan and sliced basil.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits are flaky on the outside, yet fluffy and buttery on the inside. This easy biscuit recipe is amazing served warm alongside your favorite dinner, or as part of a classic biscuits and gravy breakfast! There are several tricks to achieving perfect biscuits that are tall and flaky as opposed to tough and dense, and I’m going to cover them all along with step-by-step photos of how to make biscuits.

A close up of mile high homemade biscuits prepared using buttermilk. Super light and fluffy.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe works great as either a breakfast or snack option, keeping me full and satisfying a sweet craving at the same time. You can tweak the recipe to make it a bit lower in fat and calories, and/or higher in protein, depending on your goals. It has a wonderful balance of flavors, making it just as much of a chocolate smoothie (for you chocolate lovers out there!)

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Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting is made from sugar, egg whites, and butter. Unlike American buttercream, it’s light, fluffy, and never cloying. This step-by-step tutorial includes options for vanilla, chocolate or strawberry buttercream, as well as suggestions for additional flavors. It may appear a bit daunting at first if you’ve only prepared American buttercreams, which are made from butter and confectioners’ sugar. However, if you can push yourself through those nerves and give this a try, you will never go back. Once you know this basic buttercream frosting recipe, the possible flavor combinations are endless!

Vanilla buttercream frosting in a bowl, prepared with egg whites, sugar, butter and pure vanilla extract.

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Warm Zucchini Salad

This post is a paid collaboration with Emmi USA. I’ve teamed up with them to bring you a warm zucchini salad that’s bursting with flavors and textures: lightly cooked zucchini mixed with toasted almonds, fresh parsley, and shaved gruyere, tossed with olive oil and lemon juice. This zucchini recipe is all about simple ingredients that produce spectacular results.

Lightly cooked zucchini mixed with almonds, parsley, and shaved gruyere, tossed with olive oil and lemon juice. Served on a plate.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-baked potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes when I want something a bit more spruced up than standard mashed potatoes, but without any extra work. Packed with sour cream, butter, green onions, and fresh herbs, this twice-baked potato recipe will soon become a favorite in your house as well!

Twice-Baked Potatoes, golden brown on top from a hot oven, sitting on a baking sheet

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