Easy Peasy Blueberry Pie Bars

When it comes to pie, I like crisp, buttery crusts piled high with fruit and these blueberry pie bars deliver on both counts. Bonus: no crust rolling necessary! In fact, the same dough recipe does double duty here, pressed into the bottom of the pie pan for the aforementioned gloriously golden base and then crumbled […]

Gluten Free Big Cluster Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola

You're just a handful of ingredients away from this Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola, flavored & sweetened with your favorite preserves or jelly.

Peanut butter and jelly granola… really, what’s not to love? The fun thing about this little recipe is that it’s sweetened by your favorite jelly or preserves, so it doesn’t need any added sweeteners. Which is a blessing if you’ve noticed how many granola recipes out there require huge amounts of very pricey maple syrup […]

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Looking for a weekend kitchen project? This simple chicken & smoked sausage gumbo makes big batch comfort food for a crowd or the week ahead.

Buckle up, because this big batch of Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo makes a near-full 6.5 quart pot. I always figure if I’m going to the effort of making a rich, deeply darkened roux on the stove top, then I’m gonna make a lot of it while I’m at it. It’s totally worth the time. […]

Comforting Split Pea Soup

There's nothing simpler or more comforting than this hearty, vegetable packed split pea soup. It's perfect weekend cooking.

While split pea soup is undoubtedly un-pretty, it has been one of the most-made meals in my winter kitchen. Without realizing it, so much of the last few years has been about finding tiny moments of comfort, wherever they might be found. Which is the flip side of the anxiety coin that has been grocery […]

Smoky Southern Greens

These smoky Southern greens transform dark leafy greens into a silky-tender side that pairs equally well with classic BBQ or weeknight meals.

If you didn’t know that greens can be an utterly decadent dish all on their own, I present as evidence these smoky Southern greens. I most often give collards this pork-studded treatment, but any green you enjoy will benefit from the gentle braising that yields a silky-tender bite and aromatic pot liquor. Whether you stick […]

Brothy Italian White Beans with Sausage & Kale

A handful of simple ingredients come together with creamy Italian white beans in this one pan, weeknight friendly & dairy free meal.

Somewhere along the way, I forgot that food was supposed to feed me, too. Not just my body. I’m not gonna say that it took a pandemic to learn that, because it’s a lesson that life has been trying to teach me for, frankly, decades at this point. But nearly a year of changed financial […]