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 […]

Bakery Style Strawberry White Chocolate Muffins

These strawberry white chocolate muffins are the best of both worlds: tender, fluffy fruit filled interiors with bakery style crunchy tops.

I’ve been testing these strawberry white chocolate muffins periodically for the last few months. At first because I really wanted to tweak them until I got the perfect golden-domed tops. But later on, I realized that it’s because nothing transports me to the briefly perfect British summer quite as much as fresh strawberries. Typical strawberry […]

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 […]

Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This simple roasted cauliflower soup is flecked with roasty-toasty bits, seasoned with warm spices & brightened with lemon at the end.

After an accidentally lengthy break, this roasted cauliflower soup was the first thing I had photographed in a long time. It’s simple and comforting, the cauliflower flecked all over with roasty-toasty bits, the garlic cooked until sweet and soft, with a kiss of warm spices brightened by fresh lemon at the end. I wanted these […]