twice baked chicken ziti
Main Dish

Twice Baked Chicken Ziti

When you want a fast and easy meal that also tastes dynamite – this should be one of the first recipes you think of. It reminds me of Fazoli’s Twice Baked Ziti (which I’m not sure they have anymore – are there even Fazoli’s around anymore?) This is a perfect dish for a college student …

red beans and rice
Main Dish

Red Beans and Rice

Oh my goodness are you going to love this recipe! It has been years in the making and I think I have it pretty close to the real deal that knocked me off my feet when I first tried it in New Orleans. The kicker here is, I make it vegetarian style. And the vegetarian …

butternut squash soup
Soups

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Velvety. That’s the word I would use to describe this if I had to sum it up in just one word. Given a few more I’d say buttery and rich are the other adjectives that could be used. Oh, and it’s just pretty freaking awesome. If you’ve ever had Panera’s Autumn Squash soup, this is …

cider hot apple
Drinks

CrockPot Hot Apple Cider

This is such a great and easy thing to serve up for the holidays. It pairs so well with the rich, comfort meals and cold weather of November and December. To me, a Thanksgiving is incomplete without it. Add any other spices you love to this delicious mixture which doubles as a way to make …

chicken chile posole
Soups

Chicken Chile Posole

I don’t know why I am surprised every time I make this that it tastes as good as it does. I guess it’s because it’s pretty easy to put together, so it’s almost like the math doesn’t add up on how it is so packed with massive flavor. And you know what, there are some …

wild winter rice soup
Soups

Wild Winter Rice Soup

As the weather gets colder, the warm, comforting, hearty soups start to rise in popularity. This is one of those that should be added to your routine, in whichever way you prefer to change it up. There are so many ways that other people have changed this soup, but in every one of them the …

squash casserole
Side Dishes

Squash Casserole

This is a recipe for a delicious squash casserole, which can be served as a side item – or, some people say they serve it as a main item. That’s up to you. To me, squash casserole is a side item, but I guess some people can eat it like a main meal… but I …

Best Easy Meatloaf
Main Dish

The Best Meatloaf

This meatloaf sounded so boring to me that I thought to myself, “no way is this going to be any good”. But just when you think you have it all figured out, life gives you a swift kick in the butt. I was so wrong. You need this meatloaf in your life. It is juicy, …

peach bread
Breakfast Dessert

Peach Pecan Bread

Oh my goodness this peach pecan bread is delicious! It is really a dessert bread but can be eaten for breakfast, dessert, or if you just need something sweet and wonderful in the middle of the day. I typically buy a box of Palisade peaches, which we get here in Colorado in the beginning of …

Peach Crisp
Dessert

Peach Crisp

Fall weather always makes me think of warm soups and comforting pies. Peach Crisps are one of those foods that can help you gracefully transition into the cooler weather with happy thoughts and marvelous smells and tastes. I prefer my crisp, crumbles, and pies to have tons of crunchy topping. In my opinion, the ratio …

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