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Creamy Mushroom and Gruyere Pasta (GF/Vegetarian Option)

Creamy Mushroom and Gruyere Pasta (GF/Vegetarian Option)

This pasta is like a warm hug on a cold night. Pasta is tossed with a creamy, cheesy sauce infused with earthy mushrooms. This comes together in about thirty minutes, so it’s a great weeknight dinner but would also be a great vegetarian option for…

Pork Tenderloins with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes

Pork Tenderloins with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes

Here is a simple, but delicious dinner that won’t have leave you washing a pile of pots and pans. Juicy pork is served with the classic combination of apples and onions, with sweet potatoes for a filling twist. I’ve included a trick for speeding up…

Unbelievable Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unbelievable Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almost two years ago, I started doing private cooking for local families. I cook a week’s meal in two or three hours. It’s been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done in my life. One of the coolest benefits is learning cook for…

Better Than Take-out Cauliflower Fried Rice

Better Than Take-out Cauliflower Fried Rice

I recently took a big leap and began cooking privately in other families’ homes. I was nervous and unsure if I was good enough to be paid for my cooking. So far, it’s going really well and I’m getting to try out so many new…

Gingerbread Blondies

Gingerbread Blondies

After testing cookie recipes for weeks, you’d think I’d get tired of baking cookies, right? You are correct! So, I was supposed to be taking a night off, watching TV with my husband, when he mentioned how much he likes spice cake. Out of nowhere,…

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of “copycat” recipes. My favorite coleslaw is a direct ripoff of a KFC copycat recipe I found 20 years ago in a copycat recipe book, in which you could find a method to recreate a Big…

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

I got married in October. My husband, Vin, is pretty awesome. He edits all of the pictures for this site. He rubs my back and makes me laugh. He gives the best hugs and he does great impressions of various characters. He is my person…

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

These cookies. THESE cookies!!! They are buttery, nutty, crunchy, sweet, salty. The texture just melts in your mouth. These Cornflake Crunch Cookies are surprising, simple, and are a definite addition to my Christmas cookie arsenal. Adding in crushed cornflakes seems odd, but they give it…

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

I am a strong believer that good things can be improved by adding other good things to them. Throw some bacon on your mac and cheese. Crunch some potato chips on your sandwich. Put some bananas in your cereal. So, going with that theory, I…

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

Since the moment I met him, I knew that my brother-in-law, Nate, was my sister’s soul mate. He keeps her laughing with endless jokes and puns, he’s a wonderful father, and he’s always supportive of Carin and of me and the rest of our family.…


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Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of “copycat” recipes. My favorite coleslaw is a direct ripoff of a KFC copycat recipe I found 20 years ago in a copycat recipe book, in which you could find a method to recreate a Big…

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

I got married in October. My husband, Vin, is pretty awesome. He edits all of the pictures for this site. He rubs my back and makes me laugh. He gives the best hugs and he does great impressions of various characters. He is my person…

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

These cookies. THESE cookies!!! They are buttery, nutty, crunchy, sweet, salty. The texture just melts in your mouth. These Cornflake Crunch Cookies are surprising, simple, and are a definite addition to my Christmas cookie arsenal. Adding in crushed cornflakes seems odd, but they give it…