Oct 2, 2023

Ranch Pork Chops Only 3 Ingredients!

Our Ranch Pork Chops are one of the easiest dinner recipes that’s a must-have in your recipe box! With only 3 ingredients, this easy pork chop recipe is on the table in just 20 minutes from start to finish! 

Pork chops made in a cast iron skillet are juicy, savory, and tangy, with herby flavors from the ranch seasoning. The pork chops get a nice caramelized sear on the outside, while the inside stays moist and tender for an easy pork chop recipe that satisfies your taste buds and your senses.

A mouthwatering ranch pork chop served on a black tray with a side of vibrant, crisp green beans.

Jun 23, 2023

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

This easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie recipe makes a quick, healthy and yummy breakfast or post-workout snack at home. Made with fresh fruit and yogurt, this smoothie packs a nutritious punch while still being incredibly tasty and easy to make.

With just a few minutes and a blender, you can whip up this refreshing and satisfying snack or breakfast to start your day feeling energized and satisfied. Plus, with the option to customize the recipe to your liking, this smoothie is versatile enough to fit into any diet or lifestyle.
Refreshing pineapple banana smoothie in a tall glass, garnished with a pineapple triangle and mint leaves. Two striped green straws add a delightful touch.

Jun 20, 2023

Creamy Pesto Pasta Recipe (Quick And Easy)

Get ready to indulge in a bowl of pure comfort and happiness with our creamy pesto pasta recipe! This mouth-watering dish features tender pasta smothered in a silky sauce that combines the savory flavors of fresh basil, pine nuts, and grated parmesan cheese.

It's like a hug in a bowl! And the best part? This recipe is super easy to make, so you don't have to be a master chef to whip up a delicious meal that will impress your taste buds. So what are you waiting for? Get your ingredients ready, and let's create some pasta magic!
Delicious creamy pesto pasta on a rustic serving tray, accompanied by two serving bowls filled with the same pasta, topped with vibrant fresh basil. A side of garlic bread completes the meal.

Jun 13, 2023

Skillet Jalapeno Popper Dip

Loaded with all the classic flavors you love in a jalapeno popper, my easy Jalapeno Popper Dip recipe is creamy, spicy, cheesy, and topped off with bacon! 

Made all in one skillet, it's easy to put together and even easier to clean up after. Perfect for serving as an appetizer for a game day party or as a fun family meal on a movie night!
Delicious Jalapeno Popper Dip in a sizzling cast iron skillet, garnished with a colorful medley of diced tomatoes, jalapeno, and fresh cilantro. Perfectly paired with a bowl of crispy chips for a mouthwatering snack.

Jun 12, 2023

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe (Easy and Delicious)

As a seasoned cook, I know the value of quick and easy recipes that don't compromise on flavor. That's why this Baked Pesto Chicken is a winner. It's a breeze to make, taking only minutes to prepare, making it an ideal option for those hectic evenings when time is of the essence.

What truly makes this dish exceptional is how well the flavors work together. The juicy chicken, savory pesto, sweet grape tomatoes, and melty mozzarella cheese create a tasty medley that everyone will love. It's a taste experience that will have you coming back for seconds and maybe even thirds.
Dark and moody photo of Baked Pesto Chicken served on a bed of spaghetti served up on a copper tray, accompanied by baguette slices, a jar of pesto, and a pewter pitcher filled with balsamic glaze


Jun 7, 2023

Easy Pesto Recipe

Looking for a quick and breezy way to whip up a tasty and versatile sauce? You definitely found it! My easy pesto recipe will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Trust me, I've been a home cook for over 30 years, and this pesto recipe is a winner.

In this article, we'll show you how to make this easy pesto recipe that's so much better than store-bought pesto, and we'll share some tips and ideas for using it in a variety of dishes. Let's get started!

Easy Pesto Recipe in a Jar with Toasted Baguette Slices on a dark tray with a dark background


May 13, 2023

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake in the Microwave

What could be better than a slice of warm chocolate cake? A Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake that's ready in a minute! This quick and easy gooey chocolate mug cake is utterly delicious and comes together in no time using simple ingredients to satisfy your chocolate cravings in record time.
White Mug with Delicious Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake Topped with a Scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream on a Rustic Wood Board

May 1, 2023

Frito Pie Casserole (with step by step photos)

Frito Pie Casserole is a classic comfort food that has been enjoyed by families for generations. This easy-to-make casserole is made with simple ingredients like chili, corn chips, and cheese. The combination of flavors and textures is sure to satisfy all of your hearty and delicious meal cravings!

A mouthwatering Frito pie casserole in a cast iron skillet. A long-handled spoon lifts a serving of the cheesy dish out of the skillet.

Apr 30, 2023

Delicious Cowboy Candy Recipe (Candied JalapeƱos )

This Cowboy Candy Recipe is a spicy and sweet delight! This flavorful treat is made with sliced jalapenos that are pickled in a mixture of sugar, vinegar, and spices.

The end result is a versatile condiment with a spicy kick that can be used in a variety of ways. In this article, we'll take a closer look at cowboy candy, its ingredients and instructions, recipe variations, possible substitutions and mix-ins, and tips for storage and freezing.

Close-up of Cowboy Candy in a Jar: A fork delicately picks up spicy jalapenos, revealing the mouthwatering heat and sweet flavors of homemade cowboy candy

Apr 15, 2023

Easy Taco Pie Recipe

My savory Taco Pie Recipe is a Mexican-inspired classic that is sure to be a family favorite! Complete with refried beans and seasoned ground beef baked between two tortillas topped with shredded cheese and fresh taco toppings, this is a delicious budget-friendly dish that's ready in just 30 minutes.
Taco Pie slice being lifted out of pie plate
Serving up a slice of cheesy taco pie baked with tortillas

Mar 9, 2023

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

If you're looking for a delicious, yet easy Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe, you've found it! Juicy St. Louis-style ribs are seasoned with a savory dry rub and cooked low and slow in a homemade BBQ sauce for fall-off-the-bone tender ribs with a sweet and tangy flavor.

As easy as it is, you're sure to impress everyone with your BBQ skills! These are the best slow cooker ribs for game day or to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. St. Louis style slow cooker ribs served on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ready to be enjoyed. Tender, juicy ribs with a savory BBQ glaze, cooked to perfection and presented on a clean, white background

Feb 28, 2023

Brownie Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that satisfies your sweet tooth with craveable chocolate flavor? Look no further than this Brownie Baked Oatmeal recipe!

Packed with wholesome ingredients like oatmeal, almond milk, and banana, this dish is a great way to start your day off on the right foot.
Brownie Baked Oatmeal in a white ramekin with spoon lifting out a chocolaty bite

Feb 24, 2023

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Are you looking for a simple and tasty dessert recipe? Look no further than these soft and delicious Lemon Cake Mix Cookies!

This recipe requires just a few ingredients and is perfect for when you want to whip up something sweet in a hurry. Plus, it's a great way to use up that box of cake mix that's been sitting in your pantry.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies stacked on a scalloped silver tray with one already bitten cookie setting on a sheet pan in front of the tray

Oct 5, 2022

French Toast Bagel

You can make French toast with more than just slices of bread! For something a little different, try this French Toast Bagel. Bagel halves soaked briefly on each side in a cinnamon vanilla custard, then fried in a skillet until golden brown.

Oct 4, 2022

Cinnamon French Toast Bites

The BEST French toast is bite sized and so much fun to eat! Cinnamon French Toast Bites are a perfectly sweet treat that's easy to make and eat! Great for dipping! 
Cinnamon French Toast Bites ready to eat finger food

Oct 3, 2022

Quaker Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Loaded with oatmeal and raisins, Quaker Oatmeal Cookies vanish almost as soon as they come out of the oven, which makes sense they are also known as Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe! Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies have a soft texture and are best enjoyed warm right out of the oven.

Because we especially love our Quaker Oatmeal Cookies warm, I show you how to make the oatmeal cookie dough and freeze the dough balls for storing in the freezer. Then when you have a chewy cookie craving, all you have to do is bake just what you need, saving the rest for later.
Top view of Quaker Oatmeal Cookies on a blue plate with a glass of milk and a hand grabbing a cookie

Sep 15, 2022

Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Dripping in a spicy, buttery buffalo wing sauce, Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs are just as good, if not better, than your favorite buffalo chicken wings.

This buffalo chicken thigh recipe is low carb, easy to make, and budget-friendly too!
Dripping in a spicy, buttery buffalo wing sauce, Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs are just as good, if not better, than your favorite buffalo chicken wings. They are low carb, easy to make, and budget-friendly too! #LTGrecipes

Dec 18, 2021

How To Cook A Boneless Prime Rib Roast

A Prime Rib Roast is a tradition for our Christmas dinner. I used to be intimidated by Prime Rib because it is so expensive, but once I got up the nerve to cook a Boneless Prime Rib at home, I realized it is actually very easy!

In this article you'll find everything you need to make a slow roasted Boneless Prime Rib Roast for your holiday dinner. I explain how to shop for and choose your Boneless Rib Roast, how to season the roast, what kitchen tools you need, and a video to show you how to cook a Boneless Prime Rib Roast to perfection every time!
A knife cutting through a medium rare Slow roasted prime rib on a cutting board

Nov 17, 2021

Small Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and Recipes with Grocery List

Small Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and Recipes

This is your ultimate guide on how to make a small Thanksgiving dinner with less stress and some delicious leftovers too!

You'll learn what to make ahead of time, when to set the table, and you'll get my grocery list to help you shop for all the ingredients you need, as well as a timeline to help you get this small feast on the Thanksgiving table with less stress!

I include all of our family favorite Thanksgiving recipes to make things easier on the big day. The Thanksgiving recipes included in this collection are ones my family enjoys year after year. I'll occasionally make up something new just to surprise everyone, but what you see here is what we'll be enjoying for our small Thanksgiving dinner feast this year.
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and Recipes graphic

Oct 4, 2021

Cast Iron Chicken Breast (Pan Roasted)

My Cast Iron Chicken Breast recipe is a staple in our home, because it is super easy to pan roast with little prep time, so I can get it on the dinner table in a little more than 30 minutes.

A quick pan sear gets the skin nice and crispy and then the whole pan goes into the oven to roast the chicken breasts to juicy perfection. It is an easy two-step cooking process that gives me time to whip up a quick dinner salad for a healthy, budget-friendly meal everyone loves.
Cast Iron Chicken Breasts with crispy chicken skin pan roasted in a cast iron skillet

Oct 1, 2021

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos make a quick and easy dinner when you have leftover pulled pork. Perfect for Taco Tuesday!

Fill a soft flour tortilla with leftover pulled pork and top it with the BEST Coleslaw Ever as well as some fresh cilantro to make these delicious, reheat and eat, BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos!
Overhead shot of BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos garnished with fresh cilantro on a white serving platter ready to eat

Sep 30, 2021

Apple Pie Bread Pudding Recipe with Maple Cream Sauce

Apple Pie Bread Pudding with Maple Cream Sauce is an easy dessert bursting with flavor from warm apples, sweet cinnamon, and the irresistible maple cream sauce. This dessert recipe is super EASY to make and LOVED by all!A square of Apple Pie Bread Pudding being drizzled with Maple Cream Sauce

Sep 29, 2021

Easy Apple Puff Pastry Recipe

Bursting with fresh and juicy sweet caramelized apples encased in a buttery delicious pastry, this Easy Apple Puff Pastry Recipe melts in your mouth!

With only 4 ingredients, you'll LOVE how EASY my Apple Puff Pastry Recipe is to make! Find more easy apple recipes like this one below the recipe card at the bottom of this article.
Easy Apple Puff Pastry ready to eat

Sep 28, 2021

Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers

Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers are sweet cinnamon apple goodness tucked inside a buttery, flaky crescent roll and dipped in homemade caramel sauce. This homemade apple turnover leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy! Perfect for Fall and your Thanksgiving table!

This is one of the easiest apple desserts you'll ever make! These apple turnovers are ready in just 30 minutes and the filling tastes just like apple pie! If you love apple recipes like we do, you'll want to check out my Apple Puff Pastry, and Apple Pie Bread Pudding recipes too.
2 crescent roll apple turnovers on brown parchment paper drizzled with caramel sauce. There is a spoon of caramel sauce laying aside the turnovers.

Sep 27, 2021

Easy Garlic Butter Sauce for Pasta in just 15 Minutes

Garlic is the star in this quick and easy Garlic Butter Sauce for Pasta!

Toss this sauce with your favorite pasta and enjoy simply with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley or pair with grilled chicken or seafood for a flavorful side dish. This is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights.
A white bowl of pasta covered in Garlic Butter Sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese with a parsley garnish

Sep 25, 2021

Alton Brown French Toast Recipe

Alton Brown's French Toast Recipe is a classic French Toast recipe. It is easy, uses common ingredients, and has a secret ingredient that sets it apart from the rest! Hint - it's not sugar!! Can you guess what the secret ingredient is?

Sep 13, 2021

Steamed Vegetables with Garlic Butter

Fresh Steamed Vegetables drizzled in a garlic butter sauce is a deliciously easy side dish perfect for any night of the week! These steamed veggies fit right in on your holiday table too, AND I even make this steamed veggies recipe just for snacking!
Freshly steamed vegetables in a silver dish with garlic butter being drizzled over

Sep 6, 2021

Cornbread Recipe without Buttermilk

This Cornbread Recipe without Buttermilk will be your GO-TO, easy cornbread recipe. It is an easy recipe using simple ingredients you may already have on hand. No need to make a run to the store to pick up special ingredients!

This cornbread recipe is a little less dense than traditional southern cornbread, and a touch of honey adds just the right amount of sweetness. I recommend making this cornbread recipe in a cast-iron skillet for a nice crispy outside with a tender crumb and delicious inside that is cornbread perfection! A slice of my Cornbread Recipe without Buttermilk sitting on parchment paper in front of skillet

Sep 3, 2021

Orzo Pasta Recipe with Spinach and Parmesan

Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan is an easy recipe using fresh ingredients to maximize flavor. This orzo pasta recipe makes an impressive meatless meal or side dish, but orzo pasta recipes are super versatile, so just add chicken for a heartier dinner that's quick and easy any night of the week.
Orzo Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan

Jun 21, 2021

How to Make Mini Fruit Tarts in 3 Easy Steps

How to make MINI FRUIT TARTS in 3 easy steps - a NO BAKE dessert recipe perfect for summer, quick and easy, and looks like it's straight out of Martha Stewart's kitchen!

Mini fruit tarts filled with a brown sugar and cream cheese fruit dip and decorated with juicy, colorful fruit in a festive star pattern perfect for the 4th of July or other patriotic holiday.

This red, white, and blue easy dessert recipe is NO FUSS, NO BAKE, and confirms everyone’s suspicion that you are, in fact, Martha Stewart’s carbon copy.
Mini Fruit Tarts with sliced strawberries arranged in a star pattern and topped with fresh blueberries
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