• Slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top.

    Easy Pumpkin Pie

    This easy pumpkin pie only takes fifteen minutes to prep before baking. Use store-bought pie dough or make your own simple homemade pie crust in advance (recipe below) — either will produce a yummy homemade pumpkin pie that’s perfect to cap off any Thanksgiving feast! Even though I don’t do much baking (e.g., cake, bread, rolls, etc.), I love making pie. Apple pie is my go-to, everything from the traditional with notes of cinnamon and thinly sliced apples, to a more robust apple pie with cardamom and a crumble topping. And during the cold weather holidays through New Year’s Eve, the variety of pies I can’t help but make goes…

  • BLT salad with heirloom tomatoes, bleu cheese, bacon, romaine lettuce and crispy chicken and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

    BLT Salad With the Crispiest Chicken Ever

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyCreations #CollectiveBias #FriedChicken You’ll love this BLT salad with the crispiest chicken ever! All the classic flavors of a chicken BLT sandwich, but deconstructed with a layer of chopped crunchy romaine lettuce that’s topped with mouth-watering bites of bacon, creamy bleu cheese, heirloom tomatoes fresh from the farmers’ market, and pan-fried crispy chicken. A classic BLT sandwich has always been one of my favorites. There’s something about the savory saltiness of the bacon mixed with the fresh sweetness of a tomato that’s unbeatable. Over the years I’ve played around with my BLT combos,…

  • Panko crusted chicken with spinach salad and homemade vinaigrette.

    Panko-Crusted Chicken With Spinach Salad and Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseMazola #CollectiveBias Mazola® Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.  Serve this panko-crusted chicken with a simple spinach salad and homemade vinaigrette any night of the…

  • Crispy chicken strips layered on a sub roll with a lemon mayo sauce, lettuce, tomato and green onion.

    Crispy Chicken Strips Sub With Lemon Mayo Sauce

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #NowEvenCrispier #TysonCrispyChickenStrips #TargetCrispyChicken   This easy-to-make Crispy Chicken Strips sub with a tangy lemon mayo sauce melts in your mouth. Pair it with chips or fries for the perfect weekend lunch or weeknight dinner! We’ve been big fans of Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips for—what seems like—ever. At least a decade, but maybe even longer. They’ve been a freezer go-to for those nights when we’re just so exhausted it’s hard to cook something from scratch and take out just won’t cut it. (Yes, that even happens to me.) When it’s late…

  • Pressure cooker ribs on a baking sheet after being pulled from under the broiler.

    How to Make Pressure Cooker Ribs

    These pressure cooker ribs are full of flavor and simple to make, even on a weeknight. Cook and serve these Hatfield® Marinated Pork Ribs in less than an hour—perfect for back to school or any other time of the year! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FALLInLoveWithHatfield #MakeEasyMoreInteresting #SimplyHatfield #CollectiveBias   We’re no strangers to busy weeknights and harried dinners over here. I work full-time and with the kids back in school, everyone’s pace has exponentially increased. Long weekends like Labor Day are coveted—a chance to unwind, put our feet up, binge some TV and just relax. And ……

  • Close-up of a chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bite with almonds.

    Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites With Almonds

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeBetterCookies #CollectiveBias #ChewyCookies These simple-to-make chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bites are deliciously soft in the middle and chock full of crunchy slivered almonds.  One of my favorite things to do is take a standard go-to recipe, newer or older—doesn’t matter, and tweak it to try and make it better or just simply different. In the case of cookies, that task can be super fun because there are so many different swap-ins, changes, ingredient mashups to try, and generally if the flavors sound good together, the end result will be yummy. In the…

  • Golden crispy air fryer catfish plated with a side salad.

    Catfish Recipes

    Every single one of these catfish recipes looks mouthwateringly delicious. A few years ago I learned that August happens to be National Catfish Month. It seems everything has a holiday now … even catfish! I’m always on board for celebrating a food holiday, and of all the fish options out there, catfish seems like a missed opportunity so much of the time. You see lots of tilapia and salmon on restaurant menus and in the grocery store, no matter where you live. It’s like chicken, they’re so common. In the Mid-Atlantic region, common fish you find available include striped bass (also locally known as striper and rockfish), Bluefish, Blue Marlin…

  • A sprinkle of Old Bay® turns this otherwise traditional and simple deviled eggs recipe into yummy spiced-up Maryland deviled eggs.

    Maryland Deviled Eggs

    A sprinkle of Old Bay® turns this otherwise traditional, simple deviled eggs recipe into yummy spiced-up Maryland deviled eggs. Confession time: until very recently I’d never made deviled eggs before. There was never a good reason for not making them, aside from the fact that my mother-in-law has always been the designated deviled egg maker on my husband’s side of the family, and I’m always asked to bring my potato salad or homemade salsa to those (and other) family get-togethers. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. People don’t make deviled eggs “just because,” so even though they happen to be one…