• Gluten free pumpkin cheesecake bars

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (Gluten Free)

    These gluten free pumpkin cheesecake bars are a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving and fall holiday gatherings. This is a guest post by Diana Girtain. I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which benefits from a gluten free diet. I’d gone gluten free/low gluten years ago because I’d started to notice that I felt remarkable better without it, so it was satisfying to have a doctor’s explanation for my improved quality of life — it wasn’t just all in my head! Since that diagnosis and my dietary adjustments, I’ve been on the search for a good gluten free pie crust for years. Spoiler: they’re not easy…

  • Disk of pie dough on a floured counter with a rolling pin.

    Easy Pie Dough

    This easy pie dough recipe (made with all butter) is so simple, you’ll think twice before buying pre-made dough from the grocery store again! It took me an unusually long time to try my hand at making a few different staple recipes from scratch. I’m talking things like buttercream frosting, pizza crust and pie dough. None of these things are terribly tricky to make, it’s just the ease of buying a reasonably good (if not great) already-made product at the grocery store won me over. Not to mention the cost of making some of these recipes from scratch can actually cost *more* than just buying it ready-to-go. But. Sometimes it’s…

  • 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…