Five Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Panko Crust

The creamiest, cheesiest mac and cheese ever. Five cheeses are blended together with a creamy béchamel sauce, tossed with pasta and topped with a crisp, buttery panko topping.  Five Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Panko Crust is sure to become your favorite recipe of all time.  So easy to make. Yesterday...we talked salad.  I love that salad but I also love some gut-busting meals....aka comfort food.  Things that are smothered in cheese, dipped in butter, swimming in sauce.  And then I'll … [Read more...]

Chicken Divan Casserole

Cheesy, creamy Chicken Divan Casserole is a classic dish every family will love.  So easy to make, it’s perfect for busy weeknights.  One pot dinner bliss. A few weeks ago (I KNOW….I’m so behind on telling you all where I’ve been), I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Greenville, NC….not to be confused with Greenville, SOUTH Carolina.  Which is where I thought I was going for a number of weeks, but luckily…I checked my travel itinerary and got the whole geography thing figured … [Read more...]

Easy Vodka Sauce

Simple, tangy pasta sauce with a bit of creaminess that's ready in less than 30 minutes.  This Easy Vodka Sauce is easy to make and better than many restaurant versions.  A secret ingredient puts it over the top! I've said it before...I'm not a fan of red sauce.  I don't know why, maybe it's too acidic for me but I would rather have a heaping pile of pasta tossed with butter, olive oil and cheese than pasta swimming in a pool of marinara.  Unless it's my marinara because it's fabulous but … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoundMyDelight #CollectiveBias Perfectly bite-sized cheesecakes just in time for the holiday.  Inspired by the popular coffee house drink, these Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecakes are creamy and sweet with a pop of sea salt.  A must have at your next holiday party. So...summer is officially really, the trees here in the North are already almost bare.  Just a few specks of … [Read more...]

Chocolate Donut Bats // Video

Just three ingredients...that's all you need to make these simple Chocolate Donut Bats.  The perfect last minute snack for impromptu Halloween parties or great for a Halloween themed breakfast. Hi everyone!  Who's ready for Halloween?  I'm certainly not...I still have a few decorations to put out before the festivities begin, nothing like waiting until the last minute.  Right?  But I have been busy creating some spooktacular treats that are totally kid friendly and yesterday, Landon and I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and Marinara

A healthy twist on your favorite spaghetti and meatballs dinner.  Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and Marinara is easy, healthy and extremely satisfying.  Just three ingredients are added to the slow cooker and left to cook all day long for a simple dinner that the entire family will love. Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you all had a fantastic fall week.  It's peak season for leaf peeping right now so the trees are absolutely stunning, so stunning it could be dangerous.  I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites with Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Dip

Add a little fall flair to your usual soft pretzel snack, Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites with Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Dip are simple to make and only require a handful of ingredients.  Ready in minutes and perfect for parties of 10 or 2. I finally got around to digging up some Halloween decorations.  It's been pretty busy around here and, like I mentioned yesterday, I just returned from a conference in Kansas City.  It was a totally blast and I learned a ton from a bunch of bloggers that … [Read more...]

Two-Ingredient Everything Parmesan Crisps

These easy appetizers are crispy, salty and completely addicting.  So simple to make with just two ingredients, Everything Parmesan Crisps will be your new favorite snack for absolutely EVERYTHING. I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I returned home from Kansas City on Saturday where I attended my new favorite food blogger conference, Chopped.  It was jam-packed with new learning opportunities and incredibly motivating people.  I started off the conference with an intimate photography … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Creamy, rich, hearty Loaded Baked Potato Soup is simmered all day long in the slow cooker.  Easy to throw together in the morning for easy meals during the week.  Top with crumbled bacon, chopped scallions and shredded cheese for the ultimate cold-weather dinner. Hey friends!  I'm out in Kansas City right now hanging out with some pretty amazing bloggers learning all sorts of bloggy stuff and watching the town go wild after the Royals latest win.  It's a really cool city and I'll share … [Read more...]

Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup

Creamy, smoky cheddar cheese and harvest-spiced pumpkin ale are combined to create a warm, comforting bowl of fall flavor.  Smoked Cheddar and Pumpkin Beer Soup is rich, velvety and like nothing else you've ever spooned into your mouth.  This is comfort food for your soul. I just let the dog out and there's a crispness to the air this morning.  One that only comes with fall.  Not quite "cold" but definitely not a summer morning, it's chilly.  But later today, I'll sweat in the bulky … [Read more...]