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Slow Cooker Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

Everyone’s FAVORITE Olive Garden soup made so easily in the crockpot! Just set it and forget it! Guys, it’s snowing. No joke. It has been snowing two days straight in the midwest. And yes, Cartman has his winter beanie ready to go. That being said, you can find me by the fireplace, chunky sweaters and […]

Dessert Recipes

Fluffy Pumpkin Mousse Pie

This light and fluffy Pumpkin Mousse Pie is easy to make with a homemade cookie crumb crust and a whipped pumpkin topping. It’s full of pumpkin flavor and warm fall spices! Make sure to check out my Sweet Potato Pie, Apple Pie and Pecan Pie recipes too! This Fluffy Pumpkin Mousse Pie is a Must […]

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French Chicken Casserole

The coziest, most wholesome meal. With golden brown chicken, tender potatoes, white wine, fresh rosemary + thyme. Say hello to the coziest meal of 2020. Perfectly-seared golden brown chicken thighs, tender baby golden potatoes, juicy mushrooms, and an herb-wine sauce that you can basically guzzle down. It’s perfection on a crisp, 55 degree Fall day […]

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Copycat Chipotle Chicken

Seriously SO SO GOOD. Perfect for burritos and/or burrito bowls! And it’s even better than Chipotle, but shhhhh! This recipe has been such a lifesaver. I have been incredibly busy with work/errands/adult chores lately that I have been (shamelessly) ordering delivery a few times a week. And with all the surcharges, tips and fees, I […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The most amazing pumpkin pancakes – so light + fluffy and made with semisweet chocolate chips. PERFECTION.   HELLO FALL. It’s been incredibly beautiful here in Chicago with its crisp Fall days. The leaves are changing colors, the sweaters are coming out, and the pumpkin pancakes are legit taking over all of our kitchens. I […]

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Vodka Sauce

Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD. Whoa. Just whoa. This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week. It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, […]

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One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Orzo

Amazingly creamy orzo with juicy chicken, mushrooms and baby spinach. All made in one skillet, even the uncooked pasta! The creamiest orzo with all the fix-ins and the juiciest, golden brown chicken thighs all made in one. single. pot. It’s quite possibly the easiest dinner one can ask for, and you can easily substitute chicken […]

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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD. Hello, summer. Please don’t leave us just yet. I’m not ready for the Chiberia snow. (FACTS ONLY – it snowed Halloween day in 2019.) No, but really, let’s get back to the […]

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Easy Grilled Vegetables

Perfectly crisp-tender grilled veggies served with an amazing, tangy, garlicky basil sauce. You’ll want this sauce on everything! I’ll be honest. I’m not entirely the biggest veggie-eater. Nope, my priorities are typically on bread, pasta, anything with cheese, more bread, and maybe more pasta. But if they’re grilled, I will eat every single vegetable there […]

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Sourdough Biscuits

Use up your “discarded” starter in these EPIC biscuits! With that sourdough tang, these biscuits are so flaky, so buttery + so so good. With the recent pandemic, everyone started baking bread, particularly sourdough – hence the yeast shortage (right behind toilet paper and Purell, of course). I, myself, tried my hand at sourdough. I […]