Dill Pickle Bread?! Yes, you read that right!

Pickle lovers unite!! That sounds like some sort of battle cry, but in reality it’s just me yelling for my fellow pickle lovers to bake this bread! Ok, so if you know anything about me, you’ll know that I love dill pickles. When I came across this recipe from delish.com I knew I had to…

Enchiladas With Ease!

This is a dish I’ve grown up eating and have loved for as long as I can remember. In my mind, enchiladas are a Mexican comfort food, Especially my beloved enchiladas rojas- or enchiladas with a red sauce. This recipe can be modified in any way that you want – you can add or substitute…

Guys, I made a Chocolate Cake!

Hey everybody and happy Saturday! So my dad’s birthday was Thursday and he requested a chocolate cake. I had a few choices: buy a cake, use a box mix, or face my fears and try and make it from scratch. Well, enter my hero, Ree Drummond aka the Pioneer Woman, with a tried and true…

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

This is recipe is another comfort food classic. Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a meatloaf! This has always been my favorite main dish, and I would request it every year for my special birthday meal. As I’ve grown and started exploring with cooking, I’ve parted ways with my mother’s meatloaf, and I’ve experimented and…

The Best Mashed Potatoes!

There are a few skills in life that everyone needs to learn, tying your shoes, learning to read and write, and making mashed potatoes from scratch! Well, if you don’t already know how to make them, here is a quick and easy recipe that stands very well on its own, but is also a great…

Gram’s Chili- Throwback Monday?

My dad recently gave me a cookbook he made his mother (my Gram) back in 1969 in Cub Scouts. In it were recipes from all the moms in the pack. Of course, because it’s the 60’s there are Jello Salads aplenty. Since we are getting into fall here in Illinois, I thought I would give…

Super Stuffed Mushrooms

  My friend and I were getting together to make plans for an upcoming bachelorette party for our other friend and we needed a small snack/ light lunch to munch on while we worked. I remembered I had a recipe I wanted to try, and here we are! This is a quick and easy recipe…