Homemade stromboli cut into slices on a platter with marinara sauce in a ramekin.
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Homemade Stromboli

This stromboli recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, especially if you make the dough ahead of time. Typically stromboli includes pepperoni, salami, and ham, but this is also a great way to use up sandwich meat and cheese at the end of the week. You can also customize the herbs and spices you use… Continue reading Homemade Stromboli

Dough in a mixing bowl
Bread, Low-Cost Recipes, Vegetarian

All-Purpose Homemade Dough

This dough is one of the most versatile I've ever used. It can be used for rolls, pizza crust, stromboli or calzone crust, pot pies, and more. My boyfriend is the one who originally started to experiment with this recipe. He says it's the closest thing he's been able to make to butter rolls his… Continue reading All-Purpose Homemade Dough

Mongolian beef over lo mein noodles
Beef, Main Courses, Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (with gluten-free option)

Mongolian beef is typically made with flank steak, but I made this one with sirloin, which I cut into thin strips. I have a bunch of sirloin steaks in the freezer that I got on clearance. Whenever I see a good meat clearance, I tend to stock up. Because they were a clearance deal, they… Continue reading Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (with gluten-free option)

Individual crab breakfast quiches in deviled crab baking shells
Breakfast

Crabby Mini Breakfast Quiches

You won't be crabby in the morning if you start your day off with these crabby mini quiches! My mom and I always go to G&M Restaurant for crab imperial when she comes to visit. They have the best crab imperial, hands down! The portions are so generous that we always have some left over.… Continue reading Crabby Mini Breakfast Quiches

Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Potluck Recipes

Warm Onion & Cheddar Dip

I was making braised short rib risotto on Christmas, but wanted to put out some snacks beforehand. I had a Costco cheese flight that everyone has been raving about (yes, it was amazing), along with some salami and cherry honey. I thought a warm dip would be nice to serve, too, but this was a… Continue reading Warm Onion & Cheddar Dip

Three eggnog cupcakes on a wooden plate
Desserts

Eggnog Cupcakes With Cinnamon & Nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting

So I had this eggnog liqueur left over from the party I had last weekend. I wanted to use it up, and I'm not really one to drink eggnog, so I wanted to come up with a dessert concoction of some kind. Because I'm not the biggest eggnog fan, I wanted to do something I… Continue reading Eggnog Cupcakes With Cinnamon & Nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting

Round crescent rolls topped with gouda cheese and cranberry sauce, on a plate
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Vegetarian

Cranberry & Gouda Bites

This was one of the appetizers I made last weekend when I was hosting my horseback riding club's holiday party. I made the cranberry sauce the night before. This would also be a good use for leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. The cranberry sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and pairs nicely… Continue reading Cranberry & Gouda Bites

Pot roast meat with potatoes and carrots and gravy in a bowl
Beef, Main Courses, Potluck Recipes

Red Wine Pot Roast

I was hosting a holiday party for my horseback riding club last weekend, and I needed a recipe that would be a crowd-pleaser but still relatively easy to make. Braising is one of my favorite cooking methods, so a pot roast was perfect. I was cooking for 20 or so people, so my go-to of… Continue reading Red Wine Pot Roast

Cocktail sauce in a bowl
Sauces & Seasonings

No Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

I had a friend over for drinks and food after work the other day. I love that she's always up for trying my food experiments! She's also a great person to bounce ideas off of, so we were brainstorming different types of recipes I could post. We decided to make a batch (or two) of… Continue reading No Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

Two apple and cranberry blondies stacked
Desserts

Apple & Cranberry Blondies

I needed to make a non-pie dessert for Thanksgiving again this year. Last year, I made these spice cupcakes with apple pie filling and cinnamon buttercream. I didn't want to do a cake this year, but I also wanted to do something unique. I thought about cranberry white chocolate chip blondies, but I also really… Continue reading Apple & Cranberry Blondies