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Easy Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

A plate of baked mac and cheese

Baked mac and cheese might just be my ultimate comfort food. We’re not talking about the yellow stuff from the box here – I mean hearty, melty, mac and cheese for adults.  What is a Baked Mac and Cheese? There are basically two ways to make mac and cheese: on a stovetop or in an …

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Simple Roasted Acorn Squash and Pomegranate Spinach Salad Recipe

Roasted acorn squash and pomegranate spinach salad recipe in a white plate

Today, we’re making the ultimate fall and winter salad, complete with spiced acorn squash, juicy pomegranate seeds, and bright green spinach to add to the holiday colors.   What is an Acorn Squash Salad? Our acorn squash salad recipe takes common ingredients found in a spinach salad and elevates them by making the acorn squash the …

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Simple Homemade Southwest Creamed Corn Recipe

A cup of homemade creamed corn topped with bacon and cheese

Have a pantry full of cans to use up? Chances are you probably have a can of sweet corn in there. Today we’re going to transform that can of golden kernels into a creamy, cheesy, classically decadent side dish using just one pan for cooking.  What is Creamed Corn? Creamed corn originally is made from …

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Easy Homemade Cheesy Biscuits Without Buttermilk Recipe

Three pieces of freshly baked cheesy biscuits on a plate

There are few joys in food like breaking into a warm cheesy biscuit and tasting that buttery flaky goodness. While buttermilk biscuits are by far my favorite type of biscuit, we rarely seem to have buttermilk on hand. It’s not quite practical to have it constantly stored in the fridge. Because of that, we are …

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Simple Green Bean Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Simple green bean salad served on a plate

Sometimes you just want something tasty, simple, fast, and healthy to put on the table. This green bean salad is just that. Ready in just minutes, you will want to have a few sides like this in your arsenal for dinner.   What is a Green Bean Salad? A green bean salad is a vegetable side …

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Easy Baked Cinnamon Spice Acorn Squash Recipe

A bowl of spice acorn squash

Baked cinnamon spice acorn squash is one of the easiest dishes you can make to get your family in the holiday mood. When you pop these squash into the oven your home will smell of sweet spicy goodness.  What is a Cinnamon Spice Acorn Squash? Acorn squash is a winter squash, also sometimes known as …

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Simple Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

A portion of baked au gratin on a plate

You might know them as scalloped potatoes, or you might know them as potatoes au gratin.  Whatever you call them, this classic potato dish is a wonderful side for hearty meats and cold nights.  What are Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin? Potatoes Au Gratin are a preparation of potatoes made with cream, milk, and cheese baked …

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Easy and Healthy Caprese Salad Recipe

Close up view caprese salad

With food there is often a beauty in simplicity. One of my personal favorites is Italian Classic Caprese Salad. This simple salad is as much a celebration of pure and simple ingredients as it is of Italy itself.  What is Caprese Salad? Caprese Salad is a salad made of tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and olive oil. …

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Easy Fried Patatas Bravas Tapas Recipe

A piece of fried patatas bravas on a fork

If there is one food I am a real sucker for it is fried potatoes. It does not matter what kind – whether it’s tater tots, fries, chips, crisps, or hashbrowns, there is just something magical to me about crispy potatoes cooked in oil. I could seriously eat fried potatoes with every meal! Even as …

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Simple Beer Battered Deep Fried Cheese Curds Recipe

Deep-fried cheese curds drained on paper towel-lined plate

When we think of comfort food here in America, cheese and fried foods are at the top of that list.  Today we’re going to be looking at one of my favorite midwestern comfort foods that combines those two elements – beer battered cheese curds.  This is the perfect cold weather comfort food (if you have …

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Simple Candied Pecan Pear and Pomegranate Winter Salad

Pear pomegranate salad served in a bowl

When I think of the end of the year and the holiday season, I tend to think of the colors red and green, and the appearance of spiced foods and drinks everywhere. Today we’ll be coming both of those into a simple pear and pomegranate winter salad with candied pecans.  What is a Pear and …

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Homemade Sugar Free Coleslaw Recipe with No Mayo

Close up of sugar free coleslaw with no mayo

As you may have read in our article about making coleslaw with blue cheese, I used to hate coleslaw as a kid. It wasn’t really until college when I was introduced to San Diego’s fish taco scene that it hit me. It wasn’t that I didn’t like cabbage – it was that I didn’t like …

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