Sesame Soba Noodles

When people hear that I develop recipes for a living, I think most of them assume that eating at our house is like a delicious and varied restaurant—with a new recipe being tested at every single meal. Not so much. As much as I'd like to say I'm that adventurous in the kitchen, I have to be honest, my day-to-day menus are actually kinda boring ....more

White Chicken Chili

Chili is one of those foods (kinda like chocolate chip cookies), that everyone has their own definition of perfect. For me, this white chicken version is my absolute perfect chili. I mean, I love a good regular "red" chili, too, but I feel like regular chili requires lots of toppings to make it spectacular ....more

December Detox Salad

If you follow me on social media, you've probably heard me whining about having the flu this past week. I rarely get sick...more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

I did a lot of debating over which cookie should close out the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. I thought maybe I should do something über decadent and overly-rich. My husband suggested I take the best elements out of the best cookies from the series and mash them into one cookie (ha!) ....more

Nutella Crunch Cookies

I have to admit—I'm kinda running out of things to say about cookies. This is cookie #11, and the only thoughts running through my head at this point are, "COOKIES GOOD. EAT." Spoken, of course, in Cookie Monster's voice ....more

Clementine and Clove Spritz Cookies

I've done a lot of hating on crunchy cookies over the past few weeks. It's no secret that my preference is for chewy, gooey, soft cookies, but I do have a soft spot (hard spot?) in my heart for one crunchy cookie—the sweet, delicate, adorable spritz cookie. Get the recipe » The post Clementine and Clove Spritz Cookies appeared first on back to her roots ....more

Mint-Chocolate Marble Cookies

You know how when you were a kid, and you were playing with Play-Doh, it took pretty much every ounce of willpower you had not to swirl all the colors together and make a beautiful ball of bright colors? And pretty much the only reason you didn't do it is because you knew your Mom wouldn't buy you any new Play-Doh and by swirling the colors...more

Chewy Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Well, those Bourbon Bacon Brown Sugar Cookies and Sugar Cookies...more

Perfect Frosted Sugar Cookies

I know there are a lot of sugar cookie recipes floating around out there. And I know you probably have a tried-and-true sugar cookie recipe passed down from your great-great-grandma. But I'm telling you, you can throw those all in the trash, because this is the perfect sugar cookie ....more

Bourbon Bacon Brown Sugar Cookies

We should probably just call December "Bourbon Month on Back to Her Roots," because if you've been paying attention, this is my third bourbon-spiked recipe this month. Apparently, when I think of Christmas, I think of bourbon. You can blame the fact that I live 30 minutes from Kentucky (and that I was born there), or, you can just blame it on the fact that I love me some holiday cheer ....more