Shrimp Perloo

Shrimp perloo is a popular Lowcountry shrimp and rice dish made extra tasty with a quick, homemade shrimp stock. I have a for-reals love of starchy, carby foods. I don’t want to say it’s because they’re bland exactly, but there’s something about rice and pasta that I can pile onto a plate and just plow through the whole thing, enjoying the last bite as much as the first bite, except for the sadness that comes with the last bite knowing that it’s the last bite ....more

Grilled Flatbread with Za’atar

Homemade grilled flatbread, seasoned with the bright and lemony za’atar spice blend, is the perfect side dish for hot soups this winter. (They’re dippable!) It’s easiest yeast bread you’ll ever make: just a few minutes of hands-on work, a nice rest, then grill ’em up and serve ’em hot. Delish! ...more

Ricotta Meatball Soup

Homemade sausage meatballs with lots of creamy ricotta are the stars of this satisfying soup. Don’t let the “homemade” part fool you — they’re so easy to make and add tons of flavor to ricotta meatball soup. I don’t have a lot of slow cooker recipes on this site, and there’s a good reason for that: I really, really like the process of making a super-flavorful, ultra-comforting pot of soup ....more

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Soup with Bacon

So thick and creamy, cheesy broccoli rice soup is the ultimate chilly weather comfort food. And don’t forget the bacon! As a bona fide soup addict and food blogger, I’ve always felt that the most value I could add to you, soup-lovin’ friends, was to share soup recipes that were sort of off the beaten path ....more

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chips

Say hello to fall baking with this tender and super tasty pumpkin spice crumb cake, studded with chocolate chips. So easy to whip with a bowl and spoon, and your house will smell amazing! I don’t know what it is about Fall, but it just brings out my inner baker ....more

Sausage & Black Bean Enchilada Soup

Fall is almost here, and with cooler temperatures and a glut of fresh vegetables from the garden, sausage and black bean enchilada soup is da bomb of an introduction to soup season! For big time fans of soup (me!), soup season is technically year-round. It’s not so weird, really ....more

Homemade Heirloom Tomato Salt

Preserving summer’s amazing heirloom tomatoes this month? Don’t toss those beautiful, flavor-rich tomato skins! Instead, use them to make homemade heirloom tomato salt with freshly dried basil ....more

Sunshine Veggie Salad & Pineapple Party Platter

Before summer slips completely away, make sure you take advantage of the season’s colorful and delicious fruits and vegetables. This super easy veggie salad party platter brings together the sunny colors of late summer’s bounty — perfect for those September get-togethers! This post is sponsored by Kroger ....more

Rainbow Ribbon Veggie Salad

So easy to prepare, the vibrant colors of this ribbon veggie salad will complement any meal. Naturally vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, get your healthy servings of rainbow vegetables, topped with a light, lemony dressing. Summer is a super slow time in the food blog world, which is too bad, really, because that’s when all the best foods of the entire universe are popping right out of the ground, fresh and crunchy, in all colors of the rainbow ....more

Broccoli Grape Salad Lightened Up

The retro broccoli grape salad was popular for a reason — it’s amazing, especially my Mom’s, which was the hit of every summer party. An unlikely combo of broccoli, grapes, almonds, and bacon in a creamy dressing seriously works. If it’s been a while since you’ve had broccoli grape salad — or if you’ve never had it (whut!) — whip this up for your Fourth of July shindig and watch the bowl magically empty ....more