Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

This recipe is amazingly simple! I love the combo of salty and sweet. Perfect for small gifts or parties. I’d recommend keeping it refrigerated to keep the chocolate and caramel in tack.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

My favorite upside-down pineapple cake to make, not only because it’s super easy, but it tastes amazing! I used both canned pineapple and canned pineapple juice to make this as simple as possible. This is a go-to cake recipe for when I’m craving something sweet, fruity, and fast!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Rich roasted butternut squash served over wild rice is a perfect start to a Thanksgiving meal. This can also be prepared a day ahead. Just refrigerate and rewarm soup over medium-low heat before serving.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Moist, chocolaty, with a slightly crunchy shell and easy to make! Plus each cookie is only about 70 calories! I love making these mini versions of chocolate flourless cake.

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

This is one of my grandma’s favorite recipes. It makes a perfect side dish or can be used as a light lunch. Rich, creamy, and decadent!

Door County Cherry Pie

I’ve been traveling to Door County, WI for years and finally found a cherry pie recipe that tastes like the real thing but isn’t too complicated to make. If you aren’t able to find fresh or frozen Door County cherries, try using whichever cherries are seasonally available to you. If you do use frozen cherries,…

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Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

Call it a slump, dump, sonker, or cobbler; it’s all-American goodness! I love making this for the 4th of July when blueberries are at their best. Fresh fruit baked with light and fluffy cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream makes a great summer treat.  This is best served warm, and as always, I prefer fresh lemon…

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Vegan Bean Salad

This refreshing summer dish is the perfect complement to any grilled food. Just toss everything into a large bowl and you’re done! Bonus- this is gluten free and vegan. Add 1/2 a red pepper or some sliced tomato for some added color. Give the bowl a quick toss before serving if the dressing seeps to…

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Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

Great to bring to a BBQ or summer picnic! These giant cookies have a soft, chewy lemon flavor and a bit of sugar crunch on top. Use floured hands while rolling the dough to reduce sticking. Also try and use fresh lemon juice; it adds so much more flavor!