Hot Eats and Cool Reads: 2021

Jul 28, 2021

Roasted Sheet Pan Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe

This simple Sheet Pan Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans is a delicious side dish for any comfort food meal. These vegetables are roasted to perfection! Only 6 ingredients total and gluten free and dairy free! 


vegetables roasted on a baking sheet

Jul 12, 2021

Perfect Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

These fluffy and light Lemon Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese Frosting are completely homemade and simple to make! Great for any celebration!


single cupcake close up

Jun 28, 2021

Tik Tok Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These delicious Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are SO easy to make! The original recipe was shared on Tik Tok, but these are NOT vegan and use real butter! Plus, they're eggless! Each bite is crispy from the edges and soft from the middle of the cookie! Such a perfect combo!


Stack of cookies on a black and white checkered pattern

Jun 21, 2021

Easy Bruschetta Pasta Salad Recipe

This easy and tasty Bruschetta Pasta Salad is the perfect summer side dish for any meal, especially potlucks, BBQ's, lunch or dinner! Serve cold for a salad or warm for a meatless main dish! Packed full of flavor from balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil!


salad on a black plate

How To Chiffonade Fresh Basil Leaves

Chiffonade is a fancy word for the easy process of slicing basil or any other fresh herb into very thin ribbons. You will learn this French technique in a simple step by step process and add it to any recipe you make!


a bunch of fresh basil

May 26, 2021

Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Patriotic Red, White and Blue M&M's & Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for any Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration! Or use any color M&M's for a different holiday or party! These tasty cookies also have mini chocolate chips adding more chocolate goodness!


cookies on a wooden board

May 24, 2021

Smoked BBQ Chicken Drummies Recipe

Chicken wings smoked to perfection and tossed in your favorite sauce! We love BBQ, but buffalo, teriyaki, parmesan or jerk would be fantastic! Use chicken drummies, flats or both and learn how to smoke chicken wings!


Smoked BBQ Chicken Drummies


Wings on a white plate

May 4, 2021

Homemade Rhubarb Jam Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Rhubarb Buttercream Frosting Recipe

These gorgeous and heavenly rhubarb filled cupcakes are made completely from scratch, including rhubarb jam, rhubarb buttercream and vanilla cupcakes. A very special springtime treat!


Homemade Rhubarb Jam Filled Cupcakes with Rhubarb Buttercream Frosting


One cupcake with white sprinkles

Apr 28, 2021

Glazed Rhubarb and Strawberry Scones Recipe

Use that springtime rhubarb in these delicious glazed scones! Strawberry is the perfect pair with rhubarb and these scones are great for breakfast, snack or dessert! Try them with blueberries, blackberries or raspberries instead of strawberries!


Glazed Rhubarb and Strawberry Scones


stack of scones with a spoon of glaze

Mar 19, 2021

Simple Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

These tasty Lemon Shortbread Cookies are a mix of lemon juice, zest, extract along with pantry ingredients like flour, powdered sugar and butter! Make this cookie for your next spring or summer bake sale, potluck, BBQ or picnic! They are a crowd pleaser!


Simple Lemon Shortbread Cookies


Cookie held from above

Feb 8, 2021

Chocolate and English Toffee Covered Strawberries Recipe

These delicious chocolate and english toffee strawberries are super easy to make with only 4 ingredients! Make these for that special someone, great recipe to get the kiddos in the kitchen or make a sweet treat for yourself! 


Chocolate and English Toffee Covered Strawberries


Strawberry with white chocolate


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Feb 4, 2021

Instant Pot Cheddar Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Dinner is ready and on the table in 20 minutes with this delicious Instant Pot mac and cheese! This kid friendly family comfort food meal can be customized with different pastas and other ingredients to make it different every time!  


Instant Pot Cheddar Bacon Macaroni and Cheese


Instant Pot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese In a bowl with two forks


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Jan 16, 2021

DIY Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe

One of the most fun hot cocoa bombs you'll make! This tutorial recipe combines white chocolate, hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows and fruity pebbles cereal for a fun and warming hot chocolate drink! Great for any time of year, especially winter! Also a fun DIY gift for kids or adults. 


Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs


Fruity Pebbles Hot Cocoa Bombs from above


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