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Instant Pot Vegan Hoppin’ John

Theories abound as to the origins of the Southern dish, Hoppin’ John. I’m no historian, so I won’t delve too far into it, but here’s what I know: Folks eat it on New Year’s...

Why I don't just "get to the recipe"

Why I Don’t “Just Get to the Recipe”

Blogging has changed so much in the nearly 10 years since I started. Back then, readers really got to know the bloggers – food blogs were part personal journal, part recipe resource. Bloggers shared...

Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup

  I shared this Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe nearly two years ago, and it’s been one of my top-most-visited (and top-rated!) recipes ever since. Instant Pot Lentil Soup is the perfect thing to...

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I share a lot of vegan recipes around here, but I’m not actually a vegan. Basically, I’m a vegetarian who no longer eats dairy (most of the time) for health reasons. And oftentimes, by...

Soft & Fluffy Vegan Dinner Rolls (That Everyone Will Love!)

My grandma, or “Gran” as we called her, made the most epic dinner rolls. Soft, fluffy, a little sweet, and a lot buttery … pure heaven. She would bring them to every holiday gathering...

Rustic White Bean & Thyme Pot Pies (Two Ways!)

School is just about out for winter break, and I, for one, am so excited to have my little buddy back at my side for a couple of weeks! I have visions of homemade...

Easy 6-Ingredient Vegan Eggnog

Growing up, we really weren’t an eggnog family. My first encounter with it, I think, was actually well into adulthood – in the form of an eggnog latte. That easily segued into the real...

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

If you’re looking for a simple and straightforward dinner recipe after the hubbub of the Thanksgiving holiday and before Christmas madness really sets in, I’ve got you covered! I created this Simple Butternut Squash...

Wild Rice & Lentil Stuffed Delicata Squash with Cranberries & Pecans

They say Thanksgiving is all about the sides, and as someone who doesn’t partake in turkey, it’s safe to say that I agree. This here’s a side that I’m pretty excited about, too: Wild...

Easy Vegetarian Onion Gravy

This is one of the very first recipes I ever published in this space – nine years ago! Dang! This vegetarian onion gravy (with vegan option) remains both a favorite here and with readers....