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Easy Instant Pot Applesauce

Easy Instant Pot Applesauce

Easy Instant Pot Applesauce is sweet snack for everyone! So easy to prepare in the pressure cooker you won’t go back to store bought again. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of time you’ll have a wonderful batch of applesauce for […]

Simply Seasoned Air Fryer Chickpeas

Simply Seasoned Air Fryer Chickpeas

One of the first things I cooked in my new Air Fryer was roasted chickpeas because they were so much easier than doing them in the oven. So much easier! They take way less time and hold their flavor profile so much better. Delicious, nutritious, […]

Tomato Butter Onion Sauce

Tomato Butter Onion Sauce

This sauce is nothing short of incredible! Three key ingredients that when combined and stewed turn in to one of the best sauces you will ever eat. Of course, this is slightly adapted from the master of Italian Cooking, Marcella Hazan, in her book Essentials […]

Smoky Deviled Eggs

Smoky Deviled Eggs

With Easter having passed and graduation parties coming up I couldn’t resist making my smoky deviled eggs. These are a family favorite that I’ve been making for years.

Perfect Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Perfect Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Light, flaky, melt in your mouth, and melt your heart. I spent decades in pursuit of the ever elusive southern buttermilk biscuit. Time after time, they would fall flat or be hard as hockey pocks. Until finally one fateful it all clicked, and we’ve been eating perfect biscuits happily ever after.

Butter Pie Crust Pastry

Butter Pie Crust Pastry

My oldest son has said since the wizened age of eight that butter makes the world go ’round, and duct tape holds it all together. I was so proud that at such a young age, my son was so practical and visionary. Sigh…
My go to pie pastry is butter crust, because I have found it is universal and reliable like no other.