Nashville Hot Chicken

This chicken is spicy AF. And I mean that in the most delicious, most loving way possible. Tender and juicy on the inside meets crispy and spicy on the outside, and it results in something so addictive, you’ll sit there crying while you reach for […]

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Spicy Beer Cheese

Those three words are the building blocks of my diet. No further explanation necessary. One note: the biggest complaint I normally see with making roux-based sauces is the texture/graininess. If it’s grainy, your flour is undercooked (and that’s typically how you also end up with […]

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Everyday Guacamole

It’s about as simple as it sounds and there’s no less than ten million recipes already on the internet for guacamole. Why did I bother writing a recipe about smashing avocados in a bowl, you ask?? Because this is a compilation of my favorite tips […]

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Jalapeño Popper Pizza

I don’t think this recipe needs much of an introduction. Aside from it has an EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING CRUST. Just in case you didn’t already think it sounded amazingly delicious. One note on pizza dough as it’s one of the most common questions I get […]

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Sous Vide Tri-Tip

Let’s talk about tri-tip perfection. Tri-tip is normally a leaner (and cheaper) cut, which makes it a great candidate to go through a magical sous vide transformation. Sous vide does involve an upfront investment in some equipment (my favorite sous vide is this one), but […]

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Niff’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thick, chewy, delicious chocolate chip cookies come courtesy of my sister, Niff (short for Jennifer). She’s the baker in the family and I’ve never met a dessert of hers that I didn’t love. These are what soft and chewy cookie dreams are made of. […]

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Green Chile Pork Carnitas

At this point, you might have gathered that I love Mexican food. Tacos are one of the major food groups on my food pyramid. And THIS recipe, well this is my hubby’s favorite (which says a lot). Pork shoulder is seared in a hot pan […]

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Skinny Cucumber Margaritas

All of my cocktails are naturally “skinny” by design – I’ve never been a fan of sugary drinks and I’d rather spend the calories on chips and guac.  This recipe makes two margaritas, which you can easily multiply. Make a pitcher for the weekend and share […]

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