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I’ve debated sharing a recipe for mashed potatoes on my blog for awhile. I didn’t know if anyone would feel the need to use a “recipe” for them, since they just involve cooking potatoes, seasoning them, and mashing them. But, I’ve tried too many bland, thick and guey mashed potatoes at various events recently, that I couldn’t help myself!



This is my favorite recipe for homemade carrot cake! This cake is so easy to make, perfectly moist, and topped with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting.

I feel like carrot cake is a dessert most people tend to only make around Easter. But honestly, carrot cake is such an incredible dessert and I think it should be enjoyed all year long. Especially when it comes to this carrot cake recipe.

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries


These sweet potato fries will change your life. I’m serious! They are salty-sweet, crunchy, and spicy if you wish. Baked sweet potato fries have been one of my favorite snacks since I first shared the recipe eight years ago.

These crispy fries beat their fast-food fried Russet cousins in simplicity and ease. They require fewer cooking steps because they’re baked rather than fried.

How to Bake Chicken Breast in the Oven (So It’s Always Juicy)


If “superfoods” really exist, chicken breast has to be number one on the list. If you remove the skin and trim away any visible fat, chicken breast is 98% lean. It’s basically the ultimate low-fat, no-carb protein source. This is why knowing how to bake chicken breast in the oven is so useful.



The best homemade pizza recipe made with homemade crust, quick tomato sauce, and just the right amount of cheese. Plus, many tips for making the prefect pizza!

The world is divided into three main kinds of pizza lovers. Some like it thin and crispy, while others like it thick and chewy. And then there’s me, the third kind, the kind who loves all pizza. Especially with extra cheese whenever possible. My favorite is always margherita pizza.

The World’s Best Oven Baked Meatballs


This really is the World’s Best Oven Baked Meatball Recipe! I am sharing with you an authentic recipe for Italian style baked meatballs that are perfectly seasoned and tender. There are a few tricks and tips in this recipe that truly do make these the BEST meatballs ever!

Serve up these Baked Meatballs with homemade tomato sauce or on meatball sub, for a delicious meal your whole family will love.

Chicken Pot Pie


This classic Chicken Pot Pie is filled with tender pieces of chicken, carrot, celery, potato, and herbs. It’s cozy comfort food that’s wonderful in the winter!

If you’re looking for a hearty recipe to make for dinner on chilly nights, this Chicken Pot Pie is fantastic.

Tuna Nicoise Salad For Easy Lunch Ideas


This is my take on the classic Tuna Nicoise Salad with a slightly spicy parsley and mustard dressing. It has been one of my lunch favorites for a while now, since it’s really easy to prep and bring with me wherever I go. I also love that I can eat a huge bowl, which will make me feel full for hours, without getting too many calories.



This slow cooker beef stroganoff is tender beef, mushrooms and egg noodles, all tossed in a savory creamy sauce. An easy crock pot dinner that’s pure comfort food!

Beef stroganoff is a classic recipe that never goes out of style, and this crock pot version is as easy as it is delicious! This recipe pairs perfectly with a roasted vegetable on the side, such as parmesan roasted broccoli or honey roasted carrots.



You might think you don’t need a recipe for a tuna salad, especially an easy tuna salad, but I really wanted to share this one with you. It’s healthy, delicious, extremely quick, and looks quite impressive, don’t you think?