Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese, 3 Ways

  I grew up with three older sisters who all, to some degree, liked to cook (or at least had certain “specialties” that they were known for). While I remember loving my sister Hannah’s homemade donuts and personal pizzas and my older sister Jill’s banana drop cookies (which I am definitely posting the recipe for …

How I Meal Plan + A Month's Worth of Meal Plans

How I Meal Plan (+ A Month’s Worth of Meal Plans)

Meal plans and I have somewhat of a hot/cold relationship—when I’m in the depths of planning meals regularly, I’m REALLY devoted to the practice (and eager to share all the benefits with anyone who will listen), but when I inevitably fall off the bandwagon from time to time (sometimes for long stretches of time), I …

How to Roast a Turkey the Night Before + 4 Other Friendsgiving Tips

This week, we’re hosting our fourth Friendsgiving, which was a tradition that we kind of started by accident but that’s one that we’d love to keep on doing. However, in these four years, I’ve come a loooong way when it comes to making the event be as stress-free and smooth-running as possible, and today, I’m …

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup (My Husband’s Favorite!)

I would say we eat a decent variety of different  meals for dinner, a fact I’m rather proud of, actually. I’m the kind of person who likes to try a different thing every time I go to the same restaurant until I’ve tried most everything I care to, just to make sure I know what’s …

Easy Weeknight Meal: Tater Tot Casserole

  Even now that I no longer work full-time, I still want my weeknight meals to be quick, easy, and at least relatively healthy. While this tater tot casserole isn’t going to win any blue ribbons for creative combinations or out-of-this-world flavor profiles, it DOES come together easily and quickly, and I think that it …

Sometimes I Make Cookies When I’m Cutting Down on Sugar

  No, this is not a post about me making “faux” cookies with healthy ingredients like dates and spelt-or-whatever-you-call-it flour. This is a post about how for three days over the past week, I succeeded in going without sugar, and how on the other four days, I ate cookies whose recipe called for a whole …