A square photo of the homemade ding dong cake taken from the side of the cake. There is a slice taken out of the cake and the creme filling is exposed. The white squiggle frosting is visible on the top of the cake, on top of chocolate frosting that drips down the side of the cake. The cake is on a white cake stand that has wave-like edges. It is taken against a white background.

Homemade Ding Dong Cake

A rich chocolate cake with marshmallow filling, lots of chocolate frosting, and that irresistible white squiggle. Your favorite childhood treat, upgraded! Today I’m celebrating the cookbook of my friend Irvin Lin: Marbled, Swirled, and...

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Chicken Scallopini

Chicken Scallopini has lightly breaded cutlets tossed in a warm lemon-butter sauce. This easy meal is ready in 15 minutes and made all in one skillet! 15-minute one-pot meals are in short supply on this...

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Cheeseburger Quesadillas

These quick and tasty Cheeseburger Quesadillas are so easy to make! Serve with a crispy wedge salad on the side and lots of special sauce for a full meal. If you ask me what...

A square photo showing half of a freshly baked Spanakopita triangle exposing the filling on a wooden tray with other whole spanakopita triangles.

Three Cheese Spanakopita Triangles

Spanakopita Triangles filled with spinach and three cheeses take your cocktail party from semi-homemade to gourmet. Plus all my tips on working with phyllo! Some appetizers are too good to be relegated to weddings and catered holiday...

A square image of two freshly fried chile rellenos with Mexican Rice and refried beans on a white plate with Dos Equis beer bottle in the background. Half the beer is poured into a glass.

Chile Relleno Recipe

I teamed up with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and EatWisconsinCheese.com to bring you this Chile Relleno Recipe! I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are mine alone. Roasted chiles stuffed with two...

Five freshly roasted poblano chiles on a white background.

How to Roast Peppers

Learn how to roast peppers and chiles in the oven or on a gas burner. Use this method for bell peppers, poblanos, anaheims, pasillas, and more! There are as many ways to roast peppers as...

An overhead shot of the bowl of Orzo Pasta Salad prior to being mixed together. The ingredients are separated by type. There are red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, pine nuts, roasted tomatoes, roasted asparagus, roasted orange bell pepper, feta cheese crumbles, and cooked orzo pasta.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables

An incredibly delicious Orzo Pasta Salad with lemon, feta cheese, and lots of roasted vegetables. It tastes gourmet but it’s so easy to make! My friend Sandy brought this orzo salad in to my...

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Cheesy Meatloaf

I teamed up with the Roth Cheese to bring you this Cheesy Meatloaf! I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are mine alone. Mom’s best 6-ingredient meatloaf is now the ultimate comfort food:...

A square photo of three bowls of chicken pot pie soup with carrots, peas, and potatoes in a creamy sauce with three freshly made biscuits vidisble. There is a spoon in the lower right hand corner. the bowls are brown on a blue background.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Creamy and delicious, this Chicken Pot Pie Soup is an easier version of the ultimate classic comfort food! Chicken and veggies never tasted so good. If you ever wanted to make Chicken Pot Pie...

A square photo of a canning jar of picked garlic. The garlic is in the brine surrounded by dill and chili flakes. There is a bottle of dos exis in the background along with a white bowl, and the jar's lid is to the right of the jar. There is a silver relish fork to the right of the jar.

Pickled Garlic Recipe

If you love pickles and you love garlic, you just found a tasty new best friend. This Pickled Garlic Recipe also makes a great starter canning project!  “You might as well just ask. What...

Delicious sloppy joes served on a hamburger bun. There are four Sloppy Joes visible on a dark blue slate serving tray.

The Best Sloppy Joes

The Best Sloppy Joes are easy to make so delicious! Triple or quadruple the recipe for parties, backyard barbecues, and giant family vacations. Sloppy Joes are the first meal we eat every year at the...

Flavored with unexpected spices, serve this meaty Cincinnati Chili over cooked spaghetti with all classic garnishes: beans, onions, and tons of cheese!

Cincinnati Chili

Flavored with unexpected spices, serve this meaty Cincinnati Chili over cooked spaghetti with all classic garnishes: beans, onions, and tons of cheese! The first time I made Cincinnati Chili, I was pretty sure I...

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