Here's a list of my tried and true favorite Pinterest Recipes! I will link back to all the recipes that are in my post.
So, to be fair almost every single one of these recipes is a dessert. Because, uhm desserts.
These cookies are straight up delicious. They are also perfect for decorating. They hold their shape really well during the baking process. Because nothing is worse than cutting out your cookies and and then having them all melt into a blob. I used this recipe when I made some super awesome fall inspired cookies.
Nothing is better than going to the Apple Orchard picking apples and then using them to make a homemade Apple Pie!
Last week I let you in on some of my all time favorite Fall Favorites and now I'm going to go a little more in depth as well as share the ACTUAL recipes I use!
My mom makes a mean chili, so I've been blessed with her recipe! My mom usually makes a white chicken chili. The difference between regular chili and white chili is how many pumpkin spice lattes it has in it! Okay, just kidding! The real difference is that white chili contains chicken broth and great northern beans instead of the traditional tomato juice and kidney beans. You can find the full recipe here!
2. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods! I also just so happen to be the designated Mashed Potato maker in my house. So I think the secret to really good mashed potatoes is 1) whipping them in a mixer after the potatoes are soft 2) using heavy cream in place of milk and 3) adding in some herbs to the mix. Choose even one of these to change about your current mashed potatoes and you'll never go back. Check out my full recipe here!
3. Warm Bread
Since both my mom and dad are gluten free, most times we try to eat gluten free along with them. So we make gluten free bread for dinner most meals. We use Pamela's Bread mix and then make the Italian version! It's really good for gluten free bread and even people who don't eat gluten free enjoy it! You can see the full recipe here!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and will try out some of the recipes! Comment down below what I should post about next!
This week on the Blog, I've partnered with Ragu to tell you guys what "Homestyle" means to me.
To me, Homestyle is my whole family sitting around the table for dinner. Growing up, family dinners were very important to my mom. My dad had a demanding job, so having that hour all together was very important. We developed a system of High's and Low's. You went around the table and were able to say up to 2 good things and 2 bad things that happened that day. That way, we were able to experience a little tidbit of everyone's day. We got to see what everyone's day was like and most times dinner turned into talking for another hour. (:
Everyone who has lived in Iowa knows the importance of a good burger in the summer.
Summer includes Bonfires, Stargazing, Camping, and Grill Outs that inevitably includes Burgers. Burgers are the staple at every barbecue, party, and your average family grill out. Everyone has different opinions on how to cook, season, and top their burgers, but today I'm going to share 4 of my favorite recipes for summer burgers! All of the exact recipes can be found in the recipes section of the blog tab and will also be linked to the name of the recipe in this post!
I know what you're thinking, and yes this pun was very intentionally thought out.
Most of the reason anyone looks forward to a graduation party is because they are going to have awesome food.
Over the past weeks, I've been to a few graduation parties and still have quite a few to go to, and the one thing that really gets people in the door is your food. Some people like breakfast, some people like snacks, and some people like to serve a full meal. When I graduated from high school we decided to serve a full meal and I really didn't help with much between the end of school and preparing other aspects of the party. But this time around graduating from Culinary School, I wanted things to be different. I had a very small party with only very close friends and family and I got to plan and prepare all of the food. As stressful as making large amounts of food can be, I was really happy with the outcome. I decided to serve 5 different hors d' oeuvres.
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!