steakhouse sweet brown molasses bread recipe (just like outback!)

sweet honey molasses brown bread recipe - just like outback steakhouse!

My very favorite part of eating out at the Outback Steakhouse is when the sweet dark brown bread arrives before the meal. It’s soft and delicious, with a hint of molasses and honey. And after a few tries (five!), I think I’ve gotten a really good knockoff recipe down. I tried a few other recipes […]

saucy chicken tacos {easy 30 minute recipe} & a giveaway


Today I’m sharing one of my family’s favorite simple dinner recipes: saucy chicken tacos. It’s an easy recipe that uses pantry ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes, which makes it a winner in my book. It uses the same sorts of ingredients you’re used to in chicken tacos: tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, etc., but […]

easy no-bake Reese’s cheesecake pie {chocolate & peanut butter!}


This cheesecake pie is a winner: it starts with a silky rich chocolate peanut butter layer, topped with a fluffy, creamy cheesecake layer, and garnished with chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups, all wrapped in a classic graham cracker crust. There’s no baking, meaning this easy pie comes together very quickly. You get all the flavors of a peanut […]

20 amazing salsa recipes to try


Nothing says summer like salsa, right? Except maybe homemade ice cream. Or any ice cream, for that matter. This is where (since I’m a blogger) I wax lyrical about how amazing salsa is and how it’s even better than ice cream and how you should want to make some right this minute! But I’m not […]

super easy cinnamon twists with cream cheese frosting

super easy cinnamon twists are ready in just 30 minutes! great recipe

I love making cinnamon rolls (and raspberry rolls). They’re so delicious, and really not that hard to make – but they do take a long time. We’re talking three hours start to finish. So when a cinnamon roll craving hits, it’s pretty hard to satisfy it immediately. That’s why I started making these super easy […]

how to make easy 1 ingredient caramel sauce (the safe way!)

how to make easy caramel (dulche de leche) from sweetened condensed milk the safe way - in the oven

One of my very favorite side dishes to take along to barbecues or potlucks is a big plate of apples with creamy homemade caramel sauce. Everybody loves it (and I mean everybody!), it’s great for kids who might be a little picky, it’s inexpensive, and best yet it’s SO EASY to make! My favorite homemade […]

how to make easy sugar free snow cones at home

so cool! you can make homemade snow cones & sugar free syrup at home! any flavor

My kids love heading to the snow cone shack on warm summer evenings, but with seven of us it ends up being at $15-$20 every time we go. I recently realized I could make snow cones at home for way less money, and I figured out how to make them sugar free (without buying pricey […]