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beef n bean chili topped with lime, cilantro and tortilla chips

There’s a ton of different ways to make chili, all varying from methods to ingredients to flavor profiles to accompaniments and toppings. Forget ordering out when a chili craving hits, only to not find exactly what you want on the menu. Why not learn how to make chili on the fly exactly how you prefer it. And as an added bonus, you can learn how to use whatever’s in your fridge/freezer/pantry to make the best chili.

To me, fall desserts are all about finding the balance between the right amount of sweet sugar and warm spice. Check out all the recipes on my fall baking bucket list that nail this mix!

One of my personal pillars of a weeknight meal is ease. To qualify for a weeknight in my kitchen, a meal has got to be easy to make and easy to clean up. Enter: the one pot / one sheet pan meal. 

With all of the essential tools within an arm’s reach, cooking at home becomes easier, less stressful and overall more fun! An intentionally stocked kitchen gets rids of the clutter that comes with thoughtless purchases and increases the usability of a kitchen. Read on for all you need to know about my kitchen’s most essential tools!

Ah yes, the time has come upon us, the time when everyone’s getting back into a routine and looking for those easy weeknight meals. In my eyes (and in my kitchen), a weeknight dinner is an easy, quick and deliciously filling meal. Need a little more detail? Read on for part 1 of the Weeknight Meals Series: What Makes a Weeknight Meal. Need real inspiration and/or recipes for your own weeknight meals? Stay tuned for recipes and ideas in the following parts of this Weeknight Meals Series!

Why do we meal prep (or why are we told we should meal prep)? To take care of our future selves. Why do we freezer prep (or why should we)? To take care of our months-out future self.

Over the last few years I discovered a new practice in the kitchen and it’s become one of my favorite things to do when it comes to desserts. Now today’s the day. I’m finally letting you in on my biggest secret. And of course it has to do with ice cream, a big tub of Haagen Dazs Vanilla ice cream to be specific.

An honest account of how I got my first professional kitchen job and how I made the decision to quit after 1 month.

Or, how to make a “20 minute weeknight dinner” actually take 20 minutes with one simple trick.