baked sweet potato chips

baked sweet potato chips

We have been eating a lot of sandwiches around here lately (panini all the way) and this is the perfect side. These would also be great with a burger. Word to the wise though- these take a bit of time, so don’t plan on making these if you are having 50 of your closest friends [...]

fabulous tuscan kale salad

true food tuscan kale salad recipe

This is my go-to at one of our favorite restaurants here in Denver, True Food. Don’t let the raw kale scare you- it’s seriously delicious. Tuscan Kale Salad (recipe modified from this one) INGREDIENTS 1 bunch kale, ribs removed 2 Tbs olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 clove garlic, minced pinch garlic salt pinch chili [...]

homemade vanilla marshmallows

homemade vanilla marshmallows

Sometime last Spring, Burke and Piper Jane tried homemade marshmallows. As they professed their undying love for this most-fluffy-of-treats, I promised, “Next winter, we’ll try to make our own homemade marshmallows.” And, folks, the Smooches have iron trap memories about this kind of thing. With our recent frigid temperatures, it is now clearly winter (love [...]

mimi’s sweet potato casserole recipe

mimi's sweet potato casserole recipe

I love hearing about people’s favorite Thanksgiving dishes- it is one of those topics that yields passionate and diverse responses. Sweet potato casserole (and specifically, Adam’s Mimi’s sweet potato casserole) holds my top spot. It’s the perfect combination of side dish + dessert. And it’s topped with a generous sprinkling of coconut, and coconut always [...]

how to make (really delicious!) ice cream cupcakes

absolutely delicious ice cream cupcake recipe

If you follow us on instagram, you’ve probably noticed that Jord is currently stateside (YAY!). We are living it up, trying to do every fall-ish thing you can imagine (turns out, there isn’t so much ‘fall’ in the middleeast), staying up wa-ay to late laughing, and just generally loving the chance to hang out. Since [...]

yummy (and easy!) homemade biscuit recipe

yummiest ever homemade buttermlik biscuits

My 5 year old is a bread guy. For sure. He remembers restaurants by their naan, tortillas, or french bread. And he has a special place in his heart for homemade buttermilk biscuits. These one are served weekly around here- they are both easy and yummy! Trisha Yearwood’s Biscuit Recipe INGREDIENTS 4 T shortening 2 [...]

caprese zucchini boats

caprese zucchini boat recipe

Does your countertop look like mine right now? Piles of (too large) zucchinis scattered about in baskets (and spilling out all over the counter)? I’ve been adding grilled and sauteed zucchini to every dinner! And while my kids are still loving it (thank goodness), these caprese zucchini boats are the perfect way to change things [...]

homemade salted caramel sauce recipe

homemade creamsicles

Ok, friends, just in time for the heart of ice cream season and backyard barbeques, I bring you the most delicious recipe ever. I type this knowing that this is dangerous information to share with you- but this homemade salted caramel sauce is so good (seriously, amazing) that I can’t keep it to myself. And [...]