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a small batch, slow cooker barbacoa recipe that is packed with flavor! this recipe makes about 1.5 pounds of spicy shredded beef.

small batch barbacoa (in the slow cooker)

spicy, small batch barbacoa with wine pairings! Slow cooker barbacoa is a solid recipe to keep in your back pocket.  This small batch version uses only 1.5 pounds of beef, and makes the perfect amount for a smaller household! what is barbacoa? Barbacoa is the word from which “barbecue” was born.  It’s basically a traditional […]

The blackberry bramble is an easy gin cocktail with blackberry liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin. Served in a short glass with crushed ice, then garnished with lemon and blackberry.

Blackberry Bramble Cocktail Recipe

The weather is a bit sketchy right now, but we are getting closer to warm weather any day now.  And what does warm weather call for?  Refreshing cocktails!  Like a blackberry bramble. 🙂 What is a blackberry bramble? A blackberry bramble is a cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and Crème de […]

spicy smashed black bean recipe

spicy smashed black beans recipe

a smashed black bean recipe for canned black beans Smashed black beans are an awesome side dish for Tex-Mex food.  This particular recipe for smashed black beans packs a flavor punch, and also delivers on the heat.  But it’s easy to adjust if you don’t want a lot of spiciness!  Smashed beans have a consistency […]

small batch loaded potato soup

small batch loaded potato soup

I don’t know if there are many recipes in my repertoire that are longer overdue.  If there is one soup I love in life, it’s easily loaded potato soup.  Hands down.  And it needs to be easy, creamy, and packed with flavor.  It also has to deliver a sense of comfort to my tastebuds in […]

homemade blackberry liqueur

how to make homemade blackberry liqueur

. an easy blackberry liqueur recipe I went into a deep dive of brunch recipe brainstorming a couple of months ago, and the blackberry bramble cocktail kept popping onto my radar.  There was just one problem:  it requires blackberry liqueur, and I definitely didn’t have any of that.  So rather than shelling out the cash […]

brussels sprouts for two

small batch roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan

Brussels sprouts are easily one of our favorite vegetables, and one that we eat almost weekly.  These small batch roasted spicy brussels sprouts with parmesan are a really good side dish for date night in!  They are perfect to eat with grilled steak, roasted chicken, or whatever you like! This recipe makes enough for two […]

twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!

loaded twice baked potato recipe for two :: date night in.

stuffed and loaded The first official side dish of my new “date night series” has to be a potato, of course.  But this is no ordinary potato.  THIS … this is a loaded twice baked potatoes. 🙂  This recipe is made for two people, hence the whole date-night-in thing.  It requires an extra large russet potato […]

healthier buffalo chicken tacos

healthy buffalo chicken tacos with CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I don’t know about you, but I totally indulged over Thanksgiving.  And I’m seriously prepped and ready to indulge again at every holiday party I attend through the end of the year. 🙂  So sometimes, I need […]

the best caesar salad recipe

the best + unique caesar salad recipe

This is the best caesar salad recipe I’ve ever thrown together.  Inspired by a salad I ate in North Carolina, this is an unexpected blend of flavors that is going to wow anyone who is craving a unique caesar salad.  how do I spice up a caesar salad If this is your question, I’ve got your […]

garlic and herb dinner rolls

small batch garlic + herb dinner rolls

I set out to reshoot my original milk + yeast rolls, but then I got sidetracked.  So instead, here’s a brand new recipe for garlic and herb dinner rolls. 🙂  Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself. By small batch rolls, I mean 8-9 rolls.  I always find recipes for 24 – […]

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