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A small cast iron skillet filled with buffalo tater tots, melted cheese, crispy bacon, ranch dressing, and green onions.

Loaded Buffalo Tots

Cruncy, spicy, bold and awesome. Tater tots coated in buffalo sauce, drizzled with ranch (or blue cheese), and topped with bacon and green onion.

fluffy, soft, milk + yeast dinner rolls are my favorite roll recipe. milk + yeast soft dinner rolls | a flavor journal food blog

my favorite milk + yeast soft rolls

One of my favorite puzzle pieces that makes up a Thanksgiving dinner has GOT to be dinner rolls.  My aunt religiously purchases the same brand every year, and ensures that there are at least three rolls available per guest.  It’s serious.  She always says, “Mrs. Rhodes prepared our rolls for us this year.  How thoughtful of […]

bite size cupcakes made from wacky cake! a super easy (and dairy free) recipe that was my childhood favorite! miniature wacky cake cupcakes | a flavor journal food blog

miniature wacky cake cupcakes

tiny food is fun! Have you ever heard of wacky cake?  It’s an older recipe, created when dairy wasn’t readily available.  Wacky cake has no eggs, no butter, nada.  Weird, right?  That’s why it’s “wacky” … that, and the fact that you mix everything in one pan before you bake it.  Obviously it’s super easy, […]

crunchy bacon, rich smoked gouda, and spicy fresh jalapeño are mixed into these twice baked potatoes for an easy and super delicious side dish for two! twice baked potatoes with smoked gouda, bacon + jalapeño : a small batch recipe | a flavor journal food blog

bacon + gouda + jalapeño twice baked potatoes : a small batch recipe

carbs are always in season. This is it, guys.  These are the twice baked potatoes that Mark and I have officially eaten the last three times we’ve grilled steaks.  I probably shouldn’t admit this, but it’s all been within the last two weeks.  And you know what?  I still want to eat more of them. […]

this pork carnitas recipe is full of heat and packed with flavor. it's a small batch recipe, and uses under one pound of pork. literally my favorite carnitas recipe ever. small batch spicy pork carnitas | a flavor journal food blog

small batch spicy pork carnitas

this pork carnitas recipe is full of heat and packed with flavor. it’s a small batch recipe, and uses under one pound of pork. literally my favorite carnitas recipe ever.

small batch homemade pizza dough is easy to make, and SO worth it! learn to make your own dough at home, then top with your favorite toppings for a fun pizza night with your friends or family! homemade pizza dough | a flavor journal food blog

small batch homemade pizza dough

pizza is my whole life.     Homemade pizza dough has been a big thing for me lately.  One of the perks of using local produce and cheese is that you get to showcase it in a variety of ways, and pizza is such an awesome opportunity to do that!     Using fresh heirloom […]

juicy grilled pineapple and spicy jalapeño are blended together for the ultimate sweet + heat margarita! so refreshing and a little spicy, this is the perfect margarita for summer! grilled pineapple and jalapeño margaritas | a flavor journal food blog

grilled pineapple + jalapeño margaritas

juicy grilled pineapple and spicy jalapeño are blended together for the ultimate sweet + heat margarita! grilled pineapple and jalapeño margaritas are so refreshing and a little spicy, this is the perfect margarita for summer!  It’s HOT outside.  The two days of spring we had this year were relatively enjoyable, but now we’ve already moved […]

small batch soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are fluffy, thick, and full of chocolate chip goodness. this smaller batch recipe allows you to just keep a few on hand (or in the freezer!) for those post-dinner dessert cravings. small batch soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies | a flavor journal food blog

small batch soft + chewy chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies have been a staple in our household this week.  I’ve been on a mission to create a ‘small batch soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies’ recipe the entire time I’ve been living in North Carolina.  (It’s only been a week and a half, but that’s still a LOT of cookies.) Growing up, […]

a unique twist on pesto that utilizes the edible tops of radishes. great with pizza, pasta, or other light + crunchy snacks. | small batch radish leaf + basil pesto | a flavor journal food blog

small batch radish leaf + basil pesto

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All right, everyone.  I’ve officially made the move from my loft in downtown Kansas City to our new (huge) apartment in Southern Pines, N.C.  Big change?  Oh yes.  But I’m good with it, because now my life is all about food blogging.  Lucky you, right? 😉  To start things off, we are going to discover […]

cook these spicy + decadent short ribs in the slow cooker for the ultimate simplified comfort food! spicy slow cooker short ribs | a small batch recipe for two | a flavor journal | food blog

slow cooker beef short ribs : a small batch recipe for two.

Winter is trying SO HARD to hold on, but the warm days just keep coming.  As spring beckons, I find it necesary to pay my respects to winter for actually showing up this year, and making me appreciate the sunshine and warm weather so much more.  It was COLD this year!  Cold enough to make […]

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