Author: Kelli

Instant Pot, Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Homemade barbeque sauce and spicy quick pickles take these Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches to the next level. Perfect for your next party or for your family meal plan. Pulled pork is one of those foods that I love so much, I only let myself make it 1 or 2 times per year. Luckily, since […]

Appetizers & Snacks

30+ Recipes for Entertaining

Every year, I set a new food resolution. Last year, I resolved to waste less food in my home. This went well —  I started cooking with my broccoli stalks, I made a lot of non-traditional pestos, and I made a “clean out the fridge” meal at least once a week. I still have a […]

Ham and Sweet Potato Hash
Breakfast & Brunch

Leftover Ham and Sweet Potato Hash

If you have leftover ham after a holiday gathering, try making this ham and sweet potato hash the next morning. Ham, sweet potatoes, onions, and peppers come together to make an excellent next-day brunch! While I love heading to the grocery store or farmer’s market to think through and build recipes from the ground up, […]

Appetizers & Snacks, Dessert

Chili Cashew Chocolate Bark

This is an easy chocolate bark recipe that has a little something for everyone — sweet, salty, spicy, and nutty. Perfect for a homemade gift or a treat for yourself. The holiday season has no shortage of sweet treats. The flavors of the holidays are delicious, but sometimes you need a break from peppermint and […]

Side Dishes

Vegan Mushroom Stuffing

Stuffing is a crowd pleaser for any holiday gathering, and this vegan mushroom and herb stuffing will be a hit on any table. Mushrooms and walnuts add heft to this dairy-free version of a classic. Stuffing is easily one of my favorites on the holiday table. Think about it – it is basically bread salad. […]


Brandy Old Fashioned for a Crowd

If you are a lover of this iconic cocktail, try it Wisconsin-style. Better yet, make a pitcher of Brandy Old Fashioned for a crowd at your next party! I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and I didn’t realize how popular brandy was in the state until I moved away. Suddenly, I was making friends […]


Cookbook Gift Ideas for Anyone On Your List

It is 2018. Most of the world has gone digital. E-books. Audiobooks. Podcasts. But the trusty cookbook remains. If you are looking for any cookbook gift ideas, look no further.  Cookbooks make great gifts, and they can fit within almost any budget. Some of these books have been around for awhile, but others are new. […]

Side Dishes

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes are the perfect way to use up leftovers after a big holiday gathering. Add Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs to transform this classic dish into something new. It’s easy to make too many mashed potatoes. They are beloved by many, but the plethora of dishes on the holiday table means that there […]

Turkey roulade on plate

First Thanksgivings

This year, I am hosting my very first family Thanksgiving. My in-laws are coming to my little Brooklyn apartment, where I may or may not have enough plates to serve 8 people dinner. I’ve hosted smaller Thanksgiving dinners, but this is the first time I have made a spreadsheet to stay organized. Since moving to […]