Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes with Cherry Hearts

Ingredients For the cheesecake filling  1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened  1 egg  1/3 cup granulated sugar  pinch salt  6 ounces mini chocolate chips (from a 10 ounce package) For the cupcakes  1 cup granulated sugar  1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour  1/4 cup cocoa powder  1 teaspoon baking soda  1/2 teaspoon salt […]

The Very Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Soft and Chewy)

Ingredients  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened  1 cup brown sugar  3/4 cup granulated sugar  2 large eggs  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1 tablespoon molasses  2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled  1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda  1 teaspoon kosher salt  1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon nutmeg  1 cup quick […]

Absolutely The Best Brownie Recipe I Have Ever Made

Ingredients  1 and 1/4 cup salted butter (2 and 1/2 sticks)  4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate*, broken up  2 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 tablespoon water**  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1 cup all purpose flour  4 large eggs  1 and 1/4 cups high quality semi-sweet chocolate chips Instructions Preheat your oven to 350 […]

Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Ingredients For the ribs  1 full rack of spare or back ribs  3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)  1 tablespoon kosher salt  1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard  6 cloves garlic, smashed and minced  2 teaspoons onion powder  1 teaspoon dried thyme  1/2 teaspoon black pepper  1/4 cup water For the glaze  1/3 cup balsamic […]

Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe (Crockpot Optional)

Ingredients  1-1/2 pounds ground beef  1/2 pound ground pork  2 eggs  1 cup milk  1/2 cup quick oats  1/2 teaspoon dry mustard  1-1/2 teaspoons salt  1/2 teaspoon pepper  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg  3-5 dashes hot sauce  3 cans cream of mushroom soup  1-1/2 cans water  5 lbs boiled potatoes Instructions Combine all meatball ingredients (ground beef through hot […]

The Very Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Soft and Chewy)

ingredients  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened  1 cup brown sugar  3/4 cup granulated sugar  2 large eggs  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1 tablespoon molasses  2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled  1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda  1 teaspoon kosher salt  1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon nutmeg  1 cup quick […]

Crazy Good Beef And Broccoli

Ingredients 1 pound flank steak sliced into 1/4 inch thick strips 3 cups small broccoli florets 1/2 cup beef stock 5 cloves garlic minced 2 tablespoons corn starch 1 tablespoon canola oil For the sauce: 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons corn starch Instructions Toss sliced beef in a large bowl with corn starch. Heat canola oil in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes. Add sliced beef […]

SLOW COOKER BALSAMIC CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth FOR SERVING: chopped fresh parsley INSTRUCTIONS Combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder, […]

COLLARD GREENS AND BEANS WITH BACON

INGREDIENTS 3 slices bacon 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large bunch collards, stems removed, leaves rolled tightly together and thinly sliced (see notes) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup cooked field peas (see notes) For serving: Hot sauce INSTRUCTIONS Cook bacon in a large pan over medium […]

EASY SKILLET PORK CHOPS WITH GRAVY

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PORK CHOPS: 4 (4 oz) boneless pork chops, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/4 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil FOR THE GRAVY: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons flour (I use white whole wheat but any kind […]