• Maple Thumbprints

    These maple thumbprints are THE best cookies I’ve ever had. They may be a bit more time consuming than other cookies but they are worth every single solitary second spent making them. Thumbprint cookies aren’t the first cookie I reach for at the cookie table. In fact, they would probably be closer to the last cookie since my preference is always on the chocolate or chocolate and peanut butter side. But it’s fall and there’s just something special about maple syrup in the fall. Enter maple thumbprints. They are soft and pillowy, sweet in all the right places, and the…

  • Chicken and Leek Burgers

    Made from a grand total of 5 ingredients, these chicken and leek burgers are flavorful AND easy to make. Two things that make me a very very happy person. And make it incredibly easy to get a delicious meal on the table pronto. I love a meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So whenever I stumble upon an idea that allows me to do that, I latch onto it with immense speed. It also helps to make the nights when the kidlets refuse to eat what I make for dinner a little more tenable. That’s where…

  • Homemade Celery Salt

    This homemade celery salt has a robust flavor and is the perfect seasoning to sprinkle on top of your favorite protein sources, add to soups, or add to your regular veggies.  This past summer I became enthralled with making my own spice blends. I was on a limited diet and had minimal spices that were allowed. So it only seemed natural to create my own from the safe foods on my list. I started with dehydrated leeks and leek powder. It was easy to do and I found myself using it in EVERYTHING.  Celery seemed like the next best option since…

  • Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

    This basic recipe for Instant Pot shredded chicken is as easy as it is delicious. Enjoy it plain or use it as the base for something else, this is sure to be a staple in your fridge and meal prep repertoire.  One of my favorite things to make in the Instant Pot* is shredded chicken. Actually, it’s any kind of chicken because I can throw it into the Instant Pot without having to defrost it first and it comes out perfect every single time.  I also love the chicken broth that’s leftover from each batch of chicken I make in the Instant…

  • Oven Dried Leeks + Homemade Leek Powder

    Oven drying leeks and using them to make homemade leek powder is a great way to use up leftovers and dip your toes into dehydrating food. Last summer I started to wonder about dehydrating foods and how to use up vegetables that often sat unused in my refrigerator, like a bunch of celery or the green tops of leeks that generally get tossed in favor of using the thicker white stalks. So I began to research dehydrating food and what the best dehydrators were. Aaaaand promptly had a heart attack because of how expensive they were. It seemed a little…

  • Easy (Low-Carb) Buffalo Chicken Wrap

    Made with 5 simple ingredients, this easy (low-carb) buffalo chicken wrap is sure to be your go-to for a quick (and flavorful!) lunch or dinner. Something I struggle with most days is what to have for lunch. I’m usually trying to do a million different things between getting my youngest lunch and having to whisk her upstairs for her nap, so my own eating needs tend to be an afterthought. I know I could do leftovers, but those never really seem appealing in the moment. What’s been saving me lately is making sure to have a batch of plain shredded chicken in…

  • Low-Carb Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    These Low-Carb Thai chicken lettuce wraps are our new favorite meal. They are bursting with flavor, have just the right amount of heat (at least for the grown-ups), and contain a whopping 7g net carbs per serving. The best part? They take less than 30 minutes to make, from start to finish. You’ll definitely want to make them again and again (and again). I always forget how good lettuce wraps are. They just never are top of mind for me when it comes to dinner or menu planning. So when I stumbled upon a recipe for lettuce wraps from A Pinch…