These recipes are tested and approved by Dearest Carl and myself. They’ll usually show up on the What We’re Eating posts because they’re favorites. Enjoy!

Spinach and Artichoke Baked Pasta – the best baked pasta recipe hands down

Chicken Bundles – minimal ingredients, many variations possible

Cucumber Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese – a twist on a classic that’s good any time of year

Cheese, Potato and Sausage Casserole – a great wintertime comfort food

Crock Pot Lasagna – weeknight game changer

Homemade Burgers – just add a slice of cheese

Sausage Pasta Skillet – the perfect level of spicy

Crock Pot Chicken and Gnocchi Soup – cook the gnocchi the whole time to get Olive Garden quality

Zuppa Toscana Soup – we make this… a lot…

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup – done and perfected


Banana Bread – no beater necessary

Buttery Beer Bread – major hit

Sweet Potato Hash – a personal favorite

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake – an overnight guest treat

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes – a flavor combo favorite

Strawberry Pie – I’m loath to share my strawberry pie recipe but here it is

No Bake Cake Batter Truffles – they don’t last long!

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars – all kinds of yes