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“comfort baking” is here!

cookbook cover

Friends, today is a really really big day: It is the day my first cookbook is released into the wild!! Comfort Baking: Feel-Good Food to Savor and Share is currently available almost everywhere books are sold (see links below!). I couldn’t be happier or more excited for you to have this book in your home, now and forever.

dad’s beef + red wine chili

overhead shot of beef and red wine chili in a bowl

You guys, you are going to LOVE my Dad’s Beef and Red Wine Chili. It’s super delicious, oh-so-hearty and satisfying — just the perfect comfort food. Bonus: It’s freezer-friendly, so you can make a double batch to keep you warm all season long.

(NOTE: This post was originally published in 2014(!). We’ve since updated it with new photos, but it’s the same recipe you know and love.)

my favorite pumpkin recipes

stack of pumpkin snickerdoodles on a cooling rack

The leaves are changing color, the mornings and evenings are crisp, we’re pulling out scarves and boots and cozy blankets… yep, it’s fall, y’all. And what better way to make the absolute most of the season than by baking pumpkin-inspired recipes? I’ve rounded up all of my favorite pumpkin recipes from the blog right here in a single post, so you can take less time looking for a recipe to bake and more time enjoying all the goodness that comes out of your oven.

homemade butterscotch pudding

glasses of butterscotch pudding on a surface

Did someone say, “homemade butterscotch pudding”? (Me! It was me.) Grab your spoon and get ready to experience the most delicious scratch-made pudding of your life. Creamy, smooth, caramel-y pudding flavored with a kiss of bourbon and topped with a cloud of fresh whipped cream and chopped toffee bits is truly heaven on earth in dessert form, and requires just 30 minutes of your time to make it.

brown butter apple cider donut cake

slice of donut cake in a baking pan

Honestly, what could be a better way to kick off fall than with a brown butter apple cider donut cake? This delectable treat features reduced apple cider (so you can actually taste it in every bite), nutty brown butter and a sweet spiced sugar topping that, along with a moist and soft texture, brings out that irresistible “donut” vibe. Whether you enjoy a slice with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast or as an after-dinner dessert in your sweatpants on the couch (dream scenario, IMO), you’re gonna love this one.

sheet-pan omelet roll-ups

omelet roll-ups on a plate

Back-to-school means back-to-school lunches, and these easy sheet-pan omelet roll-ups are a fun, delicious and very versatile option for the whole family to enjoy. Simply bake a large, thin omelet, add your favorite toppings, roll it up and slice it into servings, then pack up for an on-the-go meal or as a new way to eat eggs for breakfast during the week. P.S. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a back-to-school giveaway!