• 8 recipes to celebrate 8 years of marriage

    Today I’m celebrating 8 years of marriage to Mr. Sam! Thinking back on our wedding day, it was a hot summer day and we got married in a small church in South Carolina surrounded by our family and friends! I think I say it every year, but we were such babies back in 2011! We’ve definitely grown up together and learned a lot about ourselves and each other over the last 8 years. He’s the planner and I’m more spontaneous He pushes me to dream bigger and I push him to live in the moment On the Enneagram, he’s a 6 and I’m a 9 – it’s been very helpful…

  • Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sam's Dish

    Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    When you need a cookie that’s large and in charge and tastes like a brownie? I have your back! There’s something about a thick, gooey chocolate cookie that speaks to me. It’s comfort food at its best. It’s my birthday tomorrow!! Um, I’m turning 32 and I’m still not sure how I feel about this. If you’ve followed me here for a while, you know I love to celebrate my birthday with chocolate treats. Examples: here & here. Let’s be honest, I don’t just celebrate my birthday with chocolate, I think most occasions call for chocolate or tacos, but we’ll leave the taco conversation is for a different day. This…

  • Simple Iced Lemon Bread

    With all the crazy trendy food these days, sometimes it’s nice to go back to the classics. Classics like this iced lemon bread.     Today we are talking citrus. This Lemon Bread starts with simple ingredients that combine into a loaf of bread that is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. We are using both the zest and juice of one lemon for this loaf of bread. This bread is dotted with little hints of lemon zest and covered in an icing made with only two ingredients; lemon juice and powdered sugar.   Citrus This isn’t the first time I talked about my love of citrus muffins. How…

  • Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower Potato Soup

    From start to finish in under one hour, this potato soup has a delicious and creamy sauce, soft chunks of potato, and a secret ingredient. I guess if it’s in the name it’s not that secret. On Saturday while we were waiting for the winter storm, I was craving homemade soup. I tried this recipe with the thought that if it doesn’t flop maybe I would share it on the blog. Not only did it not flop, but I couldn’t stop eating it. This soup is the stuff my chunky potato soup dreams are made of!     Chunky vs. Creamy Most of the potato soups I’ve had and loved…

  • Sam’s Dish 2018 Favorites

    There are some delicious things we have to talk about today! But first, did you notice anything new around here???? I have been working on the refresh for months and finally pulled the trigger after the holidays. One of my favorite parts is that you can now search on mobile devices! Leave me a comment with your favorite part of the new look! I shared some delicious things with you last year and I thought we should take a look at our favorite recipes. First up, your five favorite recipes in 2018!   Your top 5 favorite recipes from 2018!   #5 –Ground Turkey Greek Tacos   #4 – Perfect…

  • 15 Christmas Treats

    Just because my house is full of boxes and there are no new recipes here on the blog doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy all of the recipes that I’ve already shared. It’s the 3rd year for Sam’s Christmas Treats and I have a roundup of 15 recipes to help you plan your holiday baking!     15 Christmas Treats   No-Chill Recipes: Easy Saltine Cracker Toffee Potato Chip Cookies Toffee Bars   Chocolate + Caramel: Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate and Caramel Shortbread Thumbprints Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Turtle Chip Cookies   Drop Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal…

  • 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

    Hi friends, today I have a life update to share and some recipes for your Thanksgiving day menu! You might have noticed that my posting has been very light over the last few months. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere, I still enjoy blogging and have so many recipes that I want to share with you! But this blog is a hobby and doesn’t pay our bills. Back in January when Mr. Sam and I were planning for 2018 one of the main goals we had for the year was relocating to be closer to our families and that meant that we needed new jobs. The last several months have been full…

  • Coffee & Dish #21

    Hi Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of these posts and today is your lucky day because I’m sharing fun things for fall! I picked up one of these cozy knit tops at Target. I love that it is thinner than a traditional sweater but still cozy AND it looks adorable with my olive pants. I picked up a new (to me) cookbook by Joy the Baker while I was on vacation this summer and there are so many things I want to bake including the breakfast nachos and the apple pie with CHEDDAR-BACON crust! drooling yet? Looking for new fall decorations? I love the neutral color of these pumpkins and I…

  • Baked Chicken Chimichangas [with Instant Pot Salsa Chicken]

    Baked Chicken Chimichangas [with Instant Pot Salsa Chicken]

    One of my all-time favorite things to order at Mexican restaurants is a Chimichanga. They are filled with a cheesy chicken mixture, fried, and then smothered in queso. Oh man, I haven’t had a good, fried chimichanga in a very long time!     These days while I try to stay away from most fried foods, I don’t stay away from recreating my favorite restaurant dishes at home. When I saw the post that inspired today’s recipe I knew I had to try them (and put my own spin on it, of course).   Today’s recipe calls for pre-cooked chicken and I’ve included the recipe for my Instant Pot Salsa…

  • Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies

    These sugar cookies are ultra soft, slathered with a creamy frosting, and topped with sprinkles! They are a delicious copycat for the Lofthouse cookies you can find at the grocery store.     I fell in love with these cookies while I was in college (the grocery store ones) and I still have dreams about them. Light and fluffy with the perfect creamy frosting. For the last year, I was on a hunt for the perfect copycat recipe to try at home. And today I’m sharing it with you. while this recipe doesn’t call for any crazy ingredients, they do need time, there’s mixing, chilling, rolling, and frosting. But they…