Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Oh, no!!  The dreaded word!!! *whispers* vegan!!! THIS IS JUST THE VEGANNING. Wow. Please, guys.  I’m not gonna sit here and ramble on about the environment and what we do and how we slaughter animals, the health benefits, etc. etc.  If you read my earlier blog post (which included the most delicious steak recipe ever,…

Enchilada Caserole

Does anyone not love Mexican food??  Refried beans, cheese, avocados- what’s not to love??  We don’t make a lot of Mexican-style food at home and I really don’t know why.  It hits my taste buds in all the right places.  This was the first enchilada style dish I’ve ever tried to make and I made…

Lemon Semifreddo with Summer Berries

I don’t do a whole lot of dessert posts on here because, to be honest, I’m a horrible baker and most desserts involve baking.  Whenever they don’t, I shine.  And baby, I am shining. Lemon in just about anything has really grown on me as I’ve gotten older.  A simple arugula salad with a lemon…

Update & the Best Steak Dish You’ll Ever Eat

I don’t know if I’ve ever taken a 7 month hiatus from anything!!  Sorry about that, guys, but a lot has been going on.  Many of you that know me personally know that I live in New Jersey- well… not anymore!!  We packed up and moved down to South Carolina into this beautiful house: (yeah…

How to Tell if You Have a Ripe Avocado

Is that avocado sitting on your kitchen counter ready for eating?  Ready for guac?  How do you choose a ripe avocado in the super market if you need one, like NOW?? This is a topic that has come up in several different conversations in my life over the past few weeks, so I decided to…

Easy Peel Eggs

One of the most frustrating things in life, in my opinion, is peeling eggs.  I LOVE eggs- egg salad, egg sandwiches, eggs in asian dishes, boiled eggs in salad- I must eat at least 2 eggs a day.  But to make any one of those things, you need to boil eggs and then peel them….

Pear and Blue Cheese-stuffed Pork Tenderloin

This is a really simple recipe and easy way to feel like you are eating gourmet-quality food.  The cheese, pears and shallots marry together so nicely.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  This is a beautiful dish and easy to throw together if you’re feeling fancy one day after work or to serve…

Shakshuka

I’ve been making shakshuka for the past 2 years for breakfast- you can easily make this dish for dinner, but I like to spice up breakfast every now and then.  My husband really loves strong flavors, so he absolutely loves this dish.  If you haven’t tried it, I would definitely recommend, especially if you have…

Stank-a-Dank Ribs

I made this recipe one night for me and my Dad and I’m glad it was only us!!  I seriously underestimated how many ribs I was going to need- so keep that in mind if you make this!  This recipe has become one of my favorites.  When ribs go on sale at the store, I…

Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage with Spaghetti Squash

I’m going to make this recipe again next week and I seriously can’t wait.  I was really surprised how well this came out.  I don’t think I’ve ever had better sausages in my life— and that’s sayin’ something.  Not to mention, this is probably the easiest crock pot recipe I have ever made- no mixing,…

Venison Chili

I have never cooked venison before I made this dish, but I have had venison chili in the past, so when my Dad brought home a bunch of venison from work, I knew I had to try to make a chili.  This dish came out surprisingly good.  I honestly thought the meat would be slightly…

Spinach Paprika Chicken

This recipe was relatively simple and took almost no time to prep and cook- about half an hour.  Totally doable after a long day at work.  Having one of your veg as spinach is a real time saver as it quickly wilts in the pan.  Pair with a grain or another veg of your choice…