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5 Must-have Condiments for Everyday Cooking

5 Must-have Condiments for Everyday Cooking

If you watch Food Network as much as I do and find yourself constantly needing to throw together quick meals without a lot of notice or prep time, or making something out of a random selection of refrigerator items making the most of your condiment […]

Summer Vegetable Orzo Pasta

Summer Vegetable Orzo Pasta

Summer time food means a few specific things to me. Easy, fresh, and you want to keep coming back for more. I get my inspiration for the food I create from all different places – food blogs, magazines, farmers markets, a childhood craving – you […]

Bacon-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Bacon-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Bacon-roasted fingerling potatoes are salty, crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside making them the perfect side dish to just about any meal. It’s a pretty rare occasion that I crave potatoes, but when I do it’s hands-down these roasted fingerling potatoes. They’re […]

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Refried Black Beans

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Refried Black Beans

On May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) I announced to my husband that I had a great idea for shrimp tacos and I was planning to make them tomorrow (on May 6th). He sweetly, but also with some confusion replied, “So you’re going to make tacos […]

Classic Chicken Salad

Classic Chicken Salad

I don’t know how it is in your house, but in our house, chicken salad is beloved. It’s one of our favorite sandwiches, makes a great salad (because you know I love a good salad), and does a disappearing act in our fridge that’s almost […]

Fried Egg BLT

Fried Egg BLT

There are many takes on this classic and my version comes with an over-easy egg. I guess that makes it an “EBLT!” Whether you’re looking for a quick, easy, and impressive lunch or you’re just in the mood for bacon, this sandwich is for you […]

Savory and Sweet Pinwheels

Savory and Sweet Pinwheels

This recipe was inspired by two things: our quarantine pantry / refrigerator stock and my sister-in-law asking if we wanted to split sides for Easter lunch. Since I’ve been on a bit of a bread kick lately, I had a lot of flour and yeast […]

5 Ingredient Artisan Bread

5 Ingredient Artisan Bread

Baking is not my go-to activity mostly because I’m not great at following the rule of “exact measurements.” Yet, I find something so satisfying about baking bread. The smell, the way it looks, and the delight of eating it. The added bonus is that everyone […]

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

Happy hour, Friday night, the weekend, a party, your mother-in-law’s birthday celebration, it’s Monday, movie night. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all a perfect reason to make a charcuterie board.  We’re thankful to the French who brought the world the […]

5 Ingredient Salads

5 Ingredient Salads

I’m that person who regularly volunteers to bring a salad when we’re invited to an event that involves food. Also, I’m pretty sure that my people (including my husband) are not overly excited that I bring salads everywhere I go. Yet, they get eaten… because […]