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Dinners

Pancetta & Peas

Pancetta & Peas

I admittedly knew very little about pancetta when I first got into cooking. If you’re anything like I was then I’m here to help! Pancetta is an Italian pork belly bacon that’s been salt cured. It can be shaved thin and eaten raw, like in […]

Basil Balsamic Pizza

Basil Balsamic Pizza

We love homemade pizza night in our family. It’s a fun way to get the kids cooking, but also an easy, affordable, agreeable dinner for the whole family. However, a lot of kids, mine included, have very limited palates, so it’s usually just cheese pizza […]

Easy Burger Seasoning

Easy Burger Seasoning

I love a good hamburger! They are hands down one of my favorite things to get out at restaurants. I like to get them out, because admittedly they are not one of my favorite things to make. However, I do sometimes make them at home, […]

Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Street Corn Chicken Tacos

I have just fallen in love with Mexican street corn. It became a staple around here last summer, the flavors are just awesome! I decided to try and take my love for this side dish and make it the main dish and boy did it […]

Meal Prep 101

Meal Prep 101

Why cook one dinner when you can cook 4? With snow in our forecast and school already cancelled tomorrow, I know my days will be long and I’m probably not going to feel like making big meals. So tonight while making dinner I prepared 3 […]

Citrus Soy Marinade

Citrus Soy Marinade

Where are my fellow meat lovers at? I grew up with a Dad who cooked a mean steak and we ate them quite often. I then went on to work at popular steakhouse chain restaurant all throughout college and into my early twenties. I actually […]

Mama’s Goulash

Mama’s Goulash

Food has so much to do with family, even more so than we realize. Different foods and scents can take you places and bring up memories long forgotten. I started this blog in the memory of my late grandmother, and father in law, both of […]

Leftover Turkey Bolognese

Leftover Turkey Bolognese

Without a doubt my FAVORITE way to use leftover turkey. Nothing about this dish screams Thanksgiving, it’s a twist on an Italian classic that I actually like more than the traditional beef bolognese. Under 10 ingredients and done in 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick […]

Mashed Potato Pizza

Mashed Potato Pizza

Time to talk about Leftovers Day! This is  a little creation my family calls Mashed Potato Pizza. This leftover dinner only uses 3 ingredients not leftover from Thanksgiving dinner and is my favorite way to use left over mashed potatoes. Everyone can customize their own […]

Pear & Sausage Stuffing

Pear & Sausage Stuffing

Call it what you will, stuffing or dressing, but it cannot be Thanksgiving without it. Technically, stuffing comes from actually stuffing the bird with the bread mixture and it cooks that way, whereas dressing is a bread mixture cooked outside of the bird, usually in […]