Basic Short Ribs and Creamy Polenta

My mouth is literally watering, even as I just type that drool-worthy title. This was a meal I wouldn’t have dared approached, mostly because red meat is not my forte, but YOU requested and I listened! And as someone who isn’t an expert with Short Ribs, let me tell you: this was easy, fun and…

3 Ingredient Creamy Polenta

Ohh the flavor and creaminess of this bomb Polenta will make you a true believer in everything that is Polenta. If you’re not a fan, I feel ya. I lean more towards mashed potatoes if I’m making a side dish, and something about corn meal and water just doesn’t sound appetizing. But I’m here to…

Gnocchi

Out of ALL the date night meals, this has become my  favorite, and one that my boyfriend requests on a weekly basis. It’s simple, inexpensive, and has never failed to be the ideal date night dish (full disclosure: I would 100% eat the entire thing on my own, so no shame if you’re making this…

Burrata, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza

If I was forced to eat one type of food for the rest of my life I wouldn’t even hesitate with my answer: PIZZA. It’s my one true love who never fails to make me happy, and there are SO many ways to create amazing pizzas that will make you hungry for more. My second…

Easy Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine

I absolutely love how simple this dish is! As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of Shrimp, I was pleasantly surprised by how much flavor this brought to the table. Truthfully, I’m always terrified I’ll under-cook meat/poultry/fish (working on getting over this), and so I’ve learned a simple trick to cooking shrimp: straight shrimp is…

Mom’s Jambalaya

Cooking hasn’t always been my thing, but it’s always been my Mom’s. Growing up she was always coming up with new creations, impressing my friends and our family with homemade donuts or Coq Au Vin or Beef Wellington or Cioppino…the list goes on, and if it isn’t obvious, we have been WAY spoiled with her…

Honey, Lime & Cilantro Chicken

Raise your hand if you start your day off with the intention of making that healthy meal that you grocery shopped for, only to come home and decide that ordering Pizza is a MUCH better idea? I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, and it’s semi-unmotivating to just have the standard Chicken…

Stuffed French Toast

Fun fact about me: I love breakfast, but I’m not a HUGE fan of eggs for breakfast. Call me crazy, but I get tired of eggs real fast and it seems like most breakfast entrees at restaurants or requested meals for when I plan a brunch for friends (insert hair flip) require eggs because they…

Shakshuka

Don’t be fooled by the name…this fancy-sounding dish will be the easiest and most satisfying breakfast you’ve had. Bonus: it’s healthy, packed with good-for-you nutrients, and has plenty of flavor so you’re not missing bacon/bread/etc. Not a huge breakfast person? Don’t you sweat it, as this can truly be an ANYTIME meal. Did I mention…

Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf

Ok, let me level with you: December was rough. I ate my way through the entire month, eating Christmas cookies like it was my job, and downing bottles of good red wine to wash down all the sugar. But…I loved EVERY MINUTE OF IT. How can you not? It’s the one month where everyone is…