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…

Healthier Crunchwrap Supremes

Picture it: New Years Eve. 2011. Starving, exhausted and in desperate need of something delicious and satisfying. This is a memory I will always cherish: the first time I ever had Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme. The combination of gooey cheese, a warm and crispy tortilla, and the sound of that crunch still makes my heart…

Homemade Pico de Gallo

We are currently living in the foodie culture. We Pinterest recipes to impress, there are thousands of food blogs on how to make the most intricate and complicated meals; heck, there’s even a Netflix special on “Baking Fails”. However, sometimes the most simple and classic of recipes can be the best. Enter: Pico de Gallo….

DIY Basic Taco Seasoning

I don’t care what time of year it is, Mexican food ALWAYS sounds good. I know the default when you’re whippin’ up some Taco meat is to just buy the pre-packaged seasoning, and I get it! It’s easier, cheaper, and requires zero effort. But making your own seasoning can be just as simple, and you…

Biscuits n’ Gravy Casserole

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who live for that brunch life, and people who don’t. Surprise, surprise…I LIVE for that brunch life. If there’s an opportunity for me to take the lead on making breakfast for a crowd I will always volunteer, because  I like to go outside of the…

Breakfast Galette’s

Drumroll please…the long-awaited Breakfast Galette’s are here and ready for you to make! This was one of the first creations I made when I got into cooking, as it’s simple with cheap ingredients. Plus, is there anything in this world more satisfying than bacon? The backstory: I had a highly-anticipated weekend getaway with friends, so…