Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Risotto…just typing this up is making me drool EVERYWHERE. That’s how strong my love is for risotto, because you can’t deny the goodness that is Risotto. Cheap? Good. Easy? Good. Cheese? GOOOOD. (Friends reference, for those of you who have been living under a rock). The most fun part of this Risotto recipe was adding…

Easy Homemade Phở

Let me tell you about my new favorite and freaking delicious Phở recipe!  I researched all kinds of techniques and styles of various Phở recipes, from complicated and flavorful with a LONG process, to a quick 15 minute recipe with minimal ingredients. I ended up doing a little bit of both: easy, but still packed…

Cranberry Rose Sangria

Joy to the World…the wine is here! Is there anything better than sippin’ on wine during the Holidays? Let me one-up your typical glass of wine and bring you the glory that is Cranberry Rose Sangria. I’ve made this little creation the last couple of years for our annual Holiday Party and it’s not only…

Caramelized Pork Ramen Bowls

Cue the drool. It’s finally starting to feel like Fall and with it being all rainy and cold, Ramen was calling my name. You could spend a pretty penny on Ramen when you’re out to eat, or better yet, you can just treat yoself. Don’t get me wrong, when it’s freezing out it’s very un-motivating…

Pumpkin Cornbread

Just admit it: Fall is the best time of year. It’s no longer over 90 degrees out and you don’t have to feel guilty inhaling all your favorite comfort foods, in addition to it finally being acceptable to eat pumpkin-flavored goodies again. I fall in love (pun-intended…) with squash all over again year after year,…

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Mmmm….Fall is here and nothing speaks to me more than a hearty, warm and delicious meal. Typically I’d defer to a big ol’ glass of Cab Sauv to fulfill my “hearty” needs, but I guess I’ll settle for a bowl of yummy (and healthy) chili! So let’s talk about this Chili. I would never, NEVER…

French Onion Soup

Let me level with you: this was the most nervous I’ve ever been to make a meal. FOS has always seemed WAY too fancy for me and I assumed it took attention to detail and patience that I just don’t have. Prior to making this, I did a lot of research on different recipes…from Julia…

Fig and Prosciutto Pizza

What in the heck is a fig? Get ready for me to rock your world: a fig isn’t just a fruit, it’s actually an inverted flower…they literally bloom internally. This is what gives the inside of a fig that crazy, alien-like look. DO NOT BE AFRAID, figs are so good and are packed full of…

Asparagus and Parmesan Baked Salmon

I know that being healthy when all you really want is pizza can be a major pain point, but this recipe will hopefully curb any carb-y cravings you’re having and leave you feeling satisfied. Even if you’re not a huge “seafood” person, the combination of the creamy garlic and asparagus puree topped with Parmesan will…

Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

  Just typing this is making me drool all over again for these little babes. At first I thought these would be a good appetizer, but since I’m a major breakfast gal I thought, “Why not make these for breakfast?” I love to impress a crowd, and these bites did not disappoint. They also make…