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…

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…

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…

Protein (or dessert) Balls

I would say one of my biggest flaws is that I’m hungry…all. the. time. There’s nothing worse than being starving, therefore too anxious and hangry to make a whole meal. Insert solution: protein balls. Easy to make ahead, they last up to a week, and they’ll satisfy any sweet craving OR hunger pains. P R…