DIY Basic BBQ Sauce

While I’m freezing my buns off over here in the dead of winter I’ve, oddly enough, been craving some of my favorite summer foods. I’ve made pineapple smoothies, tacos and even downed a bottle of rose to pretend like it’s not blustery and bleak outside. One of my favorite guilty pleasures of summer is BBQ…whether…

Veggie Bolognese

I’ve recently gotten on the kick of “Meatless Monday’s”, because I honestly didn’t realize how much red meat I was eating until I started looking back at all the meals I’d had the previous week. Being on a health kick has been rough, but the pay offs have been well worth it–I’ve been sleeping better…

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…

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…

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…