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…

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…

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…

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…