On Chili Con Queso

Hey there everyone, and happy belated Easter to all those who celebrated this past weekend! I know for me, I was very lucky to get to spend it with both of my families (my parents came to town to bring more furniture and to help us break in the house a little bit more, though…

On Baked Feta Cheese

Well, it’s now official!! WE ARE ALL MOVED IN!!! Maybe not so much unpacked just quite yet, but we’re working on it (slowly, but surely). The fun bit is that my folks are coming for a quick visit to check out the place, the neighborhood, and help us get all the more settled in (while…

On Instant Pot Daal

Hi Everyone!  I hope you’re all staying warm and cozy as things continue to stay cold and frosty! This recipe is definitely one to warm you up right quick! It’s another dish I usually miss around this time, and being able to make it in the instant pot was just perfect for a quick turnaround…

On Garlic Butter Chicken

Hello Readers! Man oh man, this month is flying by and I’m so very excited that soon we will be moving into our home! March 26th is the move in date, and as a result, I’ve had to put cookie baking on a back burner until we’re all moved in and unpacked. However, April will…

On Pork Katsu & Garlic Noodles

Hi Everyone, The end of this week will mark a full year since lockdown began, and what a year it has been. So much about how we see the world, how we interact with it, has changed. I know for me, the adjustment wasn’t necessarily an easy one, but when I got into a routine,…

On Creamy Pasta Alla Vodka

THIS! This is the BEST creamy pasta alla vodka I have made in SOME TIME!! Like…ever actually! I mean, this recipe…there’s a phrase in my friend group that I hope you won’t find offensive…but this recipe is the tits. MAN!! The trick I learned was not to used canned diced tomatoes, but tomato paste instead,…

On Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

I’ve definitely been on an Instant Pot binge lately, and another soup I tried to make once before when I was doing Whole30 with Frankie was a Stuffed Pepper Soup. Now, that I’ve recreated it on the stove, saving time by making the soup in the Instant Pot is a no brainer for lunch meal…

On the Best Tuna Salad

One of my favorite sandwiches of tall time is a good tuna salad sandwich, but specifically the kind of tuna salad with not a ton of mayo, any egg pieces, or just mushy tuna – it’s gotta be that big chunky kind of tuna (aka. fancy canned tuna). To find said fancy tuna, it’s not…

On Instant Pot Asian Pulled Pork

I won’t lie, I am definitely trying to do more things with the Instant Pot where I can! And when you have a freezer full of various kinds of meat, you have to get creative. SO, one night I pulled out 2 pork roasts and thought, why not shred it? Now, I know roasts are…

On Garlic Confit

So I think I can safely confirm that I am not a vampire simply because of the amount of garlic I like to consume. If garlic could be a scent…okay, maybe not that far, but if the option is to include more garlic vs less, I’m all in (within reason – we want to be…

On One-Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper [UPDATED]

I won’t lie to you, but there are definitely some days after work that I’m absolutely beat and I really don’t want to cook, but then those seem to also be the days that I don’t have anything in my fridge and I really don’t want to spend the money on takeout (Chicago is pretty…

On Enchilada Divorciadas & Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Since I finally figured out the shredded Mexican chicken recipe with the awesome red sauce, of course, I felt the need to do a rendition of Enchiladas Divorciadas – aka. the best of both worlds if you can’t decide on red or green enchiladas, but I blended it this time and really loved the silky…