On Seared Scallops with Pea Puree and Bacon

Note: I thought the recipe I put in had saved…it had not…so THIS TIME with the correct recipe included… If there is anything you should know about me, it’s that I LOVE scallops. Can’t get enough of them, but unfortunately, Frankie isn’t the biggest fan, so I don’t make them at home very often. HOWEVER,…

On Baked Ziti

As we start to get into that fall weather, there is really nothing more satisfying or soul warming than a baked pasta dish. What’s even better is when you’re able to cut some corners (there are only a few times that I’ll go ahead and use a specific jarred marinara instead of making my own…

On Classic Sausage Rolls

As I start to return to the office more regularly (officially back 3 days now, which is super weird if I’m being perfectly honest), I am still returning to a lot of my favorite recipes from “Cooking with Coworkers.” The last recipe we did together before the Christmas break was one that touches a personal…

On Instant Pot Carnitas

Okay, so here’s how I feel about pork. I am not great at cooking it—thought I expect that’s because I don’t try very often, so that’s on me—and most of the time when I’ve had it at some restaurants (outside of barbeque, which, of course, I’m all over), it’s been dry…so it’s just not my…

On French Onion Chicken [UPDATED]

I have been thinking back to this recipe, and I think I found a better way to do it! That seems to honestly be the ongoing thread these days…digging up some old recipes and wondering what the heck I was thinking. But you know, that’s okay. If I can find something else to tinker for…

On Baked Soy & Ginger Cod

It’s official…next week I go back to the office twice a week, and it’s going to be real bizarre to say the least. I’m going to be planning on bringing gazpacho with me while it’s hot out, and enjoying the afternoon’s along the river walk like I used to pre-COVID. It’ll definitely be a transition,…

On Bruschetta Chicken

Can I just say, after now being in my house for 2 full months, it is SUCH a treat to have the kitchen to myself again. To mess up a little bit here and there (like for this recipe, I made an entire box of orzo pasta when only 1/4 of it would have sufficed…still…

On Creole Shrimp & Corn

I feel like my weekends are spent not cooking, which is awesome in its own way, so again, while this might look intimidating, you can definitely throw this together on the fly. I think in total this recipe only took me about 30 minutes total to cook up, and the most labor-intensive piece was just…

On Lemongrass Chicken & Coconut Rice

Firstly, I want to do a HARD shout out to my youngest brother-in-law Eddie for graduating from Colorado State University this past weekend! Now, onto this week’s recipe! If you’re intimidated by the name, DON’T! This was the easiest thing to whip up together that it is not difficult on any level, I promise that….

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 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,…