On Spanish Paella !!!

I have been dying to try Paella for a few months now, but because it was so hot this summer, it was hard to get the motivation to try it out. However, with the weather turning cold, I wanted to make something quick, easy, and filling and decided to try out a new recipe! Plus,…

On French Onion Chicken

In hindsight I wish I hadn’t piled all of the chicken on top of the onions…maybe only 4 of them on top would have looked nicer, BUT that all said, this dish was hearty and filling and just tender as get all! Braised boneless chicken thighs are just THE BEST! Oh, also, I think next…

On Sunday Sausage Hashbrowns

If you read through Frankie’s and my Whole30 experience a couple years ago, you probably remember seeing the hashbrowns a few times on the weekends. This really is a great, guilty-free go-to weekend brunch meal that satisfies every craving you could have! By mixing in your own seasoning, you’re already cutting out added sugars, which…

On Beef Stir Fry (Cooking with Coworkers)

Once again, I’m sharing one fo the recipes from our weekly cooking sessions with the coworkers from my day job! This was super easy, and incredibly tasty. No joke, there were NO leftovers! No matter your cooking level or prowess, this is definitely a hearty and delicious meal that the whole family can enjoy! Change…

On Mediterranean Chicken (Cooking with Alex)

HAPPY TUESDAY!!! I hope that everyone had a love Labor Day weekend!! I know I spent part of it with mon Tuggers (we went to a corgi brunch on Sunday, which was DELIGHTFUL) and spent a good portion of it with Franklin just enjoying a slow weekend of relaxing (plus the new Tony Hawk for…

On Mini Big Macs

Once again, on a weekend where rain is pouring down, our need for fast food without the risk of exposure came upon us again. And while, yes, a normal burger would be just fine, the hubby was craving a Big Mac, and I was looking to avoid overeating, so we compromised and made them MINI!!!…

On Salmon & Soba Noodles

Similar to last week’s post, this recipe was inspired by some of the additional filets that we took home from our Charter excursion in Buffalo! The recipe that was used for the base was incredibly boring to say the least (which is why I’m going to refrain from mentioning it by name because that’s not…

On Shredded Mexican Chicken

If you know me, or want to know anything about me, you should know that if I have to make a choice between beef tacos or shredded chicken tacos, I will ALWAYS choose chicken. Ever since I was little, back in the 90’s, and my mom would take me to Don Pablo’s and I tried…

On Cooking with Coworkers: Lobster & Green Pea Risotto

Welcome back to another edition of Cooking with Coworkers! This week, as I mentioned last week, was a risotto dish that I adjusted for the tastes of my familia (salmon is not a fave for most). But that’s the beautiful thing about risotto isn’t it? It’s basically a blank canvas once you get the foundation…

On Cooking with Coworkers: Chicken & Veggie Coconut Curry

With everyone sheltering in place, one of the directors in our department at my day job suggested we do a weekly cooking class together, and it has become a highlight of my week! The first week, we made a really quick and easy tomato pasta dish—which you can find the recipe for on my Instagram,…

On Lemon Rice & Chicken Soup (Avgolemono Soup)

There is a place in Evanston that my in-laws particularly enjoy going to called Cross-Rhodes, which is a great little hole in the wall Greek joint that has some AMAZING gyro’s, but my mother-in-law will always, and I do mean always, order a bowl of their Lemon Chicken Soup. And I gotta say, their soup…