On Seared Duck Breasts and Butternut Squash Risotto

Dear readers, It’s not often that I get fancy, but when I do, I go ALL OUT! The reason for going all out on fancy dining? Fun-employment! In between jobs in late February, I gave myself 2 weekdays to do a) nothing, b) sleep, c) nothing, d) bake (so not nothing, lol), and e) cook…

On Steak Bahn Mi

Dear readers, For once, NOT a soup! Instead, I bring you a sandwich, or as we like to call them in our home “Sammiches.” Near our home, there is a lovely little sandwich shop that has a bomb Bulgogi Beef Bahn Mi sandwich, and while I adore the heck out of their sandwich, I wanted…

On Butter Cajun Shrimp & Veggies

Dear readers, What a couple of months readers…in case you’re not following me on Instagram, or just didn’t know in general, I changed jobs at the beginning of the month! My day job is in legal marketing, so I said goodbye to the firm I joined the month following my wedding in 2018, to join…

On Ribeye & Ramen Stir Fry

Dear readers, One of my favorite dishes has been the Pork Takeout Noodles recipe that’s linked here, but recently, I’ve been completely unable to find ground pork lately (so bizarre and not something I’ve never encountered before), so instead, I happened upon a package of thinly sliced ribeye…okay…and I had left over ramen noodles….okay…so I…

On the Tucci Table (A Cookbook Review in Progress)

Dear readers, Over Christmas, I was very thoughtfully gifted The Tucci Table cookbook, and so I of course got right to work in making a handful of recipes this past week! The only recipe I did make and didn’t take a photo of was the Israeli Cous Cous with oven roasted cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic,…

On the Easiest Chicken Fiesta Salad

Dear readers, Happy New Year! The past two weeks Frankie & I (and Floyd) were enjoying the very snowy mountains of Breckinridge, Colorado with Frankie’s family. Floyd made the trip because we are still in the middle of potty training this one (for the record: Wired Haired Pointing Griffs are one of the HARDEST breeds…

On Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Dear readers, What a week!! Over the weekend, after a year off due to all things COVID (as you do when you value the health and safety of your friends, family, and self) we actually held our annual Christmas Party! It was so nice, and in truth, I really missed hosting it – we don’t…

On 4-Cheese Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Dear readers, there is really something about cheese that I can’t get away from. Not only that, but I love to enhance a meal by mixing cheeses that you don’t think will fight one another, but blend so seamlessly. Now, the only thing I will say is I’m not 100% sold on the cream cheese…so…

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…