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,…

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 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…

On Quick Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)

There is a place in Chicago near my office called India House…now, I absolutely LOVE this place beyond words because they have a Chicken Makhani (aka. Creamy Butter Chicken) that is to die for. It is my absolute FAVORITE thing they make, and it’s become the only thing I order (along with maybe some samosa’s…garlic…

On Mississippi Pot Roast & Roasted Carrots

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! It’s 2021, and I think this will be a MUCH better year than last year. We are OFFICIALLY working on some projects in our new home, which is AMAZING and we’re so excited to get the big things done (replacing the knob and tube wiring for one, except in the kitch,…

Cooking with Coworkers: On Steak & Guinness Pie

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Steak & Guinness Pie is so delightful! Yes, tis’ the season to bake hearty meals that warm the deepest parts of your soul, and this is a good un’. This is another coworker recipe made by our chef master leader Victoria, and this was an absolute home run,…

On Creamy Artichoke & Crab Dip

2020 has been…I don’t know even know, and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same. A lot of things (good and bad) have happened, as I know many of you have experienced as well. Last week I did not post anything because my grandfather passed away on Monday. He was an amazing person,…