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,…

On Turkey Greek Meatballs

Do you know what I think has been one of the best things to come out of quarantine and COVID? The fact that I have had the incredible opportunity to work remotely and spend WAY more time with my family in Buffalo at the same time (since my mom is busy doing her own things, …

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 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…

Cooking with Coworkers: On Beef Stir Fry

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…