On the Carrot Salad of all Carrot Salads

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! And Happy New Decade too! 2020…So far, my year has been off to a VERY busy start during my day job (at the end of January, I will have gone to San Francisco, Orlando, and Ohio – February will be Boston, March D.C., and May Phoenix, with a couple other trips…

On Chicken Satay & Cucumber Salads

I finally had a weekend to myself and I thought, why don’t I go ahead and make something different? Lo and behold, I had been hankering for some chicken satay, and happened to have a FANTASTIC recipe for chicken satay by one of my go to’s: Recipe Tin Eats! I have been eyeing her recipe…

On Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Adulting is hard. But of course it is…I don’t think anyone has ever woken up and said that being an adult in our current world was easy, especially when you’re part of the world that lives paycheck to paycheck and/or has a bunch of student loans that don’t seem to really go anywhere…the last few…

On Copy Cat Chipotle Burrito Bowl

I, like many, enjoy a meal from Chipotle every once in a while, but as I was home and wanting to make take out in my own kitchen, I thought, there has to be a way to make Chipotle at home. And, of course, there is! Sure, it’s not IDENTICAL, but we got pretty darn close!…

On Sheet Pan Fajitas

When a pre-ramble isn’t really necessary! đŸ™‚ Sheet Pan Fajita Ingredients Taco Seasoning 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp onion powder 1/2 tbsp (or 1 tsp+, to taste) crushed red pepper Fajitas 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin slices 2 tbsp olive oil 1 lime,…

On Ratatouille

So clearly, I need to address a little kitchen safety first since this past Saturday I did something stupid. I will be VERY brief for those who get a little queasy, but I cut off most of the top pad of my pinky finger. Yup! On a mandoline…yup. Now, this is not the WORST thing…

On Ice Cube Tray Sushi

It’s really not as weird as it sounds, and in fact, this trick is pretty clever! I was perusing Pinterest (as one is wont to do when on the train or in front of the TV) and I came across this “Make Sushi At Home” image and I was very curious! So much so, that…

On Mexican Sloppy Joe Nachos

HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY EVERYONE!!! What. A. Weekend! Frankie and I were busy pretty much all of the time, but we did make some time to revisit our favorite movie theatre (Captain Marvel – quite good I think!) and go for a very long night walk in the warming Chicago weather! And it was the first…

On M&M Cookies

The other day, with all the cookie making I’ve been doing recently (check out my Facebook and Insta for the Mardi Gras themed cookies I made over the weekend!) Frankie asked me if I now preferred baking over cooking. The answer is no, I don’t prefer either over the other. In fact, while cooking provides…

On Frozen Yogurt, Peanut Butter, & Banana Dog Treats

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope everyone had a blast ringing in 2019 with friends and/or family, whether you went out or stayed in, which is what Frankie & I did so I could make these delicious treats! YUM! I am definitely working on being able to make more than just corgi cookies, but one…

On Gingerbread Sheet Cake & Christmas

It’s that time of year, when we pull out our most festive threads, put up & decorate the tree (which I think Frankie did a TERRIFIC job of doing this year), and deck our home in Christmas lights and ornaments in all the vases I almost never put any flowers into. Let’s just say, I am…

On Homemade Pasta Noodles & Lasagna

As a lot of you saw on Instagram a couple weeks ago, I made fresh pasta with mia madre, and it was FABULOUS! So, I used the Amazon gift card that we got as a wedding gift from my cousin and his girlfriend to purchase my own set of Kitchenaid Pasta Rollers! Now, I can…