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 Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup

Dear readers, I’m on a super soup binge right now, which seems appropriate given the time of year we’re in (happy early Thanksgiving to my fellow Americanas)! I’ve adjusted this one a few times because the first time, I left the skin of my tomatoes on, and really didn’t like it. So I tried without…

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 Jalapeno Corn Bake

OMG readers – so I know fresh corn is out of season right now, BUT this was one of the easiest and most delicious things I’ve ever made veggie side wise. Legit put everything into ONE baking dish, mix, bake, mix again, eat. SO. DELICIOUS! SO. EASY! This was so very tasty and easy to…

On Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Have I mentioned lately that I’ve been on a soup kick? I don’t care that it’s warm outside, sometimes soup is just what is called for…and when it rains, well, that just INSTANTLY puts me in a super cozy mood. I know for sure that is a phrase that I have used in the past….

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 Shishito Pepper Appetizer

Has anyone else noticed the crazy of shishito peppers lately? I have started to see the bagged shishito peppers in my store more often, but I didn’t quite understand what the craze was simply because I hadn’t tried them for myself yet. Lo and behold, I did finally try them, and I made them again…

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…

On Gazpacho

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned Buffalo on here a few times before, but this recipe is a Buffalo ORIGINAL from The Park Country Club. Now, every summer, they would make this gazpacho and it was amazing! I mean, it was cool, fresh, tart, sweet, and when it was topped with their secret avocado cream, THE….

On Bolognese (from Scratch)

2021 UPDATE: So I know before I said any secondary meat you’d like (or all beef if you’re not the biggest fan of mixing), but I just did a round with Italian Sausage (leftover from some other meals I was working on) and it was BOMB. By far the best bolognese according to Frankie, and…