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 French Onion Chicken [UPDATED]

I have been thinking back to this recipe, and I think I found a better way to do it! That seems to honestly be the ongoing thread these days…digging up some old recipes and wondering what the heck I was thinking. But you know, that’s okay. If I can find something else to tinker for…

On Roasted Red Pepper & Goats Cheese Pasta

Hi Everyone! After doing recipes with my coworkers for over a year now, this recipe is another doozy of a winner! ABSOLUTELY delicious in every way, and super easy to whip up! Loved it with the farfalle pasta as well! I don’t really have much more to say except, definitely serve with garlic bread and…

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 Baked Feta Cheese

Well, it’s now official!! WE ARE ALL MOVED IN!!! Maybe not so much unpacked just quite yet, but we’re working on it (slowly, but surely). The fun bit is that my folks are coming for a quick visit to check out the place, the neighborhood, and help us get all the more settled in (while…

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 Broccoli & White Cheddar Cheese Soup

Does anyone remember the white cheddar broccoli cheese soup at Cheesecake Factory? No? Maybe? I mean…I sure do, and that was one of my absolute FAVORITE soups, but come on, let’s be real. Who doesn’t like Broccoli Cheese Soup!?!? That’s what I thought! Well, again (I swear, my coworkers are on fire with this cooking…

On Sheet Pan Fajitas

When a pre-ramble isn’t really necessary! 🙂 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 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 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…

On BA’s Best Lasagna

I was hoping there would be an opportunity for me to host some friends and cook with them, and thankfully, when my friend Melissa asked for help in making bachelorette goodies/crafts, I figured we’d go ahead and make dinner too! We decided that we would make lasagna! Mm mm yay!!! There was one recipe in…