On Seared Duck Breasts and Butternut Squash Risotto

Dear readers, It’s not often that I get fancy, but when I do, I go ALL OUT! The reason for going all out on fancy dining? Fun-employment! In between jobs in late February, I gave myself 2 weekdays to do a) nothing, b) sleep, c) nothing, d) bake (so not nothing, lol), and e) cook…

On Creamed Corn & Potato Chowder

Dear readers, I know it’s spring time, but I have ANOTHER SOUP!! I don’t know why, but I have been seriously soup obsessed, and given a lot of times I make a couple new things every week, we’re just on backlog now. This one was really easy to make, can be totally vegetarian (skip the…

On Broccoli Cheese Soup

Dear readers, ANOTHER SOUP!! I hope you’re as excited as I am because this one, this is a GEM of a recipe! Okay, so some background: So as some of you may (or may not) know, my family lives in Buffalo and as a result, we are big Bills fans! (Granted, we’re still a little…

On Butter Cajun Shrimp & Veggies

Dear readers, What a couple of months readers…in case you’re not following me on Instagram, or just didn’t know in general, I changed jobs at the beginning of the month! My day job is in legal marketing, so I said goodbye to the firm I joined the month following my wedding in 2018, to join…

On Ribeye & Ramen Stir Fry

Dear readers, One of my favorite dishes has been the Pork Takeout Noodles recipe that’s linked here, but recently, I’ve been completely unable to find ground pork lately (so bizarre and not something I’ve never encountered before), so instead, I happened upon a package of thinly sliced ribeye…okay…and I had left over ramen noodles….okay…so I…

On the Tucci Table (A Cookbook Review in Progress)

Dear readers, Over Christmas, I was very thoughtfully gifted The Tucci Table cookbook, and so I of course got right to work in making a handful of recipes this past week! The only recipe I did make and didn’t take a photo of was the Israeli Cous Cous with oven roasted cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic,…

On the Easiest Chicken Fiesta Salad

Dear readers, Happy New Year! The past two weeks Frankie & I (and Floyd) were enjoying the very snowy mountains of Breckinridge, Colorado with Frankie’s family. Floyd made the trip because we are still in the middle of potty training this one (for the record: Wired Haired Pointing Griffs are one of the HARDEST breeds…

On Potato and Roasted Leek Soup with Bacon

Dear readers, Merry Belated Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! I have been taking a VERY much needed break from mostly all things “digital” because I have been spending the last week and a half in the beautiful mountains of Breckinridge, Colorado with my husband, in-laws, and Floyd! Where is Tuggs you ask?…

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 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….