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! 🙂 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 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 Cornish Game Hens: A Thanksgiving Upgrade

Or downgrade if you think about the sizes we’re talking about…MINI CHICKENS!! And oh so good! Yup, just spoiled the ending of this post – DE-LICIOUS! It even came complete with stuffing!!! I was originally just going to make the stuffing and leave it to the next day, but then I realized I was halfway…

On Chicken & Chorizo Empanadas

Since moving and getting my adult side of life in sync again, I have been on a cooking BINGE! Also – meal planning, yeah, I’m a newfound convert! I know I tried meal planning before, but I did it wrong for my life, and by that I mean, I was meal planning so that I…

On Trout and More Wedding Shinanigans

It is with a huge relief that I say wedding planning is wrapping up! (PHEW!) But what a journey! It’s now been over a year since we got engaged and started to plan our future together, and this past weekend was no exception. Frankie got his ring in on Thursday (CHECK!), Saturday morning I had…

On Benihana at Home

How many of us have gone to Benihana’s (or some other hibachi restaurant)? *RAISES HANDS* And how many of us have fallen in love with that delicious, yellow yum yum sauce?! *RAISES BOTH HANDS* Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Back when I was still living in the States, Benihana’s was where I always wanted to go…

On Benihana Chicken Fried Rice and Ginger Sauce at Home

How many of us have gone to Benihana’s (or some other hibachi restaurant)? *RAISES HANDS* And how many of us have fallen in love with that delicious, yellow yum yum sauce?! *RAISES BOTH HANDS* Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Back when I was still living in the States, Benihana’s was where I always wanted to go…

On Cooking With Friends: Chicago Edition #1 – 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…

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…