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 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 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 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 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 Italian Drunken Noodles

I know that this is usually made with pappardelle, but for some reason I just don’t like the way the pappardelle I’ve purchased from the store cooks up. It’s sticky and gummy…so until I figure out what the heck is going on (or just say screw it and make my own), I have turned to…

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 the Best Tuna Salad

One of my favorite sandwiches of tall time is a good tuna salad sandwich, but specifically the kind of tuna salad with not a ton of mayo, any egg pieces, or just mushy tuna – it’s gotta be that big chunky kind of tuna (aka. fancy canned tuna). To find said fancy tuna, it’s not…

On Mississippi Pot Roast & Roasted Carrots

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! It’s 2021, and I think this will be a MUCH better year than last year. We are OFFICIALLY working on some projects in our new home, which is AMAZING and we’re so excited to get the big things done (replacing the knob and tube wiring for one, except in the kitch,…

Cooking with Coworkers: On Steak & Guinness Pie

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Steak & Guinness Pie is so delightful! Yes, tis’ the season to bake hearty meals that warm the deepest parts of your soul, and this is a good un’. This is another coworker recipe made by our chef master leader Victoria, and this was an absolute home run,…

On Addictive Asparagus

So a few weekends ago, Daisies (one of our absolute FAVORITE dining spots) sent out an email that they were going to be holding a very strictly monitored pop-up market that was in support of the small businesses that support the restaurant and help make it what it is. So naturally, we were in from…