Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Happy Carnevale! Carnevale is celebrated in Italy 40 days before Easter. It is the last hurrah before Lent begins. (It's similar to Mardi Gras). The word "carnevale" actually means "no meat" in Latin, … [Read more...]

Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata

Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata

I love Chicken Piccata, it's a simple recipe that really delivers on flavor. Plus, I usually have the ingredients needed on hand! Cooking Light's latest issue has a recipe for Chicken Piccata that … [Read more...]

Apple-Sage Stuffing Cups

Apple-Sage Stuffing Cups

Stuffing is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving, probably because it's usually the only time of year I get to eat it. But now that I've found this awesome single serving version, I can have it … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Oxtail and Short Rib Stew

Slow Cooker Oxtail and Short Rib Stew

My slow cooker and I are good friends, although I'm pretty sure the slow cooker is bringing more to the relationship than me. I love coming home to a delicious smelling dinner after work that takes … [Read more...]

Slow-Baked Chicken Thighs  with Tomato, Fennel, and Lemon

Slow-Baked Chicken Thighs w/ Tomato, Fennel & Lemon

I am a huge fan of quick and easy meals, or "set it and forget it" meals -- when I come home after work, I want to eat within 45 minutes of being home! But, on Sundays I have the time to experience … [Read more...]

Farfalle with Sun-Dried Tomato and Scallion Cream

Farfalle with Sun-Dried Tomato and Scallion Cream

Almost every Sunday night, my boyfriend and I have pasta for dinner. We typically just have spaghetti or rigatoni with meat sauce. I make the sauce in huge batches and freeze it for later use. Last … [Read more...]

Pasta Rustica with Smoked Mozzarella

Pasta Rustica with Smoked Mozzarella

If you follow my Facebook page, you may have seen that my recipe for Wild Mushroom Truffled Pizza Topped with a Runny Egg won a recipe contest hosted by Cooking Planit and sponsored by Formaggio … [Read more...]

BLT Pizza

Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula (BLT) Pizza

I haven't made a pizza recipe on here in a while (since October! Wow!) so it's about time I rectified that! I honestly would not have typically chosen this recipe from my latest Cooking Light … [Read more...]

Farro, Berry, & Walnut Salad

Farro, Berry, and Walnut Salad

This recipe from Cooking Light is actually supposed to be a side dish. But I thought it would make a great summer lunch! I have been looking for something that can be made the night beforehand and … [Read more...]

Pappardelle Pasta with Snap Peas

Pappardelle Pasta with Snap Peas

  Last Sunday, my boyfriend ran in the ODDyssey Half Marathon. So the Friday before, I wanted to make a pasta dish for him to "carb load," but I didn't want to give him our normal protein-heavy … [Read more...]

Smoky Portuguese-Style Mussels

Smoky Portuguese-Style Mussels

Mussels are one of my favorite quick meal options -- they take just 5 minutes to cook! This recipe for Smoky Portuguese-Style Mussels infuses the broth with turkey kielbasa and smoked paprika before … [Read more...]

Whole Grain Mustard Potato Salad

Whole Grain Mustard Potato Salad

I've never fully understood traditional potato salad. Mayo on potatoes just doesn't appeal to me, especially on hot summer days where you always seem to find it as a side at barbecues and … [Read more...]

Haroset-Braised Short Ribs

Haroset-Braised Short Ribs

Passover begins tonight so I wanted to share a recipe I found from Martha Stewart that is Passover-friendly. The recipe can be made ahead of time and reheated but I just made it all in one day (this … [Read more...]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, they always hit the spot! So when Jimmy Dean contacted me about their new Fully Cooked Sausage Crumbles, I knew I wanted to use the crumbles in … [Read more...]