Chili Loaded Baked Potato

This perfectly baked potato gets a major upgrade with homemade chili and a variety of toppings. The chili is easy to make, exceptionally flavorful, and hearty and comforting enough for any fall or winter day.  Plain baked potatoes are yummy with just a pat of butter and salt and pepper. However, sometimes you have toRead more

Harvest Salad with Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing

Roasted delicata squash, apples, red onion, feta cheese, and walnuts are added to a salad base of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green and red cabbage, then finished with the perfect tahini poppy seed dressing. You guys, I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! I know with the colder weather coming (finally for usRead more

Pesto Deviled Eggs w/ Crispy Pancetta (Green Eggs & Ham)

  Deviled eggs get an upgrade with pesto and ricotta and are topped off with crispy pancetta bits. Dr. Seuss is a genius with so many pearl of wisdom he offers through seemingly simple stories. Green Eggs and Ham is all about being open minded to trying new things. This character continuously refuses green eggsRead more

Gnocchi Carbonara

This spin off the classic pasta carbonara takes all the traditional ingredients of cured meat, eggs, cheese, and garlic, but is prepared with gnocchi instead of pasta. I actually didn’t know what pasta carbonara was. I was familiar with the title of it, and was vaguely aware that the sauce was not tomato based, and that maybeRead more

Cheesy Cauliflower “Risotto” with Mushrooms

    This intensely satisfying and perfectly cheesy dish is not only satiating and scrumptious, but is also low in fat, calories, and carbs! There’s a secret ingredient in here that makes all the magic – COTTAGE CHEESE! You read that correctly. The same curdles that many people dislike for breakfast (what weirdos) is the very thingRead more

Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork) Tacos

This perfectly seasoned pulled pork is slow cooked in the oven to make it incredibly tender and juicy, then finished off under the broiler for a crispy finish. The prep is minimal and you can do it ahead of time, making it great for serving a crowd. Carnitas means “little meats,” and is the Mexican version of pulledRead more

Quinoa Stuffed Honeynut Squash

Roasted honeynut squash stuffed with quinoa, arugula, feta, nuts, and dried fruit make an incredibly healthy, delicious, and comforting meal that’s perfect to welcome the fall! My sister is a firm believer that all things mini are cute. These little honeynut squash kind of prove her point. I didn’t know what they were, or evenRead more

Savory Stuffed French Toast

This is basically a fancied up grilled cheese that gets the french toast treatment. The grilled cheese is extra special because it’s loaded with fig jam, gruyere cheese, pears, and bacon. Then it gets a nice soak in a seasoned egg mixture, and is cooked up in bacon fat for the most satisfying and scrumptiousRead more

Elotes Fritters

Elotes (Mexican Street Corn) Fritters

Elotes, or Mexican street corn is traditionally grilled corn on the cob that is covered with an assortment of toppings including sour cream, mayo, cojita cheese, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro. These fritters capture all of those familiar flavors, but are rolled up and fried into a delicious ball of goodness. Elotes are a streetRead more

Kabocha Squash Porridge (Hobakjuk) + Rice Dumplings

This silky and comforting kabocha squash porridge is topped with sweet rice dumplings, making a perfectly satisfying, delicious, and healthy soup to enjoy this fall. Hobakjuk is a Korean porridge traditionally made with steamed squash and some form of glutinous rice (either soaked rice or rice flour). Here’s your Korean lesson for today from someone with very questionable Korean languageRead more