Irish beef stew with beef, potatoes, carrots, and jalapeno in a blue and white bowl on a wood board.
Beef
Entrees
Recipes

Irish Beef Stew

Believe it or not, I didn’t like Irish beef stew growing up. I would often groan when my mom or dad would announce that stew was on the menu for dinner. BUT, as an adult? I love it, adore it, and see it as a delicious bowl of beefy comfort. This year, I actually attempted […]

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Bowl of penne pasta with dairy-free vodka sauce on a wood table with cream colored cloth and a can of Tuttorosso tomatoes next to it.
Entrees
Pasta
Recipes
Uncategorized

Dairy-Free Penne alla Vodka

Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & FeedFeed. New year, same me is the vibe for 2021! I am all about taking things that I love and transforming them into an alternative version of itself to help drive toward my own nutritional goals.  When I am craving pasta, I am usually craving Penne alla Vodka. This time around, I’m […]

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striped blue and white bowl with creamy broth, carrot, and noodles.
Pasta
Recipes

Creamy Chicken Noodles

Chicago just got a HEAP of snow, and I woke up in this winter wonderland craving one thing: CREAMY CHICKEN NOODLES. Okay, maybe I also wanted french fries, but I raided my pantry and couldn’t find any for the life of me. So, I threw together the most dreamy, creamy chicken noodles. I love recipes […]

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Stuffed shells with meat and cheese with tomato sauce in a blue splattered patter with holly and a Tuttorosso tomato can.
Entrees
Pasta
Recipes

Stuffed Shells

Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & FeedFeed. Every Christmas, my Sicilian nana makes trays of her stuffed shells. She uses her meat mixture that we typically create for our meatballs to stuff large shell pasta with a gorgeous tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. A lot of family’s stuff their stuffed shells with cheese, but ours […]

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Cheesy Chili Macaroni with a buffalo plaid scarf, marble backgroud, Tuttorosso tomatoes can, and 2 pumpkins.
Beef
Pasta
Recipes

Baked Cheesy Chili Mac

Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & FeedFeed. It’s officially fall, which means it’s chili season in my family! My family always serves our chili over macaroni noodles, but this year, I have decided to take it up a notch. I am taking two of my family’s favorite recipes – spicy beef chili and baked macaroni […]

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Blue sky with pink clouds
Blog

2020 Year End Music Review and Then Some

Woah. It’s been a minute since I wrote up one of these. Actually, it’s been a year since I’ve written a music review to sum up the year, so I knew I needed to do a 2020 music review. I started to write one last year, and just couldn’t finish it. You see, this is […]

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Recipes
Soups

SOUPTEMBER! Mary Mangia Soup Recipe Round Up

It’s SOUPTEMBER! Yes – a made up pun to celebrate all things soup in the month of September. It’s primo time to whip up some favorites as we prepare for the winter season. You’re in luck, because I’m sharing the best of the best in my soup recipes for a one-stop-shop for all things soups. […]

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broccoli cheddar soup with crispy broccoli and cheese on top in a blue and white striped bowl on a marble background.
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Who doesn’t recall going to Panera after high school activities and go wild on some broccoli cheddar soup? No? Well, let me give ya the low down. You’re hungry. You’re ravenous. It’s probably October 27th and your friends are all piled into the car to go nuts on some bread. That’s right – bready or […]

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Chicken
Entrees
Recipes

Healthier Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev and I go way back. It was something my mom and I would make when my dad and brothers were out of the house, but regardless, we’d always order it in Ireland. When visiting Ireland, the food is just a better quality. Their Chicken Kiev at most places isn’t that frozen piece of […]

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Recipes

Orange Chicken Meatballs

When I was in high school, Panda Express was THE place to go. Often times, we’d hop in the car, head to the mall, and go HAM on some orange chicken. It was quintessential suburban white kid cuisine. Bad for you, sweet, salty, fried, and it didn’t matter because our 16 year old metabolisms could […]

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