Recipes

Recipes

Eggplant Parmesan Roll Ups

This recipe is one that I have worked on throughout my 20s. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the disaster attempt of 2011 in my college apartment, attempting Eggplant Parmesan for the first time. One word: Burned. Needless to say, much like me as a person, my eggplant parmesan recipe has grown over time. It’s […]

Read More
Recipes

Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

My actual favorite soup of all time is Cream of Chicken and Rice soup. Since I was a kid, this soup has brought so many memories of comfort. I feel like on the southside of Chicago, if you’re at a wedding, funeral, baptism, or any other banquet celebration, you get a cup of this soup. […]

Read More
Recipes

Whole Wheat Veggie Pasta

This recipe for Whole Wheat Veggie Pasta has been with me for YEARS! To be honest, I haven’t really shared it with you all because I assumed it was “too easy.” Too easy? Don’t ya’ll like easy recipes? I know I do. My mom used to make this when we would have a chill night […]

Read More
Recipes

Copycat Penne Rosa

Now that back to school is in full swing, I am reminiscing on my most recent school days at Illinois State University! I have a bunch of cousins, as well as my little brother looking at colleges right now, along with being a new alumni board member, that it’s been jogging my memories of my […]

Read More
Recipes

Creamy Garlic & Mushroom Pasta

We’re getting closer to cozy season, which means it’s time for cozy food! My cousin had sent me a recipe that involved a whole bunch of chicken and cream cheese and it sounded absolutely divine. But quite frankly, I wasn’t in the mood for chicken and rice, and with everything happening in our environment right […]

Read More
Recipes

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

I’m giving you the BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe – I know I know…nothing beats your moms, but I promise that this one is a keeper. My friend, The Tipsy Housewife, asked me to create a recipe using a product she loves and works with quite often. As a fan of the brand, Chataeu Dumplings, I […]

Read More
Recipes

Baked Chicken Piccata

Even though summer is starting to set, it’s still here. And let’s face it, with global warming trying to kill us all, it’ll be toasty warm well into October…which means LEMON SEASON NEVER ENDS! Which means baked chicken piccata is on the menu. Now, I always promised I wouldn’t be one of those bloggers who […]

Read More
Recipes

Black Bean Fajita Bowls

Having the discipline to get your diet in line is hard…unless you have delicious food that makes it easy. I made up these black bean fajita bowls as an easy way to get some spicy protein with a hit of carbs and a boat load of veggies. I like to think of this recipe as […]

Read More
Recipes

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Chicken Sausage

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Cajun flavored anything. It was my gateway drug into spicy food. If Cajun chicken pasta was on the menu, you better believe I was ordering it. There’s just something about a spicy, creamy, carby dish that is irresistible. That’s what brings me to this Spicy Cajun […]

Read More
Blog
Recipes

Caprese Salad with Burrata

My family has a special relationship with caprese salad. We say it in all types of ways, but “CAH-PRAY-ZEE,” is probably the most popular way we say it amongst my “CAH-RAY-ZEE” family. My brother, Michael, though has taken it to a new level. One word: BURRATA. My brother is a champ in the kitchen and […]

Read More