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Irish beef stew with beef, potatoes, carrots, and jalapeno in a blue and white bowl on a wood board.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pasta
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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
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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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Chicken
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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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Penne Pasta in a white bowl with red sauce, parmesan cheese, spinach, onion, and mushroom
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Pasta
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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 and my love for my favorite fast casual meal…Penne Rosa! I have a bunch of cousins, as well as my little brother looking at colleges right now, along with being a new alumni […]

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The Best Chili Recipe of All Time

The countdown to fall is officially here, and will football starting up, chili is on the brain…or at least it is for me. After a week of craving chili in the relentless 90 degree weather, I knew I had to make it. When my wonderful friend, April from The Tipsy Housewife mentioned she was having […]

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Pasta
Pork
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Orecchiette with Hot Italian Sausage

Life is always busy around the holidays, and it can be especially hard to keep a good diet or meal prep plan around the holidays. Luckily, I have the perfect dish that is not only a cozy bowl of pasta, but is also full of lean protein and vegetables….Orecchiette with Hot Italian Sausage! This is […]

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