Celebrate the Bounty

Celebrate the Bounty Celebrate the Bounty is coming soon!   When: November 9th from 7-10 pm. Where: Ricos Warehouse What: A time to celebrate the bounty of Utah food from local, independent restaurants, food purveyors, and artisans.  A few establishments to look forward to include: Avenues Bistro, Even Stevens, Dough Co., Meditrina, Sage's Cafe, and…

Date Nights in Salt Lake City

Date Nights in Salt Lake City Date nights in Salt Lake City are what I look forward to each week.  Being able to spend a few precious hours with Ian, eat (hopefully) tasty food, and decompress from the work week is exactly what I want on a Friday night. The last few date nights were…

The Best Shake and Bake Chicken

The Best Shake and Bake Chicken The best shake and bake chicken is inspired partially by my mom. I grew up eating my mom's shake and bake chicken.  To be honest, it was a large, overcooked chicken breast covered in boxed seasoned bread crumbs.  This version of shake and bake will rock your world.  The…

Company Potatoes

Company Potatoes I grew up eating these company potatoes.  My mom would make them for the holidays or for birthday celebrations.  Considering how tasty this dish is, you would think it would be harder to make.  I actually made this as a side dish for my wedding dinner.  Everyone I make them for raves about…

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every time I make these sea salt chocolate chip cookies they get devoured.  With a slight saltiness, they are truly addicting.   Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies  Prep Time: 10 mins          Cooking Time: 10 mins         Serves: 24 large cookies or 48 small cookies Ingredients 2 sticks butter…

The Best Brownie Recipe

The Best Brownie Recipe I can confidently say this is the best brownie recipe.  I can't tell you how many brownie recipes I've tested.  I've made Ina Garten's brownies several times, and they are tasty but don't have that "WOW" factor. Since brownies are my husband's favorite dessert, it became my mission to develop a…

10 Things I’m Thankful For

10 Things I'm Thankful For With everything that's been happening with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, I've been thinking how lucky and thankful I am for the life I live.  Everyday I'm able to do a job I enjoy (teach 6th grade), watch my son grow and prosper, eat dinner with a husband who I've…

Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

10 Foods To Always Have In Your Kitchen

10 Foods To Always Have In Your Kitchen The following is a list of 10 foods to always have in your kitchen.  These items are staples in my kitchen and should be in yours!  The list is in no particular order. Buttermilk I regularly use buttermilk to cook and bake with.  It makes a great…

Buttermilk Biscuits

I think everyone needs to make buttermilk biscuits.  They're flakey, tangy, buttery, and quite simply delicious.  I first fell in love with biscuits when I ate at Pine State Biscuits.  In my attempt to recreate their biscuit, here's is my recipe. Buttermilk Biscuits Prep Time: 15 mins     Cooking Time: 15 mins         Serves: 6…

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs If I could choose a last meal it would be spaghetti and meatballs.  The key to this recipe is the ricotta.  It makes the tomato sauce creamy and delectable.  These meatballs are also better than most because of the fresh herbs.  While this recipe takes time, it is worthwhile.  I promise. Recipe: Spaghetti and…