Mushroom and Blue Cheese Tart

Mushroom and Blue Cheese Tart

Mushroom and Blue Cheese Tart Tangy, creamy blue cheese and earthy, meaty mushrooms is my new favorite combo. Placed on top of a butter tart shell and sprinkled with chives? Even better. I especially love this tart because it's not full of eggs like your traditional quiche. Sometimes I think the eggs get in the…

Strawberry and Feta Salad

Strawberry and Feta Salad

Strawberry and Feta Salad Salads are one of my favorite lunch or dinner options. I especially love ones that balance sweet and salty. The combination of sweet strawberries with briny feta, salty sunflower seeds, and herbaceous hints of basil make for a salad that truly impresses. If you're interested in making this salad as an…

Shredded Beef Sandwich

Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Shredded Beef Sandwiches Oh how I love these shredded beef sandwiches. Inspired by Ree Drummond's drip beef sandwiches, they are truly one of the easiest and most satisfying meals. You may think that adding an entire jar of pepperonis would make the beef spicy, but it doesn't. The cooking process takes all of the heat…

Sausages and Grapes

Sausages and Grapes

Sausages and grapes you ask? Why yes! It may sound like a strange combination but it's 100% completely, unbelievably delicious.  The sweet and salty combo is truly addicting. Finished off with a red wine and balsamic sauce makes it the perfect dish to eat with toasted garlic bread. Another reason I love this dish is…

The Best Tomato Sauce

The Best Tomato Sauce I have officially made the best tomato sauce.  It is ridiculously simple and ridiculously tasty.  I adapted the recipe from Smitten Kitchen by adding a parmesan rind, cayenne, and sugar.  But if you would rather keep it even simpler, the additions are optional. You may question how a dish with such…

Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta Homemade pasta is my absolute favorite food.  I love it with ragu, meatballs, or simply with oil and parmesan cheese.  A few years ago I received a pasta maker attachment as a gift and questioned how often I would actually use it.  To my surprise, I use it frequently. In fact, this past…

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…

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…

Carnitas Slow Cooked Meat Recipe

Carnitas Slow Cooked Meat

Carnitas Slow Cooked Meat I went to school in Portland, Oregon and would go to Por Que No? as often as I could.  Every time I had to get the carnitas.  Even to this day I crave their carnitas tacos. Since leaving Portland, I have attempted to recreate their amazing carnitas slow cooked meat.  This is…