Sautéed Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts

I’ll be very honest with you, making seafood is not something I do very often in my house. The reason being, I am the only one who really eats it. I’ll make a tuna fish sandwich from time to time, but salmon? Seldom. Shrimp? Ditto. I challenged myself to make this shrimp dish to test out the flavors, the aromas, […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes, the best recipes are straight up easy without any swaps or complications. Making cookies easy and accessible is something I am very passionate about, especially now having an almost 10 month old at home. When I develop recipes, I think about the ingredients I use and how they work together. Oftentimes, I’ll ask myself, “Does this particular ingredient mesh […]

Blueberry Pancake Bites

If I were to choose between a sweet or a savory breakfast item, I would absolutely choose eggs with avocado and homefries, or biscuits and gravy. However, these blueberry pancake bites may start to change my mind. I remember eating chocolate chip pancakes on the weekends with a childhood friend while watching Ernest Scared Stupid! I must say, blueberry pancakes […]

Vegetarian Chili

Scene: a wintry, blistering cold Saturday evening, huddled inside our home sans plans (thanks, pandemic), with bellies rumbling for some warm, hearty food. Enter: this “throw all of the leftover veggies we have in the dutch oven with some tomato sauce and pray it tastes good” kind of chili. The actual intent for Saturday’s dinner this past weekend was to […]

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese with Spinach

The MAC is BACK! I’m talking about macaroni and cheese, not that song “Return of the Mack,”although that song is quite good (and now stuck in my head, and probably yours too… you are welcome). I haven’t made a quality macaroni and cheese since my son was born, which was NINE MONTHS AGO. Funny, I actually scheduled my Roasted Broccoli […]