Veggies

Veggies

5.5 Layer Dip

5.5 Layer Dip

HEY I THOUGHT IT WAS 7-LAYER DIP! Yeah, so did I. I was perusing Pinterest one day and I saw a picture for a 7-layer dip that looked PHENOM, and I thought, I have to make that.  Except guess what?  It was a bad link.  🙁  Supwitdat.  So I kind of had to wing this
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Balsamic Potatoes

Balsamic Potatoes

I’m sure this sounds kind of strange to you, right?  Balsamic potatoes?  But I assure you – they are so good.  I haven’t made these in years, and when I thought about them recently and how I should make them for the blog, my mouth immediately started watering. But!  I warn, they are not healthy.
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Better Burrito Bowls

You guysssssss. If you’ve noticed, I’m SO sorry for my absence. If you haven’t noticed, it’s cool. So I am finding out very quickly that getting a house ready to put on the market is no freakin’ joke.  Since early January, I have spent part or all of every single weekend packing stuff I don’t
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Broccoli Cheddar Wild Rice Casserole

Broccoli Cheddar Wild Rice Casserole

It is no secret that I looooove //smitten kitchen//.  Love her.  LOVE.  HER.  She was probably one of the first blogs I’ve ever followed, and I found so much inspiration in her photography.  She has taken some really mouthwatering pictures, famously, with only a single window in her NYC apartment kitchen to light the food.
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Broccoli Cheese Risotto

Broccoli Cheese Risotto

Since making my very first risotto a few months back and discovering exactly how not hard it was, I have sort of been on a risotto kick.  This is the third one I’ve made, and I can’t wait to try more.  I especially love this one because it’s a good way for me to get
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Broccoli Potato Soup

Broccoli Potato Chowder

A couple weeks ago my girl Jodie over at //Two Lucky Spoons// posted a recipe on Instagram of her Ham Broccoli and Potato Chowder and my mouth instantly started watering.  Only problem is, I kinda hate ham (fight me), but I’m also leaning towards vegetarian lately.  So I asked her, could I make it without
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Pico de Gallo

CINCO DE MAYO !! Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is like… the perfect condiment for Mexican food. I use it on almost everything I make that’s Mexican.  Tacos, taco salads, nachos, quesadillas, even as a dip on its own.  Obviously you want to make sure you have the freshest, ripest ingredients as this is a raw dish with simple flavors. Two
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French Onion Zoodle Bake

French Onion Zoodle Bake

This dish popped my zoodle cherry. I have been wanting to try zoodles for a while now, but I hadn’t quite found the right recipe until I found this one. I love alfredo sauce too much to cover zoodles with it. I might try a Bolognese sauce on zoodles, but for this month, we need
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French Potato Salad

French Potato Salad

As an “Irish” girl, I LOVE potatoes.  I mean, L O V E them.  I could eat them with every meal of every day.  Potatoes all the ways.  Hot, fried, boiled, baked, smothered in butter, smothered in sauces, //smothered in balsamic//; Cold, covered in mayo, mixed with bacon and scallions…  Potatoes.  All.  The.  Ways. So
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Cilantro Potatoes

MEMORIAL DAY !! Cilantro Potatoes

With Cinco de Mayo behind us, summer is fast on its way.  And after this winter in Philly, I can-not-wait-for-warmer-weather ! This winter really hung on for dear life.  It did NOT want to move on.  Today it’s 85 and sunny and I am heading down to Atlantic City with my sister for the night.
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Mexican Street Corn DIp

Mexican Street Corn Dip

I mentioned in my post for Mexican Street Corn Tostadas a couple weeks back that I was pretty inspired by that recipe and made a corn dip….thing. Is it weird that I think the words “corn dip” just don’t jive together?  I don’t know why.  It sounds pretty redneck.  Y’ALL COME FETCH YA SOME CORN
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Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Believe it or not, I never ate at an Olive Garden until I was well into adulthood.  I was in my early 20s and living in Spokane, WA with Aaron, and there is (or, was, rather) a major lack of non-chain restaurants in Spokane.  We couldn’t find a mom and pop pizza shop to save
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Pinch of Yum Nachos

Pinch of Yum Nachos

As my first blog post, I think it’s only right that I post a recipe that was inspired by the blog that inspired me to start this blog!  (Did you catch that?) Pinch of Yum is one of my favorite food blogs.  Without even knowing it, I had a bunch of her recipes already pinned
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Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

If there’s one vegetable I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be the potato.  (Shut up, they are too vegetables.)  I love potatoes.  I could literally eat them with every meal.  So when I was flipping through a recent edition of Bon Appetit, and saw this new method for roasting potatoes,
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Steakhouse Mushrooms

Steakhouse Mushrooms

My husband and I got married in a small seminary just outside of West Philadelphia, and had our reception at Morton’s Steakhouse downtown.  We reserved their private boardroom for the event, which was small at less than 45 people, and we treated everyone to an amazing steak dinner.  It was a lovely, memorable evening, and
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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

THANKSGIVING !! Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

I may lose my foodie card today, because I have to tell you that there is one food I have yet to master on a consistent basis – and that is mashed potatoes. Most of the time when I make mashed potatoes, they are just ok.  They aren’t terrible, but they don’t knock your socks
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Totchos

Hey y’all! Today is National Tater Tot Day.  Or something to that effect.  Did you know that?  I mean I did because I’m a food blogger and of course I know all the food holidays so that I can celebrate them appropriately.  Or, as my husband says, so I have an excuse to eat bad
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Chicken Piccata

Valentine’s Day: Chicken Piccata Menu

Earlier this week I gave you a romantic steak dinner menu to serve to your special someone on Valentine’s Day.  But maybe you don’t like steak.  Or red wine.  Or broccoli (I don’t blame you, I eat it very begrudgingly).  This would be my next pick to serve to someone on Valentine’s Day.  Chicken piccata
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Steak au Poivre

Valentine’s Day: Steak au Poivre Menu

A long, long time ago, in an apartment far, far away, there lived a girl who did not know how to cook. And, wanting a marriage proposal so terribly, having been with her boyfriend for several years, she started to wonder if he saw her as non-marriage material due to her lack of cooking skills.
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