Monthly Archives: January 2016

Warm Chickpea Salad

It is fitting to be posting this today as my friend who first introduced me to this salad celebrated both her birthday as well as her engagement party this past weekend!    Beyond this salad, she has given me so much more.  A few years ago for the new year, she sent this quote in a […]

Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts and Pecorino

I know, I know. It’s just a salad.  And in a way, it’s strange to post about it, because it’s just so simple.  But this salad is one that anyone can make and one that brings some ‘spice’ to any table.  Peppery arugula, salty cheese, warm pine nuts, and the tangy lemon make a little […]

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

It’s somewhat hard to believe that I’ve been writing posts for about two months and I have yet to write about our Wednesday dinner club! So… here we go! A few years ago, my friends and I spent our Wednesday nights spouting the random knowledge we have acquired through some healthy competition at a local […]

Our House Pasta Sauce

In March of 2010, while we were still in our early dating phase, the hubs invited me over for a home cooked meal.  I was fully impressed and simultaneously intimidated when this sauce came to the table!  After years of working in kitchens, he had slowly picked up various ways to make shifts to this […]

Scalloped Potatoes

We received the most adorable baking dish for our wedding and I love any opportunity to use it.  It is small (8 by 5.5 inches) and is the perfect size for a mini baked dinner treat for the two of us.    My mother used to make scalloped potatoes for holidays or nights she was […]

Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

I’ve been looking for some new ways to cook chicken and this recipe pushed me to try a new process of using toothpicks to secure a piece of chicken rolled with delicious veggies. Beyond this, in researching stuffed chicken options there are just so many! I landed on this one because I already had most […]

Garlic Knots

These little cheesy nuggets of wonder were actually prepared by one of my friends this past weekend, and I want to be sure to save her notes so that I can make them again in the future!   The first night of our trip we had homemade pizza. This was perfect as it allowed us […]

Carnitas Hash Skillet

I was home from work today and had a strong urge for some comfort food.  With the end of the leftover carnitas in the fridge I figured it was the perfect day to play around and try making a hash. Last week, after making carnitas for the first time, Another Foodie Blogger gave me the […]

Caprese Toothpicks

  This weekend, 4 of my close friends and I packed ourselves into the car with lots of wine, bags filled with sweatpants, an assortment of groceries and enjoyed our 7th annual winter getaway!  Our main goals for this weekend are to ‘disconnect’ from the world, reconnect with one another, and just do whatever we […]

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Carnitas is something I want to have in my back pocket. With a busy week at work and a huge list of things to tackle around the house in the evening we went the slow cooker route tonight.  The Kitchn posted this great article touting the wonders of using the crock pot for carnitas. Didn’t […]