Author Archives: PantryPortfolio

Spinach and Artichoke dip with Shrimp

Each year my husband and I throw a shrimp fest, yes, you heard that right, a festival of potluck style dishes that include shrimp in some way.  This year folks went over the top and now I have a whole host of new recipes that I’ll eventually need to make and post on here on […]

BBQ Chicken Grain Bowl

Today I had square pizza for lunch. Yes, I’m talking about cafeteria pizza that you get in elementary school.  As a kiddo it brought me tremendous joy to walk through the food line and carry a square slice back to my table. It was typically the only time that I ate school lunch, and looking […]

Black Bean, Corn, and Turkey Chili [Instant Pot]

This past week my husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary! It has become our tradition (as I noted in this post last year) to treat ourselves to a nice dinner at a place we haven’t yet tried.  This year we went to a restaurant called Little Donkey in Cambridge, MA which blew us […]

Pesto Gnocchi

It’s Marathon Monday here in Boston, a day where the city pauses and the entire 26.2 mile race course is filled with cheering crowds. Today the weather for the marathon was abysmal, but that didn’t stop runners from charging ahead. Many folks in Boston have a specific intersection that they call their own for watching this race, but […]

Rosemary Garlic Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

Last weekend I traveled to Connecticut for a weekend of bridal pampering and planning for one of my best friends who is getting married in August.  We visited the stunning vineyard where she is getting married, had her hair trial, and ordered her shoes, all while the Maid of Honor and myself (matron of honor) […]

Curried Carrot Soup

Creative cooking has slowed down in these here parts with the puppy taking up much of our energy.  The house is a mess and our dinners are simple, but the little guy sure does provide us with energy and excitement.       It was a longer winter this year. One where the darkness felt […]

Sunday Pot Roast

Winter storm Toby is barreling our way, bringing over a foot of heavy snow, the potential for more power outages, and causing headaches across the Northeast as routines are once again disrupted. Meanwhile, our Toby continues to make great progress and I’m sure he will be thrilled when the world is once again blanketed in […]

Oven Roasted Haddock and Mushrooms

Fish remains somewhat of a mystery to me. While I love the fact that fresh fish is plentiful here in Boston I’m terrified to cook it myself!  This is confirmed by the fact that in over a year and a half of cooking and posting over 140 recipes I’ve only made fish FOUR times. A […]

Cauliflower Topped Shepard’s Pie

Happy Pi Day! In honor of this amazing nerdy holiday (and St. Patricks day right around the corner) I’ve made a healthy shepherd’s pie that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes and is filled with beef and lentils.  I first made this beef and lentil shepherd’s pie with the traditional potato topping and it quickly became […]

Mushroom Barley Risotto [Instant Pot]

Meet the newest member of our clan, Toby! His first day at home has been filled with romps around the snow-filled yard, naps in various parts of the house, and an excessive amount of snuggles. We are in HEAVEN!  For those who read the blog, Toby has not yet met Truffles and Cheese (our two […]