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BBQ Pulled Chicken

This pregnancy is flying by! It’s amazing to feel the shifts and transitions that have happened even just within this pregnancy and I can only imagine what will happen once this baby arrives. A few weekends ago we had the most amazing shower on the sunniest summer day. Our backyard was filled our family and […]

Bruschetta Chicken with Green Beans

We are starting a new chapter here at the Pantry Portfolio as in July we will be welcoming a new little one into our family! The journey to get here has been filled with adventure and we are beyond grateful and excited for our growing family.  As of now the cats and dog haven’t seemed […]

Filet Wellington

After a relaxing weekend with friends in the Catskills we made a detour on the way home to cut down our Christmas tree!  Wandering the forest, saw in hand, we inspected each tree from top to bottom, eventually selecting our gem. Once home we filled our mugs with warm hot chocolate, turned on holiday tunes, […]

Pesto Poached Cod Over Green Beans and Farro

We finally went to see Hamilton and boy was it worth the splurge. While I knew it was going to be fantastic, I was blown away by the depth that the staging and choreography added to each song.   Also, this weekend we are celebrating our 9th Friends Thanksgiving!  After a romp in the snow […]

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Roasted Brussels Sprouts over Farro

Growing up I proudly professed the unique fact that my parents, brother, and I all had birthdays that fell on holidays.  Each year I celebrate my birthday on July 4th, my brother was born on Mother’s day, and my father’s birthday occasionally lands on Thanksgiving.  As this story came up at dinner parties my mother […]

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sliders

Well, it’s a good thing we’ve been keeping a ‘just in case’ house fund because we just gave a large percentage of that over to a plumber.  Of course this is coming right after my post last week where I was fantasizing about finally redecorating our living room.   This clearly meant that it was time […]

General Gau’s Cauliflower

Ever since we moved into our house two years ago we’ve had repainting the living and dining rooms on our upcoming projects list.  However, with our limited decorative talents and general indecisiveness this project hasn’t yet gotten off the ground. We both enjoy bright and vibrant colors but fear that we may regret a bold […]

Bacon Wrapped Apple Stuffed Pork

Yes, everything is indeed better when it is wrapped in bacon.  We’ve started holding more Sunday evening family dinners, and this past week we served up this delicious stuffed pork loin.   A countertop full of freshly picked apples had us debating between homemade warm chunky applesauce or apple crisp.  While the crisp won out, […]

Pesto Shrimp and Broccoli over Cauliflower Puree

As winter descends I’m feeling tremendous sadness about not having natural light when cooking in the evenings – particularly after the fun I’ve had and progress I made over the summer with my photography!   Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still no professional… my pictures are taken from my phone and I don’t do any […]

Chicken Couscous Soup with Turmeric

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen my haiku: Rainy day outside Home sick with a flu-like cold Must eat chicken soup! My energy is low and my appetite is minimal, but there is nothing better than chicken noodle soup to make you feel better when you are home sick.   This soup […]