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Loaded Sweet Potatoes With Black Beans & Cheddar

Loaded Sweet Potatoes With Black Beans & Cheddar

This is such a simple recipe that it’s almost not a recipe. But the thing I love about it is: 1) without this recipe, I would never have put these ingredients together; 2) I will always cooks sweet potatoes cut in half lengthwise, cut side 

Roasted Chicken Provençal

Roasted Chicken Provençal

Oh how I’d love to be back in Provence! While I love all French food, the flavors of Provence and the South of France are among my favorite. This dish is quite easy and requires little to no chopping and packs in a lot of 

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Charlotte and I were solo this week so I cooked some dishes that wouldn’t have been up Tim’s alley. Last night I finally tried “THE PASTA” from Alison Roman. There is something magical about the cooking process of this dish. You start with SO MANY 

Chickpea Vegetable Soup

Chickpea Vegetable Soup

I made this delicious soup last night. It was a hearty enough dish for a vegetarian dinner with some crusty bread for dipping. The key to the recipe is the broth which cooks for an hour before adding the veggies. The parmesan rind is a 

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with Butterscotch Chips

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with Butterscotch Chips

As I’ve mentioned, I love making quick breads (and my daughter enjoys making them with me); so, this was a fun after-school activity in anticipation of a snowy day. I had bookmarked this recipe from King Arthur a couple of weeks ago because I kept 

Steakhouse Dinner: Filet Mignon & Creamed Spinach

Steakhouse Dinner: Filet Mignon & Creamed Spinach

No Valentine’s Day dinner out for us (like everyone else!) this year. I decided to make my love a steakhouse dinner at home. I ordered some beautiful filet mignons from Snake River Farms. They have really amazing Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork. I’ve been following 

Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

Meat is generally at the center of our holiday meals and Valentine’s Day was no different featuring some delicious filet mignons for me and my husband. But, our daughter doesn’t love meat (other than poultry) and is experimenting with becoming a vegetarian. I’ve made her 

Sheet-Pan Sausages and Mushrooms with Arugula and Croutons

Sheet-Pan Sausages and Mushrooms with Arugula and Croutons

Everyone loved this dinner the other night! And, a sheet-pan meal is always a win from a cleanup perspective. I used hot sausage, sliced baby bellas (bought pre-sliced to save time), and baby arugula because I prefer the milder flavor. A few suggestions / thoughts. 

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Sally’s Baking Addiction is one of my go-to sources for baking recipes. Everything I’ve made from the site has been a hit and she has some amazing tips and explanations. I really feel like I’ve learned more about the science of baking from reading her 

Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken

Everyone can master the perfect roast chicken thanks to this recipe by Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa. Before I jump into the recipe, I know I am far from alone in my desire to be friends with Ina and be invited to her beautiful