Scotch-a-Roo’s

I am pretty sure that I say this with just about every recipe that I share with you, but honestly, this is one of my favorite recipes ever.  And also a recipe that I would file under “Mom’s most famous.”  Although I truly loved everything and anything that my Mom made for us growing up, […]

Bruschetta

One of the most memorable meals that I had during my first stay in Montepulciano (obviously aside from literally everything that I ate), was a simple tomato bruschetta. I had just finished my Italian classes for the day, and I was wandering around town trying to figure out where to stop for lunch.  I vaguely […]

Greek Potatoes

Before traveling to Greece, I don’t think that I had any clue that there was such a thing as “Greek Potatoes.”  In fact, no, I definitely did not have any idea that I would come home from Greece craving their oh-so-savory Mediterranean style roasted potatoes. To our surprise, most restaurants in Greece tried to serve […]

Greek Salad

When we started planning the Greece portion of our trip, we also started to get really excited for all of the Mediterranean cuisine that we would be enjoying – especially all of the fresh fish and Greek Salad.  But the funny thing about us being excited for Greek Salad is that neither one of us had ever […]

Nana’s Banana Bread

Here is why I love banana bread: it tastes like home.  There are just certain things that without a doubt remind me of home and of my childhood, and banana bread is one of those things. Banana bread was something that my Mom regularly baked for our family, and it was also one of my […]

50th State Pizza

Sometimes I get ideas for a new recipe completely out of the blue.  We could be lying in bed, minutes away from slumber, and then suddenly I announce, “I’m thinking about trying to make…(insert recipe here).”  I have no clue where this inspiration or these ideas come from, but what I do know is that […]

Cacio e Pepe

Boy have I got another easy, delicious weeknight dinner for you.  Just like Aglio Olio, this cheesy, peppery pasta dish will come together in a flash (or as quick as it takes you to boil your pasta).  If you like black pepper (I’m not even going to make sure that you like cheese, as I […]

Aglio, Oglio e Peperoncino

It’s time for pasta, and boy have I got a recipe for you!  It’s a super simple, super quick dinner for 2 that will keep you coming back time after time.  It’s spicy, garlicky, creamy, and savory…it’s simply perfection.  So pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper, and get ready, because this one […]

Healthy Turkey Chili

There is something about the arrival of the New Year that inspires a lot of people to eat healthier and set fitness or health goals for the rest of the year.  And although I haven’t set any goals for myself for 2017 (can you hardly believe that I don’t have a list going?!?), perhaps I […]

Shrimp Risotto

For New Year’s Eve, after a whirlwind 3 weeks out of town, the hubs and I decided to stay in and cook one of our favorites, Shrimp Risotto.  Creamy, sweet, savory, garlicky…this recipe hits all of the right notes and will keep you coming back for more (pretty much until you finish the pot). For […]