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Roasted Jalapeño Popper Bites

I think my favorite appetizer for tailgates might be Jalapeño Poppers. They’re more time consuming than I’d like so when I’m strapped for time or the kitchen is full of other appetizers, these bites are my go-to. My friend introduced me to these bites last year and I’ve been hooked ever since. They are so easy …

Pike Place Breakfast Casserole

I lived in Washington when I was little so when I had the opportunity to visit my friend in Seattle, I couldn’t wait to go back! I knew there was a big foodie scene and was probably most excited to visit Pike Place Market again. All the vendors there were so willing for you to try …

Snowed In Stir Fry

Alright…. Let me be the first to say that kielbasa is notttt my first choice for a stir fry protein. When you’re snowed in and already ate the chicken you bought to prepare for the “storm of the century”, looking at you Blizzard ’16, you only have so many options. I had gone to the …

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

With Blizzard 2016 around the corner and my oven conveniently not working, I decided a slow cooker meal would be perfect for the lazy snow days. This Balsamic Chicken is so easy and quick to put together and leaves your house smelling wonderful all day long. It’s one of those dishes that you put together, …

Slow Simmered Marinara Sauce

I feel like one thing anyone who cooks strives for is to have their own sauce recipe. After years of eating sauce from the jar, my eyes were opened to the freshness of homemade sauce when I attempted to make it myself. Even the first attempt with just some tomatoes and herbs, something clicked. I …

Fresh Egg Noodles

If you’re interested in the science behind food (?), this article is fascinating. They set up different experiments to find out how to make the best fresh pasta changing ratios in the flour, egg vs. water, resting times, and how to mix and knead.  After reading it I was determined to make perfect pasta. The first …

Quick Baked Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are one of those things that make an awesome base. You can throw some barbecue or marinara on them or eat them plain. I personally recommend this Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce I made in the last post. ? They are also perfect for an appetizer or as a part of an entree. It’s …

Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs

These ribs. Let me tell you… they fall of the bone and that barbecue sauce I could put on just about anything. I’ve made these ribs a few times in the past few years and every time they’ve been demolished.

Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

I guess it’s about time that I post something other than a side dish. The holidays are just so easy to get sucked into all of the pot lucks and parties that actual meals feel few and far between. This one was absolutely worth the time spent and by time spent I mean sitting around …

Tomato, Green Onion, and Orzo Salad

I discovered this recipe this past summer looking for a different type of pasta salad. Ever since, I’ve been hooked. It was a perfect side dish to bring to the holiday parties at work especially with those festive colors. I’m so excited to make this again next summer with some tomatoes from my garden. It’s …