Ratatouille - Many of the dishes I have posted thus far on my lovely little blog have not exactly been light and healthy. I’ve noticed this, you’ve noticed this, my waistline has definitely noticed this. My intent has been to share some of our favorite recipes with all of you wonderful people and that generally leads to … Continue reading Ratatouille
Potato and Leek Soup - We had a spring snow yesterday in Edinburgh and were in need of a comforting and warming dish. This potato and leek soup was just the ticket. It’s surprisingly simple with only 8 ingredients and you can have it on the table in about 30 minutes. This is a classic UK dish that tastes similar to … Continue reading Potato and Leek Soup
Neapolitan Pizza: How to Make it and Where to Eat It - Naples is the birthplace of pizza. We were lucky enough to be able to spend a little time in Naples and eat at some of the most celebrated pizzerias. Read about our experience and the best recipe for making Neapolitan style pizza at home below.
Dirty Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo - In honor of our anniversary trip to Italy this week, I thought I would post some of our favorite Italian dishes. Chicken fettuccine alfredo is one of those staple Italian dishes. It’s simple, but so so good. It’s also much easier to make from scratch then you might think! Here’s my version of this restaurant favorite:
Grown Up Caprese Grilled Cheese - A few days ago, I posted a recipe for the Perfect Grilled Cheese. This grown up caprese grilled cheese is that sandwich taken to a whole new level.
Banana Bread French Toast with Caramelized Bananas - I can’t imagine a more decadent and delicious breakfast treat. As much as I love banana bread all by itself, turning into french toast takes it to a whole new level of scrumptious. Add on some caramelized bananas and you have a breakfast built for royalty!
Homemade Flour Tortillas - Homemade tortillas… just saying (or typing) those words makes my mouth water. If you’re not lucky enough to live somewhere where hot, freshly made tortillas are available at the local grocery store, this recipe will become a staple in your life.
Banana Bread - A loaf of banana bread is the best use for bananas on the brink. We buy bananas pretty much every week to eat with breakfast, but they all don’t always get eaten. Whenever we have a few left at the end of the week, I always turn to this recipe. I love it for many … Continue reading Banana Bread
Pasta with a Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce and Roasted Tomatoes - Oh man, I love this pasta. Actually, I love all pasta, but this one is something extra special. It’s a combination of everything that is good in the world brought together into a single dish. Did I mention that I love this pasta? Here’s how you make it:
How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese - This sandwich will change your life. If the only way you’ve ever had grilled cheese is a kraft single between two pieces of sandwich bread, this grilled cheese will make you weep tears of joy. It is everything you’ve dreamed that grilled cheese could be, but what no grilled cheese has ever lived up to.
Old Fashioned Southern Biscuits - There really is nothing better than hot homemade biscuits. After you try this recipe, the canned biscuits just won’t quite do it for you anymore. This is a really old recipe and the classic way to make southern biscuits. It’s surprisingly easy and the biscuits come out perfect every time!
Veggie Noodle Stir Fry - This dish is colorful, full of flavor, and (best of all) it is made with udon noodles! My favorite! You can have this dish on the table in about 15 minutes and your family will be blown away by the authentic flavors. Get ready to bring a lot of joy to dinner time!
Red Lentil Dahl - If you’ve never tried dahl before, you must give this dish a go! Dahl is a meal that many families eat in India on a regular basis. It also happens to be one of our favorite things to eat. We eat it pretty much every week in our house. It’s made completely from red lentils and … Continue reading Red Lentil Dahl
Homemade Tomato Sauce - There is just no comparison to homemade tomato sauce. After you try my version, the jarred stuff will never cut it for you again. This sauce is easy and can be thrown together in no time. It’s perfect with pasta and meatballs, spooned over chicken parmigiana, or baked into a lasagna. Here’s how I make it:
Chicken Fried Rice - Fried rice is one of my favorite chinese takeout dishes. I’ve been experimenting with different versions of fried rice and hunting for the best recipe for years. My husband and I both agree, this is the winner. This fried rice is the perfect balance of light, savory, fresh, and spicy. Best of all, it is … Continue reading Chicken Fried Rice