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Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli in bowl

The second the weather starts cooling down, I immediately start craving a big ol’ bowl of Pasta e Fagioli. Pasta e Fagioli, which means “pasta and beans” in Italian, is one of my favorite and most comforting dishes out there! Pasta, beans, pancetta and a super flavorful broth all topped with cheese—what’s more cozy than that? My dad has been making Read More

Aglio e Olio with Cured Egg Yolk

Aglio e Olio with Cured Egg Yolk grated on top

Aglio e Olio, which means “garlic and oil” in Italian, is one of those dishes that’s so simple, and so easy to make, it’s almost unbelievable. It just proves, you don’t need many ingredients to make a delicious meal! Aglio e Olio is amazing on it’s own but I’m taking it to the next level by topping it off with Read More

Cured Egg Yolks

cured egg yolk

Wait, what? Yep! you read that right! Cured eggs yolks are something you need in your life. Like, right now. The first time I made these was about 5 years ago and I was immediately obsessed. Since then they’ve been a pretty regular occurrence in my household and they should be in yours too! The first time I made these, Read More

BLT with Pepperoncini Mayo

BLT with Pepperoncini Mayo

I love this recipe because it’s a fun way to breathe new life into an old favorite. But why mess with a classic, you ask? Well, I’m not really messing with it per se—I’m enhancing it! The BLT is one of the most beloved sandwiches out there, try making it this way, and you’ll love it even more than you Read More

Harissa Roasted Potatoes with Tahini Sauce

A bowl of spicy roasted potatoes with tahini sauce drizzled on top. Served with scallions and sesame seeds.

Who doesn’t love some crispy roasted potatoes? These potatoes are ESPECIALLY tasty and packed with flavor. Why? They’re roasted with harissa! The harissa gives them a bit of a spicy kick and the tahini sauce adds a nice, creamy element. All topped off with green onion and toasted sesame seeds—so delicious! I’ve been wanting to share this recipe since the Read More

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

There’s nothing like a good, fresh, cooling salad when the weather warms up, Am I right? Want to know what makes the salad even better? Beef! This Thai Beef Salad is filled with crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and super flavorful, thinly sliced steak. This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I Read More

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

chicago style hot dog

If you’re from Chicago, I know you know how to make a Chicago dog so you can skip right over this post. Might I suggest this one? Now if you’re not from Chicago, stick around! I’m going to show you how to make a proper Chicago style hot dog! Living in and around Chicago my entire life, Chicago dogs have Read More

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

What’s better than a couple grilled shrimp skewbobs in the summertime? Not much! Especially if you call them skewbobs, but that’s just my opinion. In all seriousness though, how good are Shrimp skewers in the summer?! I am requesting that all my meals, no matter what they are, be skewered and grilled in the summer. That’s that. Since it’s finally Read More

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

soft shell crab sandwich

One of the best ways to enjoy soft shell crab is in a good old sandwich. Salty, crunchy crab and spicy, sweet sauce in a warm bun—what’s better than that? I like to keep everything really simple in these sandwiches to make sure the soft shell crab is the star. Okay, the sauce is also a star but let’s try Read More

Soft Shell Crab Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary with Soft Shell Crab

I swear I’m not a psycho (true, probably only a psycho would say that) but OH MY GOD, Soft Shell Crab Bloody Marys are a freaking revelation. You guys gotta trust me on this one, okay? By now you might have noticed that I love crab and I LOVE soft shell crab. When soft shell crab season rolls around, it’s Read More