Recipes Posts

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Fennel

This Spaghetti with Shrimp and Fennel has quickly become a favorite in my house. I recently made it for my boyfriend and he was so impressed, he thought I had gone out of my way to make a really special meal for him. Little did he know, it was beyond easy to make! (but let’s just keep that on the Read More

Spicy Shrimp and Smashed Avocado Bites

These spicy shrimp and avocado bites get gobbled up in minutes every time I make them so you might want to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I have been making these for years and am just finally getting around to posting the recipe because, well, I’m an idiot. No seriously, that’s the reason. Read More

Beet Carpaccio with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

This Beet Carpaccio is one of those recipes that looks fancy, but is incredibly easy to make. Like, seriously, it’s almost embarrassing how easy it is. You’ll roast some beets, slice ’em up, add some delicious toppings and there you go, a beautiful and tasty dish! Speaking of beautiful, can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty beets Read More

Easy Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs In Purgatory with Cheese

Eggs in Purgatory might take the blue ribbon for coziest breakfast ever (if anyone is giving out ribbons for that.) In addition to being the coziest, it’s also one of the easiest! I’m telling you, it looks fancy, but it’s a breeze to make. I mean, I regularly make this on weekdays—that’s how easy it is! It’s a healthy and fun Read More

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. I visited Italy with my family when I was 19, and one of my favorite memories from the trip was the most perfect bowl of Bucatini all’Amatriciana I ate in Rome. Perfectly al dente pasta, chunky tomato sauce loaded with crispy, salty pork and tons of cheese—you can’t go Read More

Ham and Cheese Panini with Caraway Slaw

There’s a lot that Joey Tribbiani and I have in common. We both have Italian backgrounds, we both think that Chandler Bing is hilarious, and we both LOVE sandwiches. I could probably eat a sandwich at every meal for at least a week and not get sick of them. I can’t say that I’ve tested that theory but, if I Read More

The Best Smoked Trout Dip

It’s honestly hard for me to keep my emotions in check whenever I make this recipe. The contrast of pure joy while eating it to the deep despair I feel when it’s gone is pretty extreme. Okay, yes, I’m being dramatic but I truly do get sad when it’s all gone. The last bite is usually followed by, “I miss Read More

Chicory Salad with Blue Cheese and Pears

My mom used to make a similar salad to this one when I was growing up and I used to resist it because my (totally wrong) brain thought that pears couldn’t be good in a salad. Well, when I finally came around and realized that pears are DELICIOUS in salad, I felt like a real moron. Take it from me Read More

Farro With Miso Mushrooms

I am honestly kind of mad at myself for not bringing this recipe to life sooner. I have a list of “cooking ideas” in my notes on my phone where I jot down any and all ideas I have for recipes. Some of these ideas are fully formed and ready to be put to the test and some… well, some Read More

Casarecce with Shrimp and My Lunch with Barilla

Thank you, Barilla®, for this unforgettable experience and for sponsoring this post. Thoughts, photos and recipe are my own. There have been moments in my blogging career when I’ve looked around me, taken note of what I’m doing, who I’m with and what I’m eating and thought, “This is REALLY cool.”  This week, I had a BIG one of those Read More