Posts Tagged "dinner"

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

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

There are tons of fun ways to enjoy soft shell crab and then there’s my favorite. Simply pan fried. When the weather starts warming up, the first thing on my mind is: it’s almost soft shell crab season! By the time May get’s here, I’m SO ready to enjoy one of my favorite foods! The first thing I do when Read More

Lamb Meatballs with Carrot Tomato Sauce

I love lamb meatballs. They have an incredible amount of flavor and they always turn out perfectly juicy and tender. Since spring is just around the corner, I figured it was a great time to share this delicious recipe with you guys! People don’t seem to cook with lamb enough, in my opinion. If you’re one of those people who’s Read More

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

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

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

Chocolate Affogato with Walnuts

If you know me, you know I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but, that does not mean I don’t love dessert! Confused? What I mean is, I don’t like anything tooooo sweet. When I order dessert, I always go for dark chocolate, coffee, rich and bitter flavors. So when creating this recipe with Turkey Hill Dairy, I thought Read More

Anchovy Carbonara

Carbonara purists will hate me for this one but, it’s really hard for me to care when the pasta is this delicious! This is the type of recipe that I don’t make very often but when I do, I get super excited for it. It’s rich and indulgent, and the best part? It’s really easy to make. Traditional carbonara consists Read More