Recipes Posts

(Not Philly) Cheesesteak Smash Burgers

Cheesesteak Burger

I am purposefully NOT calling these “Philly Cheesesteak Smash Burgers” because I know there are no bell peppers in an authentic Philly Cheesesteak. I am not claiming this burger has anything to do with an authentic Philly Cheesesteak. Just want to clear this up straight away. This is just a damn good, cheesesteak inspired burger and the peppers make the Read More

Smoked Trout and Snap Pea Pasta Salad

Smoked Fish Snap Pea Pasta Salad

If you want a fun new take on a pasta salad—this is your dish! Crisp sugar snap peas, smoked trout and farfalle pasta all tossed with a creamy and light dressing. This pasta salad is a great side dish for barbecues and picnics, or an easy lunch! If you’re hesitant about the flavor combos- don’t be! The sweetness of the Read More

Authentic Bucatini Alla Carbonara

Bucatini alla Carbonara

This Bucatini alla Carbonara is rich, creamy (but don’t add cream!!) and super slurpable. If you’ve never made carbonara at home, it’s time to change that! Read through the post for tips on how to make the best, and easiest Bucatini alla Carbonara! Carbonara originated in the Lazio region of Italy, where Rome is. Rome is known for it’s four Read More

Corned Beef and Hash Brown Sliders

Corned Beef Sliders

I have a very important announcement to make: There are hash browns inside of these sliders! Yep, hash browns. Crispy hash browns. That is all. Carry on. Well, actually that is not all, because I have a few more things to say about these Corned Beef and Hash Brown Sliders! These sliders are perfect for using up leftover corned beef Read More

Classic Reuben Sandwich

Classic Reuben Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good Rueben?! Corned beef, perfectly melted Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut and the most delicious dressing all piled onto marbled rye bread and warmed to crispy, gooey perfection. YUM. If you aren’t in the habit of making Reubens for yourself at home, we need to change that, PRONTO. The sandwich could not be easier to make and Read More

Paglia e Fieno with Crispy Shallots

Paglia e Fieno with Crispy Shallots

Palia e Fieno is a classic Italian dish that translates to “straw and hay”. The recipe gets its name from the two types of pasta used—egg fettuccine for the straw, and spinach fettuccine for the hay. Straw and hay pasta is usually served with prosciutto, sweet peas and sometimes mushrooms in a cream sauce. For my version, I topped it Read More

Double Cherry Chocolate Fudge

Double Cherry Chocolate Fudge

This Double Cherry Chocolate Fudge is so easy to make and packed with delicious flavor! The combination of rich chocolate with two types of cherries and crunchy walnuts is unbeatable! Top it all off with a bit of flaky sea salt to take it to the next level. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when I want Read More

Baked Chili Nachos

chili nachos

These nachos are game day perfection! Not that I know much about these “games” you all watch on Sundays. Word on the street is that you guys eat food while watching them? Well, here’s some food. Some game day comfort food! I took a little shortcut here and I’m not even sorry. Sure, a big pot of from-scratch chili simmering Read More

Spaghetti with Guanciale and Brussels Sprouts

Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Guanciale

This pasta is hearty and packed with flavor! If you’re on the fence about Brussels sprouts, this is the dish that’ll turn you into a fan! Who doesn’t love Brussels sprouts? Well, a lot of people actually. I am convinced that people who say they don’t like Brussels sprouts probably just haven’t had them in the right way. If you’re Read More

Classic Italian Sub

Italian Sub with giardiniera

I have some opinions about Italian subs. They’re not snobby opinions (I don’t think) but completely reasonable ones. Bear with me while I bestow upon you, my thoughts, feelings, and rules about the Italian sub. First of all, let’s just address the name real quick. While I call it a sub, you might call it a hoagie, hero, grinder, whatever. Read More