spanakopita pie

  What I made:  Spanakopita Pie    Original Recipe or did I make it myself?  Found it on Bon Appetit and followed it to the letter.  Most of the time I enjoy being a recipe tester.  You didn’t want to try to make it yourself?  I made spanakopita quite a bit when my son was little,…

Classic Meatballs

  What I made: Classic Meatballs Original Recipe or did I make it myself? This is a recipe from Tyler Florence that I’ve had for years.  The original recipe is for spaghetti and meatballs with a homemade sauce (delish!) but I only used the meatball portion of this recipe.  You can see the entire recipe…

Coconut Curry Chicken

So my new favorite gadget is the InstaPot.  After testing out the pressure cooker feature for my burrito bowls, I was eager to try something slightly more complex. I would need a recipe specifically made for the InstaPot. I found a great recipe to work from for Coconut Curry Chicken.  First, I love curry and…

Chicken Burrito Bowl

So I have a new obsession, and its name is Instapot.  For its inaugural run, I made chicken burrito bowls. Twice. The first time was a learning curve, but I’m going to share photos of both dishes. I’ve wanted to make pulled anything for a while now, but didn’t feel like fiddling with my slow…

Spinach and Feta Empanadas

I was cleaning out my freezer the other day, and came across empanada wrappers that I had bought with the intention of making spinach and feta empanadas.  I was overly ambitious that day, and put them aside for another occasion. I totally forgot about them until now. So now I’m ready to make the spinach…

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw

Mondays are very busy in my house. My son has back to back appointments where we don’t get home until after 7pm, and are starving!  I don’t want a microwave a meal, and don’t always batch cook the night before, so we need something quick and easy. This particular Monday I made barbecue chicken sandwiches…

Linguine with Italian Sausage

Now that fall is here (even though it doesn’t seem like it), I’ve started craving my go to fall comfort foods like chili and pasta. My son usually likes his Bolognese pureed, but I talked him into a lighter, fresher tomato sauce, and made linguine with Italian sausage. For his purposes, I called it a…

Next Level Grilled Cheese

I’m literally calling this next level grilled cheese, because there’s no other way to describe probably the best grilled cheese I’ve ever eaten. I’m a huge grilled cheese fan, and love to play around with different breads, cheeses, meats, and veggies. There’s something about melted cheese that makes me smile. When I saw Ruth Reichl’s…

Cobb Salad

My son came home from the end of the summer asking me to make a Cobb salad.  I felt like I needed to be revived with smelling salts after hearing this. My once lettuce adverse veggie eater is now asking for a salad for dinner. I think it was because bacon was involved. To be…

Chicken Tacos with Broccolini Slaw

It’s that time of the week again.  That one special day that’s reserved for tacos.  But what kind of tacos?  Chicken tacos with broccolini slaw.  This recipe is really a hodge-podge of two previous taco recipes; chicken tacos and salmon tacos with avocado crema.  I really liked the chicken taco recipe, and wanted to try…

Prosciutto Mozzarella and Fig Panini

Not sure if I mentioned this in the past, but I use getpocket.com often. Meaning, I have over 1000 links saved in my account. My goal is to try to go through and trash the links I no longer need, or no longer exist. I came across this prosciutto mozzarella and fig panini recipe from tasting table…

Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

Woo!  Are you ready for my next installment of, “My Week with Salmon”? I never thought I would spend a week eating salmon, but here I am.  I still have quite a few recipes to get through in epicurious, so let’s get cookin’ with broiled salmon with scallions and sesame! Ok, I should make a…