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…

Pumpkin Praline Blondies

I can’t believe it’s the middle of pumpkin season, and I haven’t made anything with pumpkin yet! I think I went overboard last year with pumpkin biscuits,  pumpkin waffles, …pumpkin doughnuts and thought I was running out of ideas…until now. I made pumpkin praline blondies. I liked the idea of making a chewy bar that…

Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

As you may know by now, I’m a HUGE fan of grilled cheese sandwiches. And panini’s. Honestly they’re one and the same to me.  Anyway, nothing makes me happier than eating a melty, cheesy sandwich filled with yummy extras. This time, I went for pulled pork grilled cheese.  I was craving a pulled pork grilled…

Bourbon Brioche French Toast

Contrary to my numerous boozy food posts, I don’t have it readily available at home. Every now and then, I’ll have a bottle of bourbon around for a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned cocktail, and when I do, I can’t resist a boozy recipe. Recently, I had a bottle in the house, and thought it…

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…

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

It’s fall, and I’ve got apples on my mind: apple pie, apple cider, cider doughnuts, basically anything apple. I was really in the mood to make apple something, but I was also in the mood to make bread or something yeasty. I thought about chop chop bread, but quickly thought of good old fashioned cinnamon…

Lunch at NicolaPizza

The calendar says fall, but the temperature here still says summer.  And that came in handy because it allowed me to road trip to the beach for the first and only time this year.  My bf and I decided to take a quick overnight trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware since I’ve never been. We hung…

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…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

Let’s file this chocolate chip cookie layer cake under “things I’ve always wanted to try”. I like the idea of making layer cakes out of unconventional recipes. So far I’ve made a pancake layer cake, and a peanut butter rice krispy treat cake which were really fun to make. Now I wanted to try it…