Weeknight

thai lettuce wraps

I am a huge fan of takeout – especially when a week day turns into a hot mess day – when I don’t want to cook! I almost always default to Asian takeout – Chinese, Japanese, or Thai food. You can still make healthy choices and everyone will eat it! […]

garlic butter shrimp bowl

Once in a while, a really yummy recipe comes together and I surprise myself. Not because I think I am a good cook, but because flavors and ingredients have a way of really enhancing each other! This creation was a total accident but, I know it is a good one […]

grammy’s lasagna

Lasagna. One of my favorite foods of all time. My mother (R&R’s grammy) makes the absolute best lasagna. For our wedding, she laminated a bunch of recipes written by the women in my family and put them into a recipe box. The lasagna recipe card is always in front and […]

pretzel crusted chicken nuggets

What kid doesn’t like chicken nuggets? R&R love them but I am not a huge fan of buying them frozen. These pretzel covered ones are fresh, delicious and super playful! Pair them with some mustard or ketchup (my fave is mustard and mayo together) and you are all set!

veggie hummus wrap

Meal prepping takes some time. I usually do it on Sunday afternoons when R&R are napping and hubby is around. My prep includes a lunch option for us during the week as well as any breakfast items I can go ahead and cook beforehand. It’s super helpful to be able […]

pulled pork nachos

Pork, again! What can I say, we love it around here. This nacho recipe is one of my most popular among friends. It’s super easy and super tasty!

whole chicken – oven vs. crockpot

A full chicken?! It is FAR easier than you realize to cook a whole bird and you get a ton of fantastic meat out of it. It can be cheaper than buying an already cooked rotisserie chicken from the store and you can experiment to make it taste how you […]

pan fried pork chops

My husband is asked quite frequently what he likes most about my cooking – cuisines, recipes, ingredients. He is my biggest fan and most considerate critic! Luckily, he says he can count on ONE hand the number of meals he hasn’t enjoyed in 8 years of marriage. I consider that […]

heaven on a bagel

As much as I like a good avocado toast for breakfast (I am TECHNICALLY a millennial, people), there’s nothing like a well made bagel sandwich. Pair it with hot coffee. YUM.