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White Wine & Garlic Broccoli Recipe


White wine and garlic, if these two things aren’t in your cooking repertoire they should be. These two ingredients are usually always on hand and ALWAYS taste good together. Whether they are paired together in pasta dishes, poultry, fish or in this case veggies, it’s a safe bet that the food will taste light and fantastic. (more…)

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Hasselback Potato Recipe


Potatoes to me are like blank canvases. They look and taste the way you make them, which is probably why everyone likes them. I don’t think I have ever met someone who doesn’t like some sort of potato dish.

These hasselback potatoes are a fun twist on baked potatoes. They look different and adventurous on your plate which is always a great thing when having people over.

Super easy and obviously really cheap to make, I mean hello they are taters, the cheap mans diet! You just can’t go wrong with these. (more…)

Your Go To Healthy Chicken Cutlet Recipe


In college I was busier than I am now. I had a job, class and an internship and I would literally be running out the door with no time to cook during the week. For an eater like me, this proposed a challenge. How do I eat quality healthy food on the go?! Also, me being hungry is not good for ANYONE.

This is when I came up with a weekly healthy chicken. I would make this chicken every Sunday and keep it in my fridge for salads, sandwiches or dinners on the go.  I have to say it was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. This chicken has enough flavors that it isn’t bland and at the same time it doesn’t have an overpowering flavor that makes it difficult to pair other ingredients with it.

This is really the chicken that anyone can make and not mess up.  So for all of you who say “I can’t cook”, trust me, try making this and see for yourself that you CAN cook. (more…)

Braised Whiskey BBQ Short Ribs Recipe


Just thinking about this is making my tummy rumble with excitement. This is one of those things I make and could practically cry from pure love of the dish. It is SOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!

If you work full time, like me, this isn’t something you can make during the week (I know, sad) but it’s a great meal to make on Sunday when you’re hanging out at home because it will take 3-4 hours.

I think I’ve become somewhat of a short rib snob. I hate when you order them at a restaurant and they come out hard and dry. This is not what short ribs are about. Short ribs are slow cooked with juicy flavors and a buttery texture that will make you lick the plate clean. By cooking them slowly and on a low flame you’re allowing the juices to get soaked up in the meat and eventually the meat will be falling off the bone. Now that is a good short rib. (more…)

Pomegranate & Fig Arugula Salad w. Cinnamon Honey Balsamic Dressing


I have always loved homemade salad dressings. There is something about store-bought dressings that just aren’t for me. Not only are store-bought dressings mostly filled with calories, they are also filled with typical flavors. When you make dressings yourself usually they have fresher, lighter flavors. You can also create what the outcome will be. If you like your dressings less sweet, more vinegary or saltastic here is your chance to do so.

I came up with this salad by roaming the food store, which I often do. Walking up and down the aisles of a supermarket or farmers market will give your brain and your belly inspiration. This is why I hate rushing when it’s time for my weekly food shopping. I want to take my time and walk up every aisle and look really hard to find something new and fun. I know people who walk into the supermarket with their list and walk out with everything on it and nothing extra. I am not this person. I don’t have a list the majority of the time. I have the food talk to me and tell me what I should make (trust me I know I sound a little foodcookoo). Sometimes I wish it would tell me to put down the stone ground mustard because you already have three jars at home. (more…)

Smoked String Beans


Constantly coming up with new side dishes is almost like a part time job. I find it difficult to spice up my side dish repertoire when I’m dealing with selective veggie eaters.  This is why I decided I no longer care about who eats what. I am now making whatever I feel like making and if they don’t like it they won’t eat it. I have also discovered that by doing this people end up eating, and liking, something they don’t normally eat because it’s their only option and therefore they are forced to try it. (more…)

Dont Skimp Out On This Kind Of SALT


My farmer’s market trips usually result in me finding something new, which is exactly what happened this Sunday.  I stumbled upon this salt booth that now I can’t wait to go back to called Hepp’s Salt. This guy had about 30 – 40 different kinds of salts and I wanted every single one. What was so great about it was how reasonably priced they were. Each bag of salt was only 5 dollars. (more…)

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