Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

I’m craving summer like I crave chocolate. I want to run around it flip-flops and sundresses. I want to sit on the beach with a tropical drink under my umbrella while I read a sappy romantic novel. Summer is so carefree. There are bonfires to enjoy, beach parties to attend, and music by the...

Meatball Subs

Meatballs, anyone? I decided to use the leftover marinara sauce from the chicken parmesan I made last Sunday to make meatball subs for #SundaySupper this week. I’m known for my meatballs. It took me a couple of years to get the recipe just right. They have a lovely depth of flavor, and they are...

Some-Like-It-Hot Stuffed Jalapeños

Holy hot fire, these stuffed jalapeños are good. I’m not lying. I pounded down 15 of these spicy green gems the other night. That’s right. I said it.  FIFTEEN! I’m surprised my stomach wasn’t a burning hole of fire the next day. I love spicy food! Like, sweat-while-you-eat spicy. That’s probably why I adore...

Coffee Break Muffins

Does anyone else struggle to get themselves out of bed on a Monday morning, or is it just me? I don’t know about you, but Mondays are rough for me. What? The weekend is over already, but it just got here. I’m a bit scary in the morning. You don’t want to mess with...

Classic Chicken Parmesan

Happy Sunday! I made you an extremely delicious and comforting meal. This Classic Chicken Parmesan is one of my very favorite recipes. What’s not to love about crispy breaded chicken over pasta with homemade marinara and melted mozzarella cheese… Absolutely nothing! I made classic chicken parmesan for Sunday supper this week. Today wasn’t the...

Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Muffins

I made a last minute decision to make muffins. They literally came out of the oven 20 minutes ago. I was perusing some of my favorite food blogs the other day, and I came across this recipe for strawberry yogurt muffins by bakerstreet. They looked amazing, so I had to make them. I’m glad...

Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

I know today isn’t Sunday, but after cooking, cleaning, and cycling yesterday, I was too tired to post my #SundaySupper recipe. So, I’m posting it today. I made double crust chicken pot pie–talk about ultimate comfort food! It’s the type of dish that makes you feel warm inside. The buttery crust melts in your...

Quick Pickled Salad

My girlfriend and I went to P.F. Chang’s for lunch today. It was tasty. I haven’t been there in so long that I forgot how much I enjoy their food. I ordered the pepper steak, and it was delicious. The part I liked most about the dish was the small salad that accompanied it....

Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Let me just start by saying that I have a new love in my life. I found a new grocery store today, and I think I’m smitten. This store is amazing. It’s called The Fresh Market, and the name says it all. As soon as I walked into the store, I knew we were...