Side Dish

Green Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Green Garlic Smashed Potatoes

These green garlic smashed potatoes are a perfect spring time side.  Green garlic is paired with buttermilk and parmesan cheese for a creamy smashed potato. Green garlic and ramps are some of my favorite vegetables in the spring time.  This past weekend we went to […]

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

If you have been following along for some time then you won’t be surprised that my husband loves anything and everything Mexican.  He is from Texas and would eat something Mexican inspired every night if he could.  He really wanted tacos one night and asked […]

Creamy Parmesan Orzo

Creamy Parmesan Orzo

I have a few recipes that when I go home to visit my dad I request for him to make me.  His creamy parmesan orzo dish is one of them.  He used to make a huge pan of it when we were younger and we […]

boursin cheese mashed potatoes

boursin cheese mashed potatoes

For the past three years my husband and I have been cooking dinner for 20 or so of our close friends on New Years Eve.  We host it at our BFF Christopher’s house because his kitchen was bigger than when we lived in our loft. […]

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Easy Lemon Garlic Parmesan Rice

Lately I have been inspired by my travels when I cook dinner.  Probably more so than ever since I am unable to travel anywhere.  We have been cooking a lot of Greek inspired dishes.  From Village Salads to Greek Bowls.  The other night we were […]

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

It’s getting cold out finally here.  There is something about the winter that just makes me crave comfort food.  Typically during the week we eat really healthy.  Monday thru Thursday are pretty much vegan meals and we save our cheat meals for the weekends.  Even […]

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

Spring is here.  Kind of.  It’s supposed to snow tonight so you never really know in Michigan.  But we have had a few warmer days lately which gets me excited.  I love seeing the food switch over in the grocery store when the season changes. […]

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week I like to make quick meals.  We also don’t eat a ton of pasta during the week.  But this past week was an exception.  I had made pesto on the weekend that I wanted to use up.  Since my husband is […]

the best pairing: bacon-y side dishes

the best pairing: bacon-y side dishes

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ately in our house carbs are scarce.  My husband has been on a carb-cycling plan so he isn’t eating as many.  It hasn’t been too bad.  I actually have eaten less by default as well.  If he is following his plan strictly it’s pretty much […]