Side Dish

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 […]

bring back the summer – spicy chicken caesars with twice baked potatoes

bring back the summer – spicy chicken caesars with twice baked potatoes

Growing up I remember my dad would make us grilled chicken Caesar salads all the time.  We had this indoor grill that he used to grill up the chicken and it always had a great char/almost crust to it.  We always used Cardini’s caesar dressing […]

summertime sides – corn “mac” and cheese

summertime sides – corn “mac” and cheese

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I think summer eats I think of a few staples.  BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, salads, watermelon and heirloom tomatoes.  Corn on the cob was always a childhood favorite.  We used to go out to family friend’s for the 4th of July when I […]