Entrees

Chocolate Beef Stew #Choctoberfest

When I first came up with the idea for #Choctoberfest, I knew I’d have a hard time choosing which dessert recipes to taste-test and share… But I never imagined that I’d also be sharing some hearty dinner recipes! I know chocolate beef stew sounds really weird. And hey, I guess it is pretty weird! But […]

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Dipping Sauce #secretrecipeclub

It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club recipe! Every month, a group of food bloggers trades names secret-Santa-style and makes one another’s recipes… and this month, I had the privilege of getting Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Camilla is our group’s fearless leader, and she was also the mastermind behind #HotSummerEats early this summer, which was […]

Ham Pot Pie

In February 2013, I started out on this epic journey and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. I didn’t know anyone who lived in this area except my boyfriend, who left a week later on deployment. After I dropped him off at his ship and said a teary goodbye, I drove back to my brand new house […]

Shrimp Pasta with Spinach Cashew Pesto

The last time we went shopping, they had these big, beautiful shrimp on sale. They were cleaned, cooked, and peeled… so I just couldn’t resist buying a bag of them. Seriously, when the hardest part of working with shrimp is figuring out what awesome recipe to make with them, life is pretty good. In true […]

Katie’s Chicken Asparagus Quinoa Bake

I love when my family comes to visit! I’m about a 7-hour drive from where most of them live in Pennsylvania, so it’s a bit of a hike. BUT… at the end of the trip, at least they’re at the beach. Plus I always tempt them when really yummy food. Perks of being related to […]

Honey Crusted Pork Chops with Honey Soy Sauce

This is a sponsored post for Honey Bunches of Oats. All opinions are my own. I blame my love of pork on my German heritage. Pork chops are definitely a family favorite. Recently, I was tasked with creating a recipe using Honey Bunches of Oats. Now, you might at first think that a sweet breakfast […]

Asian Sesame Salmon #HotSummerEats

I grew up in the very land-locked state of Pennsylvania, so we didn’t eat much seafood. When I did have it, it was typically some kind of frozen fish patty. Appetizing, I know. On special occasions, my mom would make shrimp (YUM), but it wasn’t until I moved to Virginia that fish became a regular […]

Budget-Friendly Seafood Salad #HotSummerEats

I love fresh seafood salad in the summer. It makes such a perfect lunch alone or stuffed in a pita pocket. But… Seafood is expensive. I’d love to eat seafood several times per week, but our monthly food budget would be maxed out in a week if we did that. When I joined #HotSummerEats (read […]

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas #HotSummerEats

What is the flavor of summer? Is it watermelon? Maybe corn on the cob? How about s’mores? Yes, yes, and yes…but for me, the top flavor of summer has got to be barbeque! I love making my own BBQ sauce (awesome on meatballs), and taste-testing packaged sauces in a variety of flavors. As part of […]

Honey BBQ Chicken Legs

I love a good deal at the grocery store. And last week, there was a great deal on chicken legs. But I was lacking a little inspiration. To Pinterest! There was one recipe that caught my eye – it was billed as “so good you’ll want to slap your grandmother.” I don’t know what my […]

Beef Bolognese with Asiago Cheese

One cannot talk about Beef Bolognese without talking about Julia Child. If there’s one word that describes Julia, it is: fearless. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child I love how she wasn’t afraid to make waves and try new things. […]

Orange Sesame Beef

Confession time: we order Chinese food at least every other week. We’d probably order it every week, but we always have lots of leftovers. I know, I know. I’m a food blogger. Why order take out when I can whip something up myself? But truth be told, I just haven’t been able to replicate some […]

Buffalo Chicken Ring Recipe

Y’all know how much I love quick and easy recipes, right? Our blog is filled with them: Korean Beef, S’mores Dessert, Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins, Pain Au Chocolat, Thin Crust Pizza… the list goes on and on. It seems like I’m always short on time, so a recipe that doesn’t take all day is going to […]

Breaded Lamb with Brown Butter Sauce (Or, How Lamb is Not Like Sour Cream)

I have a confession, dear readers: I don’t like lamb. I know, I know. Crucify me if you will! Here, have my food blogger badge and my food lover badge and my sane person badge. But I’ve given lamb a fair shake, I promise. Every time I try it, I think, “Maybe this time my […]

Spinach Bacon Carbonara

I seriously never get sick of carbonara. This dish is not great for the diet, but it’s so good for the soul. There’s just something so right about the combination of the creamy egg sauce, the salty cheese, and the smokey bacon. I add spinach to mine so I get some veggies in there, and […]

My Easy Korean Beef Recipe

One recipe I see pop up on Pinterest again and again is Korean beef using ground beef. It’s always intrigued me, but I’ve never had Korean beef before, so I wasn’t really sure what it was supposed to taste like. I’m still not 100% sure what it’s supposed to taste like. But the version I […]