Cheese

How to Get Ready for Guests in a Dash (Plus Our Easy Cheese Dip Recipe!)

For the last few years, my fiance and I have been Airbnb hosts. Not only does this help us supplement our income, but we also get to meet people from around the world. We’ve had guests from as far away as Australia! (Learn how to become a host here.) Getting ready for Airbnb guests is […]

Low-Carb Fettuccine Alfredo (You Won’t Believe It’s Not Pasta!)

I’m a sucker for pasta dishes, but let’s face it… this time of year, I definitely don’t need to be scarfing down a huge dish of fettuccine alfredo! This recipe doesn’t actually contain any pasta, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised how similar it is to a big bowl of fettucine alfredro. And no “zoodles” – […]

Smoked Turkey Panini with Avocado Mayonnaise Spread

I’m a huge fan of turkey paninis, but I don’t own a panini press. But did you know that you can make paninis at home – really delicious paninis – without owning a press? Recently, I got the chance to try Oscar Mayer Selects Natural Applewood Smoked Turkey lunch meat, and I knew it would […]

Caprese Salad with Sweet Balsamic Reduction (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about chocolate and strawberries and… salad? Okay, I usually don’t think about salad… but what if it is a luscious, decadent caprese salad with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled over thick slices of ripe tomato, fragrant basil leaves, and of course, fresh, creamy mozzarella cheese. Now that […]

Chocolate Chili #Choctoberfest

Chocolate… chili? Listen, I know it sounds weird, but this chocolate chili recipe is awesome. I made it for my boyfriend’s birthday part last month, and not only did he love it, but the entire party could not stop eating it! Over the past week, we’ve been joined by dozens of other bloggers posting chocolate […]

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 […]

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns #BreadBakers

You guys… I think this is seriously one of my favorite recipes of all time! The May theme for Bread Bakes is “Stuffed,” and when it was announced, I scoured Pinterest for ideas. Then, I remembered, I already had an awesome stuffed bread recipe pinned – Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Pretzel Buns from Yammies Noshery. It’s […]

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. […]

Stuffed Summer Squash Boats

Okay, I’ll admit it. I originally pinned this recipe from Thyme for Cooking for stuffed zucchini because it looked pretty. But after I made it – YUM! This is definitely a winning recipe. The really great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your family’s tastes. Add some pepperonis and you […]

Quirky, Crunchy Cheez-It Chicken

Ready for what is possibly the easiest quirky dinner recipe ever? I bring you…. Cheese Nib Chicken! Do not adjust your screen. It really is that unnaturally bright orange color. One of the recipes I make most often is OMG Sour Cream Chicken, but I have to admit, it gets a little boring sometimes. I […]

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

We have a new favorite pasta dish in this house! I know I said recently that I was cutting back on carb consumption when I posted my Chicken Parm with Veggie “Pasta” recipe, but this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta recipe is totally worth the  extra carbs. Hey, I don’t make it every night! It’s totally fine […]

Chicken Bruschetta Bake and My Love Affair with Basil

I’m having this love affair with basil. Yes, the herb. That’s not the milkman’s name or something! I just love the sweet, pepper taste of fresh basil leaves, especially pair with chicken and tomatoes. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! If you’ve only ever used dried basil, you are MISSING OUT! Fresh basil […]

Fancy Mac and Cheese with Apples

I love mac and cheese. Not the crappy boxed stuff that I liked when I was a kid…real, adult mac and cheese. Okay, I still eat the crappy boxed stuff from time. But I drink wine when I do, so that makes up for it, right? Anyway, when I saw this pin, a recipe originally […]

Semi-Homemade French Bread Pizza

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been posting about my adventures in cheese-making. Let’s be honest, most of that cheese goes straight into our tummies without ever making it into a recipe. It’s just so darn good! But I have had a chance to make some really yummy dishes with fresh mozzarella, including one of […]

Adventures in Homemade Cheesemaking

As you may have read a few weeks ago, seeing all the cheesemaking projects on Pinterest made me want to try cheese-making on my own. So, I bought a cheesemaking kit from the New England Cheesemaking Company to try my hand at it. Now that I’ve done it a few times, let me tell you […]