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Butter Poached Shrimp and Scallops with Creamed Corn

We have a wonderful little restaurant here in Virginia called The Leaping Lizard Cafe. It’s a small place, set back in a wooded area, and easy to miss. It was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Their food looks and tastes like something you’d get at a fine dining experience in any […]

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 […]

One Pot Chicken Tortellini Dinner

One pot to clean after making a delicious dinner? Sign me up! I make this one pot pasta recipe all the time, so I decided to test another one pot dinner from Pinterest – this time it’s for chicken and tortellini. You use the whole chicken, which I love since sometimes our supermarket has whole […]

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 theĀ  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 […]

Spicy Salsa Chili

Most of my best recipes are born out of creativity, made necessary by poor planning and laziness. I’ll get a hankerin’ for something – like spicy homemade chili, but I’ll realize that I don’t have all of the ingredients in my pantry. So…rather than running to the store (because y’all know my hair is NOT […]

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 […]