Homemade Baked (not Fried) Whole-Wheat Tortillas

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Hello everyone! It’s been a while, and I’m so excited to be back. Life got crazy for a while there (you know how it goes), but now I’ve settled into a rhythm. I’ve been doing so much cooking and experimenting in the kitchen that I just couldn’t stand not sharing anymore.

If today’s recipe sounds complicated and/or scary, fear not. It’s amazingly simple and I’ve made them three times now. They’re worth the work every. single. time. Continue reading

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Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast (AKA The Reason My Husband Married Me*)

The first time I made this dish for Jay, I’m pretty sure he realized we were going to get married (*we do joke about this all the time). This was also the recipe I’d share with guy friends during college when they wanted to make dinner for a girl they wanted to impress. It’s that good.

I’m not sure where the original recipe came from, but I know that I’ve modified it over the years from something my mom gave me, via telephone, when I was maybe… a sophomore? in college. It hasn’t lead me wrong yet, although I don’t make it terribly often (I don’t want to spoil how awesome it is by making it too much, and it’s also not really that healthy). Oh, sorry. Did you think this was a healthy dinner? It’s not… not really. Too much butter, and there is the heavy whipping cream…

Are you intrigued yet?  Continue reading

A Little Dinner Party

Good morning to all! Bringing you a different kind of post on this dreary October Monday.  My husband and I had another couple over for dinner on Saturday night, and I thought I’d highlight a few items from our evening and share some tips on hosting, cooking, and making a lovely little tablescape that is NOT fussy, NOT obnoxious, and not hard at all to do!First of all, try to do as much of the prepping, cooking, table-setting as early in the day as you can.  You might think this goes without saying, but not for me.  I am often guilty of making several things that have to be done right before serving, or having two separate dishes that have to have the finishing touches at the same time, right before they hit the table.  Soon I’m a sweating, stressed mess.  Why do this to yourself if you don’t have to??  Same goes with setting a pretty little table. Continue reading

Butterflied and Brined Roasted Chicken

This is one of those recipes that, no matter how many times I make it, I never get sick of. Inevitably, pictures of the perfectly roasted bird end up on my Facebook pages and Instagram. I am not ashamed.  Continue reading

Glazed Little Red Meatloaf

You know what they say about invention being the product of necessity?  Well, I had a pound of ground beef, and some sorry-looking vegetables that were on their way out the door.  Something told me that a meatloaf was in order!  Continue reading

10-Minute* Slow Cooker Beef Stew

We all seem to be leading busier and busier lives these days, and we often hear that as a reason for not cooking at home, eating healthy, etc. This is the kind of recipe that you can throw together quickly before work, without much thought, and come home to a) your house smelling amazing and b) a delicious, home-cooked meal! If you don’t already own a crock-pot/slow cooker (depending on where you’re from), I’d highly highly recommend it! I own this set-and-forget model, reminiscent of a space ship, but you can’t go wrong with a more basic one, too.  Continue reading