Dinner

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

The first time I’ve ever had baked eggplant parmesan was at my sister’s wedding tasting. I remember trying it, and it was so delicious! Fast forward a few years, and one of my friends made plain baked breaded eggplant. That was also really good! With […]

African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew

I came across this recipe while I was browsing the internet one day, and the list of ingredients really caught my eye. A sauce consisting of peanut butter?! YUP. Count me in!! Those of you that know me personally, know that peanut butter is basically […]

Roasted Chicken Sausage & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

Roasted Chicken Sausage & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

This roasted chicken sausage & vegetable sheet pan dinner is so good! The blend of cinnamon, rosemary, and parsley really bridge together the flavors of the chicken sausage and the vegetables. This dish contains a lot of vegetables as well, making it really healthy! Sheet […]

Easy Vegetable, Rice, Kielbasa Skillet

Easy Vegetable, Rice, Kielbasa Skillet

Ahhh kielbasa. A throwback to my childhood and my Polish roots. Growing up, kielbasa and pierogies were staples in our household. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started experimenting and seeking out different ways to incorporate kielbasa into meals. If you’ve never had it before, you […]

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

These loaded sweet potato nachos are FANTASTIC! The sweetness of the sweet potato nicely counterbalances the spiciness of the homemade taco seasoning in the beef. This dish is also loaded with protein, because of the black beans, ground beef, and cheese. A little goes a […]

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

This brown rice with black beans and corn packs a ton of flavor! While the spice combination may seem odd, just trust me on this. The spices are a cross between traditional taco seasoning and those used for a mole sauce. The result is a […]

Broccoli, Black Bean, and Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole

Broccoli, Black Bean, and Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole

With all of the unseasonably cold weather lately, I was really craving a casserole type dish. I had a hankering for something cheesy, and something with wild rice. Wild rice is my favorite type of rice because it has such a rich flavor. I think […]

Stove Top Beef Stew

Stove Top Beef Stew

Yes, I know stove top beef stew can be made in a slow cooker and it’s easier. :p Truth be told though, I am having a hard time finding a slow cooker that I really like. I don’t like the ones with the ceramic lining […]

Smoky Lentil Stew

Smoky Lentil Stew

I am always looking for ways to eat even healthier than I already do. I first came across this Smoky Lentil Stew in an issue of Cooking Light magazine. The word which initially attracted me to this recipe was ‘smoky,’ as thoughts of bacon swirled […]

Quinoa Corn Chowder

Quinoa Corn Chowder

So I must confess…I’m not an overwhelmingly huge fan of quinoa. I have successfully avoided eating it for a long time. But now that I can no longer fulfill my protein requirements with dairy, tree nuts, or soy, I have been forced to re-evaluate its […]

Pumpkin Alfredo

Pumpkin Alfredo

Alfredo is quite possibly my most favorite way to dress up pasta. Unfortunately, I have developed a sensitivity to dairy, so I need to reduce the dairy load of my dishes as much as possible. One way to do this for this particular dish, is […]

Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I think acorn squash might be one of my new favorites. I have been dabbling a little bit in the paleo recipe world, and came across this Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe by paleorunningmomma that looked really good. While there is a little […]

Goulash: Grandma’s Version!

Goulash: Grandma’s Version!

I don’t think cooking can get any simpler than my grandmother’s goulash. This is a dish we had a lot while growing up, especially during the long, cold winter months. This is also a dish I made quite frequently during college, when I first started […]

Macaroni and Cheese (no cow’s milk!)

Macaroni and Cheese (no cow’s milk!)

I decided to be brave today, and create my own macaroni & cheese recipe from scratch :). I haven’t had homemade macaroni and cheese in over 3 years because of my newfound allergy/intolerance to milk. Today was a bit on the chilly side, and I […]

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

I love Indian food, especially butter chicken. It is my absolute favorite Indian dish! I deliberately omitted the word ‘Indian’ from the title, because I didn’t want people to dismiss the recipe so quickly without even trying it. In my opinion, butter chicken is one […]