Entrees

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

We’ve already talked about how much I love store bought puff pastry for its short cutting ways in the kitchen.  And I’d like you to know I feel very much the same way about store bought rotisserie chicken.  I’m unashamed to admit that I can’t […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Picture yourself walking around Paris, taking in all the sights and sounds of the city.  You start to get tired so you walk into a nearby cafe or brasserie – one of the ones with small tables and chairs squeezed together all facing the street.  […]

Slow Cooked Italian Beef

Slow Cooked Italian Beef

Things that are hearty and cozy and feel like home:  this rich slow cooked Italian beef recipe.  This meal reminds me of football Saturday and of family gatherings.  On cold winter days few things sound more satisfying than this Italian beef.  And this is coming […]

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Okay, people – let’s talk stuffing.  Specifically, my every Thanksgiving go-to, best ever, sausage & apple stuffing.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that stuffing is my favorite dish in the entire Thanksgiving meal.  Get that boxed stuff out of […]

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

I’m still very much on the Italian/Mediterranean cooking kick since I came back from my trip to Europe.  Every time I travel there I’m reminded of how much cooking Mediterranean food feels natural to me.  It’s very much how I choose to cook at home, […]

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

I’m back!  Back from Italy, back from the cooking course, back to real life.  It’s been a whirlwind 4 weeks of traveling, and I’m so grateful for the entire experience.  The real gem for me was (predictably) the Awaiting Table cooking class in southern Italy. It […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Salve, friends!  I’m writing to you today from my beautiful Airbnb in the charming town of Lecce in Southern Italy.  This city is absolutely stunning.  I’m going to be spending a week here learning about the cuisine of the Puglia region and cooking until I’m blue […]

Tomato & Mozzarella Baked Gnocchi

Tomato & Mozzarella Baked Gnocchi

As if your social media feeds haven’t told you already, it’s officially fall!  For me that means cozier everything – cozier clothes, cozier weather, and definitely cozier meals. You already know from my last post that I have an affinity for gnocchi because of my […]

Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

When I was living in France after college, my kitchen was very, very small. It consisted of two hot plates, a sink, and about six inches of counter space. With no oven and very few pots and pans, I was forced to get creative with […]

Creamy Seafood Pasta

Creamy Seafood Pasta

So by now we’ve already established that the garlicky, seafood broth that comes from steaming French mussels is near perfection.  Frites are good in it, crusty baguette is good in it, and I’m here to advocate that twirly pasta deserves to be paired with it […]