Guinness Beef Stew

I’d like to introduce you to my newest obsession: Guinness Beef Stew. It’s like beef bourguignon, but instead of using red wine we’re using Guinness! Which means, YES, this is beef cooked in bacon fat and then braised in dark beer and it will probably ruin all other beef for you. This is a stew […]

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Baked Popcorn Chicken

We’re making popcorn chicken IN THE OVEN. Popcorn chicken is one of my favorite forms of chicken. Not only are the tiny, crispy chunks of chicken super cute and fun to eat, they also are a good addition to so many dishes – salads, pastas, rice bowls: Pretty much everything benefits from the addition of […]

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Southwest Turkey Skillet

One pan dinners are king around here, both for ease of dinner making and dinner cleaning up. We especially like one pan dinners that require no advanced food prep and get on the table quickly, and this southwest turkey skillet checks all of those boxes! If a sweet potato hash and a turkey chili had […]

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Meatloaf Meatballs with Redskin Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf Meatballs with Redskin Mashed Potatoes

Making meatballs out of meatloaf! Because meatballs are FUN! Changing the shape of a food basically makes it into a whole new dish. And there is a super easy way of making perfectly-shaped meatballs in the oven using a mini muffin tin. Meatballs = the reason I own a mini muffin tin. This is THE […]

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Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken

Every year for the past three years, a meat cleaver has been on both my birthday and Christmas lists. I’m pretty sure people think I’m joking about wanting a meat cleaver. I AM SO SERIOUS. I also would like to submit this recipe as evidence that I would actually use a meat cleaver. (Please reiterate […]

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Jerk Chicken Bowls

Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl

I get food cravings. The mood will strike and I won’t want to do anything until I eat a jalapeño chip or a clementine or drink a chocolate milkshake. It’s like I’m Stanley from The Office and every day of my life is Pretzel Day. Except instead of pretzels it’s just whatever I’m in the mood […]

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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

30 Minute Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps! I love lettuce wraps. LOVE THEM. They’ve got that tacoesque feel when eating (fun, laid-back, also maybe a little upscale), but are filled with gingery, sweet, tangy, crunchy goodness! Lettuce wraps also allow me to get my water chestnut fill without Husband knowing. I could eat water chestnuts straight out of the can. […]

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Weeknight Cassoulet

Shortcut Cassoulet Recipe

I should confess that I’ve never had actual cassoulet. I did live in France, but all that really means here is that I can spell “cassoulet” without having to look up “how to spell cassoulet”. Traditional cassoulet has been on my bucket list of things to make for many, many years now.  My knowledge of […]

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Roasted Pork Loin with Cheesy Spaetzle

Pork loin is one of my favorite meats to cook this time of year, not only because I think it is the most underrated of all easily-homecookable meats (and I love me an underdog), but also because it’s the perfect size for two people: Enough to be worth the time and effort required to make […]

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Baked Chicken Shawarma

Isn’t it funny how quickly things can become comfort food? Before living in Michigan, my Ohio-grown tastebuds had never experienced chicken shawarma. Early on in Husband’s law school years, we discovered a Mediterranean restaurant that was legit cheaper than fast food, just as fast as fast food, and (the best part!) en route home from […]

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