Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

For when one carb-y favorite just won’t do, get two-in-one with this Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese. In my opinion, the garlic bread is more exciting than the main course it typically accompanies. I could live off bread (if my metabolism would let me). And when a restaurant delivers fresh bread bundled up in a basket with […]


Caramelized Onion Tomato Soup

In my never-ending quest to add caramelized onions to just about everything, I’ve created this Caramelized Onion Tomato Soup. I’m sure it’s no crazy concept that I enjoy a good, classic tomato soup, but what I really prefer are the ones that fall on the sweeter side of the spectrum. The same can be said for […]


Arugula-Basil Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas & Broccoli

I don’t understand why I can’t be one of those people whose favorite food is vegetables. I’d take fruit, even. No, instead I take massive delight in breads, pastas, cheeses – everything supposedly not good for you in large quantities. Then I have to force myself to intake greens and fruits just to make sure I […]


Quick Weeknight Meal: Spicy Chick’n, Green Bean & Potato Skillet

This Spicy Chick’n, Green Bean and Potato Skillet hits all the marks a weeknight meal should: painless, fast, and flavorful. Neither Ry or I have been feeling great for the past few days. It’s hard to say exactly what’s plaguing us, but we’re not ourselves. So even though we were both hungry the other night, I knew […]


Vegetable & Pierogi Skillet

What kind of Polish girl would I be if I didn’t turn pierogis into the perfect weeknight dinner with this Vegetable & Pierogi Skillet? Maybe I’m not a perfect Polish girl; after all, these pierogis weren’t homemade (sorry, Grandma Cookie). I picked them up from my grocery store, and they were fresh, not frozen, so […]


Sun-Dried Tomato & Chickpea-Stuffed Mini Peppers

Vegetables are much better when you fill them with delicious stuff, so skip the salad and try my Sun-Dried Tomato & Chickpea-Stuffed Mini Peppers. They’re so filling that they can serve as your meal, but they’re bite-sized, so you can also eat them as appetizers. Whatever you do, it’s going to be delicious. I made […]


Chick’n & Potato Taco Boats

  Taco night is everyone’s favorite night, but it just got better with these Chick’n & Potato Taco Boats. My boyfriend likes to make fun of my “chick’n,” which is the meatless “chicken” I buy that Morningstar Farms makes. But for as much as he jokes around, he loves it too. We’ve used it on […]


Meatless Loaded Buffalo “Chicken” Wraps

Not everyone understands how it’s possible for a vegetarian to not miss meat, but with recipes like these Meatless Loaded Buffalo “Chicken” Wraps, it’s pretty simple. I know how to make food that’s so satisfying, I never feel like I’m “missing” anything. And I’ve got the best support possible for my vegetarian recipes: a meat […]

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The Weekender: Burgers, Fluff, & Bites

Hello, Sunday! I’m savoring these summer weekends big time, especially because I know in the back of my head that they’re starting to dwindle. I’m not happy that summer has gone so fast, but at least I have Pumpkin Season to look forward to. Sorry, I don’t mean to freak you out if you’re not […]

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13 Zucchini Recipes to Make Before the End of Summer

  Zucchini are one of the many foods that repulsed me as a child. But at an unknown point in my life, that all changed. I have a special love for squash in general now, and zucchini is one of the many I adore. It’s refreshing, light, and satisfying when cooked well. The best thing […]