parmesan & basil orzo
sides

Parmesan & Basil Orzo

This is a great recipe for fresh basil. My boyfriend has a few basil plants, so it was nice to be able to go right outside and clip off some leaves. This is also a really good recipe for summer. It's still a warm side, but it's also very light. We had this with the… Continue reading Parmesan & Basil Orzo

chicken, main courses

Grilled Chicken Caprese

I can't take all of the credit for the delicious chicken you see pictured. My boyfriend first made this for me a year ago. I was a little skeptical that I'd like it since I'm not a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, but I loved it. It had just enough balsamic to give it some… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Caprese

sides

Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt

My boyfriend and I got together with some friends last weekend. We went out for a few drinks on the water, and came back to have pulled pork that he'd had in the slow cooker all day. I offered to bring slaw to go with the pulled pork, and I also brought the cheese spaetzle… Continue reading Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt

Kase spaetzle, "mac & cheese" dumplings
sides, vegetarian

Kase Spaetzle (“Mac & Cheese” Dumplings)

Spaetzle, small German dumplings, is one of my favorite foods of all time. We used to have spaetzle all the time with goulash when I was little. There's a German restaurant not too far from my house that does spaetzle with cheese (like a mac and cheese) and ham. I wanted to do my own… Continue reading Kase Spaetzle (“Mac & Cheese” Dumplings)

sides, vegetarian

Southern Deviled Egg Potato Salad

This recipe combines two of my favorite foods - deviled eggs and potato salad! I brought this to my horseback riding club's monthly potluck last night, and there was hardly any left. The dressing is creamy and tangy, and the ingredients provide a nice contrast of textures. The dressing uses mayo, but I'd also really… Continue reading Southern Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Sweet and spicy grilled shrimp
appetizers & snacks, main courses, seafood

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I made these yesterday as a late lunch / early dinner. They also make a great appetizer, a filling for lettuce wraps, or skewers. If making… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Grilled Shrimp

desserts

Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

I thought the 16th birthday of someone who really likes Moose Tracks ice cream would be a great time to try to make my first ice cream cake. I used store bought cake mix and frosting to cut down on the intensity of the experience since I thought this could be a bit labor-intensive. As… Continue reading Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

chicken, main courses

Chicken Fajitas

The boyfriend and I made chicken fajitas the other night. It was a nice easy dinner to make at the end of a work week. We used the rest of the chipotle lime crema from the mahi mahi tacos, too. We also had grilled corn on the cob on the side. I know the Italian… Continue reading Chicken Fajitas

Tempura Mahi Mahi sushi
appetizers & snacks, main courses, seafood

Tempura Mahi Mahi Sushi

I made mango salsa to go on top of grilled Mahi Mahi the other weekend, and I had some left over. I wasn't quite in a taco mood yet, so I wanted to try something else with it. One of my friends came over for dinner when I made these. She said these had a… Continue reading Tempura Mahi Mahi Sushi

Mahi Mahi tacos
main courses, seafood

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Chipotle Lime Crema

Prepare yourself for a lot or Mahi Mahi posts in the near future. My boyfriend went on a fishing trip last weekend, and caught a lot! So far, we've made it grilled, tempura fried, into cooked sushi rolls, and now tacos. These tacos were amazing. I'd pay good money for these in a restaurant. The… Continue reading Mahi Mahi Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Chipotle Lime Crema