main courses, sauces & condiments

Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

I wanted steak yesterday, but I also had guacamole from earlier in the week that needed to be eaten and a tomato that needed to be used. I also had a couple of ¾ pound packages of outside skirt steak in my freezer that I got on mega sale at Wegmans a couple of weeks… Continue reading Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

chocolate, desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Cherry & Brandy Chocolate Chip Brownies

Confession: I didn't make these completely from scratch. Nope. I used a box of Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix as the base. Just didn't feel like fooling with the cocoa powder and everything. I think if I make these again, I will probably use regular dried cherries instead of the candied ones to give… Continue reading Cherry & Brandy Chocolate Chip Brownies

around the house, home decor, home organization, in the kitchen, kitchen decor

Kitchen Decor

I posted here about painting my 90s looking kitchen cabinets that blended in with the floor. I promised another post about everything else I did to the kitchen, so here it is. This post contains some affiliate links, marked with *, which means I receive compensation from purchases made using those links. This is the… Continue reading Kitchen Decor

around the house, home decor, in the kitchen, kitchen decor

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

I'll do another post on the entire kitchen, but the painting is enough to necessitate its own post. I've hated my 90s kitchen cabinets the camouflage with the hardwood floor for quite some time. The prior owners added the peninsula and replaced the countertops with granite, but they left the early 90s cabinets. I didn't… Continue reading Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

main courses, pasta, seafood

Lobster Ravioli

Usually I'm the person who wants to get in and out of the grocery story as quickly as possible. I know what I want, I know where it is, and that's that. Yesterday was one of those days when I felt like exploring everything, so naturally I ended up with a live lobster in my… Continue reading Lobster Ravioli

appetizers & snacks

Buffalo Chicken Dip

I first made this a couple of years ago, and it's probably the most requested thing for me to bring to parties (or serve as an appetizer when I'm having a party). It's really simple, but always a hit. If I'm taking it to a party, I will usually just wait to bake it until… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip

appetizers & snacks, main courses, pork

Pulled Pork BBQ Biscuit Sliders

Yesterday was a very cold day, and I wanted some comfort food. I didn't feel like chili, and I wanted another excuse to use my Le Creuset braiser. This is another recipe you could adapt to a dutch oven or slow cooker. Fair warning - remember that I grew up in Charleston, SC, so this barbecue… Continue reading Pulled Pork BBQ Biscuit Sliders