In the Kitchen

Le Creuset vs. Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven {Review}

I've always been a huge Le Creuset fan. My mom has a complete set of the Le Creuset cookware with the wooden handles. I grew up using these. Once I grew up and moved out on my own, I wanted a Le Creuset dutch oven so badly. I was ecstatic when my dad bought me… Continue reading Le Creuset vs. Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven {Review}

Red wine braised short rib pot pie
Beef, Main Courses

Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

I was invited to a pie-themed party this weekend and wanted to make something unique. I was torn between a beef bourguignon pot pie and a short rib pot pie. I decided to go with the short rib pie because I knew I could do the short ribs well. I decided to incorporate some saffron… Continue reading Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

Sweet and spicy grilled shrimp
Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Seafood

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the link (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 them for dinner, they… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Grilled Shrimp

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

Fish & shrimp chowder
Main Courses, Seafood, Soups

Fish & Shrimp Chowder

I made this for dinner last night, and it was so good, but I pulled some out of the fridge today to take a photo and decided it's even better the second day. I'm looking forward to having this again for lunch today and tomorrow. I used red drum as the fish in this recipe.… Continue reading Fish & Shrimp Chowder

Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl
Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Pork, Slow Cooker Recipes

Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls With Salsa Verde & Chipotle Sour Cream

I have a lot of home improvement projects going on at the moment, and my main goal last Sunday was getting my dog room finished. I knew I'd need most of the afternoon for that, so I wanted to make something easy that I could quickly assemble for dinner and lunches later on. I got… Continue reading Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls With Salsa Verde & Chipotle Sour Cream

Beef stew
Beef, Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Soups

Beef Stew: Inspired by Grandma’s Goulash

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using the link (more information). I love my German grandmother's goulash. I have the recipe, and I can come pretty close to making the real deal. We were supposed to get snow or rain today,… Continue reading Beef Stew: Inspired by Grandma’s Goulash

Sirloin chili
Beef, Lunch Box Recipes, Main Courses, Slow Cooker Recipes, Soups

Sirloin Chili (Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker)

This chili was perfect for the snow day we had here a couple of weeks ago. I let it simmer on the stove for several hours, but it could also be done in a slow cooker. The beef was super tender, and the chili had a lot of flavor. I've included instructions for either method below.… Continue reading Sirloin Chili (Dutch Oven or Slow Cooker)

turkey & dumpling soup
Lunch Box Recipes, Soups

Turkey & Dumpling Soup

Thanksgiving leftovers! Last year, I made a turkey cranberry flatbread. In addition to the turkey and dumpling soup I made yesterday, I still might make one more thing for this year's Thanksgiving leftover edition. This recipe is similar to my grandmother's chicken & dumpling soup recipe. You wouldn't really need to do anything except switch… Continue reading Turkey & Dumpling Soup

vegetarian chili
Low-Cost Recipes, Lunch Box Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili (with vegan option)

This recipe follows the basic method of what I usually use to make my chicken tortilla soup and meat chilis. For the first time ever, my chili came out perfectly seasoned without any adjusting needed at all. The recipe itself is vegan - only the toppings take away the vegan-ness and make it vegetarian. Vegetarian… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili (with vegan option)