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

Chicken noodle soup with peas, carrots, and green beans in a bowl
chicken, lunch box, main courses, soups

Chicken Noodle Soup

I came down with a bad cold a few weeks ago, and thankfully it only lasted for a few days. My wonderful boyfriend made me tea with lemon, honey, and whiskey, which I swear is better than any cough syrup out there. Being sick of course also called for chicken noodle soup. This also reheated… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken kabobs with peppers and onions on a platter
chicken, main courses, weeknight cooking

Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs

Grilling is a great way to end the week. I made these last night for dinner, and a friend came by for a late dinner and some cocktails and enjoyed some of these, too. The marinade is very simple, and if you don't have a lemon pepper seasoning, you could easily make it with lemon… Continue reading Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs

BBQ Chicken Salad Melt (sandwich)
chicken, main courses

BBQ Chicken Salad Melts

My boyfriend and I grilled bone-in chicken breasts with BBQ sauce the other night, and I took home some leftovers. I was going to make a chicken salad, but I wanted to do a warm sandwich. The chicken salad I made would be good cold, too, especially in a wrap. I'm going to be adding… Continue reading BBQ Chicken Salad Melts

appetizers & snacks

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

I made these lettuce wraps for a light dinner the other night. The filling is similar to the sweet & spicy shrimp, but it's not spicy. They would have been good with some crispy rice noodles. You could add some sriracha to these to give them a little kick. The flavor was great, but unfortunately… Continue reading Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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

Southern Deviled Egg Potato Salad
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

chicken fajitas
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

Mango Salsa
appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

Mango Salsa

My boyfriend went on a fishing trip last weekend and caught a ton of Mahi Mahi. I made this mango salsa to go with some of the grilled fish. Later in the week, I used it on tempura Mahi Mahi sushi. It's also a good snack with tortilla chips. You could also put avocado in it,… Continue reading Mango Salsa

Cucumber tea sandwiches
appetizers & snacks, lunch box, vegetarian

Granny’s Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

I was talking to my mom about the menu for my party this weekend, and she suggested I make my grandmother's cucumber sandwiches. She went on and on about how great they are. Unfortunately, I don't remember Granny ever making these for me, so I had to take my mom's word for it (and thankfully… Continue reading Granny’s Cucumber Tea Sandwiches