a large platter of whipped cauliflower with two sliced steaks over top

Brown Butter Steak with Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower

For when a steak dinner craving hits, this brown butter steak with roasted garlic whipped cauliflower will absolutely hit the spot. Pan-roasted ribeye steaks served over the creamy cauliflower with a brown butter parsley sauce drizzled over top. It’s a decadent, splurge-worthy dish with rich flavor and a little bit of lightness from the cauliflower. Serve it with a big salad alongside! Continue reading “Brown Butter Steak with Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower”

Spiced Chicken Thighs with garlicky tahini yogurt & pomegranate glazed carrots on a plate

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlic Tahini Yogurt

Spiced chicken thighs roasted until golden & crisp, served with pomegranate glazed carrots and a garlic tahini yogurt sauce. It’s a flavor-packed dinner with bold, Middle Eastern inspired ingredients that comes together really easily. You can serve it with a side of rice or simply eat it as is for a light meal. Continue reading “Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlic Tahini Yogurt”

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

A quintessential winter dish: spaghetti & meatballs. Juicy, roasted pork meatballs served over saucy spaghetti with lots of pecorino romano on top. The tomato sauce is slightly spicy and has a really bright lemony finish. It’s a classic comfort food dish that’s hearty and truly warms you from the inside out. And I’ve added a few easy special touches to make this recipe extra delicious. Continue reading “Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce”

Herby Sausage & Fennel Stuffing

Herby Sausage & Fennel Stuffing

Sharing a last-minute herby sausage & fennel stuffing if you’re looking to try a new stuffing this year! This is my go-to stuffing, with classic flavor and lots of texture. It’s full of Italian sausage, caramelized onions & fennel, plenty of herbs, and a buttery pistachio & dried apricot topping…baked until golden and slightly crisp on top. Serve it with lots of gravy as the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Continue reading “Herby Sausage & Fennel Stuffing”

Spiced Lamb Chili

Spiced Lamb Chili with Butternut Squash & Kale

Sharing a spiced lamb chili with butternut squash & kale using local American lamb today! This chili is hearty and comforting, with lots of warming spices and satisfying ingredients. The ground lamb gives it a rich flavor, while the caramelized butternut squash adds a little sweetness. It comes together really easily and simmers for just about an hour on the stove. Perfect game day recipe to warm up with on the couch or bring out to a tailgate! Continue reading “Spiced Lamb Chili with Butternut Squash & Kale”

Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs with Parmesan Orzo

Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs with Parmesan Orzo

These baked sage chicken meatballs are absolutely mouthwatering. Ground chicken thigh is flavored with shallots, lots of garlic, a little crushed red pepper, warming sage, fresh parsley, and sharp parmesan cheese. The mixture is formed into balls and baked with a drizzle of olive oil until golden and juicy. They’re made even better served over creamy parmesan orzo. It’s a flavorful dinner that is easy enough to make on a weeknight, yet special enough to save for the weekend! Continue reading “Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs with Parmesan Orzo”

Braised Pork Ragu

Braised Pork Ragu with Homemade Pasta

Classic, comforting braised pork ragu served with homemade pasta and lots of parmesan cheese grated over top. This is the ultimate comfort food. A big chunk of pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a flavorful braising liquid with flavors of onion & garlic, sweet tomatoes, rich red wine, and aromatic herbs running throughout until it’s melt-in-your-mouth tender. The pork gets pulled apart as the liquid reduces down into a sauce, and then it all gets spooned over the pasta. It’s the most delicious recipe to save for a crisp fall night at home! Continue reading “Braised Pork Ragu with Homemade Pasta”

Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken

Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken with Creamy Polenta

A fall dinner full of flavor to welcome in October: spicy maple mustard chicken with creamy polenta. Chicken thighs are pan-seared in a skillet until crisp and juicy, then coated in a really flavorful sweet and spicy glaze, and served over creamy white cheddar polenta with caramelized butternut squash & wilted greens alongside. It’s a fun, healthy-ish meal that’s every bit as delicious as it is satisfying. Continue reading “Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken with Creamy Polenta”

Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Tomato Salsa

Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Tomato Salsa

Sharing these simple skirt steak tacos with charred tomato salsa & avocado crema to celebrate the final couple days of summer! I’d say these are quintessential tacos, with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The salsa is fresh and smoky, the creamy avocado is full of bright flavor, the steak is juicy and tender, and the queso fresco finishes things off with a salty bite. Full of classic flavors and really easy to whip up…these are the most delicious weeknight tacos! Continue reading “Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Tomato Salsa”

Balsamic Skirt Steak

Balsamic Skirt Steak with Red Pepper Relish

A really delicious balsamic skirt steak recipe to make for your next summer cookout! Skirt steak marinated quickly with balsamic & olive oil, grilled until juicy and tender, then topped with a tangy, slightly spicy red pepper relish. Serving the steak with a really simple raw zucchini salad…an essential summer side dish. Continue reading “Balsamic Skirt Steak with Red Pepper Relish”