finished Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken on a plate

Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

Tortilla chip crusted chicken drizzled with a simple chipotle sauce and served with a crisp red pepper & avocado slaw. The chicken is crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and flavored with a little smoky chipotle and sweet honey. Made even better with the zesty sauce. And the slaw is the perfect simple side to complete the meal! Continue reading “Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Sauce”

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”

Spicy Sambal Peanut Noodles

Spicy Sambal Peanut Noodles with Pan-Roasted Shrimp

These spicy sambal peanut noodles will become your favorite new recipe to spice up a weeknight! Brown rice noodles tossed in a creamy sauce full of sambal chili flavor, ginger & garlic, peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, and plenty of other bold ingredients. Topped with simple pan-roasted shrimp, lots of herbs, and crunchy peanuts…this is such a vibrant dish that comes together so easily. Continue reading “Spicy Sambal Peanut Noodles with Pan-Roasted Shrimp”

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”

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Walnuts

This pumpkin ricotta gnocchi makes the best autumn weekend dinner. Soft, pillowy gnocchi flavored with earthy pumpkin, creamy ricotta cheese, warming nutmeg, and nutty parmesan. The dough comes together quickly and gets rolled out, cut, then boiled until soft and cooked through. Tossed with a sweet & savory brown butter and walnut sauce. Serve it with lots of parmesan cheese over top and dig in! Continue reading “Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Walnuts”

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”

Tomato Basil Risotto

Tomato Basil Risotto

Nothing is more comforting or more delicious than this tomato basil risotto. Sweet cherry tomatoes are cooked down with olive oil, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then blended until smooth with lots of fresh basil. This rich, vibrant mixture is used to cook the rice. White wine, butter, and lots of parmesan cheese are added in as well. The result is a risotto with intoxicating tomato flavor and a creamy, silky-smooth texture. Continue reading “Tomato Basil Risotto”

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”