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Lemony Kinda Sorta Italian Wedding Soup

Sometimes you just want some soup. Maybe it’s cold outside, or maybe you’ve just had a crappy week and you’re looking for a hug from a big bowl of warm comforting broth. Let me suggest this soup as a nice alternative to the usual…

Posted by Annie on March 18, 2021
overhead photo of a bowl of collard greens
Side Dishes

No-Meat Collard Greens

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and folks are already out here putting up Christmas decorations and dusting off their Amy Grant Christmas CD. Like, come on, can’t we at least get through November before we start playing Mariah Carey on repeat and showing Santa’s…

Posted by Shaun on November 18, 2020
Photo of fried chicken sandwich with french fries
Entrees Poultry Sandwiches

Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches

It’s Sunday afternoon, do you know where your chicken sandwich is? Well it ain’t at Chick-fil-A, now is it? Did you know that each Sunday, the collective groan emanating from people all over the Southeast just wanting some tasty chicken sandwiches can be heard…

Posted by Shaun on November 9, 2020
Entrees Poultry Soups

Chicken, Cornmeal Dumplings, and Collards

Here’s the deal. I didn’t grow up eating chicken and dumplings. I legitimately don’t think that my parents ever made them. I don’t think that their parents ever made them. I used to chalk that up to the fact that chicken and dumplings are…

Posted by Annie on November 2, 2020
Overhead photo of roasted pumpkin seeds in a bowl and on a sheet pan
Snacks Vegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hey! You carving the pumpkin! Step away from the garbage can! Don’t throw those seeds away. If you haven’t tried roasting your own pumpkin seeds, you’re seriously missing out.…

Posted by Annie on October 27, 2020
Overhead photo of baked soft pretzels with beer cheese dipping sauce
Bread Snacks

Baked Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip

If you were to ask Annie what my eating habits were like at home, she’d probably describe it as if the Cookie Monster one day decided that cookies were just not that interesting to him anymore because he’s discovered crackers, potato chips, and other…

Posted by Shaun on October 21, 2020
Photo of turkey burgers surrounded by onion rings and tater tots
Entrees Sandwiches

Buttery Turkey Smash Burgers with Unsecret Sauce

I have a confession. I don’t eat red meat. It’s a long story, but it has been probably nine years since I abruptly stopped eating it, and I can’t say that I miss it at all. Except… The one thing that I do still…

Posted by Annie on October 12, 2020
Closeup photo of parmesan topped spinach artichoke spaghetti squash
Entrees Side Dishes

Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

A few months ago, I was scrolling through Instagram at 3am, as is my habit, (and I wonder why I’m tired in the morning) when I got a targeted ad for Misfits Market. I swear, Instagram targeted ads stare into your GD SOUL. How…

Posted by Annie on October 10, 2020
Overhead photo of mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter
Leftovers Side Dishes

Actually Reheatable Mashed Potatoes

I absolutely love mashed potatoes, but I have to admit that I wasn’t totally thrilled with making them this time. They’re delicious, but they just seem so… cold weather-ish? I’m not an “OMG! PSL, sweaters, Ugg boots and scarves!!” kind of gal. I’m always…

Posted by Annie on September 23, 2020
Closeup photo of meatloaf on a bed of mashed potatoes
Entrees Poultry

Basic AF Turkey Meatloaf

Let’s be honest, meatloaf isn’t exactly some high brow cuisine. It’s a dish meant to stretch a little bit of protein a long way for not that much money. I mean, you put ketchup on it for Pete’s sake. So why in the hell…

Posted by Shaun on September 23, 2020
Plated arancini with sauce
Appetizers Leftovers Side Dishes

Leftover Risotto Arancini

Say it with me now: arancini. Air-uhn-chee-knee. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. If you haven’t, let me tell you now, you are seriously missing out. Call it the Italian version of fried macaroni and cheese balls, these bad boys are breaded…

Posted by Shaun on September 22, 2020
Risotto plated in a bowl
Entrees Side Dishes

“Empty the Cheese Drawer” Risotto

Don’t you just hate it when your cheese drawer is filled with little bits of cheeses, just haunting you every time you open the fridge like orphaned ghosts of charcuterie boards past? No? Just us? Well, as self-proclaimed cheese enthusiasts, we are apt to…

Posted by Annie on September 21, 2020
Overhead photo of nectarine and goat cheese tart
Desserts Pastry

Nectarine and Goat Cheese Tart

In keeping with my theory that everyone should have a few recipes that they can throw together in the event of a surprise guest, I bring you the easiest fruit dessert on the planet.…

Posted by Annie on September 20, 2020
Pollo al carbon tacos
Entrees Poultry

Pollo al Carbón Tacos

I am not one of these guys that’s all about ‘grill life’ or whatever the hell you want to call it. I mean, sure, I like cooking on the grill every once in a while, but I’m not dedicating every ounce of culinary energy…

Posted by Shaun on September 19, 2020
Plated tortellini, leek, and mushroom pasta
Entrees Pasta Vegetarian

Mushroom and Leek Tortellini

It has been well-documented that we love pasta around this house. You might say that it is out love language. It is easy, inexpensive, makes amazing leftovers. What’s not to love? In fact, Shaun bought me pasta-shaped necklaces for our anniversary. After eleven years…

Posted by Annie on September 15, 2020
Overhead shot of plated poke bowl with tuna and imitation crab
Entrees Salads Seafood

Tuna and Krab Poke Bowls

Yes, you read that right. Krab, also known as crab with a ‘k’, also known as imitation crab meat, also known as Alaskan pollock. But don’t be so quick to turn away from this recipe. I mean, we’re talking about poke bowls here, not…

Posted by Shaun on September 13, 2020
Pizza slice on a plate with an arugula salad
Bread Pizza

Low Effort Homemade Pizza Crust

Ah yes, the always reliable emergency weeknight dinner: pizza. It never disappoints. Hell, even when you get crappy pizza, it’s still not really all that bad. And let me tell you, this is an equal opportunity pizza household, we’re no pizza snobs (I see…

Posted by Shaun on September 8, 2020
Roasted tomato and bucatini pasta plated in a bowl
Entrees Pasta

Roasted Tomato Bucatini

It is no secret that we’re big fans of pasta dishes around these parts. We eat it all. Long, short, creamy, tomatoey, oily…To be honest, we don’t discriminate much, other than that we’re not huge fans of jarred sauces (Mid’s being perhaps our only…

Posted by Annie on September 3, 2020
Chicken salad sandwich on a plate with potato chips
Entrees Leftovers Poultry Salads

Honey Mustard Nectarine Pecan Chicken Salad

Leftovers. They’re an Olympic sport in this house. You’d think that over a decade in catering would have deadened me to food waste, but I just can’t stand it. I am literally that mom who says “There are starving children who would love to…

Posted by Annie on August 26, 2020