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Entrees Soups

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
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
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
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
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
Chicken leg on a bed of roasted potatoes and green beans
Entrees Poultry

Lemony Spatchcocked Chicken

You wanna know what’s really good sometimes? Roasted chicken. You wanna know what is absolutely shitty and terrible sometimes? Roasted chicken. Listen, I get it, chicken excites literally nobody. Well, maybe Chick-fil-a, but that’s not the point. Let’s face it, most chicken is boring,…

Posted by Shaun on August 25, 2020
Overhead shot of shrimp and broccoli in a bowl and in a sautée pan
Entrees Pasta Seafood

Super Easy Shrimp Pasta

I am a firm believer that every person should have a meal in his or her back pocket that is the one that is reserved for company. Here is what I consider to be the criteria: Ingredients must be simple and generally well-liked by…

Posted by Annie on August 23, 2020
Overhead shot of roasted gnocchi and vegetables on a bed of arugula
Entrees Pasta Vegetarian

Roasted Gnocchi with Whatever Veg

Shaun’s parents were kind enough to gift us with a kid-free weekend a few weeks back. At the risk of sounding like a cliche, we completely needed it. Cabin fever was getting REAL real. Our weekend was CRAZY. We went antiquing. We went to…

Posted by Annie on August 22, 2020
Overhead shot of plated Mediterranean turkey burger with roasted chickpeas
Entrees Sandwiches

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

We often say that cooking in our house is like an episode of Chopped. There’s just a bunch of seemingly unrelated ingredients that we have to throw together in some sort of coherent way while under a time crunch, and then someone judges our…

Posted by Annie on August 20, 2020