Spinach & Artichoke Avocado Dip

Spinach Artichoke Avocado Dip

I’m really excited to share this recipe for spinach & artichoke dip. First of all it’s delicious, and definitely scratches the itch for a cheese-y, gooey, salty snack. Secondly, it’s only got three ounces of cheese, which means it’s mostly vegetables, which means it’s basically a salad, right? Well, ok, maybe not. But it does […]

Leek and Fennel Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms

Fennel Leek Risotto

I love risotto because it’s one of the dishes I can cook without a recipe. It stands up to many different kinds of alterations and mix-ins, and will probably turn out fine as long as you have the right ratio of rice to liquid in mind (and even that, you can fudge a bit and […]

Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza

It’s finally apple season! Ok, technically it has been for a while. But I’m just now acknowledging this fact. My crisper has been filling with apples for weeks and I can only eat so many. So it’s now time to start cooking with them. Hence, this pizza: Besides being deliciously sweet and salty, this pizza also […]

Copycat Taste of Belgium Beer Cheese

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you’ve ever been to Cincinnati, you may have heard of a place called Taste of Belgium. Well, several places. What start out as a waffle and crepe stand in Findlay Market has become multiple restaurant locations throughout the city, and even beyond to Columbus. The waffles […]

Eggy Wrap with Chorizo

chorizo eggy wrap

So, the classic eggy wrap is pretty great. Scrambled eggs, cheese and hot sauce all wrapped up in a tortilla for a perfect, delicious and (if need be) portable meal. However. If you skip the hot sauce, add in spicy sausage and switch the cheese…you have something different, but just as delicious! A coworker made […]

Buffalo Chickpea Salad

buffalo chickpea salad

As a firm believer that hot sauce makes almost everything better, it was only a matter of time before this salad came about. I made this salad on a day when I really wanted buffalo wings, but had no time or energy to actually go get said wings and no chicken with which to make […]

The "Eggy Wrap"

An "eggy wrap" is the perfect any time meal. Fast, cheap and easy!

Here’s something I’ve wanted to share for a while–the “eggy wrap,” so named by Paul. This is a super simple recipe (really, it’s hardly a recipe) but we make and eat it all the time. It works equally well as a hearty breakfast, a filling lunch or a fast dinner and is infinitely adjustable with […]

Foolproof Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi with a sage butter sauce.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe for foolproof gnocchi is based on one from My Italian Kitchen by Luca Manfé. (See one of Luca’s risotto recipes here.) The original is Spinach Gnocchi with Smoked Ricotta, which sounds delicious, but I’ve never made it! I have, however, used Luca’s gnocchi method on […]

Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

This asparagus and lemon risotto is rich and creamy but with a bright lemon flavor.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you were reading the blog last summer, you probably know I’m a big fan of MasterChef, Fox’s cooking competition show for amateur home cooks. (The new season starts Monday at 8 pm EST–check it out!) Well, the cookbook from Luca Manfé, the Season 4 winner, just […]