Recipes

Roasted Tomato Sauce

I made this quick and easy sauce as a part of my gorgeous Roasted Tomato Pasta with Burrata and Basil recipe I with  for Mighty Vine Tomatoes. This stunning summer sauce is incredibly easy, ridiculously healthy, and wonderfully delicious. Let’s just say, the most challenging part of this recipe is putting the tomatoes in the oven…yes, that easy. Making your…

Read More

Recipes

Roasted Tomato Pasta with Burrata and Basil

Some of the best tomatoes around are the Mighty Vine tomatoes based out of Rochelle, Illinois. In addition to no-waste eating, I do my best to eat local, and it’s unbelievably easy when the produce from my home state is delicious. I decided to whip up a quick caprese-style pasta with roasted tomato, burrata, and basil. Believe it or not,…

Read More

Recipes

Summer Sweet Corn Elotes Salad

In Illinois, summer is all about the corn. We’re surrounded by it for months and months, and finally get to devour into this sweet treat in the summer. My brother and I were preparing some sides for a family barbecue and wanted to make something different. My brother and I share the value that we’re always looking to try new…

Read More

Recipes

Loaded Baked Potato Mac & Cheese

The potato. It’s the king of all foods. All of your nutrition needed in one big bulbous vegetable. Could you make it better? Perhaps with jalapeno? Or bacon? OR CHEESE? I partnered with Chateau Dumplings to produce this over the top, indulgent dish. I took my basic macaroni and cheese recipe and took it up a notch by using mini…

Read More

Recipes

Filipino Garlic Fried Rice

You ever make a recipe so easy, but so delicious and think, “damn, how’d I go my whole life without eating this?” That’s how I felt about this Filipino Garlic Fried Rice recipe I managed to cook up. It’s the perfect side dish for when you want something a little more dolled up than plan rice or quinoa, but also something…

Read More

Recipes

Spicy Zucchini Orzo

Let me tell you about my first-ever recipe. It’s something I hold near and dear to my heart, and I want to share it with all of you. I call it “high school orzo,” but for the sake of SEO, let’s call this Spicy Zucchini Orzo. I began playing around the kitchen (unsupervised) in high school and would often make…

Read More

Recipes

Capellini Aglio e Olio

A beautifully simple capellini aglio e olio for what seems like the first day of spring…even though it’s May 1st! For this recipe, I grated the garlic into both regular and garlic olive oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of crushed red pepper. I had some extra spinach, so I toss that in and coated with freshly grated parm. It’s…

Read More

Recipes

Bruschetta Pasta

Brusketta, Bru-she-ta. However you like to say it, it doesn’t really matter in this case, trust me. Growing up with a semi-culturally Italian family always meant that bruschetta was served. The spotlight: the tomatoes. What good was your bruschetta if your tomatoes were just lack luster? The spotlight of this recipe? The tomatoes, of course. They’re just literally bursting with…

Read More

Recipes

Baked Chicken Piccata

I like lemon in just about everything. Lemon pasta. Lemon in my cocktails. Lemon in my desserts. BUT LEMON CHICKEN. Pump the brakes here, ya’ll. I’ve come up with one simple chicken piccata recipe that’s indulgent, garlicky, and oh so healthy. I am also looking for inspiration from other bloggers and The Define Dish‘s recipe for a chicken parmesan recipe…

Read More

Recipes

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

I honestly debated on titling this recipe, “Italian Bacon Pasta,” but even though that is essentially what this is, it does not give the dish justice. You see, it’s much more than that. It’s a dish that you can prepare for a night in, a date night, or maybe for your parents (I mean, they just do so much for…

Read More