Vanilla crème brulée

After the success of my banana cream pie, I felt like I could tackle anything. So I decided to attempt one dessert that has defeated me in the past: the pesky crème brulée. The last time I tried this dessert out, I pulled it out of the oven, let it sit for the required amount…

Chicken with creamy spinach & artichoke sauce

Recently, I’ve found myself making a lot of things with spinach or artichoke—or both. So it really didn’t surprise me that I started salivating when I found the following recipe during my recipe research. What I really like about this particular dish is that everything goes in one skillet, so you’re not using a million…

Banana cream pie

For the past few years, my New Year’s resolutions have revolved around food (shocking, I know). I’ve vowed to start this blog (which I did!). I decided I would try a new recipe/restaurant every week—and I accomplished that, too! So when I sat down to decide what my focus this year would be, I knew I…

Tomato, peach, and mozzarella salad

Summer means many things to me: hot, muggy days, flip flops, sunglasses permanently placed upon my head. But one of my most favorite things about the summer is the food—specifically the delicious, crisp produce. I’ve shared a couple of great warm weather salads in the past (including this beet, tomato, and feta salad), but I…

Greek orzo salad

I recently posted this recipe for Greek chicken kebabs, and as yummy as they sounded, you were probably thinking, “What should I serve with those kebabs?” Not to worry. Today’s post will provide you with just the answer: Greek orzo salad. I made this recipe alongside the Greek chicken kebabs and they were the perfect combination….

Curried chicken salad

Those that know me know my true loves (and I’m not talking about Doug). These loves include cheese, ice cream, sushi (not all at once, of course) … and chicken salad and the Barefoot Contessa can’t be forgotten either. When I was thinking about my next recipe to post, I realized I have never shared…

Greek chicken kebabs

I promise I didn’t drop off the face of the Earth. And for those that anxiously await recipes from me, I apologize for the mini hiatus. But I promise this post’s recipe will be well worth it. With the warm weather back, it’s the perfect reason to head outdoors and do some grilling. And what…

Garlic cheddar bombs

I love planning parties. And it’s not very hard to guess what my favorite part about party planning is—the food. What’s great about most parties is that it’s not a sit-down, formal affair (unless you want it to be). Most of the time, you do appetizer/small plate type fair—and good small bite options are almost…

Cinnamon roll muffins

I’m not a big breakfast person, but there are a few breakfast foods that can entice me enough to munch on something in the morning. One of those foods is muffins. (It’s probably because they remind me of cupcakes without the icing). When I found this recipe for cinnamon roll muffins, I knew it was…

Cilantro lime grilled chicken with avocado salsa

Now that the weather is getting (kind of) warmer, it’s the perfect season for grilling. And although Doug does the grilling at our house, I do the prep work—and to be honest, I think the prep work is the most important step in the grill process. It helps to lock in the tastiness so you’re…

Fudgy turtle brownies

Let’s be honest: Sometimes you just want to eat chocolate. And there are many different types of chocolate you can go for. Will it be a single piece of chocolate candy? Or maybe you like to go with something a little colder and grab a chocolate ice cream. There are literally hundreds of chocolate options…

Moody’s Backroom in Waltham

For a long time after Doug and I started dating, I avoided Moody Street in Waltham like the plague (really just because I got sick of the bars). But nowadays, it’s really hard not to visit because of the food scene explosion—and one of those newer spots is The (Moody’s) Backroom. I had visited Moody’s…