Chicken, spinach, and white sauce lasagna

Although I love my regular lasagna, I do enjoy twists on the classics—and this recipe for white sauce lasagna is definitely that. Rather than using a ground red meat (like beef), this variation goes with the lighter option of chicken, and packs in the veggies with spinach. The dish is rounded out with a garlic and…

Mini coconut cream bites

My love of miniature things borders on obsession—and that includes mini foods. So when I saw these mini coconut cream bites, I knew I needed to try making them. The graham cracker crust is super simple to make, and the pudding is so tasty, you might just find yourself consuming the extra pudding spoon after spoon….

Chicken with sun-dried tomato and cream sauce

For those of you who thought I disappeared off the face of the Earth, I did not. I have just been taking some time off and traveling—which means less time at home cooking and baking . But I’m back and promise to post some recipes of a few of my favorite dishes I devoured in Ireland (thanks to…

Worden Hall in South Boston

A few weeks ago, one of my current coworkers, one of my old coworkers, and I decided to grab drinks and dinner after work. After throwing a few ideas around, one suggested Worden Hall, a tavern-esque spot right across the street from the Broadway T stop in South Boston. Upon entering, you notice the large…

Chicken burrito bowl

Doug and I host Super Bowl every year—and I always try to throw in a few new dishes to keep things fresh. This year, one of our friends had a few dietary restrictions, so in an effort to make sure I had at least one thing she could eat, I searched my Pinterest arsenal to…

Nutella cheesecake brownie bites

I decided to try something a little different for my Valentine’s Day treats this year. In the past, I’ve made chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes, plain old cookies, and an attempt at homemade peanut butter cups. But this year, I decided to go for a special sweet … a merging of two iconic sweets if you will:…

Spinach ricotta calzone

After the Super Bowl this year, I had an extra pound of pizza dough lying around. So rather than make a simple pizza, I decided to jazz up the pizza dough a bit and make a calzone—vegetarian style. So if you’re looking for a Friday (during Lent) dinner option that doesn’t involve one of your…

Brown butter blondies with pecans

If you search through my posts, you’ll see that I’m a little obsessed with brown butter. The nuttiness it brings to everything you add it to is almost magical. So when I saw this recipe for pecan blondies with a brown butter gooey filling in one of my issues of bon appétit, I obviously had…

Strawberry crumb bars

When I was younger, I used to always eat an English Muffin or toast with strawberry jam on it. I loved how you could feel the tiny, little seeds on your tongue as you ate. Strawberry jam was—and continues to be—my jam. So as I sifted through my many Barefoot Contessa cookbooks to decide what…

Winter minestrone soup

I’ve had a cold the past few days, so obviously all I wanted to do was crawl into bed, cover myself with a warm blanket, and never move again. But alas, my Type A personality doesn’t allow for me to sit still for too long—which means I used my energy to make something that is…

Spinach and ricotta noodle pudding

With the weather getting much nippier and the air blowing a bit colder, it’s the perfect time to warm up with a hot bowl of something delicious. And who better to help us in the comfort food department than the glorious Ina Garten? Her recipe for this spinach and ricotta noodle pudding can be enjoyed…

Chocolate banana bread pudding

I know it’s been a while since I last posted—but it’s been a busy holiday season! With the New Year approaching, many of you may be considering cutting back on all those calories you accumulated throughout the month of December and start 2016 off with a little diet. So in the spirit of one last…