Date Night Dinners

Valentine’s Day is around the corner my loves, and regardless if you think it’s a BS Holiday, it’s still comin’. During these weird Covid times I’m sure most of us can’t or won’t go out to dinner (plus who actually goes out on Valentine’s Day anyways?), and so at home date nights are the new…

Individual Beef Wellingtons

UGHHHHHH THIS. DISH. IS. EVERYTHING. I can’t even begin to explain the knock-your-socks-off kind of meal this is, but I’ll do my best in hopes to sway you to make this. Beef Wellington sounds like a dish they’d serve royalty, or something straight outta Bridgerton. If we venture through the History of Food, it’s been…

Brown Butter Scallop Risotto

This dish holds a very special place in my heart. This was the first dinner I made for Mike (EVER, the stakes were high), the first dinner I cooked for my future in-laws, a dinner I showcased to my parents when I really started to love cooking, and one I’ve shared with some of my…

Basic Short Ribs and Creamy Polenta

My mouth is literally watering, even as I just type that drool-worthy title. This was a meal I wouldn’t have dared approached, mostly because red meat is not my forte, but YOU requested and I listened! And as someone who isn’t an expert with Short Ribs, let me tell you: this was easy, fun and…

Gnocchi

Out of ALL the date night meals, this has become my¬† favorite, and one that my boyfriend requests on a weekly basis. It’s simple, inexpensive, and has never failed to be the ideal date night dish (full disclosure: I would 100% eat the entire thing on my own, so no shame if you’re making this…

Burrata, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza

If I was forced to eat one type of food for the rest of my life I wouldn’t even hesitate with my answer: PIZZA. It’s my one true love who never fails to make me happy, and there are SO many ways to create amazing pizzas that will make you hungry for more. My second…

Easy Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine

I absolutely love how simple this dish is! As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of Shrimp, I was pleasantly surprised by how much flavor this brought to the table. Truthfully, I’m always terrified I’ll under-cook meat/poultry/fish (working on getting over this), and so I’ve learned a simple trick to cooking shrimp: straight shrimp is…

Mom’s Jambalaya

Cooking hasn’t always been my thing, but it’s always been my Mom’s. Growing up she was always coming up with new creations, impressing my friends and our family with homemade donuts or Coq Au Vin or Beef Wellington or Cioppino…the list goes on, and if it isn’t obvious, we have been WAY spoiled with her…

Honey, Lime & Cilantro Chicken

Raise your hand if you start your day off with the intention of making that healthy meal that you grocery shopped for, only to come home and decide that ordering Pizza is a MUCH better idea? I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, and it’s semi-unmotivating to just have the standard Chicken…

Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaf

Ok, let me level with you: December was rough. I ate my way through the entire month, eating Christmas cookies like it was my job, and downing bottles of good red wine to wash down all the sugar. But…I loved EVERY MINUTE OF IT. How can you not? It’s the one month where everyone is…