Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda

It only took three gnocchi recipes, one spinach and artichoke dip and one pumpkin bisque with smoked gouda for me to finally curl up on my couch to watch college football this Saturday. It’s the type of day you dream of having in the kitchen… you know, the kind that produces results that will last…

Steak Tacos with Mojo Marinade

“Aren’t you going to take a picture first?” I pause, a chip with guacamole hovering between my plate and my mouth. I look down at the plate, with two homemade steak tacos and a mojo marinade glaze waiting in the most tantalizing fashion, next to a heaping spoonful of guacamole and chips. I don’t want…

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Sundays. They can satiate your appetite for a good brunch and they can be so incredibly relaxing. On the flip side, they can lull you right into a false sense of a long, lazy day. Sundays and I have developed a love-hate relationship over the years. Every week, like clockwork, I try to convince myself…

Eggs, Glorious Eggs

I can tell you right now, this post probably will be renamed “Eggs, Glorious Eggs: Part One” at some point, because there are a¬†million different ways to have eggs at breakfast, lunch and dinner (and sure, dessert, too). Last week, for example, I made two delicious dishes: scrambled eggs with steak, spinach and cherry tomatoes,…

Pictured Rocks

Picture this: a weekend getaway to one of the most beautiful shorelines among all the Great Lakes, complete with hiking, kayaking and a cruise along the shore. I spent this past weekend soaking up every possible second at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan. It was a perfect long weekend, but honestly, it…

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

Throughout the winter and spring, I’ve been whipping up a quick and simple caprese salad for dinners and midnight snacks at work, tossing together spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella, with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I really don’t have any complaints about the salad – it was delicious, it had some healthy ingredients and I didn’t really…

Banana and Date Smoothie

One of the first items I carried over to my new apartment last week was my Magic Bullet Blender. I’ll admit, I’m not sure why I did that, since I use it a lot and hadn’t actually brought any food with me to the new place, but there it was, sitting on an empty counter,…

Derby Dishes

After two years of working in Louisville and producing dozens of hours of Derby coverage, this was the first time experiencing the Derby as purely a spectator, well-rested, sans headset or hat. I’ll admit, it was a bit strange not setting¬†foot on Churchill Downs at all. In 2015 and 2016, the track was my temporary…