Beef Stroganoff

This easy beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta. For those days when you’re craving a cozy and comforting bowl of beef and noodles… …this classic beef […]

This easy beef stroganoff recipe is made with the most delicious garlicky creamy mushroom sauce and can be ready to go in just 30 minutes! Feel free to serve over any kind of noodles, rice, or polenta.

Easy Beef Stroganoff with Noodles

For those days when you’re craving a cozy and comforting bowl of beef and noodles…

…this classic beef stroganoff recipe is here for you, friends. ♡

It’s made with a quick sauté of tender steak (or you can opt for ground beef) and a perfectly-browned mushrooms, and tossed with the richest, savory, garlicky cream sauce (that I’ve lightened up a bit and made without heavy cream).  And when served warm over a big bowl of noodles, rice or polenta, get ready for a delicious burst of nostalgia.  Because this retro recipe is total comfort food and always so satisfying and delicious.

The other bonus with this particular beef stroganoff recipe is that it’s actually incredibly quick and easy to make in just about 30 minutes.  So the next time you need a quick weeknight meal that’s sure to please a crowd, bring out the beef and mushrooms and let’s sauté up some stroganoff together!

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Pizza Baked Ziti

The best of pizza and pasta come together in this fun “Pizza” Baked Ziti recipe!  It’s 100% customizable with all of your favorite pizza toppings, super easy to make, and total comfort food. I’ve got a fun new dinner idea that needs to go on your next meal plan stat… …this “pizza” baked ziti! ♡ […]

The best of pizza and pasta come together in this fun “Pizza” Baked Ziti recipe!  It’s 100% customizable with all of your favorite pizza toppings, super easy to make, and total comfort food.

Pizza Baked Ziti Recipe in Casserole Pan

I’ve got a fun new dinner idea that needs to go on your next meal plan stat

…this “pizza” baked ziti! ♡

Yep, it’s the best of both worlds when your favorite pizza toppings and a hot and bubbly pan of baked ziti combine forces.  And thanks to a few simple shortcuts, it turns out that this fun fusion recipe is actually incredibly easy to make too!

All you need is a package of pasta, your favorite marinara sauce (homemade or store-bought), shredded cheese, and a collection of your favorite pizza toppings to bring this recipe together.  (Which makes this a perfect recipe to clean out the produce drawer, by the way, while also giving you the option to make this baked ziti gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan if you would like.)  Then after a few simple steps of prep, this gorgeous casserole can be baking away in the oven and on the table ready to serve in no time!

It’s a totally fun and flexible recipe to customize with whatever pizza toppings you love best.  So round up your faves, and let’s make some pizza baked ziti together!

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Poblano White Chicken Chili

This Poblano White Chicken Chili recipe comes together quickly in less than 30 minutes and is so flavorful and comforting. As soon as the weather begins to cool off each fall, I have a bit of an obsession for making sure that we always have some sort of chili all meal-prepped, stocked in the freezer, […]

This Poblano White Chicken Chili recipe comes together quickly in less than 30 minutes and is so flavorful and comforting.

Poblano White Chicken Chili Recipe

As soon as the weather begins to cool off each fall, I have a bit of an obsession for making sure that we always have some sort of chili all meal-prepped, stocked in the freezer, and ready to reheat for a quick lunch or dinner whenever those last-minute soup cravings arise.  We usually meal-prep some sort of plant-based chili to keep on hand, so that my vegetarian husband can enjoy it too.  But this fall, while pregnancy has had me craving so much chicken (lol, if you couldn’t tell by this month’s list of recipes), this poblano white chicken chili has been totally hitting the spot. ♡

It’s loaded up with tons of beans and chicken for protein, plus lots of zesty poblano peppers to add some extra flavor and a touch of heat.  And when piled high with all of my favorite toppings (you know me and chili, the more the merrier!), this white chicken chili is so cozy and flavorful and hits the spot every single time.

I’m also extra-partial to this recipe because it comes together very quickly in less than 30 minutes.  And instead of adding any extra flours or cornstarch as a thickener, I just puréed a can of beans in the blender and added it to the soup, which adds some nice extra protein and works like a charm.  (And also keeps this chili gluten-free!)  Oh, and if you can’t find poblano peppers at your grocery store, I’ve included an option below to just use canned diced green chiles instead.

Let’s make some white chicken chili!

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Brussels Sprouts Parmesan Pasta

This 30-Minute Brussels Sprouts Parmesan Pasta is made with garlicky shredded Brussels sprouts, toasted pine nuts, and a silky cheese and black pepper sauce.  Feel free to add bacon or sausage if you’d like, too! Now that Brussels sprouts are back in season, we’ve been buying them pretty much non-stop lately here in our house […]

This 30-Minute Brussels Sprouts Parmesan Pasta is made with garlicky shredded Brussels sprouts, toasted pine nuts, and a silky cheese and black pepper sauce.  Feel free to add bacon or sausage if you’d like, too!

Brussels Sprouts Parmesan Pasta

Now that Brussels sprouts are back in season, we’ve been buying them pretty much non-stop lately here in our house and roasting, sautéing, and tossing them into salads basically as often as possible.  I can’t get enough of these little green superfoods this time of year!  But one of our favorite new recipes this past month ended up being an impromptu fusion of one of our favorite pastas (cacio e pepe) and one of our favorite side dishes (sautéed garlicky Brussels sprouts with pine nuts).

For lack of a more creative name, I’m calling it our new favorite Brussels Sprouts Parmesan Pasta. ♡

It’s a super-basic recipe that requires just 6 ingredients and comes together in less than 30 minutes.  But I’m telling you, the comfort and flavor factors of this pasta are a full-on 10 outta 10.  The texture of that thick and chewy al dente pasta is balanced with wisps of tender shredded Brussels sprouts and toasted buttery pine nuts.  And when tossed together with a glossy butter, Parmesan, garlic and black pepper sauce, get ready to go back for seconds because I assure you that one bowl of this cozy seasonal pasta is going to have you swooning.

If you feel like adding in extra protein, some sautéed Italian sausage or bacon in there would be a very, very good idea.  Or if you felt like giving the pasta more of a lemon-buttery twist, this recipe would also be delicious made instead with the lemony brown butter sauce that I used in this recipe too.  However you make it, this pasta is a great way to enjoy the season’s sprouts.  So bring home a batch, and let’s make some pasta together!

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Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup

This Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup recipe is easy to make and simmered in the yummiest zesty, creamy broth. Today’s recipe is the result of an impromptu clean-out-the-fridge fall dinner gone very, very right. ♡ I happened some leftover smoked sausage and apples in the fridge, leftover from another fall recipe that I’ve been […]

This Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup recipe is easy to make and simmered in the yummiest zesty, creamy broth.

Smoked Sausage, Apple and Potato Soup recipe

Today’s recipe is the result of an impromptu clean-out-the-fridge fall dinner gone very, very right. ♡

I happened some leftover smoked sausage and apples in the fridge, leftover from another fall recipe that I’ve been developing recently (stay tuned!), when I found myself craving a cozy bowl of soup on a cold and rainy day here.  So I chopped up the apples and sausage and tossed them into a stockpot along with some potatoes and basic soup essentials.  Then I decided to simmer them all together in my favorite broth (which many of you may recognize from this recipe), made with the irresistibly savory-and-slightly-sweet combo of creamy coconut milk and Old Bay seasoning.

And, you guys, this soup ended up being such a winner!

All of the ingredients came together and balanced one another just perfectly.  And wow, I had forgotten how much I enjoy soups with smoked sausage too — it always adds such great depth of flavor!  If you happen to have other autumn veggies on hand, this recipe is quite flexible and could be customized with a number of different veggies, greens, or even proteins.  But this simple, base version totally hit the spot in our house and was the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. I think that all of you soup lovers out there are really going to enjoy it.

So let’s make some soup!

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Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)

My favorite recipe for Thai drunken noodles (pad kee mao), made with your choice of protein and veggies and the most irresistible Thai basil sauce. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with pretty much all kinds of stir-fried noodles.  But I have to say, I think that Thailand’s famous drunken noodles — pad kee mao […]

My favorite recipe for Thai drunken noodles (pad kee mao), made with your choice of protein and veggies and the most irresistible Thai basil sauce.

Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with pretty much all kinds of stir-fried noodles.  But I have to say, I think that Thailand’s famous drunken noodles — pad kee mao (ผัดขี้เมา) — will forever be my favorites.

I absolutely adore these noodles. ♡

By contrast to what their name may imply, drunken noodles aren’t typically made with any alcohol at all.  Rather, they are traditionally made with rice noodles, fresh veggies, and your choice of protein (I used chicken here).  But the magic of this recipe lies fully in that “drunken” sauce.  It’s made with a blend of savory, slightly-sweet, and however-spicy-you-prefer base sauce that’s already delicious on its own.  But once it’s tossed with lots and lots of anise-flavored Thai holy basil, get ready, because this sauce transforms into something extra-special and tastes downright irresistible.

If you want to give this recipe a try, I’m really going to insist here that you make the trip to your local southeast Asian grocery to pick up some fresh Thai basil, which is slightly different than Italian basil and provides the je ne sais quoi flavor that I consider key to this dish.  And while I can’t guarantee here that this recipe is 100% authentic, it is the closest I’ve come to recreating the Thai-American restaurant version that I fell in love with years ago and tastes ridiculously good.

The good news for all of us is that this dish is quite easy to make and also makes for fantastic leftovers too.  So go round up some Thai basil and let’s make homemade pad kee mao together!

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Coconut Lime Chicken and Broccoli

This Coconut Lime Chicken and Broccoli stir-fry recipe is quick and easy to make and simmered in a tangy, creamy coconut-lime sauce.  Serve over rice or noodles and enjoy! New chicken stir fry recipe for you today! ♡ This one’s tossed with a fun, bright and tangy coconut lime sauce that you guys are going […]

This Coconut Lime Chicken and Broccoli stir-fry recipe is quick and easy to make and simmered in a tangy, creamy coconut-lime sauce.  Serve over rice or noodles and enjoy!

Coconut Lime Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

New chicken stir fry recipe for you today! ♡

This one’s tossed with a fun, bright and tangy coconut lime sauce that you guys are going to love.  The flavors here are inspired by one of my favorite Thai soups, that features a creamy coconut milk base mixed with zesty hints of ginger, garlic, and lemongrass.  Lots of freshly-squeezed lime juice in there is also balanced out with a hint of honey, which also brings out the sweetness of the coconut milk.  And altogether it tastes ultra-fresh and flavorful and pairs perfectly with a simple chicken and broccoli stir-fry.

The great news for all of us is that this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and tastes great served over rice or noodles.  (I usually put my Instant Pot to work cooking the rice while I make the stir-fry.)  This recipe also happens to be naturally gluten- and dairy-free.  And of course, as with any stir-fry, this recipe is also super flexible if you’d like to swap in a different protein (shrimp, beef, tofu, etc) or any other veggies (basically any stir-fry-friendly veggies would do) that you prefer.

Alright friends, let’s make some coconut lime chicken and broccoli!

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

This creamy lemon chicken noodle soup is made with all of the classic ingredients we all love and a cozy creamy broth that’s brightened up with lots of freshly-squeezed lemon juice and thyme.  So comforting and delicious! It’s been a cold and rainy September week here in Barcelona, which always means one thing in our […]

This creamy lemon chicken noodle soup is made with all of the classic ingredients we all love and a cozy creamy broth that’s brightened up with lots of freshly-squeezed lemon juice and thyme.  So comforting and delicious!

Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s been a cold and rainy September week here in Barcelona, which always means one thing in our house…

…soup time! ♡♡♡

I’ve been craving a good cozy bowl of chicken noodle soup for awhile now, so I decided to make a quick batch based off of my favorite recipe.  But for a bit of a different twist, I decided to brighten up the broth this time with a very generous squeeze of lemon juice, some fresh thyme leaves from the garden, plus a splash of cream to make things extra comforting.  And well…it’s basically exactly as delicious as you would expect.  So good!

I served mine with a simple side salad and some roasted broccoli, which ended up being a delicious combo.  And if you happen to have a loaf of crusty bread on hand, I highly recommend tearing off a piece to dunk in that creamy broth.  It’s chilly-weather comfort food at its finest and sure to warm you up.

So let’s make some soup, friends!

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Brown Butter Lemon Pasta

This Brown Butter Lemon Pasta recipe is easy to make with 5 ingredients in less than 30 minutes and tastes absolutely divine.  Feel free to add in any proteins or veggies that you would like too! Every time that I post about my husband making this brown butter lemon pasta for us on Instagram, my […]

This Brown Butter Lemon Pasta recipe is easy to make with 5 ingredients in less than 30 minutes and tastes absolutely divine.  Feel free to add in any proteins or veggies that you would like too!

Brown Butter Lemon Pasta Recipe

Every time that I post about my husband making this brown butter lemon pasta for us on Instagram, my inbox instantly fills up with a hundred requests for the recipe.  I must admit, though, that one of my favorite things about this recipe up until this point is that I haven’t known how to make it.  Barclay always takes charge of the kitchen on our lemon pasta date nights and shoos me away to go relax before dinner’s ready anytime that I try and help.  (Yes, dream husband.)  But…this pasta is so delicious and so many of you have asked about it that I insisted on hovering behind him in the kitchen recently so that I could jot down the ingredients that he used (he never measures) to make a batch.

And I’m telling you, you guys are going to love this one. ♡

The recipe itself calls for just 5 simple ingredients — pasta, butter, lemon, Parmesan and black pepper — but the magic of this recipe is in how each of these ingredients are cooked to bring out the best of their flavors and create the most luxuriously rich and glossy brown butter lemon pepper sauce.  It’s a quick and easy recipe to follow and comes together quickly in just 25 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights or any special occasion when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen!  Barclay usually serves with our favorite green side salad and some sort of veggie that he roasts up in the oven while the pasta cooks too.  But of course, you’re also welcome to pair this lemon pasta with a protein that sounds good (I would recommend salmon, shrimp or chicken) or add in any other extra ingredients that sound good.

Bottom line, I look forward to this pasta every time that he makes it, and am certain it’s going to become a new favorite in your home too.  So grab some lemon and butter and let’s make some pasta!

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Green Curry Salmon

This quick and easy Green Curry Salmon recipe is made with tender salmon, fresh baby bok choy, and the most delicious Thai-inspired lime coconut green curry sauce.  Ready to go in less than 30 minutes! New favorite salmon recipe alert! ♡ We’ve been making riffs on this green curry salmon recipe all summer long and […]

This quick and easy Green Curry Salmon recipe is made with tender salmon, fresh baby bok choy, and the most delicious Thai-inspired lime coconut green curry sauce.  Ready to go in less than 30 minutes!

Green Curry Salmon

New favorite salmon recipe alert! ♡

We’ve been making riffs on this green curry salmon recipe all summer long and have agreed that it has now totally earned a permanent spot in our regular dinner rotation.  It’s impressively quick and easy to whip up in just a half hour or so.  And oh my goodness, you guys, the coconut-lime green curry sauce we’re working with here is downright divine.

Just roast up some salmon filets (or you could opt for shrimp, chicken or tofu), sauté some fresh baby bok choy and red onions (or whatever veggies you happen to have in the crisper drawer), stir in some coconut milk and seasonings to bring together this ultra-fresh, bold and zesty curry sauce.  And then serve it all up over rice or noodles, garnished with lots of fresh cilantro and an extra squeeze of lime juice.  And enjoy every last bite!

We’ve decided it’s the perfect healthy comfort food to start transitioning us all from the cool citrusy flavors of summer cuisine to the warmth and coziness of winter ahead.  So bring home some salmon and give it a try!

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