Neato Frito Over-stuffed Burritos

When my best friend’s mum contacted me on the sly last year to plan her surprise fortieth birthday party and said the plan was to order pizza, I offered to take care of the food. Ali has five brothers who are all well over six feet tall and have appetites to match. Ali and her [Read On]

Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Pork Roast with Sweet Potatoes

I am at a loss of words. See that pork roast up there? It’s just so… So… So… Perfect. And the effort that went into it? It’s embarrassingly simple. It’s the kind of recipe that somehow just doesn’t seem like it should work. When my best friend of almost twenty five years (*GASP* 25 years?) [Read On]

Monte Cristo Empanadas with Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce {Ham, Turkey, and Swiss Empanadas}

Welcome to the week leading up to the Super Bowl. I’m not going to say that I couldn’t possibly care less about football because it is possible for me to care less. How? If the food angle of the Super Bowl disappeared into the ether one day, it is likely that I’d rather have a [Read On]

Pulled Pork Habanero Cornbread Stacks

Because we have a schedule that requires spreadsheets to manage, having dinner items ready to go in the freezer is not just a luxury; it’s a must. I know I’ve mentioned my fickle feelings for freezer cooking, before, so this won’t come as a surprise, but I must revisit the subject just briefly. I’m not [Read On]

Totchos Supreme {Tater Tot Nachos Supreme}

In a house with this many guys, surely I can be forgiven for thinking of dishes that are received with much acclaim as “Dude Food”. Over my seventeen years as a wife and sixteen years as a mom of boys, I’ve noticed a few commonalities in my dudes’ Dude Food. There’s going to be something [Read On]

Ham and Swiss Fried Sandwich Pockets | Make Ahead Mondays

My second born son requested my husband’s specialty -fried chicken- for his birthday meal earlier this month. Of course, we obliged, and then found ourselves with a pot full of oil that still had a little life in it. I didn’t feel much like filtering it, so dug around in the refrigerator for something else [Read On]

Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Meal

Can I see a show of hands for people who are absolutely mad for pierogies? I don’t see how there could be a much more perfect food: mashed potatoes and cheese (or maybe onions) wrapped up in a perfect pasta pocket. Seriously. Pierogies almost reduce my linguistic skills to guttural noises. Uhhhhnnnnnn. For years upon [Read On]

Ham, Cheddar, Apple, and Onion Panini

Have I shared my sandwich theory with you before? I must have at this point. My theory is simple; when done correctly, a sandwich is a perfectly wrought work of art. To be done perfectly, you need an interplay of textures, colours, flavours, and sometimes even temperatures. Even a mediocre sandwich is a good thing, [Read On]