Fried Chicken & Sage Waffles*

Have you ever had fried chicken and waffles? I mean... real fried chicken and waffles?? I'm talking crispy golden delicious chicken with soft slightly-sweet buttermilk waffles? If you've answered no then we need to change this right now. Fried chicken and waffles are the ultimate Southern comfort food and this recipe is my gourmet version of that. I put fresh sage in the waffles for an unexpected twist that I highly recommend. Oh...

Homemade Orecchiette with Pancetta and Peas*

While in Italy I realized something... our pasta sucks. That dried stuff we buy in a box just isn't cutting it for me anymore! If you've ever had homemade pasta then you know what I'm talking about. One of my favorite shapes of pasta is the orecchiette, which translates to "little ears" in Italian. They're cute AND delicious. What else could you ask for?! Alright, time to get started making our homemade pasta. Put your all purpose flour, semolina...

Truffle Lobster Mac & Cheese*

Can you think of anything more decadent than truffle lobster mac and cheese?! Answer: no. It's creamy, rich, delicious, earthy, lobstery (is that even a word?), and just all in all amazing. My parents are some tough critics and they said this is the best macaroni and cheese they've ever had. This is the kind of dish you make for a special occasion and really want to impress someone. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a pot of boiling salted w...

Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken*

Who doesn't love a good, simple roasted chicken dish? This one is about as easy as they get and it is so flavorful from all the fresh lemon and rosemary. Not to mention this is a healthy dinner! First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Put your chicken thighs into a baking dish and season them with some salt and pepper. In a bowl mix together your chopped up rosemary, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red...

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa*

This recipe is so easy, so healthy, and so delicious. Summertime to me means 1.) time to go fishing in the Florida Keys and 2.) MANGO SEASON! I'm absolutely obsessed with fresh mangoes. We have a lot of friends and neighbors that just give them to us in the summertime constantly and we take full advantage of it. If you don't have anyone to give you any mangoes fresh from their tree you can always find them at you...

No Cook Spaghetti Sauce*

This is seriously one of the easiest dinners you can make. My mom made this for us growing up all the time and it's so fresh and delicious! She would throw everything together in the morning and when it came time for dinner all she would have to do is boil the water and cook the spaghetti. Genius. In a bowl add your chopped overripe tomatoes, garlic, basil, rosemary, red pepper flakes salt, pepper, balsamic (or you can use red wine vinegar), and ...

Mustard Roasted Fish*

Looking for something incredibly easy, fast, and unbelievably delicious for dinner? Well, this is your recipe. You can make the sauce ahead of time and when it's time for dinner just put it on your fish and you have dinner ready in about 15 minutes. Genius. First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 425*F. Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment for easy clean-up. Put the fish on the sheet tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a bowl...

Pork Medallions with Autumn Hash*

This recipe is so easy, quick, healthy (minus the bacon) and insanely delicious. My family went nuts over this.. seriously. I think it's always fun to cook seasonally and this is the perfect autumn dinner in my opinion! For this recipe you'll need two pans, one for the "hash" and one for the medallions. Heat your pan for the pork on high heat and drizzle some olive oil in. Add the sliced bacon and render all that delicious and totally healthy bac...

Mediterranean Salmon*

Ok… anyone that knows me knows that I absolutely hate salmon. To me it’s way too fishy. BUT, this recipe will change your mind. My mom and I came up with this recipe after I brought home a huge chunk of feta from Greece (I’m pretty sure I snuck it in illegally…shhh) and didn’t know what to do with it! I’m not joking, there’s not an ounce of “fishy” with this recipe. This is such a great dish to make for one, two, three, or a cro...

French Chicken*

This recipe is SO impressive and not hard at all. Its a one skillet kind of gourmet meal. Perfect to impress friends, family, or a special someone with. I like to ask my butcher to take out the backbone and flatten the chicken. If he’s nice he won’t charge you and even if he does… it’s worth the extra money!...