If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

Did it rain on your 4th of July parade, like it did mine? We had to do a rain date for our bbq. Instead of getting super sad and staring at our grill I put our dutch oven to work. Grab some mussels and some crusty bread to turn that frown upside down! Just as […]

    Memorial Day weekend is upon us again. I start dreaming of summer farmers markets and crab shacks. Brian works out of Boston frequently. One summer we took a drive and went through Portland Maine and Kennebunkport eating anywhere we could. We discovered so many fun places a long the way. You can read […]

I think asparagus is perfect with some salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice. The same rings true for most things I roast. Even the most perfect of dishes can become redundant after awhile. Throwing in a new twist on things, even if it is just as simple as a dressing, can make a world […]

As summer approaches so does the urge to eat outdoors. Whether it is a picnic, barbecue, or a lazy summer dinner this side is perfect. Making the ribbons is super easy! Use a potato peeler or vegetable peeler to peel long ribbons of zucchini and squash. I used a potato peeler because it is a […]

Sometimes I feel like I forget about the simple things when cooking. I am always trying to create something new, or think of something first. Which is almost impossible with so much available to us in the way of recipes. I have to remind myself that is okay to cook and share my everyday meals. […]

Most of the time when I am making chicken I am using chicken breasts. I have stayed away from bone in chicken because it seemed no one ever wanted to deal with it. That is, until I realized chicken thighs can be the key to plenty of easy weeknight meals. If done right they are […]

Making a good roasted chicken is one of the number one dishes to add to your “repertoire” they say. Although it sounds fancy and rather complicated, I promise you it’s not! The best part is that roasted chicken is super fancy enough to serve your family on Sundays. Although it doesn’t stop there, it is […]

I am not one to jump on the New Year cleansing bandwagon. I try to keep a decent balance between cleansing and binge eating all year long! As the holiday season comes to a close and regular schedules resume, that means regular eating resumes. What I mean by that is bringing my lunch to work, […]

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Spinach is my quick go to for a green side dish. It is super good for you and a weeknight winner. Once you can add in a bunch of different things with sauteed spinach. You can change the type of cheese you use or throw in some chickpeas the sky is the limit! Maybe that […]

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