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Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

I love quiche. It’s one of those rare dishes that is perfect for any time of day. Breakfast? Obvious great choice. Brunch with mimosas? The perfect dish to impressive your friends. Lunch or dinner? Absolutely! There are endless quiche filling options – cheese, meats, veggies, […]

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Summertime means the calendar is filled with barbecues, cookouts, block parties, pool parties you name it. It is the season of gathering with friends and family and eating outside. Because I know at least here in the Midwest, we EARN our warm weather. So gosh […]

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Is there ever such a thing as too many Slow Cooker recipes? Especially ones that are essentially dump and go? I think not. Chuck Roast cooks low and slow in the crockpot and results in a tangy, slightly spicy, shredded Italian Beef that your family […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

There’s a reason that pasta salad is a summertime, cookout, block party go-to. No heating up your kitchen, takes just minutes to toss together, and is best served straight from the fridge. Where could you go wrong? I love making this Italian Pasta Salad for […]

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Pasta salads are the ultimate entertaining food. Easy to make a BIG batch to feed a crowd and can often be made ahead. I’m sold. But, some pasta salads can feel heavy. Not this Shrimp Orzo Salad. The fresh herbs, cucumber, and shrimp make it […]

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

I will never be ashamed about eating store bought salsa. There is always a MINIMUM of 2-3 varieties in my fridge/pantry at all times. Chunky, smooth, mango, black bean, I like them all. BUT, there is something extra special about making your own salsa. And […]

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Recreate your favorite Indian takeout meal with this easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. Indian cooking can be intimidating to first timers. But, don’t be! Once you have a few staple spices in your pantry, you’ll find yourself making it more and more. And this Butter […]

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

I’ve always loved desserts in bar form for several reasons. And these Chocolate Shortbread Bars are no exception. It’s quicker. No scooping cookie dough onto baking sheets. Easy to transport in the baking dish. Can get fancy with layering with very little effort! These bars […]

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

This pasta recipe is creamy, comforting, and even slightly romantic food at its finest. In the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta, you can make the easy mushroom cream sauce. If you’re looking for a meal that’s on the lighter side, keep […]

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am and always will be obsessed with chicken fingers, tenders, and nuggets. Fun fact: in college (although I did cook for myself often), frozen chicken nuggets were one of my favorite pre or post bar fuel snacks. And I may have […]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Cookie Bars actually are healthy, although they don’t taste it! Made with no refined sugar (thank you maple syrup for the sweetness) and only 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. The majority of these bars is nut butter (I used almond) and oats! See, […]

Sweet Potato Pork Stew – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker!

Sweet Potato Pork Stew – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker!

Are you more a soup or stew person? Or do you not discriminate against a warm, comforting bowl of either? When I’m feeling under the weather and looking for something light, I am totally team soup. BUT, when it’s -15 degrees outside, I’m wearing pajamas […]

Simple Marinara Sauce

Simple Marinara Sauce

Don’t get me wrong, my pantry always has a jar or two of marinara sauce in stock. And I will never be ashamed about reaching for a jar. But sometimes you’re craving a little more and want to put a little love into your meal. […]

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

I love a traditional cut out sugar cookies with a good icing or frosting on top just as much as the next person. But, dare I say, these Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are so good they don’t even need icing. Yes, you read that right. […]

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

December is here which means a key component of my diet is Christmas cookies. A couple of days before Christmas, my mom and I have a tradition of baking batches and batches of holiday cookies to eat and share. But, I don’t wait until the […]