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homemade mac and cheese with italian sausage and pesto

Italian Sausage and Pesto Mac and Cheese

It’s a given that mac and cheese is a classic American dish that is well-loved (and people have strong opinions about). The addition of sausage and pesto adds just a little time to preparation but the results are so delicious….

Broccoli Brie Soup Recipe

Broccoli Brie Soup

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that can be so brassy. It’s bold and in your face flavor needs some cheesy love when you make broccoli soup. Brie makes this such a comforting bowl of deliciousness. Additionally, I’ve made it…

Behind the Curtain of Cirque du Soleil

Behind the Curtain of Cirque du Soleil

Think of the last concert or show you went to. Imagine the setting. The stage. The “players.” Remember the ambiance? The sounds? The lighting? The experience? It’s all just there, like magic, right? But what’s behind the magic of Cirque…

jumping on bed corteo

Cirque du Soleil Comes to Manchester

I’ve wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show ever since the late 90s when I saw a clip of one of their Vegas shows. For one reason or another, I never made it to one. Enter 2022. Cirque du…

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Is there anything that tastes better than grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch on a chilly day? As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Sometimes if I am in a hurry I will pull out a can…

grilled chicken with strawberry and shallot jam, grilled sweet corn, grilled grapefruit

Strawberry Shallot Chicken

Strawberry Shallot Chicken is everything you want in the promise of early summer – fresh strawberries, grilling, and bright flavor. Some of my favorite things about spring creeping into summer are early strawberries and the scent of grilled food wafting…

counter with fresh produce and bowls

How to Host a Meal Prepping Party

Meal prepping parties are a great way to get together with friends when life is busy, especially now when many of us are craving time with friends more than ever. This is one of the most practical ways you can…

whole chicken stuffed with herbs with white overlay and text: chicken recipes for every day

30+ Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken is such a versatile protein that can be used in recipes that vary so widely – from gourmet meals to quick easy “dinner in 20”.  Types of Chicken There is no end to what you can do with chicken…

rice and beans in black bowl with cilantro garnish; orange and red plaid cloth

Easy Rice and Red Beans

Rice and beans are an essential dish when you are looking for something budget-friendly or simple yet packed full of nutrients with fiber and protein.

brown crock with olive dip on plate with pieces of pita

Dirty Martini Olive Spread

My Dirty Martini Olive Spread is a copycat recipe of a popular dip recipe. It’s super cheap (in a good way) and quick to whip up. It makes the perfect sandwich spread or party appetizer for the holidays or football parties. 

roasted carrot sticks on baking tray

Buttery Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

Roasted carrots with butter, honey, and balsamic vinegar are a great side dish for weeknight meals. They don’t require a ton of work and they taste amazing.

chocolate milk in 2 jars with chocolate whipped topping red striped straw and teal cloth background

How to Make Whipped Chocolate Milk

Who knew whipped chocolate milk was a thing? It is, and it’s the most decadent treat with just a few ingredients. You probably have everything you need.