• Italian Stuffed Pork Loin

    Italian Stuffed Pork Loin Made Easy

    This stuffed pork loin is a foodie’s simple take of a Porchetta. A Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of a boneless pork roast that is stuffed with liver and fennel and roasted for many hours over a fire. I’m sure the original is delicious but liver and fennel are not staples in my refrigerator. My version skips the old world ingredients and uses delicious Italian meats and cheeses instead. I created this recipe when I had a bunch of leftover cheeses and deli meats from a charcuterie board in the fridge that I needed to use up before they went bad. I trimmed the pork loin of all fat so…

  • What I’m Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday! I love spending time in the kitchen with my family because I got pretty lucky with a family of stellar homecooks. Although hectic, being in the kitchen with them has inspired me and allowed me to learn so much over the years. My family likes to stray from traditional when it comes to our Thanksgiving dinner. We always search for new takes on the classics that we know and love to keep dinner exciting. My family started to use Google Documents last year to organize our menu & recipes and it’s made everything so much easier. You can find my FREE Google Docs template here. We just…

  • The Best Steak You’ll Ever Make!

    Are you afraid of buying an expensive steak and ruining it? Do you shy away from cooking steak because you don’t have a grill? Don’t worry, I was in those shoes once too until I learned this method. It results in the juiciest steak and it is so quick and simple! I learned this method on Food Network’s The Kitchen and apparently it’s Bobby Flay’s preferred method. They use a porterhouse but my budget doesn’t allow for that so I use whatever cut is on sale at Aldi that week. I’ve tried this method with T-bones and NY Strip and both work well, just adjust the cooking time accordingly.   Still scared? Invest…

  • How to Create a Meal Plan You’ll Actually Want to Follow

    Over the past few years I’ve dabbled a lot in cooking and preparing meals for the week. Dan and I spent a few months meal prepping on the weekend and found that by Thursday I was sick of the meals and just wanted to order Uber Eats. For about a year I owned a healthy catering service where I cooked fresh meals everyday for my students but that was exhausting and didn’t allow me time to relax after my day job. When Dan and I moved in together I had to find a solution to making dinner every night and lunch for the next day without getting tired of cooking halfway through the…

  • Kitchen Sink Breakfast Pizza

    I remember the first time I tried breakfast pizza, I was a teenager at my aunt’s house on Christmas morning and it was a tradition to make breakfast pizza for a quick casual meal while opening presents. Her version had sausage gravy and bacon, this version is lightened up for an everyday meal that won’t use up all your recommended daily allowance of calories. The best part about this pizza is you probably already have all the toppings in your fridge! I make this for Dan and I on the weekends so I can use up leftovers from the weeks meal plan and make space for the next weeks groceries. I’ve adapted this…

  • 5 Kitchen Tools For Guaranteed Easy And Delicious Meals

    In the past I’ve been guilty of purchasing every neat kitchen gadget I come across at TJ Maxx but a lot of these gadgets are one trick ponies and take up way too much real estate in your kitchen. When I moved in with Dan I was faced with downsizing my collection of tools and found myself going back to these basics over and over again. If you are just beginning to cook or if you’re a well seasoned chef these are the items you need in your wheelhouse to make cooking as simple and delicious as possible.   Good Sharp Chef’s Knife    If your knife can’t cut cleanly through a tomato…