Growing up in the Midwest chili was a cold weather staple in my home. One of the most requested meals from my brother and I when snow was on the ground was mom’s chili. My brother and I would spend hours out in the cold building snowmen, injuring ourselves on sleds, and attempting to build igloos. My absolute favorite part of those chilly, pun intended, days was coming inside and smelling my mom’s chili on the stove simmering away. We would impatiently wait until dinner time when we could get our cold hands on the warm bowl of chili and chow down. Now, many years later, my mom’s chili recipe has evolved into the best Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac and Cheese! Some of the ingredients have changed but the soul of this chili is still the same.
Whenever I am in a hurry, or trying to think of something delicious my mind immediately goes to pizza. As a family we eat A LOT of pizza, at least once a week. Therefore, I have come up with a number of delicious and creative pizza and flatbread recipes over the years. This Vegetarian Flatbread Pizza with Fresh Rosemary is one of my personal favorites. When coming up with this recipe I wanted something (semi) healthy and vegetarian. Also, I wanted something fast and versatile that could work as a meal or as an appetizer.
These Southern Biscuits and Sausage Gravy are one of my favorite savory breakfasts. The biscuits are simple, flaky and do not require rising. The sausage gravy is a southern classic with a little extra spice to make it unique. Together the biscuits and gravy make a perfect combination. I love these so much, not just because they are delicious but because they are my grandma’s recipe.
These Grilled Chicken Street Tacos are my favorite tacos we make in our home! We LOVE tacos and eat them more often than we probably should! These tacos hold a special place in my heart because they are perfect and simple! I love that these combine so many spices and the flavor that results is amazing!
These gooey chocolate fudge brownies are so delicious. They are extremely chocolaty, rich and pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whenever I need to make a dessert for a get-together I often turn to this brownie recipe. Every time I make them they are always gone quickly! To me that is always the sign of a good recipe! I love to bake and it was the first thing I got good at in the kitchen. Mostly because I loved eating desserts so much more than my actual meal. I have so many great memories of baking with my grandma making cakes, pies, cookies and of course brownies!
I love this Caprese Avocado Toast for so many reasons. It is very simple, quick to make, and can be served practically any time of the day. My favorite time of the day to eat this is for lunch, because it keeps me full and energized until dinner. Also this dish combines all of my favorites: bread, cheese and avocados!