Homemade Mini Pasta Bar

Pasta is one of the world’s greatest comfort foods. Now that it’s well into September, those temperatures are finally starting to cool down a bit, which calls for warm, hearty meals. But sometimes, it’s hard to decide which type of pasta sauce I’m in the mood for. Plus, if I’m cooking for a group, not everyone always agrees on what to have for dinner. (My … Continue reading Homemade Mini Pasta Bar

Chipotle Beef Sliders

As long as it’s summer, it’s grilling season. I’m not a huge ground beef fan, so I typically prefer to cook sliders instead of full-sized burgers because it’s a taste of the burger without committing to the whole thing—you know what I mean? Anyway, I went with 85% lean ground beef for these burgers. (You can usually find the leanness percentage on the printed label … Continue reading Chipotle Beef Sliders

Stuffed Baked Eggplant

I’ve been growing fresh vegetables for a few months now, and I noticed yesterday that I had a perfectly ripe eggplant sitting in my garden. I wasn’t really in the mood for eggplant parm (although I do love it), so I decided to browse Pinterest for some other eggplant ideas. I came across a recipe for quinoa-stuffed eggplant and thought, “I could definitely make a … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Eggplant

Philly Beer-Cheese Steaks

Last week, I posted a recipe about a cheesy chicken dip that was inspired by a chicken cheesesteak from my favorite restaurant. But this week, I decided to post an actual cheesesteak recipe, since I’ve done some variations for the blog before but have never posted the real thing. This one does have a little kick, though: I sautéed some jalapeños from my garden along … Continue reading Philly Beer-Cheese Steaks

Kale Turkey Burgers with Dill Dressing

Summer is one of those seasons where I could eat everything in sight. Ice cream, pizza, funnel cakes, and more await me every time I set foot on the boardwalk. And I won’t lie, I almost always indulge. But when I’m away from my shore house, I try to be as healthy as possible. And turkey burgers seemed like the way to go. I always … Continue reading Kale Turkey Burgers with Dill Dressing