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

Jalapeño Cheddar Mac and Cheese

The first day of summer is my favorite day of the year—because it’s officially summer. Of course, I had to kick it off with my favorite meal (mac and cheese, if you couldn’t already tell). Yes, I know turning on the oven in June isn’t the best option. But it’s hard to live off of cold foods all summer. Sandwiches and salads are great for … Continue reading Jalapeño Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Stuffed Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken

The only time I can eat chicken is if it’s stuffed with something I like (or if it’s fried, or in the form of chicken nuggets, or whatever). For this recipe, I was originally going to make chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip. But then I thought, “That’s been done so many times.” I decided to think a little more unconventionally—I created a new … Continue reading Stuffed Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken

Classic New England Lobster Rolls

I spent the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island for my friend’s birthday. Naturally, I had to indulge in at least one lobster roll. Around here, they’re about $20-$25 each, but it’s worth every penny. Although Maine is the lobster capital of America, these Rhode Island lobster rolls were still delicious. So delicious, in fact, that they inspired me to come home and cook up some … Continue reading Classic New England Lobster Rolls

Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad