Food and Libations · Kids and family · One Dish Meals · Pasta · Recipes

When Dinner gets Spooky: Tortellini & Spinach Bake

So last night was one of those nights when I had to get dinner on the table fast. I had to be sure it was something the whole family could eat, which means, me, my husband, and my 14 month old son. I had a cold, and the other two had “man colds” (we all…… Continue reading When Dinner gets Spooky: Tortellini & Spinach Bake

Beef · Food and Libations · One Dish Meals · Recipes · Uncategorized

Sunday Supper: Velvety Pot Roast with Golden Fingerlings

There are few things that scream Sunday supper to me more than a slow-braised, fork-tender, pot roast. Toss in a few golden fingerlings and some baby carrots at the last hour of cooking and you have a super simple but scrumptious way to wrap up the weekend. One 2-3 LB Chuck Roast ½ LB mini…… Continue reading Sunday Supper: Velvety Pot Roast with Golden Fingerlings

Food and Libations · One Dish Meals · Pasta · Recipes · Side Dishes

Baked Mac and Cheese with Spinach and Roasted Tomato

If I had to choose something to eat as my last meal, a rich, creamy, decadent baked Mac and cheese would definitely be on my dinner plate somewhere ( along with a blue cheese buttered steak, mashed potatoes, some ravioli, some chocolate cake…yes, I would gladly go out stuffing my face.) I came up with…… Continue reading Baked Mac and Cheese with Spinach and Roasted Tomato

Food and Libations · One Dish Meals · Recipes · Side Dishes

Gratin So Nice You Can Eat it Twice: Easy Cheddar and Mushroom Gratin

Sorry about the rhyming title, but seriously, you can really eat this twice. Once as a side dish for dinner and once as a hearty, scrumptious breakfast-type ‘hash’. Ok, more on this dish’s multiple uses later, how do you make the darn thing already! (thanks to a friend’s suggestion, there’s now a link to a…… Continue reading Gratin So Nice You Can Eat it Twice: Easy Cheddar and Mushroom Gratin

Chicken · Food and Libations · One Dish Meals · Recipes

Chicken Thighs in Red Wine, Rosemary, & Mushroom Sauce

This recipe combines a few of my very favorite things: chicken thighs, red wine, and rosemary. Don’t worry mushrooms, I love you too. With a few simple steps this recipe creates a meal that has very similar flavor to the classic French favorite, coq au vin, with less than half the work. Here we go.…… Continue reading Chicken Thighs in Red Wine, Rosemary, & Mushroom Sauce

Chicken · Food and Libations · One Dish Meals

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Carrots, Potatoes, and Thyme

As you know, or will soon come to find out, I love one dish meals. I also love roasting things. Not only does roasting everything in one dish make for an amazing marriage of flavors, it also makes for a super easy clean-up. This recipe was the first time I marinated my chicken before roasting…… Continue reading Roasted Lemon Chicken with Carrots, Potatoes, and Thyme