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Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs….I couldn’t actually call myself a food blogger if I didn’t have this recipe on my blog, right? After trying many recipes and variations over the years, I have landed on this as the best combination of a few of my favorites. Honestly, Spaghetti & Meatballs is kind of a classic that you don’t really mess with.

Five Cheese Mac & Cheese

Five Cheese Mac & Cheese

That’s right, I said it…Five Cheese Mac & Cheese, the ultimate comfort food. This elevated recipe is sure to please everyone!

Carnitas Bowls

Carnitas Bowls

Carnitas Bowls are perfect to serve for a crowd, everyone builds their own and everyone is happy….like Chipotle, only better!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

It’s time to re-think Brussels Sprouts. If you haven’t eaten Brussels Sprouts since you were a kid after some sort of horrible experience eating them boiled, steamed, flavorless…shall I go on? You get the picture. I am here to tell you that Bacon Brussels Sprouts will totally turn you around. These have flavor, crispy bits of crunchy leaves and most importantly bacon, enough said.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

Quick weeknight meal that’s easy, healthy and delicious. This Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions recipe will be a big hit for the whole family!

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Whether it’s served as an appetizer or as it’s own meal, it’s always cozy, warm and comforting…easy, cheesy French Onion Soup!

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili is a hearty, yet light meal, perfect for lunch or dinner and packed with flavor.

Roasted Garlic Shrimp

Roasted Garlic Shrimp

Roasted Garlic Shrimp is one of my favorite appetizers to make for a dinner party. So quick & easy to prepare, yet elegant in presentation.

A Little Bit of Chicken Fried

A Little Bit of Chicken Fried

There are a few reasons why I call this A Little Bit of Chicken Fried…We are big country music fans and love The Zac Brown Band, the song with this title is one of my favorites. Also, there are so many “secrets” to fried chicken and my recipe is a little bit of Ina Garten, a little bit of Tyler Florence and a little bit of Paula Deen. When it comes to fried chicken, they know their stuff!

Adventures in Culinary School – Pedrone Peppers

Adventures in Culinary School – Pedrone Peppers

I am currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Diablo Valley College.  It’s our local community college and the facility was completely renovated from the ground up about 3 years ago so it’s a top notch facility.  Right now, I am taking a farm…