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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Chicken Piccata (And a look back at 2017)

So this is my last post of 2017! It’s been a very eventful year for me, from my wife and I moving into our first house, to starting a new job, to starting this blog!It’s crazy but this will be the 112th blog post since…

Goat Cheese Risotto

Hope everyone had a great holiday! I figured as we enter the new year, it’s time for me to introduce two of my favorite dishes this week. This may seem out of left field, but if there is one recipe I’m most proud of, it&#8217…

Peppermint Bark Yule Log

I’m not sure when my Dad started it, but for as long as I could remember he would make a yule log for Christmas with my family. It was one of those things that we’d only have once a year but I always enjoyed. The best…

Baked Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Christmas is just around the corner, which means many families will be getting together for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinners. Once I started to get into cooking, one of the first things I wantedto make was mac and cheese. I made it a goal to have what I thought was…

Gingerbread Cookies

Last Christmas, my mom got us a gingerbread house cookie cutter. Since most people don’t actually make gingerbread houses, except for around Christmas, I stashed it away until December of this year rolled around. While I’ve decorated gingerbread houses in the past, I had never actually…

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

As we enter winter, I began pulling out my slow cooker more often. I really don’t know why as you can use a slow cooker year-round, but for some reason it just makes sense during this time of year. About 3 years ago, I remember pinning a…

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

As you can tell if you are following this blog… there are three things I love when it comes to cooking – easy, one pan recipes that are Mexican!For anyone that loves to cook, I’m sure you’re in the same boat as me where…

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Panini

Grilled cheese is one of those dishes that pretty much everyone loves. I’m of the personal opinion that if you don’t, then there is something wrong with you!And while a love a good old-fashioned grilled cheese, every once in a while I want to…

Chicken Paprikash

Have you ever had chicken paprikash? If you haven’t, then you area really missing out. For those that haven’t even heard of it, it is the Hungarian National Dish. Basically it’s chicken with a lot of paprika that is slow cooked and it&#8217…

Cheddar Pierogies

Ahh pierogies! Who doesn’t love them? Well surprisingly, Lauren had never even had them until 3 years ago. Portland is well-known for their food carts and there was one particular place that had the best pierogies. Every time I walked by it I had to buy some…