turkey soup

Turkey Soup for the Soul

I thought I was going to make it through this winter without getting sick, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. On Thursday, I woke up with a scratchy throat, which – despite my best efforts – developed into a sore throat, headache, and stuffy nose by Saturday. When I get sick, I’m pretty strict…

chicken pot pies

Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch

Some dishes I make because I come across them in cookbooks or online while I’m searching for ways to cook a certain ingredient. Other dishes are made upon request, and this was one of them. A few weeks ago, the boyfriend mentioned that he wanted chicken pot pie, something I have never made before. It…

Pie sideview

Lamb and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

You know those days when you know at least one ingredient you want to use for a meal, but aren’t at all intrigued by dishes you usually make with it? That is exactly what happened to me yesterday, and is what led me to make this dish. The ingredient in question was ground lamb. Now,…

crab cakes

Jumbo Lumb Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes and they’re my preferred method of eating crab. While eating a whole crab can be fun, sometimes it’s just too much work and somehow I always end up crunching on a piece of shell, which isn’t so fun. Crab cakes also remind me of the summers I used to join my…

Chicken and Israeli couscous

Moroccan-inspired chicken

A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without some chicken. I found this recipe over on Epicurious and since I was missing some of the listed ingredients, I adapted the recipe to make Moroccan-inspired chicken. I chose to serve this with a side of couscous, but when I was at the store I wasn’t able…

spaghetti and lamb/ turkey meatballs

Lamb and turkey meatballs with zucchini cream sauce

The best thing to do with delicious recipes that you made a lot of is turning them into something entirely different. I find that you still capture the essence of the first dish, but create something entirely new in the process. That’s exactly how it was with my zucchini and corn with cream experiment (yes,…

chicken roll dinner

Feta and spinach stuffed chicken

The other day, I came home and was trying to figure out how to make the dinner I had planned. On my four-day meal plan (I can only do serious cooking Thursday through Sunday because of my job), I had jotted down chicken and potatoes. But, I had yet to decide exactly how to make…