Meat Lovers


Bacon Cheddar Waffles

Friends, I give you the ultimate brunch food: bacon cheddar waffles. Can we just appreciate how amazing brunch is? You get the sweet, sugary breakfast foods mixed with the decadent, savory lunch items and it is magical. (more…)


Chicken Parmesan

I hardly ever buy fresh basil because I can never seem to use it all up before at least half of it goes bad and no one likes moldy basil sitting on their kitchen counter. I even had a basil plant at one point and thought, “hmm, maybe this will solve my basil problem!” However, I just ended up killing the plant instead. I also killed my succulent, but that’s another story. (more…)


Marinated Pork Shoulder

Can I get a yum? I originally found this recipe after perusing Pinterest when I was in need of a little flavor in my life. Too often I get in a rut with food; the past few weeks, for example, I’ve been munching on granola and fruit bowls day and night. Anyways, I needed to spice it up in the dinner department and found this gem of a recipe. (more…)


Skinny Chicken Salad

With summer just around the corner and an abundance of days spent in swimsuits, it’s that time of year to (kind of) watch what we eat. And by watch what we eat, I mean, let’s substitute the mayonnaise for greek yogurt and call it a day.  (more…)


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

I, like most, have some Irish blood in me which works out well because I love Ireland and the Irish culture and, by default, St Patrick’s day. St Patrick may have been a prison escapee named Maewyn Succat who later became a priest and changed his name to the Latin derivative of “Father Figure,” but we can celebrate him anyway. Why? For the food of course! (more…)


BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I used to have a love/hate relationship with sweet potatoes: I loved to hate them. How could I possibly hate a sweet potato? I can’t quite answer that question. All I know is that somewhere in the last two out of twenty four years of life, I have grown to love them. Oh how I was missing out! (more…)


Meatball and Zucchini Skillet

I used to think that meatballs were really only good for one thing: spaghetti, but that was naive. My single-minded thinking led me on a path of limited dinner options, obviously resulting in a downward spiral of despair. The typical veggie lasagna and spinach tortellini just weren’t enough for me anymore. I needed more. (more…)


Salmon Cakes

Seattle is pretty much known for two things: coffee and rain. It is, however, also known for it’s amazingly fresh seafood and if you’re out for brunch, you know there will be salmon somewhere on the menu. Bad for salmon haters, good for me because I love salmon, it’s the prettiest color for bedrooms (to all my movie-quoting readers out there, you’re welcome).



Mushroom & Barley Soup

After stuffing myself with Thanksgiving dinner, the subsequent leftovers and way too much airport food and In N Out double doubles, obviously, my body has been craving just about anything without a boat load of dairy, wheat and sugar (what, so sugar?!?!). Specifically vegetables…in the form of soup. (more…)


Maple Candied Bacon

I always figured that if I ended up single and alone I would become a mountain woman in the hills of Vermont, never shave my legs and own a maple syrup farm. Whoever is reading this probably thinks I’m joking, but I kid you not, it’s the truth! Maple syrup is so freaking delicious, I could pull an Elf and slather it on my sad, cold, leftover spaghetti and eat it for breakfast. But what is (almost) equally as good as maple syrup? You guessed it: BACON. Hold the phone, what is even better than maple syrup and bacon? Yep, you guessed it again: Maple Candied Bacon. Boom. (more…)