Mama Rose Table’s Lasagna

The best lasagna recipe ever You know how most of my recipes are super simple and dirty as few of dishes as possible? This is not one of those recipes. In fact, I take absolutely zero credit for this recipe. My mom, who is a wonderful cook, makes the best lasagna in the world. Seriously. It’s so…

How to Poach Shrimp

Your life will be changed when you start poaching shrimp. Besides grilling, this is hands down my favorite way to cook shrimp. It’s so fool-proof and you get the JUICIEST shrimp imaginable. I love that you can get such high quality frozen shrimp. I always have frozen raw, deveined, peeled shrimp in my freezer. If…

Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s something so comforting about chicken noodle soup. It’s a classic for a reason. This is a bowl o’ health: celery, carrots, onion, garlic, herbs, and chicken, oh my! It’s a huge pet peeve of mine when chicken noodle soup has too few of noodles. You can see my recipe does not have such a…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

What’s more cozy than muffins rising in the oven? I’m a bit of a muffin snob and damn, these are good muffins. They’re moist, they’re peppered with mini chocolate chips, and they’re so, so soft. I also think they’re the perfect size! Monster, bakery-style muffins are quite in fashion right now but I much prefer…

Lomi Lomi Salmon

Hawaii’s twist on gravlax You guys know how much I adore gravlax. I make Norwegian Gravlax all the time! (Recipe here.) When I read that lomi lomi salmon is Hawaii’s version of gravlax and a popular Christmas dish in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to try it. I did a ton of research on lomi lomi…

Kalua Pork

Who doesn’t love a hands-off dinner? I wanted a traditional Hawaiian main course for my Hawaiian Christmas dinner (read about it here). Kalua Pork is a popular Christmas and Luau dish, traditionally rubbed with Hawaiian sea salt and cooked in a pit oven in the ground. We are recreating the smoky flavor of the pit…

Cranberry Baked Brie

Looking for a fast holiday appetizer? You’ve come to the right place! This is the perfect use for leftover cranberry sauce. This tasty starter is just THREE ingredients and is sure to impress. This recipe is similar to my Cranberry Brie Bites but instead of individual appetizers, this is one large wheel of brie baked…

Fall Salmon Salad

This is the kind of dish I eat for dinner most nights but never blog about because I never measure! To me it’s hardly even a recipe but I’m trying to get better about posting salad ideas for you since I eat so many every week. I love using old bread for quick homemade croutons…

Provençal Ratatouille

Today for Travel Tuesday we’re heading to France. Disney made a particularly artsy version of ratatouille famous but the original dish is much more rustic. Ratatouille originated in Provence, specifically in Nice, and is much more like a stew than the famous dish Americans recognize. Ratatouille is very simple to make and could not be…