Caprese Salad

I make so many dishes like this that I don’t even consider a recipe but it’s occurred to me lately that it’s shockingly difficult to find basics like this on the internet. The key here and with so many great dishes is the ingredients. I only make this when I can get great tomatoes, high…

Steamed Mussels with Fresh Tomatoes and Parmesan

Breaking news: this is my new favorite dish to make! I know you’re not supposed to play with your food, but mussels play back and I found it positively delightful. All in all this dish took about 15 minutes to make and, while I have no problem paying for quality food, the whole dish cost all…

Happy Accident Chicken

Some of the best discoveries were made through happy accident and this dish is no exception. Over the weekend, I wanted to throw together my favorite stove top chicken recipe to simmer away while I exercised. Unfortunately, I realized after I was committed that I was out of the two essential ingredients for the dish:…

Cheesy Bacon Pasta

Bacon has an unfair reputation. If you stick to just one (or two, if you’ve had a bad day) slices, bacon can add ridiculous amounts of tastiness to any dish for shockingly few calories. It’s not that bacon is a health food by any means, it’s just that it adds a lot of punch. Having…