My Italian Take on Chicken Cordon Bleu

First let us talk about Chicken Cordon Bleu; What is it exactly? Where did it come from? What does the name even mean? Well addressing the first question, chicken cordon bleu is normally chicken breast pounded and butterflied, then filled with ham/prosciutto and swiss cheese, and finally breaded and pan fried; it is also normally…

Cast Iron Cooking: Chicken and Brussel Sprouts

Y’all I love cast irons! I believe everyone should have at least one cast iron pan in their kitchen. I have several cast iron pans, but my favorite is the 10″ cast iron pan; it is the perfect size for my small family of two. I also have a 12″ pan that I use for…

Christmas Traditions

Traditions are a funny thing, they don’t exist until you decide to redo something you did the year before! I feel like traditions happen on accident most of the time, at least the ones my husband and I have created. Traditions are also passed down from family, and most of the time we don’t realize…

The Classic Cookie Staple

When I think of Christmas cookies my mind goes straight to sugar cookies. To me they are the staple cookie of Christmas. To me it isn’t Christmas until you have decorated some sugar cookies. So, let us talk sugar cookies!!! The good thing about sugar cookies is that you can make them any flavor! All…

Orange Spice Gingerbread Cookies!

December is baking season! It is the time of year when I bake the most cookies. This month I did all the baking in one day, and made 4 different types of cookies! It was cookie overload at my house, and still is. This post is all about the gingerbread cookie. I don’t tend to…

Holidays in the South

The reason I have not posted anything recently is because I have been on vacation!! Currently I am living on the East Coast, but we have family in the south (Tennessee/Kentucky and Texas) and took a little visit before Christmas to see them. We started in Tennessee to see my little brother and flew into…

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers?

I have been eating turkey for a whole week!  I am just so over it now, the turkey becomes dry, the rolls stale, and what are you suppose to do with left over gravy? I came up with a recipe that transformed these three ingredients? Can you guess what it is? Mac and cheese!!! Who…

The star of my Thanksgiving; Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is my all time favorite dish for Thanksgiving. I have loved it ever since I was little. Then, it was out of the can, but I still loved it so much! I couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to sink my teeth into some cranberry sauce. Today it still remains my favorite part of a…

Thanksgiving Falafels and Vegan Gravy

I love Falafels, and I am so sad I tried my first one only 3 years ago. Since then, I have had my share of falafels and I have never been disappointed in them. For this recipe I used a falafel base, but gave them a new interesting flavor profile. Instead of traditional Mediterranean seasonings,…

Triple Garlic, and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

If there is one thing people need to know about me, it is this: I love garlic. Garlic is my favorite ingredient in the whole world. It adds flavor to everything, you can literally add garlic to whatever recipe you want and it will instantly add a wonderful flavor to your dish. If your dish…