Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean Icing

Cinnamon.  Rolls.  Need I say more? These are little pillowy rolls of heaven.  The thick icing adds a nice sticky sweetness to the cinnamony dough.  This recipe is very versatile, skip the cinnamon and brown sugar filling and swap it for fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and sugar.  So.  Good.  Turn these bad boys into sticky…

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

Let’s talk chocolate.  All chocolate is good chocolate.  Is white chocolate real chocolate?  Who knows but that stuff is legit.  This bark makes a great gift for the holiday season for friends or coworkers.  It also looks beautiful on a dessert table at a party.  This is very versatile too, swap out the white chocolate…

Queso Blanco

Cheese.  Oooey gooey beautiful cheese.  Oh how I love you.  This is dumb easy to make.  If you can turn on the stove, you can make this.  Use it for nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, throw some on your Chipotle bowl because we all know their queso is trash, hey even dip a finger in there we…

Salmon Filet with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Spouts

This recipe makes 3 meal prep meals.  It is easily stored in the refrigerator and reheats well.  I get my containers on amazon, they are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. Photography by Sophie Marie Creative Ingredients Salmon About 1 1/2 pounds Atlantic salmon; skinless, cut into 3 filets Salt Cooking spray Brussels sprouts 1 pound…

General Tso Ground Beef with Roasted Broccoli and White Rice

This recipe makes 4 meal prep meals.  It is easily stored in the refrigerator and reheats well.  I get my containers on amazon, they are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. Photography by Sophie Marie Creative Ingredients 1 1/4 cups uncooked rice Beef 1 pound 96% lean ground beef 1/2 cup general tso sauce (I used…

Mixed Greens Salad with Grilled Ribeye and Candied Pecans

In a perfect world, this salad would consist of a heap of candied pecans and steak.  That’s it.  Unfortunately, that would be frowned upon.  This salad is all homemade and stupid easy to make, not to mention absolutely delicious.  I highly recommend doubling (or even tripling, hey no judgement here) the candied pecans and bringing…

Oxtail Ragu with Homemade Pappardelle Pasta

This ragu is rich and meaty, perfect for a cold winter day (or a rainy spring afternoon… or a warm summer night… lets be honest, this stuff is good anytime all the time).  Not only is this good with pasta, it is excellent served with polenta or risotto. Photography by Sophie Marie Creative Ingredients 2…

Alfredo with Fresh Fettuccine Noodles

Decadent; the only word that appropriately describes a piping hot bowl of fettuccine alfredo.  The sauce is creamy dreamy and perfectly coats the chewy, al dente noodles.  Don’t expect to have leftovers when you make this.  Warning: a pillow and warm blanket will be needed after indulging in this naughty bowl of deliciousness. Photography by…

Fresh Pasta

If you are in the mood to get a little creative in the kitchen but you don’t want to make something too challenging, I highly recommend this recipe.  The dough is fun to make, yes it is a little time consuming, but it is so worth it.  Ladies, make this for your man and thank…