Easy Guacamole

Simple Restaurant-style Guac at Home

Not to humble-brag, but I’ve been told be people that my guac is as good as any restaurant’s (okay, I guess I’m straight up bragging). But I’m letting the secret out–great guac is really not that difficult after a little practice. The recipe I’ve settled on is an amalgamation of tips I’ve picked up from various permutations of the classic recipe and LOTS of experimenting and tweaking (good thing we like eating guac OFTEN!). Continue reading

Bread Crumb Spaghetti

Quick Pantry-friendly Spaghetti

I felt like experimenting in the kitchen and I was inspired by a surplus of breadcrumbs Mollie had left over from making a tuna casserole. I vaguely remembered a Giada De Laurentiis episode of Everyday Italian I watched at least a dozen years ago in which she blew my mind by making a pasta dish that made olive oil toasted breadcrumbs the star of the show. This briny, olive oil-based, carb-on-carb recipe is based on my rough recollection of Giada’s recipe. This is in no way authentic, but it was weeknight-quick, simple (mostly comprised of things you could have in your pantry and fridge), and the kids gave their thumbs up. I also put an egg on top to add some yolky goodness, because it makes everything better! Continue reading

Mississippi Pot Roast

Easy Slow-cooker (Mississippi?) Pot Roast Recipe Magic

It can’t be this easy, right? That’s what I thought when I started seeing talk of mysterious, viral “Mississippi Pot Roast” recipes that were spreading online despite no one really knowing the origins. But just as promised, the recipe I tried at first WAS easy: throw a chuck roast, a pack of dry ranch, a pack of onion soup mix, some jarred peperoncinis, and a whole stick of butter into a slow cooker and set it for 7 hours on low! Ta da! Dinner’s ready! It was enjoyable, but it definitely needed some fine-tuning. I tried not to “fancy up” the recipe much, the simplicity is part of the appeal of this recipe, but I think after some tinkering, my take on this recipe is still very easy, and maybe just a little bit tastier. Continue reading

Leftovers Fried Rice

My Take On Fried Rice–With Leftovers!

There are fewer things that make me feel like I’m “adulting” in the kitchen like using up leftovers and not letting food go to waste, just like our mama’s taught us to. For my first recipe blog post, I thought I’d share a really quick and simple way to use up yesterday’s protein and rice to make one of the few dishes all three of my kids actually agree on. Continue reading