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Bacon & Cheddar Pierogies

If I had to use one dish to describe me as a chef, it would be the Pierogi. I am absolutely obsessed with all things pierogi, so much so that I have made it my culinary mission in life to create various forms of pierogies for the world to enjoy. I have made the Classic Pierogi, the Lobster Pierogi, and the Buffalo Chicken Pierogi so far (all of which are amazing and delicious). Today, I made the Bacon Cheddar Pierogi. BOOM. This may actually be the best Pierogi I have made thus far. I use the same dough recipe for all my pierogies because it is utter perfection – and the filling of mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, and smokey bacon just knocked this one out of the park! This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner…. It’s also great for Sunday Football parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, a random Monday night, whatever! ...

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

I say this ad nauseum throughout my blog, but I am not a fan of baking. I hate having to measure out every ingredient and all the cleaning that is usually involved with the many tools you need to use to just bake a plain old cookie. However, I do always have a fresh baked good on my kitchen counter for my hubby or our guests to nosh on when they’re here….so when I come up with an easy recipe, that requires very little measuring or very little baking skill, I am ecstatic. This cookie recipe is made in 1 bowl, takes less than 25 minutes to make, and is made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Triple win. I like these cookies because they’re not too sweet, and the pecans give a great Fall taste to the mix (I can smell the cooler weather already). You ...

Vegetarian Taquitos

I am a recent mom of a 5-month-old baby girl, and ever since she’s been born, I have made it a point to still cook dinner every night of the week. Even a the day I got home from the hospital with her, I was back in the kitchen cooking up quick dinners like my Steak Fajitas or Basil Pesto to put on a sandwich or on pasta. I am always looking to make something that doesn’t take me all day, but will satisfy the incredible hunger I tend to work up throughout the day running around with my little. I am lucky if I get 30 minutes of time to myself, and usually I take that time to actually bathe, so a quick prep dinner is a must! So when I come up with a recipe that works, tastes delicious, and takes me 30 minutes to cook from start ...

Steak and Vegetable Stir Fry

I made this recipe tonight and was so excited about how well it turned out that I immediately had to blog it after wolfing down two bowls of it. This is such a fun and easy recipe to make and it’s so tasty! I served mine with a side of Rice – but this can also be served with Noodles (buccatini, ramen, soba, whatever you like). The sauce in this recipe yields 1 cup – which is a little more than you will need for just the stir-fry – however if you’re pairing this with noodles, you will need the extra sauce for the noodles! I make the full recipe and if I have any leftover sauce, I save it for future dishes (it’s great to use as a glaze on baked salmon!). If you’re not into steak and want to try something else you can substitute in Thin Chicken ...

Chicken Cutlet Sandwich

I think if I could pick my dream job, it would be to do the menu concept of a sandwich shop. I love coming up with fun sandwiches that are a little out of the ordinary, or riffs on old favorites. To me, there’s nothing better than a sandwich – I love every component, and would die of a broken heart if I ever had to give up bread. How people go gluten free voluntarily is literally beyond my comprehension. This sandwich is quite literally the best sandwich I have EVER eaten. The flavors work perfectly together and truly are the epitome of what I think a sandwich should be. There’s a balance of amazing flavors (smokey, salty) and textures (crunchy, melty, and crisp) The best bread for this in my opinion are ciabatta rolls or getting a large Italian Baguette and cutting it into smaller sandwiches. You don’t want ...

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