Bacon and Leek Risotto

This is by far one of my favorite dishes to make!! It takes some love but it is totally worth it! It’s also so good the next day as risotto balls (arancini) or risotto cakes with a simple arugula salad! I will be turning this into some mozzarella stuffed arancini tomorrow and I’m almost more…

Pesto Cream Pasta with Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This is another favorite that I got at my neighborhood Italian restaurant every time we went!! I have tried to recreate it so many times over the years and I finally figured it out! The sauce is SO creamy, salty and cheesy which pairs perfectly with the crunchy parmesan chicken! I’m pretty sure that this…

Crunchy Puff Tacos

I love tacos, BUT sometimes I feel like they can be a little boring! All I did to make these tacos fabulous was fry the tortilla to crisp and puff them up a bit! This really does completely change them in such a good way! Give this simple trick a try and I promise you…

Chicken Fried Steak with Peppered Gravy

I grew up on this meal, which yes, I say that to almost every recipe but this one is special! It reminds me of when I used to get into the kitchen with my parents and I could actually help! Honestly, they probably didn’t like getting their hands dirty, but I’ll take it! This is…

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I have been making these mashed potatoes for years! Its probably one of the first things I ever mastered and I still love them! I make these as a side dish to balance out a healthy chicken/fish and veggie dinner! I bring these to Thanksgiving every year and they are always a hit. Sometimes simple…