Spicy Black Bean Chicken & Shrimp Stew

A few years ago my sister made a spicy black bean chicken dish and I distinctly remember inviting myself over every time she made it 🙂 It was delicious and the memory of the savory spices and tender chicken really inspired me in the kitchen last week. I’ll start by saying this, I apologize for … Continue Reading

Vanilla Cardamom Candied Pecans

When fall comes around I want all of the sweet-warm-gooey autumnal foods because everything tastes so much better in the fall, in my opinion. This week I really wanted to make something sweet and crunchy. I originally thought about exploring some pecan sandies or another granola recipe but then I had a quick moment reminiscing … Continue Reading

Spinach feta turkey meatballs

Okay so this recipe totally happened by accident. I was making spaghetti sauce with ground turkey and I had a little ground turkey left over. I didn’t want to waste it so I pulled out some of my favorite ingredients and made meatballs! When I say favorite ingredients it was based on what was in … Continue Reading

Chicken shrimp & smoked sausage gumbo

Gumbo is simply love in a bowl. Everything that I love in one dish and if I’m lucky, one bite! It took me years to make gumbo. Like many people, I was so intimidated by the idea of making homemade gumbo. It seemed like Chicken shrimp & smoked sausage gumbo was only supposed to made … Continue Reading

Best Zuppa Toscana Soup (Olive Garden Copy Cat)

The temperature is dropping, pumpkin spice everything has taken over, and all of my favorite stores are stocked with patent leather booties, and heavy cardigans. You know what that means! Fall is finally here and I figured the best way to kick off the season is with my…I mean EVERYONE’S favorite fall special; Olive Garden’s … Continue Reading