butternut squash gnocchi with garlic-thyme brown butter

Now into the third trimester of pregnancy, the baby nursery set up is in full-force around here these days. With so many other items on my to-do list besides cooking, recipes that can be made in large batches and frozen for a quick and easy future dinner have my full attention. That's exactly what this… Continue reading butternut squash gnocchi with garlic-thyme brown butter

peach, prosciutto, goat cheese & arugula pizza with balsamic honey drizzle

If ever there was a pizza that encapsulates the flavors of summer, this is it. Peaches are at their peak in the heat of summer and it is always nice to lighten up a classic dinner favorite like pizza when the temperatures outside may rival the temperature in your oven. We recently went to Fredericksburg,… Continue reading peach, prosciutto, goat cheese & arugula pizza with balsamic honey drizzle

melt-in-your-mouth meatloaf

Confession: I used to HATE meatloaf. It was a dreaded dish of dry, tough, underseasoned, unnaturally shaped meat that was always associated with school cafeterias and sad lunches. Then one glorious day, meatloaf was redeemed by the always-amazing Ina Garten. I was watching the Food Network and saw her create the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful-looking… Continue reading melt-in-your-mouth meatloaf

roasted chicken with olives, capers & roasted lemons

Lord have mercy. This recipe is the ultimate comfort food, friends and I am so excited to share it with you today. There's absolutely nothing better than slow-roasted chicken paired with a light yet silky pan sauce for a soul-warming dinner on a cold winter's night. However, fear not. It's not too slowly roasted thus… Continue reading roasted chicken with olives, capers & roasted lemons