Burgers, Sandwiches, & Wraps

Real Deal Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Gruyere

This recipe is everything I love about French onion soup turned into a cheeseburger. It's your average burger elevated one step higher. Make it out on the grill all summer long while you enjoy the beautiful weather. Real Deal Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Grueyere Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: Ingredients: 1⅓ lb ground sirloin, divided… Continue reading Real Deal Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Gruyere

Main Courses

Chicken & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

There is nothing wrong with being a casserole person, I am just not one. The most "casserole" like dish I probably made in 5 years of living by myself was a lasagna that I made once, for Ryan, and I don't think I even ate any. The idea of leftover casserole makes bile rise to the… Continue reading Chicken & Quinoa Enchilada Bake

breads & bread puddings

Beer & Cheese Bread

What I love most about this recipe is how well the contrasting flavors work together. The  beer adds a natural fizz to the bread, which keeps it really light and airy while it bakes. The hoppy taste from the beer gives it a nice sour punch, which is complemented by the melted sharp cheddar cheese.… Continue reading Beer & Cheese Bread


Cherry & Pecan Stuffed Endive

This is the second dish for my "girl's night" dinner party. It's the perfect dainty appetizer to substitute for eating a sit-down salad. Endive is pretty bitter, which is why I have stuffed it with creamy, cheesy, and sweet things. The candied pecans add a rich, fatty texture that is also sweet and spicy. The… Continue reading Cherry & Pecan Stuffed Endive