Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Ahhh the weekend. I’ve really been looking forward to the weekend!! And not because of any exciting plans or anything spectacular, it’s just because I’m super excited to spend two whole days at home in my sweats with nowhere to go! The work and school week is always so crazy busy around here, and sometimes…

Classic Beef Stew

The weather is finally starting to feel like autumn around my neck of the woods. With the cooler weather and a little bit of rain in the forecast for today, I immediately think of yummy comfort food. There is nothing more soothing than the aroma of a big pot of homemade beef stew slowly simmering…

Apple, Sausage, and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Thanksgiving morning. That is what your house will smell like when making this dish. And is there anything better than that?! I absolutely love the aroma of celery, onions, butter, and garlic sautéing on the stove. It brings me back to my childhood and memories of my Mom cooking up a storm every Thanksgiving. My…

Homemade Fish Sticks with Tarter Sauce

When I was a kid my mom used to make our family frozen fish sticks for dinner and we loved them! It was the 80’s and microwave ovens and convenience foods were all the rage. Now as an adult I’m not such a fan of frozen fish sticks. Frozen meals are usually full of sodium,…

Carnitas

Carnitas!! Just thinking about slow braised pork, pulled apart and oven roasted until slightly crisp makes my mouth water! Carnitas can be eaten alone or used as a filling in tacos or burritos. I think my family’s favorite way to eat carnitas is when I make “burrito bowls”. I make cilantro lime rice and top…