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…

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

If you know me or have read my blog you know how much I love Mexican food! The first meal I ever had in a Mexican restaurant was enchiladas, and let me tell you I was hooked!! It remains one of my favorites to this day. While I do enjoy going out to eat, when…

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Ok, so let’s be honest, meatloaf isn’t one of the most sexy or trendsetting recipes, but it is one of my most favorite comfort meals. I think that’s true for most of us, which is why it remains such a classic even today. There are so many different ways to jazz up a meatloaf. BBQ…