Recipe Review // Cheesy Onion Panini

“If there’s anything I know, it’s that I love a sandwich. Especially one with hot, gooey, melty, cheese.” When I was originally looking at the Plated menus (the first time), there was one recipe that stuck out to me: Cheesy Sweet Onion Panini with Truffle Fries. I am a sucker for cheese. I am a sucker for…

Recipe // Spinach & Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese

“At this point I should tell you that we actually call this ‘Crack N’ Cheese’ because it is so good we eat nothing else except for this until it is gone.” I have a confession to make. I don’t like mac and cheese. I know. It’s blasphemous. I like pasta. I like nacho cheese. I like…

Recipe // Start of Spring Soup

“Fresh veggies! Sweet and salty! All the best flavors of spring! It’s a great way to start off the season!”  Back when Foots and I decided we were going to cast away our old lives of eating take-out food and instant ramen every night and start cooking out own food, we wanted to find a…

Recipe // Chameleon Coleslaw

“So what do you do with 6 cups of leftover lettuce? How about coleslaw?” I’m a northern girl. Grew up in those frozen lands like Maine and New Hampshire – where cabbage doesn’t grow. But since moving to the South, I have grown to appreciate a good ‘slaw. The best part about coleslaw is that everyone…

Recipe Review // Pizza Dough Tostadas

“Serve immediately. Don’t bother with a knife and fork. Bite right into that beautiful, crispy base. Enjoy immensely.” Day Three of our Plated Trial Journey and I’m starting to get the hang of this. I know what I like and I know what I don’t like and I’m starting to trust myself a little more – and Plated…

Recipe Review // Shakshuka with Roasted Eggplant

  “The idea of ‘poaching’ the eggs within the food itself is so interesting, I will definitely be trying this again and again.” Day Two of our Plated Trial Journey had us trying out something I’ve never had before: Shakshuka. According to Wikipedia, Shakshuka [شكشوكة‎‎] “is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes…

Recipe // Home Style Vegetarian Chili

“Sometimes simple really is best. We couldn’t be happier to have perfected this chili.” I am a huge proponent of a meat-conscious lifestyle. So at home, I usually cook pescatarian or vegetarian. The problem is making chili vegetarian – especially for people who are used to eating meat chili – is two fold. (1) It’s gotta be…

Recipe // Sheet Pan Spaghetti Squash – the easy way

“A few months ago – during a particular post-New Years ‘carb free’ resolution – I suggested instead of pasta, we make Spaghetti Squash. We now eat it at least once a month.” I am constantly evaluating what I eat. Mostly because I’m the kind of person who could eat either a head of broccoli or…

Recipe // House Marinara Sauce

“This is our favorite sauce. Since we’ve started making it, haven’t bought another jar of pasta sauce since.” My family is Italian. Like “why would you buy store bought pasta” Italian? They also don’t believe in buying your own tomato sauce. [Insert internal screaming here.]  Now I was a college student for a long time – and box…

Recipe // House Style Fried Rice

“If you’re looking for a meal that’s got everything – and is also cheap and easy – look no further than right here. House Style Fried Rice is the answer to your lazy-night-dinner-prayers.” I found this article a while ago about why everyone should have a “house meal” – something that you always have the…