After recipe testing mashed potatoes over and over again, I have realized there are 2 key things that go into making mashed potatoes. First off, you have to have a ricer or food mill. Ricing the potatoes breaks them down evenly and gives them the creamiest texture. I have found that mashing them leaves to many chunks and pureeing them can make them gummy. The second factor that is key when making mashed potatoes is cream cheese. You don’t even really taste the cheese but it makes the potatoes have the

Recently I was thinking about what to put on my Thanksgiving menu, and although I love the traditional side dishes, I wanted to mix it up. I spend the afternoon looking through cookbooks until I spotted this recipe from Ina Garten. These mushrooms looked incredible and the filling had all my favorite things- sausage, cheese and herbs. I thought these would be great because you can make the filling ahead of time, stuff the mushrooms, and then bake them when the guests arrive without having a mess. Y’all, let me tell

Rack of lamb. This was one experimental recipe that completely turned out amazing. I don’t make lamb often but after coming up with this recipe, I think it will be on the menu in our household a lot more! This dish looks so fancy which makes it great for a small dinner party or a special date night at home. I like to serve mine with tzatziki sauce and couscous but it could be paired with tons of things- mashed potatoes, farro, saffron rice- the possibilities are endless! And just

Ramen noodle soup is one of those dishes I always thought would be super complicated to make and require buying a ton of ingredients that I would never use again- I almost afraid to try it. After doing lots of research and recipe testing I realized I was wrong. As a matter of fact, I had almost all of the ingredients in my fridge and pantry already! This soup is so comforting- it is the perfect dinner for cool fall nights. Any feel free to play around with the ingredients too- I

Italian food is one of my favorite cuisines to make, especially during the fall when the weather starts to get cold and rainy. There is just something so comforting about an amazing bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on an October evening. Although I wish I could eat that way every night, I try to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle which means I can’t have pasta 5 nights a week! Although this dish is not full of carbs, it is full of flavor and cheese which is why I love it

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