Author: Lauren

How to Roast Garlic

Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients, and makes its way into most of my savory dishes. Raw garlic tastes sharp and pungent with it's bold flavor, but have you ever had it roasted? It is my favorite way to eat garlic, and is out of this world good! Roasting […]

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Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Caramelized Onions

This easy 30 minute appetizer has gooey and creamy Brie cheese topped with decadent caramelized onions, sweet fig jam, walnuts, and fresh rosemary. Minimal effort with maximum payoff. This baked brie recipe is perfect for a holiday appetizer, a dinner party, or just to eat by yourself - I won't […]

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How to Make Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are slowly cooked, caramelizing their natural sugars to develop a depth of flavor that is so SO good! These melt in your mouth onions are like onion jam. I love adding caramelized onions to burgers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, etc. This is an IN DEPTH post (just how I […]

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Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese

The absolute creamiest and cheesiest homemade macaroni and cheese recipe ever. Four different types of cheese melted into a béchamel sauce poured over al dente noodles and topped with golden brown toasted buttery cracker crumbs. You'll be licking the spoon (and the plate) for this ultimate comfort food recipe. Dutch […]

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Dutch Oven Chili Recipe

Beefy, hearty, and a little bit spicy - this is a surprisingly easy recipe for your cast iron dutch oven, and perfect for cold days. This one-pot meal recipe can be easily doubled, and freezes very well to save some for later. The leftovers are even better the next day. […]

roasted brussel sprouts with honey sriracha glaze in a large white bowl

Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Crispy and tender oven roasted brussel sprouts covered in a sweet and spicy glaze. Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to eat them, brussel sprouts included. You will love this easy side dish recipe for honey sriracha brussel sprouts that can be made vegetarian or vegan. I think brussels sprouts […]

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Burrata Bruschetta Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes

The perfect easy appetizer for pasta night. Roasted tomatoes and pesto topped with creamy burrata cheese, balsamic reduction drizzle, and fresh basil. A few simple ingredients come together in a beautifully delicious way in this dish. Usually bruschetta has fresh tomatoes with garlic, salt, and pepper. For this recipe, I […]

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Roasted Mango Habanero Salsa

Sweet and spicy fruit salsa with roasted mango, habanero, onions, and garlic. Perfect for chip dipping or topping tacos, enchiladas, chicken, pork, grilled meats, shrimp, or fish. Tastes so much better than store bought salsa. Plus it's super easy and comes together in under 20 minutes. Can't beat that for […]

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Spicy Cajun Garlic Aioli

Zesty spicy garlic aioli sauce that goes great on ANYTHING! I love it for fries, chicken sandwiches, burgers, onion rings, shrimp, brussel sprouts, crab cakes, tacos, poke bowls, roasted potatoes, chicken wings . . . anything that needs a sauce or a dip.  This article contains affiliate links, which means […]

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Roasted Chili Corn Salsa (Chipotle Copycat)

This easy roasted chili corn salsa has a little bit of heat and lots of flavor. Made with just a few ingredients - roasted jalapeño, red onion, white corn, cilantro, lime and salt. It's the perfect addition to tacos, burritos, bowls or to serve as a side. This article contains […]

baked goat cheese and tomato pasta

Baked Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomato Pasta

Creamy goat cheese melts down with roasted garlic and tomatoes to make a delicious savory sauce in this easy prep dinner. Inspired by the famous TikTok baked feta pasta. This article contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you buy something, at no extra cost […]

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Creamy Cajun Andouille Sausage Pasta

Rich and creamy sauce with peppers, onions, and spicy smoky andouille sausage with Cajun spices and bold flavors make for a spicy and decadent pasta dinner. I love this spicy Cajun pasta for weeknight dinners. This article contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you […]

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Mango Pico de Gallo

The best homemade pico de gallo with a tropical flare. This mango pico de gallo is a fresh salsa made with mangoes, red peppers, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Perfect for tortilla chip dipping or serving with tacos, fish, chicken or pork. This article contains affiliate links, which means […]

Cajun blackened shrimp in a bowl with lemon wedges

Easy Cajun Blackened Shrimp

The best blackened shrimp with a Cajun kick. This is a quick and easy recipe, ready to eat in 10 minutes! These tender and juicy shrimp are great for throwing in salads, wraps, rice bowls, lettuce wraps, pasta, or tacos. Also good for meal prep. I like to pan sear […]

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Cajun Blackening Seasoning

Add a little Cajun kick to your dishes with this homemade blackening seasoning recipe. Perfect for blackened chicken, shrimp, pork, or fish. Making homemade seasoning mixes is best so you can control exactly what goes in it! This article contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission […]

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Sous Vide Cajun Turkey Breast

Juicy turkey breast rolled in Cajun spices and butter and cooked using the sous vide method makes for the most tender turkey meat ever! Perfect for slicing up thin for sandwiches, or thicker to be served as a main course. SO easy since the sous vide does most of the […]

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Greek Salad with Za’atar Chicken

Bold and tangy flavors packed into this Greek-inspired salad with Za'atar seasoned chicken and creamy Greek vinaigrette make a zesty filling meal. I love the Mediterranean flavors in this salad! This article contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you buy something, at no extra […]

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Homemade Hearty Marinara Sauce

Quick and simple homemade hearty marinara sauce recipe with chucks of San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil, and lots of garlic. Throw in some homemade meatballs and you got yourself a delicious dinner. This sauce is also great as a pasta sauce, pizza sauce, dipping sauce for bread sticks or fried […]