Meats & Meals

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

“What exactly are you making?” — my parents when I told them I would be taking over the kitchen for a few hours to make this roasted butternut squash pasta sauce. Not your typical pasta sauce, but it still did not disappoint. A mix between […]

Labor Day Weekend Bites

Labor Day Weekend Bites

With Labor Day Weekend approaching, the end of summer is near…. where did it go? I’m not 100% sure, to be honest. I plan on doing a ton of cooking, cocktail making (and then eating and drinking, duh) this weekend. To switch up my normal […]

48 Hour Ribs

48 Hour Ribs

My dad makes ribs once a year every 4th of July weekend. Even though 4th of July has passed, that doesn’t mean that you can’t fire up your grill this weekend and make some bombbbbbb ribs. These things are seriously so good, they will be […]

simple chicken stir fry

simple chicken stir fry

This simple chicken stir fry is honest to god so easy. Like, so easy, I bought a bag of frozen veggies and used them. That’s how easy this dish is. Plus, it cooks in no time, and is in one pan. So, minimal effort, minimal […]

Ground Turkey and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ground Turkey and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ok, I’ve never ever had acorn squash at all. Not to pat myself on the back, but I’m patting, this stuffed acorn squash was really good, and a great way to try acorn squash for the first time. All squash is on sale, cause it […]

Sweet Potato, Onion, Broccoli, Ground Turkey One Pan Dinner

Sweet Potato, Onion, Broccoli, Ground Turkey One Pan Dinner

This ground turkey one pan dinner is one of my favorite things to cook, ever. One, because it requires a single pan (and a cutting board and knife and plate to eat off)… but that equates to barely ANY dishes. What’s worse, doing dishes or […]

Zucchini Noodles with Whole30 Friendly Pesto and Chicken Kale Sausage

Zucchini Noodles with Whole30 Friendly Pesto and Chicken Kale Sausage

I’m trying out this whole Whole30 thing. Yesterday was my first day, and it wasn’t too bad. The only real difference from my diet I am going to have to make is eliminating dairy. It was really hard to not put cheese in my eggs. […]

Honey Teriyaki Rainbow Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Marinated Red Potatoes

Honey Teriyaki Rainbow Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Marinated Red Potatoes

With Labor Day weekend coming up, and grilling season almost coming to an end (crossing my fingers Chicago weather doesn’t transition toooooo quickly), this is theΒ perfect weekend to haveΒ a grill out. Let me tell you, these Honey Teriyaki Rainbow Chicken Kebabs will not disappoint. I […]

Brown Sugar Ginger Marinade

Brown Sugar Ginger Marinade

A few weekends ago, the Kelly clan packed up and went to Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee for the weekend. The weekend was filled with lots of family quality time, a decent amount of wildlife (the house we rented was on a few acres of land) […]

Asian Inspired Turkey Burger

Asian Inspired Turkey Burger

If you’re looking for something new to try this weekend while firing up the grill, this Asian inspired turkey burger is exactly what you need to try. Except if you have a nut allergy. It has peanut butter in it. I’m not a doctor, but […]