Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Brussels Sprouts (Dinner à la Trader Joe’s)

I love Trader Joe’s.  I have lived walking distance from aforementioned lover ever since I finished college.  It’s the perfect place for people who don’t have time to cook, don’t know how to cook, and/or don’t want to cook. They have lovely niche items, as well as your every day staples – all at great … Continue reading “Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Brussels Sprouts (Dinner à la Trader Joe’s)”

Lamb Burgers

In celebration of the long Fourth of July weekend, Kevin and I decided (albeit at the last minute) to make some good ol’ fashioned American hamburgers. I’m not sure if we went to the market at the exact twilight of ground meat outage and replenishment, but we somehow managed to go to a spot where they were completely … Continue reading “Lamb Burgers”

Strawberry Frosting – Without Dyes or Artificial Flavors

As a companion to the White(ish) Layer Cake, I was looking for a recipe that didn’t require food coloring or strawberry puree and came across this one at Your Cup of Cake.  This was the perfect addition to fill and cover the White(ish) Layer Cake. Recipe as follows: INGREDIENTS: 1 pkg (1.2 oz) of freeze-dried strawberries (I got … Continue reading “Strawberry Frosting – Without Dyes or Artificial Flavors”

Butternut Squash and Bacon Mac and Cheese

We’re approaching the halfway mark to Thanksgiving, so why not do a little #TBT (Throw Back Thanksgiving!) post?  Kevin and I hosted this past Thanksgiving for my mom’s side of the family, and in my search for new belt-loosening inspiration, I came across this indulgent recipe for Butternut Squash and Bacon Mac and Cheese on Brown Eyed … Continue reading “Butternut Squash and Bacon Mac and Cheese”

Chicken Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

My favorite stuffing recipe that I used to make nearly every holiday season is my own take on Whole Foods’ Southern-Style Chicken Sausage and Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing recipe.  I hadn’t brought this to a potluck in a few years as I’d been more focused on dessert, so I decided to make it this year and finally … Continue reading “Chicken Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing”