• Sides

    Orzo with Mushrooms and Onions

    It is SO COLD OUTSIDE! I can’t believe that winter only officially started last month… I’m already dreaming of summer. But anyway, while we are in winter, might as well make the best of it! I love warm pastas in the winter. It is definitely not good for my waistline – but they are just so comforting! This Orzo with Mushrooms and Onions is so utterly simple, yet so delicious. My mom always made it growing up, and although this isn’t her exact recipe – it still gives me all the feels! Even Jake likes it… I REPEAT – even JAKE likes it! And he doesn’t even like mushrooms. So…

  • Sides

    Easy Cheesy Orzo

    EASY CHEESY ORZO! You are going to LOVE this new side. Its easy. Its cheesy. And its orzo… so you know its going to be good. My mom always made orzo growing up – but I have met a lot of people who have never had it. For those of you that don’t know, orzo is like the perfect little baby pasta. Every spoonful is loaded with noodles, therefore whatever sauce you use to dress your orzo will pack a huge flavor punch in your final dish. Risotto is one of my favorite dishes – its creamy, rich and delicious. But homemade risotto is time consuming to make and requires…

  • Healthy Salads and Sides

    Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

    In recent years, brussel sprouts have become a huge trend. They are everywhere – breakfast, lunch, dinner – salads, sides, and mains – sweet, savory, candied, crispy, or tender. Brussel sprouts do it all! A few months back, I posted one of my favorite recipes EVER for Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts – these sprouts are incredible because they are sweet AND savory simultaneously. The maple syrup makes them deliciously sweet, yet the bacon is just full of flavor and salt. MMM I want some now!! So, why fix what isn’t broken? Well why not?! Might as well spice things up! This new SAVORY brussel sprout recipe is totally different than the Maple Bacon…