baking · cookies · italian

Italian Potato Nachos

One of the best feelings in the world is cleaning out your kitchen when making a meal. That can of diced tomatoes you've had lingering in the back of the cabinet? Throw it in. Half-used bags of shredded cheese? Let's get rid of them! The greatest meals I've ever whipped together were ones where I… Continue reading Italian Potato Nachos

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Appetizer · pasta · Snack

Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. The chances of me keeping them? Slim to none. In fact, I don't think I've ever kept a single resolution my entire life. Does that mean I'm impulsive? Too flakey? Bad at commitment? Or maybe I just set really unattainable goals. Oh well. There's no failing if you… Continue reading Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

dinner · pasta · pork

Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

I was on a mission. A mission from the food Gods. A mission of culinary extremes. A mission above all missions. I was set and ready to go wherever my wheels would take me...to get Swiss chard? Yes. Swiss chard. For whatever reason, that task was seemingly impossible. Chard has disappeared from the lavish mist… Continue reading Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

dinner · italian · pasta · Squash September

Pumpkin-Basil Spaghetti & Meatballs

Let's talk spaghetti. Spaghetti has invaded American kitchens for years. It's cheap to make, feeds a whole family, and fills you up quick. There are a million different ways to make it, and a million different ways to eat it. When we make spaghetti, nine times out of ten we use pre-made, jarred sauce and… Continue reading Pumpkin-Basil Spaghetti & Meatballs

Chicken · entree · sandwich

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

The past few days we've been running non-stop stories coming out of Houston and the devastating flooding. The video has just been heartbreaking. I think natural disasters like this one really tug more at Oklahomans hearts. We've seen our fair share of disasters. Tornadoes, epic ice storms, and did I mention tornadoes? It reminds me… Continue reading Chicken Parmesan Sliders

dinner · entree · fish

Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Southern Gremolata

Is there anything more summer, or Southern, than a fish fry? Just the smell of catfish fillets (or nuggets) dipped in golden cornmeal and then fried until crispy makes my mouth water. I've grown up around catfish, and good 'ol fish fries, my entire life. Catfish may be a bottom feeder, but it sure does… Continue reading Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Southern Gremolata