Recipes, Ramblings & Photography of a Foodie


French Onion Soup {inspired} Arancini

This recipe for arancini {fried risotto balls} is a take on classic french onion soup!  Leftover balls of risotto stuffed with caramelized onions and gruyere are served with a french onion soup reduction for dipping!  These arancini are crispy, cheesy and make the perfect snack or appetizer! There are some culinary first time experiences you […]

Baked Champagne Risotto with Scallops

This Baked Peach-Champagne Risotto with Scallops is just as creamy and dreamy as the stove-top kind, but it requires NO stirring!  Delicately flavored with peach, champagne and chives, this risotto is to die for delicious! Risotto is one of those comforting dishes that I absolutely adore, but slightly dread preparing.  Much like eggs benedict… delicious, […]

Sweet Potato Hash & Egg Stuffed Poblano Peppers

The Breakfast Stuffed Peppers are the ultimate way to start the day!  These poblano peppers are stuffed with sweet potato hash, scrambled eggs, chorizo, queso and cheese.  Perfect for breakfast or brunch, these peppers are packed with flavor and guaranteed to please!O.M.G, I have gone to breakfast heaven.  Don’t send help, because I do not […]

Chorizo Tequila Queso Fundido

This Chorizo Tequila Queso Fundido is the perfect game day grub or snack fare!  Cheesy, oozy, boozy, meaty and packed with tons of flavor, this easy Queso Dip Recipe tastes better than dip at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Disclaimer:  For those of you who do not know, I am a proud FSU alumni.  Our colors are […]

Spicy Tuna Spring Rolls

Your favorite spicy tuna sushi rolled turned into fresh spring rolls (also known as summer rolls).  These Spicy Tuna Spring Rolls are easy to make and even easier to devour!   I have a small (who am I trying to kid) LARGE appetite for Japanese food.  Almost to the point of being incapable of satisfaction.  See […]

Steak Bruschetta Flatbread Pizza

Steak and classic Bruschetta on a Flatbread Pizza!  Thinly sliced steak with fresh bruschetta, gorgonzola, shallots,  arugula tossed in Italian dressing and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  Give pizza night a fancy upgrade with this Steak Bruschetta Flatbread!tbread!Boy and I don’t go out to dinner.  The last time we had dinner at a restaurant was […]

Mojito {Inspired} Cuban Ceviche

This Easy Mojito Cuban Ceviche is a delicious fusion of the classic Mojito cocktail and fresh fish.  Raw, cubed fish is marinated (and “cooked”) in citrus, mint and rum and tossed with red onion, tomato and jalapeno.  This ceviche is fresh, fabulous and full of flavor! Have ya’ll ever heard of the restaurant Bongos?  It’s a […]

Pork Chops with Blueberry Butter & Peach Salsa

Pork Chops with Blueberry Butter.  Juicy pork chops generously smeared with flavorful blueberry butter and topped with fresh peach salsa.  These pork chops are easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet elegant enough for entertaining! When I was preparing my last published recipe, for blueberry butter, I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a savory […]

I Can Believe It’s Not Butter…Blueberry Butter

Easy, homemade blueberry butter.  Similar to jam or preserves, but with a silkier, melt-in-your-mouth feel, this butter is perfect for spreading on toast in the morning, topping crostini for appetizers or slathering on chicken or pork for a burst of flavor!   Blueberry Butter, ever heard of it??  What about apple butter?  I feel like […]