Chicken Mashed Potato Balls

It’s time to go grocery shopping again, but I don’t want to go until I have used almost everything in the kitchen (trying to limit my exposure to the virus by going to the store less..) So, that just means I need to get creative, and my creativity of the night is…Shredded chicken and mashed…

Ground beef, onion & mashed potato pierogi.

When I was a sophomore in college, my boyfriend at the time (now my fiancé) was living with one of our great friends, and he was OBSESSED with pierogi. Like, he basically ate it every night for dinner, mostly because it was super easy to warm up the frozen kind. So now anytime I even…

Butternut Squash & Asparagus Bisque

The other night, I was trying to think of what to eat for dinner, and all I knew was I needed to use the asparagus in the fridge. I was kind of sick of the normal ways I cook asparagus so I decided to invent something, and that happened to be this super tasty bisque that…

Parsley, Turmeric & Pepper Pasta

Parsley, Turmeric, and pepper pasta in a garlic olive oil sauce topped with chicken and peppers. Alright, I know I have made green pasta before, several times… but this is a new one, I swear. This was my first time making this flavored pasta dough and it turned out super tasty as well as a…

Banana Pepper Poppers

I harvested these beautiful banana peppers from work yesterday, and was so excited to eat them when I got home. I mean…I had a brilliant idea, to make jalapeño poppers, but with banana peppers instead. Yas! I was wondering if they would be spicy because they had turned red, but nope, they were perfectly mild….

Holiday Cocktails

I made some beautiful cocktails at work for a Christmas blog, and love how the photos turned out, figured I should feature them in my blog too. I am really getting into food styling…interesting. All the herbs used in the shot were grown at my work. The first drink is a Rosemary Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer…

Pommes Persillade (Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic)

I found this recipe the other day and thank goodness I did. These potatoes turned out amazing, and why wouldn’t they, loaded with butter, cheese and herbs. Yum! Here is the original recipe. I had these as a side dish with some chimichurri pork chops, a salad, and some baked carrots.

Creamy Chicken Ravioli

I was really craving ravioli the other day, and rather than buy some from the store, I decided to make my own. It’s so easy, I think it’s fun, and mine always taste better than the processed stuff. Using the few ingredients I had in the house, I made a great filling and added some…

Yellow Pasta with Meatballs

Just working my way through the many colors of pasta, and this week I created some vibrant yellow noodles. The pasta itself is simple to make, turmeric being the key ingredient to add that beautiful yellow hue. Yield: 2 platesIngredients:* 2Eggs* 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 cups flour* 1 Tbsp Turmeric* 1/2 Ib Meatballs /…

My Type of Pizza

This week I was on my own for dinner, twice, and do you know what I made myself BOTH nights? A homemade pizza, Nikky Style. What is Nikky style you might ask? Well, that means the pizza has to at least have (lots of) onions, prosciutto, arugula, and absolutely no red-sauce. I made two variations…

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta with White Wine Sauce

Made this one night during the week when I was too lazy to think of much else, but it turned out great, so thought it was worth a share. Easy recipe, that is great for a weeknight. Yumm Yield – 2 plates + leftovers Ingredients:1/2 Cup Italian Sausage1/3 Cup Chopped Broccoli, small pieces1/2 Bell Pepper…

Chorizo & Chard Quichata

Yes, I meant quichata. This is my version of a quiche crossed with a frittata, including dough and super fluffy eggs. Bonus, I baked it in a Dutch oven. With just a few delicious ingredients, you can make yourself a quichata too! Ingredients: For the Dough:1 Large Egg2 1/2 Tbsp Ice Water1 1/2 Cup FlourTsp…