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Easy Parmesan Buttered Noodles Recipe

Prepared Parmesan buttered noodles recipe on a plate

Many people associate stovetop mac and cheese with their childhoods. For me though, it has to be butter noodles with some parmesan cheese. At the end of the day, there isn’t too much difference – it’s noodle, butter, and some cheese.  I like to joke that it is the poor man’s Alfredo, but after trying … Read more

Simple Vegan Baba Ganoush Recipe

Vegan baba ganoush recipe in a bowl

When you think of Mediterranean dips and sides, you probably think of hummus. If you want something that is lighter, smokier, and more flavorful than hummus, you need to try baba ganoush. While you may be thinking that you hate eggplant or there is no way it can be as good as hummus, I think … Read more

Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe in the World

Bowl of the best garlic mashed potatoes recipe in the world

Perhaps the best side in the world for red meats is mashed potatoes. I am not sure who came up with the idea to pair them together originally but the world has certainly been a better place for it. I love mashed potatoes – for something seemingly so simple they can be so delicate and … Read more

Simple Homemade Soft Flour Tortilla Recipe

A pile of soft flour tortilla recipe on a plate

Here in San Diego we have tons of amazing fresh Mexican and Latin American cuisine. While you can do a decent job replicating the experience at home, one thing from the store never seems to measure up – the tortillas! Today we’ll go over how easy it is to make your own flour tortillas at … Read more

Easy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Baked spinach artichoke dip recipe prepared in a bowl with a plate full of crackers

Whoever came up with the name spinach artichoke dip should win a prize in marketing. I don’t think there is any dip that sounds so good for you but is sneakily so decadent. When it comes to game day or party apps there are few dips that top spinach artichoke.  I’m going over how to … Read more

Easy Homemade Indian Naan Bread Recipe

Indian naan bread recipe prepared in a plate

For me, the ultimate flatbread is naan. I think it is something about the neutral flavor, along with it being the perfect texture between soft and chewy. Unfortunately, even in California with a large Indian and Middle Eastern community, getting good naan can be hard to come by. Also, a side of naan can cost … Read more

Simple Roasted Artichoke Recipe

Roasted artichokes on a plate with lemon garlic butter sauce

Roasted artichokes are a special treat around our house. Artichokes can be intimidating with their spines and inedible parts, and for the longest time, we avoided them. While they are a little tricky to prepare, with some simple instructions they can be turned into a delicious and sophisticated appetizer.   What is a Roasted Artichoke? Roasted … Read more

Easy Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

A plate of baked mac and cheese

Baked mac and cheese might just be my ultimate comfort food. We’re not talking about the yellow stuff from the box here – I mean hearty, melty, mac and cheese for adults.  What is a Baked Mac and Cheese? There are basically two ways to make mac and cheese: on a stovetop or in an … Read more

Simple Homemade Southwest Creamed Corn Recipe

A cup of homemade creamed corn topped with bacon and cheese

Have a pantry full of cans to use up? Chances are you probably have a can of sweet corn in there. Today we’re going to transform that can of golden kernels into a creamy, cheesy, classically decadent side dish using just one pan for cooking.  What is Creamed Corn? Creamed corn originally is made from … Read more