Reuben Egg Rolls with Homemade Russian Dressing

THESE HOMEMADE REUBEN EGG ROLLS ARE A FUN TWIST ON EVERYONE’S FAVORITE ST. PATRICK’S DAY SANDWICH! MAKE THEM WITH ANY LEFTOVERS YOU HAVE AFTER TODAY OR AS A FUN APPETIZER ANY TIME OF YEAR!
Reuben Egg Roll Recipe

I didn’t know how much I’d love these Homemade Reuben Egg Rolls.

And boy am I glad! It was the most pleasant surprise on a day when I really needed it. On a day when we all need it, I’m guessing. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from my self-quarantined self!

Homemade Russian Dressing

I’ve had the idea for these babies bouncing around in my brain since I first heard Andrea mention them on Sidework Podcast. She mentioned it in an exasperated, “over-it” kind of way that was really hilarious and a part of a bit, but it got me thinking.

Homemade Egg Roll Recipe
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Tacos Al Pastor

WE’RE TAKING THE CLASSIC TACOS AL PASTOR RECIPE AND GIVING IT A MIDWESTERN TWIST BY USING GROUND VENISON IN PLACE OF PORK ROAST. AS A BONUS – IT’S ON THE TABLE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES!
Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

We’re celebrating today with a Tacos Al Pastor recipe!

What are we celebrating? Very good question! We’re celebrating the fact that by this time next week I’ll be headed to Mexico! Finally! After all the planning and prepping and waiting – it’s vacation time! (More specifically, it’s Golden Girls at Sea time!)

Tacos al Pastor Recipe
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Spinach Stuffed Shells

FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH SPINACH, GARLIC, AND THREE (!!!) TYPES OF CHEESE THESE SPINACH STUFFED SHELLS ARE A DELICIOUS MAKE-AHEAD VEGETARIAN DINNER THAT WILL PLEASE EVEN THE BIGGEST OF CARNIVORES!
Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Spinach Stuffed Shells are the answer to all your Lenten dinner needs!

It’s beyond crazy that in just a week we’ll be celebrating Fat Tuesday, eating our weight in Paczki, and then quickly transitioning over into the season of Lent.

Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Now, I’m what you would call a lapsed Catholic. I often refer to myself as retired. But! A lot of the traditions from my upbringing have stuck around these parts, even if many others have fallen by the wayside. I still recite Hail Marys when I’m stressed, keep a bible and a rosary in my car, and aim to limit my meat intake on Fridays during Lent.

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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry is a ridiculously easy and even more delicious weeknight meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! Chock full of vegetables and good-for-you ingredients, it’s a wonderful way to start this year’s meal planning!

This dish right here? This Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry? It’s all you’ll need for dinner tonight. This week. This month. This year!

It’s SO good! Seth and I are obsessed for a multitude of reasons.

For one thing – it’ super flavorful! The sauce is made from the base of my go-to stir fry with a hefty dose of sweet Thai chili sauce thrown in (because we like a short cut on weeknights, ok?).

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Butter Rubbed Roast Chicken (& dinners)

I’m currently sitting in a Chicago coffee shop after a night spent enjoying lasagna and red velvet cake with friends. I made the drive down yesterday – something I haven’t done in the better part of a year.

Butter Rubbed Roast Chicken

Before leaving, I did something else I hadn’t in ages – roasted a chicken! I used to do this fairly regularly, roasting it one day to eat off of for the week. Not rocket science or even an entirely new idea, but genius nonetheless.

One of the biggest struggles I’ve discovered in living with someone and in working from home is what the heck do we eat?! Seth is a big, Midwestern guy with a big, Midwestern appetite. He likes meat and potatoes with a side of meat and potatoes. Whereas I, on the other hand, ate the same salad every day behind the bar for nearly two years. We only get a few dinners together per week, so I feel the desire to make sure we eat good meals when we have the opportunity to share them.  

Butter Rubbed Roast Chicken
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