Grandma Lila’s Spinach Squares

Growing up, it was a good night when Mom put a Stouffer’s Spinach Soufflé in the toaster oven. My husband was a bit luckier, as his Grandma Lila made her own, homemade Spinach Squares – a dish that became a staple amongst his family dinners. After getting married, and having to start splitting holidays betweenContinue reading “Grandma Lila’s Spinach Squares”

Pancetta Penna ala Vodka

Everyone’s favorite Penne ala Vodka is very easily made using a store-bought vodka, which if you read my site religiously (A. Thank You and B.), you know I’m totally a fan of taking shortcuts. BUT, and I mean this seriously, BUT there is a HUGE different between a fresh batch of vodka sauce and yourContinue reading “Pancetta Penna ala Vodka”

BASIC Lasagna

There’s a time and a place for everything, right? And sometimes we just don’t have time to make a béchamel and go crazy with our homemade lasagna – but that doesn’t mean it won’t be delicious. Here’s my simple tricks for the BEST basic lasagna. SHOPPING LIST: 2 boxes of lasagna noodles, 1 32 oz.Continue reading “BASIC Lasagna”

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini

Usually when we think of grilling we think of quick and easy. Grilling cauliflower steaks does NOT fall into the category of a quick fix, but roasting cauliflower in a conventional oven takes some time too. Whenever you chose to use this type of recipe, get your cauliflower started a good 15-20 minutes before youContinue reading “Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini”

Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilling lobster SOUNDS simple – just throw the tails on the BBQ like you would do a shell-on shrimp but, no! When heated, the lobster tails actually curl up and because the shells are so thick it takes a while for the meat to actually cook through, and then you have the arduous task ofContinue reading “Grilled Lobster Tails”

Chili Lime Peach Guacamole

Moves to Florida, makes guacamole. Sounds pretty basic, huh? Obviously we try our best to be anything BUT basic around here, nothing a beautiful Florida peach and Tajin seasoning can’t fix. SHOPPING LIST: 3 avocados, 1 tomato, 1 peach, 1 red onion, 1 jalapeño pepper, 1 lime, salt, pepper, tajin seasoning Most important thing whenContinue reading “Chili Lime Peach Guacamole”

Sautéed Sichuan String Beans

If you are like me, I feel like 90% of my purchases come from targeted Instagram ads at this point. My favorite thus far being the Sichuan Chili Crisp from FLY BY JING (although I haven’t tried the Momofuku version yet) . I could go on for days how often I use this sauce now,Continue reading “Sautéed Sichuan String Beans”

Ginger Scallion Cauliflower

If you follow my instagram @TheGluttoness you’ll know a couple of things – I have been addicted to my own Ginger Scallion Sauce and I’m always looking for an easy way to spice up my family’s favorite – roasted cauliflower. **Granted, I usually keep a plate of plain roasted cauliflower for the kids before IContinue reading “Ginger Scallion Cauliflower”