Food, Food and Health, Life

Simple Mushroom Risotto

April 7, 2016 • By

Welcome to another installment of our food section! It gives us great excitement to share with you this delicious meal you can make that will impress even your most skeptical friends or family. This is a recipe for a Mushroom Risotto. The best part about this dish is that it will not take nearly as long to make compared to a traditional risotto!READ MORE

Food, Food and Health

Dad’s Famous Pan Fried Chicken

March 24, 2016 • By

Dad’s Famous Pan Fried Chicken

Today’s dish we bring to you a twist on a southern classic. Just thinking of fried chicken gives me cravings. We aren’t going to be frying the chicken in the way you would normally associate as a typical fried chicken dish. Nor are we coating the chicken in a batter. I know, you are saying to yourself, “Guys, that’s the best part” But trust us, this way is quick, simple and will give your chicken that golden brown restaurant quality you always aim to replicate!



Easy Breezy Chow Mein

March 17, 2016 • By

My Easy Breezy Chow Mein Recipe!

When it comes to cooking certain dishes, people can often be intimidated or nervous. I wanted to give everyone an option that is tasty, yet easy for anyone no matter your culinary skills. Today’s dish is chow mein. When I was in college, my friends and I would eat just about anything. One of the foods that I had started to enjoy is Chinese food. Over the weekend, I had Panda Express for the first time in what seemed like years. I forgot how much I enjoy chow mein. Instantly while I was eating it, I started to think about how I wanted to replicate it and try to add a healthier spin to the dish. Chinese food sometimes is given a stereotype of having high levels of MSG or dousing a dish in soy sauce. Let me say right now, this is false and your dish does not have to be this way!READ MORE

Food, Food and Health, Happiness, Life

Savory Mac and Cheese

March 9, 2016 • By

Growing up in a house with a strong Italian influence, pasta was served with almost every meal. No matter the time of year, the one constant dish I knew my family would have on a weekly basis was pasta. The only thing that changed about it was the type we would have and with what sauce. Most people would find pasta to be boring, especially when it was served as often as we had it; however it has always had a spot in my heart! If you ask my wife her favorite type she will say Spaghetti or Angel Hair, while I will be forever faithful to Penne. Regardless of the type, my mother did an amazing job cooking it for the family while growing up.READ MORE

Food, Happiness

Ultimate Chicken Vesuvio

March 2, 2016 • By

This recipe first sparked my interest shortly after my wife and I returned from our honeymoon and we made a promise to cook together at least three meals a week. A friend of ours gave us the book, The Complete Cooking Guide for Two Cookbook, for a wedding present. Together we began bookmarking what we considered looked easy, yet heavenly to make. Growing up with an Italian mother who loved cooking meals from her roots taught me an important thing: it is not only about the cooking, but the experience you have while making the dish. It was decided that our first dish to cook in our new home was Chicken Vesuvio, or at the very least make a good attempt.