Cottage Pie, comfort food for when it finally feels like fall.

Cottage Pie, comfort food for when it finally feels like fall.
I don’t know about where you guys live, but where I live here in Baltimore, MD, it hadn’t quite felt like fall for the majority of September and October. Seriously, not until yesterday did it feel moderately fall-ish. I swear Mother Earth didn’t get the memo on September 22nd that autumn had arrived, because it...

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas
The other night, I was stumped for what to make for dinner, so I went to my list of tried-and-trues, and chose tacos. Tacos are always good, and always a favorite, but man, if ground beef tacos didn’t sound just BLAH… I didn’t know what to do. Michael suggested we try a different meat, like...

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp

Bring Puerto Rico to you with this Mofongo & Shrimp
When my husband and I went to Puerto Rico on our honey moon several years ago, we both fell in love with the dish that every local seemed to love, Mofongo. Basically, mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish typically made with green plantains mashed together in a pilón (which is a wooden mortar and pestle), with broth,...

Eat your rainbow with Chicken Pesto Pasta

Eat your rainbow with Chicken Pesto Pasta
Look at me! I’m on a recipe roll! How fun. Like I mentioned in my last post, I have been stuck in a cooking rut, and I hate it. I think what I hate most about it, isn’t just preparing the same stuff every single week. Yeah, it’s boring, but I think my main issue...

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken
Cooking ruts suck, right? Unfortunately, I find myself in cooking ruts more often than I would like to admit. I fall into routines for making the same dinners every week, and to be honest, I’m over it. I want to introduce new and delicious meals into my arsenal, and spice things up in the kitchen,...

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing
After church this past Sunday, while my little munchkin Jack was taking a nap, Michael, Major and I all took to the sofa to relax and unwind. It had been a long week, and frankly, the downtime was welcome. I don’t get too much of it, and to just sit, and do NOTHING was nice....

A Norwegian Breakfast

A Norwegian Breakfast
  I’m a creature of habit. Extreme habit. Some may say I don’t enjoy change AT ALL, and that would be all too true. This includes more than just moving, changing stuff around the house, or something drastic along those lines. I get into grooves, and patterns and it’s hard to get out of them....

Chicken Pesto Pasta – AKA Ally Special Dinner

Chicken Pesto Pasta – AKA Ally Special Dinner
Earlier this month, my best friend since 5th grade, Ally, left her icy home in Maine to attend the almost-as-cold Women’s March down in Washington D.C. with our friend Beth, and you know what THAT meant?   It meant that I was able to see her! WOO HOO! I was SO excited, and it was awesome getting...

Raspberry Upside Down Cake

Raspberry Upside Down Cake
“I really want cake… A decedent cake. If I’m going to eat cake, I want the calories to mean something, with something really awesome. Something really good. Hey, Siri? What are some really good cakes?” This was real life the other night. My husband really wanted a cake, something GOOD to satisfy his sweet tooth....

One Pan Chicken Alfredo

One Pan Chicken Alfredo
Do you love reading Slow Down and Savor? Let Baltimore know!! It’s Mobbie time here in the Baltimore area! Yep! Baltimore Sun’s annual blog competition, the Mobbies is underway.  My goal as a Balimore-based blogger is to let the people of the world know how much this amazing city means to me, and how much amazing...

Easy Peppermint Bark

Easy Peppermint Bark
‘Tis the season for peppermint! Honestly, I NEVER think it’s too early for peppermint-chocolate treats. Ever. I mean, I get the Peppermint Mocha latte from Starbucks all year round. Yep, even in the summer. It’s a favorite combo of mine, stemming from my youth, when I’d smash my face into boxes of Thin Mints come Girl...