Italian Sausage Meatloaf


There was a period of time where I was making meatloaf every weekend. It started because my dog went on an eating strike and happened to take a liking to the smell of the meatloaf I had made for myself. Once I realized he was digging the smell it wasn’t long before he had taken…

{one pan} Sausage Patty and Fried Eggs Breakfast


    At work we celebrated one of my coworker’s service anniversary (30 years) by going to Stacked in Huntington Beach. Everyone was drooling over the burger I built that had cheese, bacon, avocado, and tomato and was topped with a fried egg. (Some of my coworkers had never heard of having an egg on…

Shallot and Rosemary Sausage Patties


There’s something I love about breakfast sausage. I like almost every kind. Pork sausage. Chicken sausage. Turkey sausage. Sausage packed into a casing. Sausage without a casing. Ground sausage. What I never really eat is sausage patties and I’m not quite sure why. They’re basically like mini hamburgers you have at breakfast and I love…

Christmas Kielbasa Mac & Cheese


Every Christmas, and every Thanksgiving, too, I try a new mac and cheese recipe as a side. This Christmas Mac & Cheese was the main dish. We had a more elaborate menu planned with ribs and pumpkin praline pie, but I opted not to spend my entire day in the kitchen cooking and cleaning this…

Roasted Pepper Chorizo Savory Pie {paleo, GF}


Let’s talk about spice for a minute. I like spice. Sometimes I think I think I can tolerate spice a bit more than my body actually can but a bit of a kick is nice. I bought some chorizo this weekend thinking I could make some sort of egg dish for breakfast. So I set…

Classic Sage and Sausage Dressing


Do you know the difference between dressing and stuffing? There’s very little. It depends on how you cook it but people use the term interchangeably unless you are in the South. Then apparently it’s “dressing” no matter how you cook it. Stuffing is dressing that’s “stuffed” into the turkey and cooked. Dressing is cooked in…

Bacon Cheeseburger {low carb} Meatloaf


A few weeks ago I made the most amazing low-carb meatloaf. It had bits of fresh Mozzarella, mushrooms and Italian Seasoning. I honestly didn’t think it would be that amazing and didn’t think I would want to blog it so regrettably did not take pictures during the process. It took me about two weeks to…

Roasted Tomato and Blackened Andouille Sausage Fettucine Alfredo


A few weeks ago my friend and I had a Fettucine Alfredo showdown. We made and compared two “classic” (read: simple) recipes for Fettucine Alfredo. Though we liked both recipes the winner ended up being the Pioneer Woman’s recipe, which I had made several times before. The recipe is so simple, so basic, and so…

Sausage, Bacon and Brie Breakfast Casserole


As someone who loves to cook and (usually) blog about it, the holidays offer a good excuse for me to do both. I especially love trying new recipes. I’m a little bit out of my element back in Long Beach. I have yet to move into the condo I’m about to purchase, so I’m stuck…

Chorizo Mac ‘n Cheese


Soooooo much has happened since I last blogged. For starters, I’m back in Southern California. For good this time? Time will tell. I just started a brand new job and I’m currently in corporate housing in Long Beach (for about the next three weeks). I put an offer in on a condo and we are…

Warm Spinach Salad with {chicken} Sausage


I was doing a pared down version of a 10-day detox for the last three days, wherein I wasn’t eating dairy, caffeine, carbohydrates, fruit, sugar or (most) bad fat. That basically leaves low-fat proteins (in controlled quantities) and veggies. Every couple of weeks I subject myself to this detox–mainly when I’m not feeling well, which is how…

Jalapeño, Sausage, Egg and Cheese Christmas Breakfast Braid


In 2010 I lived in the Phoenix area for about two minutes. One minute was spent living with my boyfriend at the time (talked about in my earliest posts). The other minute was spent living with my high school friend, Kiki, and her husband. Kiki and I did a lot of cooking in that short…

Bigos (Polish Hunter’s Stew)


It seems like a long time ago that I last cooked and blogged. Reality? I cooked and blogged last weekend. I had a long, stressful, emotional week punctuated with a mid-week jaunt to the vet emergency room after my little elderly dachshund suffered from such a severely bloated belly he couldn’t fit through his little doggy…

Beer and Brown Sugar Crockpot Kielbasa


For Easter breakfast, my dad, sister and I headed to Screen Door in the Kerns neighborhood of Southeast Portland. This is the second weekend in a row I’ve been there for breakfast. Screen Door is perhaps most known for their chicken and sweet potato waffle dish. We saw about 7 to 9 of these dishes…

Double Pepperoni Garlic Pizza


Since the I grew out of my cheese pizza phase (around age 20), pepperoni has by far been my favorite choice of topping. What’s a better way to make a pepperoni pizza? With two kinds of pepperoni and tons of garlic. ingredients. 8 oz. pizza dough salt and pepper olive oil 2 heads of garlic,…

Italian Sausage Stroganoff


Updated 9.16.18 I first made this dish in 2011. The recipe is based on the Beef Stroganoff recipe found in the cookbook “Joy of Cooking” by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, which I had been wanting to try forever. Since you can make stroganoff using any type of meat, I figured Italian sausage would…

Eggs and Hot Dogs


In case you are unaware, hot dogs can be added to any dish to make it better.