Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

Round out your Saint Patty’s Day feast (or any party for that matter) with this decadent, moist, fudgy Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze from The Hungry Housewife! This would be a PERFECT Father’s Day cake too, or for a special guys birthday… Don’t forget to check out my other great St. Patrick’s Day meal…

Irish Potato Soup

This a traditional (and very simple) Irish potato soup. Some recipes call for leeks, but I am not a fan. This soup only calls for a handful of basic ingredients, so it’s a perfect go-to when you haven’t yet done the grocery shopping! I served it as a started to my St. Patrick’s Day dinner…

Honey Balsamic Roasted Cabbage Steaks

A unique way to serve cabbage, these thick slices “steaks” with sweet honey balsamic glaze are a simple side that makes a great accompaniment to a variety of main courses. Roast some up today- they’re delish… especially along side my Braised Corned Beef Brisket.  Honey Balsamic Roasted Cabbage Steaks Serves: 4 1 head cabbage, cut…

Butter Roasted Carrots 

A delicious and oh-so-easy side dish with only four ingredients, these butter roasted carrots are a quick compliment to almost any weeknight meal!   Butter Roasted Carrots Serves: 4 2 c. carrots, cut diagonally into 2 inch pieces 1 tbsp. butter, melted 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 tsp. each salt & pepper Cooking spray Preheat…

Braised Corned Beef Brisket

I grew up only ever experiencing Corned Beef and cabbage as a sort of stew, using canned Corned Beef. And while I do still enjoy a bowl that way when my Nan prepares it, I have to say that once I was introduced to “fresh” Corned Beef Brisket, nothing else quite compares. And I think…

The Best Rice Pudding

Store bought rice pudding can’t compare to warm, homemade pudding. And this sweet, creamy treat could not be simpler to make- you literally just mix everything together and pop it in the oven! Enjoy!  The Best Rice Pudding Serves: 6-8 2 c. cooked rice 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 c. melted margarine 1/2 tsp. salt…

Homemade Granola

This is a really simple yet delicious granola recipe. I first made it to use in my Breakfast Salads recipe, but it’s great with plain yogurt or milk, added to your favorite cereal, or just on its own as a healthy snack!  Homemade Granola Serves: 5 cups 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. honey 1/4 c. canola…

Cookie Dough Dip

Let’s admit it… the best part about baking chocolate chip cookies is sneaking some of the raw cookie dough. So why not just skip the oven all together with this decadent dessert dip alternative… completely safe to eat “raw” too because there are no eggs! Cookie Dough Dip Serves: 6-8 1 stick unsalted butter, softened…

Easy Jambalaya 

In honor of Mardi Gras, and because I love all things New Orleans, I decided to try my hand at making this classic spicy rice dish. I would say I’m a fairly adventurous cook, but some things still intimidate me, and jambalaya had always been one of them… until I started comparing recipes and realized…

Breakfast “Salad” with Homemade Granola

Those of you that follow me on social media know that one of my favorite places to eat in my hometown is a little breakfast and lunch spot called the waffle shop. Often when I go I get chocolate chip pancakes or a big Belgian waffle with whipped cream, but once in a while I…

Chrissy Teigen’s Skillet Charred Fish Tacos

As if I needed another reason to love Chrissy Teigen more, she came out with a cookbook last year of which I am the proud owner. Everything in it is absolutely delish, but one of my favorites is her fish tacos! I’ve had really good fish tacos and really terrible ones and these ones are…

Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction

Lighten up pizza night with this fresh caprese flatbread! Made with whole wheat naan bread and topped with freshly roasted grape tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzerella and topped with a sweet balsamic reduction and fresh basil, you won’t miss the calories of a traditional take-out pizza one bit! Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction Serves: 2 pizzas 2 pieces…