Vegan Rigatoni Bolognese

We recently joined a challenge at a gym and to complement it we decided to try Tom Brady’s TB12 meals from Purple Carrot.  So far the meals have been gluten free and 80% vegetables BUT also sort of Bleh!  This meal though I thought was really good and definitely something that I would make again…

Chickpea Mediterranean Couscous

We made this vegetarian dinner tonight and I was waiting for my husband to fight me on it, but it was one of his favorite vegetarian dinners so far. Chickpeas are great if you want to go vegetarian for dinner, they fill you up and you don’t feel like you are missing anything! Of course…

Grilled Cheese and Veggies

We recently have been having a lot of vegetarian nights and this one was delicious.  My husband thought it was better as an appetizer, but I thought it was really nice and colorful and the grilled cheese an amazing addition! Prep Time: 10 minutes   Total Time: 40 minutes   Serves: 2 people Ingredients you…

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

We don’t do a lot of vegetarian meals, but occasionally we have one that is just amazing and this was one of those meals!  I am also realizing that I have a very large crush on pepitas!!  The prep was also very nice and quick! Prep Time:  10 minutes   Total Time: 50 minutes  …

Easy Chicken Enchilada

We have never actually tried to cook enchiladas before, so we were really excited to try out this recipe.  It was pretty simple, and the result looked amazing and we loved it.  It would also be really easy to double up for a family night! I think in general, we are loving dishes that contain…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter

So far, I have done three half marathons at Disney in the past two years.  When those half marathons were at Disney World we found eating at the Wilderness Lodge to be an absolute must!  One amazing dish that is offered there is the Potato Gnocchi dish with brown butter, brussels sprouts and mushrooms!  When…

Rosemary Meatloaf

Now and then, I like a nice easy dinner that I can prep early in the day and will take minimal time and pans to cook.  This one is a clear winner in that category and is delicious on top of it.  I thawed the meat, trimmed the green beans, cut the potatoes, and then…

Pineapple Poblano Beef Tacos

We love a good old taco Tuesday at Buckingham Cottage.  This recipe does not disappoint.  There a a nice sweetness to it from the pineapple and then a nice spice to it from taco seasoning and poblano pepper.  It is a delicious combination that had me excited to replicate!  Highly husband recommended! Prep Time: 10…

Chicken Orzo Dinner

We have made this dinner many times and I have to say its a nice staple dinner to have.  The orzo with parsley and lemon is delicious!  When you combine zucchini, tomatoes, panko and cheese you get a nice crispy addition as well.  Its super easy and is filling, while also still feeling light. Prep…

Cranberry Drizzled Duck

We are starting to really love cooking duck over here!  It is definitely a very rich meat as well, so the combination of mashed potatoes and then a nice light watercress salad helped to at least “create” and illusion of well balanced.  The watercress salad is a nice addition with minimal dressing, to really help…

Maple Syrup Pork Chops

This definitely is now going to be one of our go to meals for dinners, almost strictly just for the mashed sweet potatoes.  The combination of cinnamon and maple syrup had me thinking about adding it to my Thanksgiving spread, but the pecans are what really gave it a nice finishing touch.  The combo of…