Creamy Pesto Pasta

This creamy pesto pasta is just what you need for your next summer BBQ. There’s no denying that I am a pasta girl and my long time favorite flavor on that pasta is PESTO!  The strong flavors of basil, garlic, and parmesan just cannot be beat! I love adding sun-dried tomatoes and even more parmesan…

Healthier Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta

The dinner that is on our weekly rotation is this Healthier Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta! When I think of my teenage self going to a ✨fancy✨ restaurant. I immediately think of Chili’s. Which is funny to me at 27 years old, but at 16-17 it was the place to be, ok!? I had a comfortable…

Dry Roux Chicken, Sausage, and Okra Gumbo

Chilly day? Go ahead and make this Dry Roux Gumbo and it’ll warm you right up! This dry roux gumbo recipe has ALL the flavor, but WAY less oil. Dare I say that I prefer our Dry Roux Gumbo recipe than the original?! I know!! 🙀

5 Easy Ground Beef Recipes

It’s no secret that we eat plenty of ground beef in this house. Ground beef is easily accessible, affordable, and can be frozen to extend its shelf life. In my recipes below, I always use at least a 90% lean ground beef. I prefer to use either local ground beef from a butcher (or gifted…


If you want to feel like you’re at a Louisiana tailgate, make this dish and you’re halfway there!