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Bolognese Sauce with bucatini noodles for a cozy home-cooked meal idea.

Easy Date Night Bolognese Sauce

Date Night Pasta Shouldn’t be Difficult. Pasta has a really interesting way of being both comforting and elegant, and this bolognese sauce is no exception.  Bolognese typically takes over three hours to simmer, but with a couple of helpful swaps, this only takes 45 minutes. Of course, if you have the time and you want […]

soft butter lettuce wrapped around shredded rotisserie chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, crunchy croissant croutons, and pillowy parmesan cheese. a super easy and healthy weeknight dinner idea.

shredded chicken caesar lettuce wraps

As promised, here is the first recipe to use with the greek yogurt caesar dressing.  It’s so easy to throw together, and it’s’ also delicious.  Make the greek yogurt caesar dressing for salads some night, then use the leftover dressing for these lettuce wraps a couple of nights later. I also make my own toasted […]

creamy, decadent, over-the-top risotto with smoky bacon, farmhouse cheddar cheese, and shredded rotisserie chicken. an ultimate comfort food for a cozy night in. chicken bacon cheddar risotto | a flavor journal food blog

bacon, cheddar, & chicken risotto + wine pairings

A delicious chicken risotto recipe, plus all of the flavors. Trust me on this one. Pair with an oak chard, a fruit-forward red, or a juicy Beaujolais.

gooey cheese, crusty bread, and incredible caramelized onions make my favorite version of this classic comfort food! caramleized onion grilled cheese | a flavor journal food blog

caramelized onion, havarti + mozzarella grilled cheese

I mean, the title really gives you everything you need to know about this INSANELY DELICIOUS grilled cheese sandwich.  I give it a nod towards the “elegant comfort food” niche, given the time put into the caramelized onions.  (Read: time.  Not effort.)  Spoiler :: it’s.  worth.  it. If there’s anything I want you to take […]

creamy, parmesan risotto is topped with spicy sautéed shrimp for an easy (but elegant) small batch dinner for two. small batch spicy shrimp risotto | a flavor journal food blog

small batch spicy shrimp risotto (for two)

How many variations of risotto can we make together?  The answer is as many as we want, because risotto is LIFE.  Risotto is kind of like pizza, or pasta, or whatever Italian-inspired comfort food fits your mood.  It’s incredibly versatile, loves all types of meats and vegetables, and offers an elegant touch to dinner.  This […]

tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh herbs, and orzo pasta! a super simple, super flavorful weeknight dinner that's easy to put together! goat cheese + tomato orzo | a flavor journal food blog

tomato + goat cheese orzo with fresh herbs

“This post is sponsored by Montchevre but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.” Easy weeknight dinners are going to be a big part of the blog soon.  We usually resort to the stand-by recipes such as pasta, slow cooker carnitas, buffalo chicken sliders, or just a quick salad with veggies and protein. […]

fresh salmon, seasoned with spices and olive oil, is pan-seared and flaked apart. with a little smoked bacon, feta cheese, and veggies - these make my favorite spicy salmon tacos! spicy salmon tacos : a small batch recipe for two | a flavor journal food blog

spicy salmon tacos : a small batch recipe.

fresh salmon, seasoned with spices and olive oil, is pan-seared and flaked apart. with a little smoked bacon, feta cheese, and veggies – these make my favorite spicy salmon tacos!

fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta is quick, easy, and light! it is the perfect weeknight dinner for two, and comes together in only thirty minutes! | fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta | a flavor journal

fresh tomato & basil spicy pasta

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Spring is here, and warmer weather is soooo close!  It’s been crazy here in the Midwest: tornadoes, snow, hail, and a record-breaking high temperature all happened in a one week span this month.  I’m ready for consistent, beautiful weather, and sunshine!  This also means it’s the time of year for lighter, healthier alternatives to some […]

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