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Cheesy ground beef quesadillas stacked on top of one another with salsa and a margarita in the background

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas for Two

An Easy Beef Quesadilla Recipe! This “beefy quesadilla” recipe was the fourth recipe that I ever posted on A Flavor Journal!  Needless to say, it was time for a glow up! Although the photos are much better than they used to be, I actually decided to simplify the recipe list a bit. This recipe now […]

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 […]

healthier buffalo chicken tacos

healthy buffalo chicken tacos with CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I don’t know about you, but I totally indulged over Thanksgiving.  And I’m seriously prepped and ready to indulge again at every holiday party I attend through the end of the year. 🙂  So sometimes, I need […]

slow cooker shredded buffalo chicken recipe

shredded slow cooker buffalo chicken

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but fall is officially slow cooker season.  Kidding.  It’s obviously what some of us live for every year, and I’m here for it.  I’m also here for all of the buffalo chicken recipes, so it’s only right to combine the two.  This slow cooker buffalo chicken is pretty much […]

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Argo® Corn Starch

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Argo® Corn Starch

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyCreations #CrispiestChicken #FriedChicken #CollectiveBias Seeing as Oktoberfest is currently going on, I’ve made chicken schnitzel a couple of times by now.  The first time I used the typical breadcrumb mixture, but the second time I tried something totally […]

chicken quesadillas packed with veggies, chicken, and cheese. an awesome dinner idea for any night of the week!

chicken fajita quesadillas recipe

These chicken fajita quesadillas are easily a new favorite recipe for me!  They’re easy, really flavorful, and packed with veggies and cheese, and shredded chicken.     what makes a chicken fajita quesadilla A traditional fajita is comprised of grilled meats and veggies that are served on a flour tortilla, and accompanied by awesome toppings.  (Think […]

fresh asparagus, crispy prosciutto, fresh lemon, and creamy mascarpone tucked inside creamy risotto is the perfect cozy dinner this season. asparagus risotto | a flavor journal food blog

lemon asparagus risotto with prosciutto

lemon, prosciutto, & asparagus risotto Risotto number five (of the risotto series on the blog) has arrived!  This lemon asparagus risotto starts like a basic risotto: olive oil, onions, arborio rice, a splash of white wine, and chicken broth.  But then, asparagus, lemon juice, prosciutto, and mascarpone transform it into a gorgeous flavor and textural […]

rich marinara, fresh mozzarella, and gnocchi are the ultimate comfort food combo in this one-pot dish! and it's complete with wine pairings! cheesy baked gnocchi with wine pairings | a flavor journal food blog

one pot sausage and bacon cheesy baked gnocchi

the best cheesy baked gnocchi I’ve made a few baked gnocchi recipes before, but this one is easily our new favorite.  If you have a cast iron pan, or a pan that can safely transfer to the oven, this recipe is going to be a dream. I recently found a package of miniature gnocchi at […]

creamy parmesan risotto mixed with savory caramelized onions and salty bacon is the perfect meal for date night in. wine pairings with risotto are also included! caramelized onion, bacon, and parmesan risotto with wine pairings | a flavor journal food blog

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Parmesan Risotto

Risotto with so much flavor. The risotto series continues with this (insanely delicious) caramelized onion, bacon, and parmesan risotto.  Caramelized onions are a game-changer for so many simple dishes, so why not risotto?   If you’ve never made caramelized onions, now. is. your. time.  It’s so easy to do, and it’s relatively therapeutic.  Just thinly slice […]

flavor packed chicken fried rice is spicy, loaded with flavor, and takes less than 30 minutes to make! this chicken fried rice recipe is complete with wine pairings for date night in, too! chicken fried rice with wine pairings | a flavor journal food blog

chicken fried rice

easy and delicious chicken fried rice! Chicken fried rice is one of my favorite indulgences.  It’s also one of those meals you can order out, and it’s still delicious when you reheat it for lunch / dinner the following day.  But why rely on takeout when you can make an insanely delicious version for yourself at […]

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