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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 […]

Crispy chicken parmesan on top of creamy brussels sprouts orzo plated on a small cereamic plate with a gray linen and Kinder's® Master Salt Seasoning blend in the background

Garlic Butter Chicken Parmesan & Brussels Sprouts Orzo with Kinder’s® Master Salt

This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KindersAtWalmart I’ve been developing a chicken parmesan recipe for a couple of years now, but never really pulled the trigger on publishing a final version. I feel like a lot of chicken parmesan recipes (while all delicious), all tend […]

A bowl of bright red, creamy, roasted tomato soup that has been drizzled with olive oil and garnished with bright green chopped parsley. Flowers are to the left, and a gray linen lies underneath the bowl.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup for Two

A Simple, Perfect Tomato Soup Recipe This roasted tomato soup recipe makes two large servings of soup, and is the perfect way to make great use of those remaining summer tomatoes.  This takes the incredible, simple flavor of roasted tomatoes, and transforms it into a creamy, comforting soup for two. The key is to roast […]

A grilled cheese sandwich with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, and avocado resting on a cutting board with hot sauce and orange juice in the background.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Avocado

A Whole New Take on the Breakfast Sandwich This breakfast grilled cheese is good for breakfast, or lunch, or whenever you’re craving it.  It’s made with bacon, egg, cheese, and avocado, and it’s delicious!  This is grilled cheese #3 in our Fall 2020 Grilled Cheese Series.  Scroll to the bottom to see the other grilled cheese […]

A grilled cheese sandwich on an apple shaped cutting board with a bottle of wine in the background

Apple, Cheddar, Bacon & Arugula Grilled Cheese

An Awesome Grilled Cheese Recipe for Fall. Here it is!  Grilled cheese recipe number two in my Gourmet Grilled Cheese Series that is running from September – October this year.  This apple, cheddar, bacon & arugula grilled cheese is another favorite, and it’s here just in time for that cooler weather. What makes this grilled […]

A grilled cheese sandwich made with pesto and turkey, cut in half and stacked on top of a small sheetpan lined with parchment paper

Turkey Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Easy, Delicious Grilled Cheese for Two If you’re new here, we love comfort food.  Pastas, soups, sliders … as long as it’s packed with flavor and fun to make, it will most likely make an appearance on this blog. 🙂 This turkey pesto grilled cheese recipe is as easy as it gets, but also way more […]

A slice of sourdough bread covered in melted, browned, bubbly cheese set on top of a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The bread is cut in two.

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Bread

Quick & Easy Garlic Bread for Two Want to pin this for later? Click here! This cheesy garlic bread recipe steps it up a notch by using roasted garlic butter (which is heaven), and gooey, melty cheese.  Roasted garlic is the easiest thing in the world to make – and I have a link coming […]

A side view of a hoagie bun stuffed with shaved ribeye, softened veggies, mayonnaise, melted cheese, and french fried onions.

Spicy Philly Cheesesteaks with Jalapeños

A spicy twist on the Philly Cheesesteak. This spicy Philly Cheesesteak is seriously one of my favorite sandwiches of all time.  The FIRST post on A Flavor Journal was actually this Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich recipe.  (I honestly recommend clicking it just because the difference in photos between it and this post are pretty comical!) How […]

Mini Funfetti cakes stacked with vanilla frosting, sitting on a small cutting board together and being held in the air.

Mini Funfetti Cake Stacks

The cutest Confetti Cake Recipe Funfetti cake / confetti cake is the epitome of celebration cake!  This particular recipe is a very small version of homemade funfetti sheet cake that is packed with colorful sprinkles, then cut down into little tiny cakes.  It’s very similar to my Mini Carrot Cake Stacks from a couple of […]

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 […]

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