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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 […]

simple + spicy tomato soup | a flavor journal food blog

simple + spicy tomato soup

easy and delicious tomato soup Making tomato soup warms the soul.  Keeping things simple also warms the soul.  This simple tomato soup is the best of both worlds, and it’s perfect for a cozy night in on the couch … paired with your favorite grilled cheese, of course. I use San Marzano tomatoes for this […]

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 […]

greek yogurt caesar dressing

greek yogurt caesar dressing (healthier caesar)

lightened up caesar dressing Greek yogurt caesar dressing is the one recipe I’ve made the most throughout my blogging career, yet I’ve never posted it.  I’ve shot it like ten times, started about five drafts, but for some reason, I never made it official. Now greek yogurt caesar dressing may not be the most elegant […]

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.

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 […]

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