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A top down view of a ceramic plate full of fresh green bean casserole, with a spoon tucked into the casserole off to the right hand side.

Small Batch Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole for a Smaller Crowd. *post and recipe originally published on Nov. 22, 2016.  Both were updated on Nov. 10, 2020.* I originally posted this recipe four years ago for Thanksgiving, and it’s been a consistent favorite on the blog!  But as I’ve furthered my food knowledge, I wanted to give this […]

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

Sausage and Bacon Cheesy Baked Gnocchi

The Best (and Easiest!) 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 […]

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. […]


breakfast burritos with creamy black bean, cheesy egg, and seasoned hash browns

Back in KC, there was a place just down the block from my loft that made my favorite breakfast burrito.  It.  Was.  DIVINE … and lovingly stuffed with all the breakfast necessities : hash browns, cheese, eggs, and meat.  It’s so easy to walk down and grab one of these burritos and a coffee for […]

cacio e pepe with shallots is a gorgeous, decadent, and simple pasta to share for date night in | a flavor journal small batch recipe

cacio e pepe + shallots : a small batch recipe

you fancy Cacio e pepe is one of my top three favorite pasta dishes of all time.  It’s simple, to the point, and packed with luscious texture and flavor.  The last restaurant I worked at made an incredible cacio e pepe, but they added a slight twist : shallots.  Oh!  And a sous vide poached egg […]

creamy goat cheese is baked in spicy, fresh herb tomato sauce and served with garlic crostinis. the ultimate appetizer for date night. baked goat cheese with fresh herb and tomato sauce | a flavor journal food blog | small batch recipe

baked goat cheese in fresh herb and tomato sauce : a small batch recipe for two.

the ultimate date night appetizer! Oh boy.  I am REALLY excited to share this baked goat cheese in fresh herb and tomato sauce recipe with you. It’s my version of one of my all-time favorite tapas recipes, which is served at a local restaurant in Kansas City. I love goat cheese, but I prefer to […]

loaded beefy queso dip is packed with veggies, seasoned beef, and melty cheese. it's an easier appetizer for game day or snacking! loaded beefy queso dip | a flavor journal pinterest image

queso dip with ground beef

*the best* queso with meat. All right.  One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is happy hour.  Specifically, cheap beer and cheese dip (or nachos) at half price.  On days when I work from 5:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., I am like a child getting out of school so I can take […]

creamy, chunky, funky blue cheese is mixed into seasoned mayo and sour cream to make an awesome, super thick blue cheese dressing. chunky blue cheese dressing | a flavor journal food blog

chunky blue cheese sauce : a small batch recipe for two.

I know blue cheese is seriously funky.  I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who is like, “well, blue cheese is okay sometimes…”  Most people either really dig it, or absolutely despise it.  (Usually it’s the latter.)  However, for those of us out there who love it, this chunky blue cheese sauce is my favorite. […]

turkey sausage breakfast pockets | a flavor journal

turkey recipe remix : turkey sausage breakfast pockets.

I teamed up with Serve Turkey and created these turkey sausage breakfast pockets for a couple of reasons: >> Getting creative with crescent rolls seemed like a fun idea. >> I REALLY needed some breakfast in my life! >> Sweet stuff in the morning just doesn’t do it for me >> What’s better than sausage, […]

cheesy layered pasta bake combines hearty tomato sauce, hot italian sausage, and ground beef with layers of creamy, cheesy sauce! this pasta bake is topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection. and instant family favorite! | a flavor journal

cheesy layered pasta bake

A few friends are coming over today to watch the game, and we decided to take a different approach to the food situation this year.  Rather than having a ton of snack food, we are going to do an actual dinner, and make a night of it!  My contribution this year is a twist on a family […]

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