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an easy, insanely delicious dinner idea for any weeknight. shredded chicken, creamy refried black beans, crispy tostada shells, and melty cheese make the ultimate tex-mex dinner idea! crunchy chicken tostada stacks | a flavor journal food blog

crunchy chicken tostada stacks

an easy stacked tostada recipe Crunchy chicken tostada stacks are a new favorite around here.  They’re insanely easy to make, they’re delicious, and you can make them to fit your exact tastes.  I like mine with some spicy black beans, melty cheese, and hot salsa. 🙂 Another bonus in this recipe is the use of […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

avocados, greek yogurt, and TONS of awesome flavors come together to make this AMAZING healthy alternative to chicken salad! avocado chicken salad | a flavor journal food blog

loaded avocado chicken salad

This stuff is NO joke.  I call it loaded avocado chicken salad for a few reasons: It’s loaded with fresh herbs. It’s loaded with not one, but THREE creamy base ingredients : avocado, greek yogurt, and just a touch of mayo. There’s ALSO crunchy almonds, a dash of hot sauce, organic rotisserie chicken, and more spices. […]

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 […]

these tacos are stuffed with spicy shrimp, crumbled bacon, avocado, and tomatoes - then drizzled with a cool and creamy sour cream cilantro sauce. it's the perfect weeknight taco option! spicy shrimp tacos with sour cream cilantro sauce | a flavor journal small batch recipe

spicy shrimp tacos + sour cream cilantro sauce

small batch spicy shrimp tacos Yeah, it’s official. I’m obsessed with small batch spicy shrimp tacos.  But I feel like there could be worse things, right?   Last week, I took full advantage of Taco Tuesday. We stopped into this quaint little restaurant in Pinehurst for lunch, and the place was packed.  Apparently they have […]

perfectly flaked white fish and crunchy red cabbage slaw are tossed in a cool and creamy sauce for easy and super delicious fish tacos. fish tacos with crunchy slaw | a flavor journal food blog

fish tacos with crunchy red cabbage slaw

fish tacos! crunchy slaw! let’s eat! I think fish tacos need to be a weekly thing.  They’re so incredibly easy to make, they taste absolutely delicious, and they are relatively healthy!  (If you swapped a lettuce wrap for the tortilla, you’d really be in business.)  Every time I make fish tacos, I seriously wonder why I don’t […]

this pork carnitas recipe is full of heat and packed with flavor. it's a small batch recipe, and uses under one pound of pork. literally my favorite carnitas recipe ever. small batch spicy pork carnitas | a flavor journal food blog

small batch spicy pork carnitas

this pork carnitas recipe is full of heat and packed with flavor. it’s a small batch recipe, and uses under one pound of pork. literally my favorite carnitas recipe ever.

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