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small batch loaded potato soup

small batch loaded potato soup

I don’t know if there are many recipes in my repertoire that are longer overdue.  If there is one soup I love in life, it’s easily loaded potato soup.  Hands down.  And it needs to be easy, creamy, and packed with flavor.  It also has to deliver a sense of comfort to my tastebuds in […]

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 […]

spicy tuna tartare nachos recipe :: baked, crispy wonton chips, spicy ahi tuna, creamy avocado, and spicy sriracha sauce. DELICIOUS and perfect for happy hour at home or date night in! spicy tuna tartare nachos | a flavor journal food blog

spicy tuna tartare nachos

spicy tuna tartare in nacho form I have a mild obsession with spicy tuna.  If you share a similar enthusiasm, you also need to check out this spicy tuna tartare + avocado stacks recipe.  In the meantime, these spicy tuna tartare nachos will more than satisfy your cravings. First, the wonton chips are baked, so […]

spicy tuna tartare and avocado stacks with wine pairings! spicy tuna, creamy avocado, and spicy lime drizzle makes these stacks so delicious but so easy! a flavor journal food blog

spicy tuna tartare + avocado stacks

spicy tuna tartare recipe I’ve made spicy tuna tartare for Mark and myself countless times, and I swear it gets better with each attempt. We like our tuna tartare to be spicy, so I always add some sriracha to the tuna itself AND into the sauce that I drizzle on top of the tuna and […]

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 […]

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 […]

fluffy, soft, milk + yeast dinner rolls are my favorite roll recipe. milk + yeast soft dinner rolls | a flavor journal food blog

my favorite milk + yeast soft rolls

One of my favorite puzzle pieces that makes up a Thanksgiving dinner has GOT to be dinner rolls.  My aunt religiously purchases the same brand every year, and ensures that there are at least three rolls available per guest.  It’s serious.  She always says, “Mrs. Rhodes prepared our rolls for us this year.  How thoughtful of […]

Crab Bash with The Fresh Market

Crab Bash + Calabrian Aioli with The Fresh Market

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheFreshMarket #TFMCrabBash #Collectivebias One of my favorite things in life is a great dinner party.  Whether I get to throw it, or I am simply attending one with friends, I love the gorgeous array of food, drink, conversation, […]

fresh, local cucumber + mint from my urban garden make the BEST cucumber mojito! it's super easy, refreshing, and awesome for sipping outside. | cucumber mojito | a flavor journal food blog

cucumber mojito

Yes, I’m definitely still trying to get a few summer cocktails pushed out before the official “chill” sets in.  Thus, here’s a cucumber mojito for your end-of-summer cocktail party.  (If you need my address so you can send me an invite, just holla.) Last week, I went up the street to the little farmer’s market […]

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