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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 […]

an easy guide to making basic homemade guacamole

basic homemade guacamole

Guacamole is one of our favorite dips!  This basic homemade guacamole recipe will help you understand the basics of making guac, and then give you the freedom to adjust it to fit your tastes.   tips for making homemade guacamole Homemade Guacamole Tip #1:  Get to know the basic components for guacamole.  For this recipe, […]

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, cheesy, garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes are the perfect side dish for chicken or beef entrees. a small batch recipe for two people is perfect for date night! garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes | a flavor journal small batch recipe

garlic parmesan scalloped potatoes : a small batch recipe.

Despite our affinity with dining out, like, everyday … we are pretty good at “date night in” every now and then.  Our obsession this year has been locally sourced, two-inch-thick boneless ribeyes, and I have to tell you, it has been EPIC. I definitely apologize if you’re against meat, because I don’t want to offend anyone. […]

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 […]

thick, chunky guacamole packed with avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños, and seasoned to perfection! perfect chunky guacamole | a flavor journal food blog.

perfect chunky guacamole [made by Mark].


So I originally had the intention to make cheesy guacamole yesterday.  Instead, I ended up making trashy [freaking delicious] cheese dip, and I made Mark tackle his famous perfect chunky guacamole.  Why?  Because Mark is the KING of guacamole around these parts.  He rarely measures ingredients, but it always comes out perfect. This time, I […]

garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are packed with garlic flavor and have a buttery, smooth texture.

small batch garlic parmesan mashed potatoes

There are two glorious things in life that should never be taken for granted : garlic and cheese.  When you combine the two, you get a magical, sublime package of flavor heaven delivered directly to your tastebuds.  Then, you add carbs (because the cheese and garlic need a vessel), and you get garlic parmesan mashed potatoes.   […]

creamy pancetta leek risotto

creamy pancetta leek risotto : a small batch recipe for two

I’m such a sucker for romantic food.  The thought of warm, rich, luscious comfort food is directly correlated to my excitement for fall.  Creamy pancetta leek risotto does exactly that for me; it’ something I absolutely look forward to cooking and eating.  Risotto may be my all-time favorite grain, due to the creaminess it produces […]

creamy tex-mex sauce.

creamy tex-mex sauce.

Creamy Tex-Mex sauce is a quick and easy recipe that is PERFECT for topping tacos, sliders, burritos, nachos, etc. A little spicy and a lot of flavor will make any of your dinners pop! Try it for a quick weeknight dinner, or to share for parties!

Jalapeño cheese sauce

jalapeño cheese sauce.

I went through an entire block of sharp cheddar in the last two days.  I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to say that before starting this blog, but it feels surprisingly good to say.  You know what I WISH I could say?  “I went to the gym everyday for two weeks in a […]

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