• Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce #spaghetti #meatballs #pasta #sauce #italian #homecook #feedingafamily
    Dinner,  Recipes,  Summer

    Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce

    Comfort food at its finest. This Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce hits the spot when you need a little warmth from a classic dish. Made with simple, fresh, and local ingredients giving it what I call “healthy heartiness”. Guys, anyone who cooks for you is a keeper. Making the best meatballs I’ve ever had is an extra bonus. AKA Andrew is a keeper and he makes the best meatballs ever. This Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce is one of the easiest recipes I’ve made and it’s probably one of the most delicious. Boiling pasta? Easy. “Raw” sauce? Easy. Having the oven do the meatball work for…

  • Summer Panzanella #salad #summer #raw #easy #panzanella #peach #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipes,  Salad,  Summer

    Summer Panzanella

    Chock full of summer peaches and tomatoes, this Summer Panzanella is a match made in heaven and ready for your next summer party. This bright, refreshing, and satisfying recipe has been slightly adapted from Sarah Waldman.  Since starting on this food photography, recipe development, and blogging journey, I’ve had my fair share of doubts and insecurities. Seeing others on this journey is inspiring, yet somehow very nerve racking. Mostly because they’re work is SO good and they seem to effortlessly produce amazing content. Hello, practice. I keep telling myself that they’ve all started where I have and that seems to help keep me on track. I am lucky to have friends,…

  • Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle is perfect for a gathering or family night! #eggplant #vegetarian #summertime #foodphotography #foodie #flatbreads
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Pizza,  Recipes,  Summer

    Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

    For this Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle, I wanted to explore the sweet and savory aspects of the ingredients, and the texture of the pizza, while using classic in-season produce. The result hit the preverbal nail on the head. Elevated, yet simple, this pizza is perfect for both weeknights and weekends.  Guys, this pizza looks difficult and all time consuming, but hint: it’s not. However, it tastes like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. There are a few more steps than my normal pizza’s, but you won’t be disappointed. I am actually so pumped about this recipe as a local magazine, Charlotte Lately, reached out…

  • Flavorful and hearty, these Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos are whats for dinner tonight #familymeals #pork #tacos #fresh #seasonal #southwest #easy
    Dinner,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Savory,  Summer

    Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos

    Our trips to the Farmer’s Market are mostly vegetable and fruit heavy BUT from time to time when we are purchasing meat, we’ll stop by Big Oak Farm to stock up. The owners, Mike and Dawn, are so friendly, so helpful, so nice, and they have the best meat at the market. Knowing where our meat comes from is a big bonus for us. I really appreciate them both. I mean, they are partially responsible for these Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos! With a little bit of planning, aspects of this recipe can last you all week. The gift that keeps on giving, amiright? We love tacos over here.…