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Recipes without fluff but with plenty of cheese.

Easter Recipes

Raspberry, Chocolate and Mascarpone Pancakes

Homemade chocolate chip pancakes topped with whipped mascarpone and raspberry compote are perfect for a weekend breakfast or special occasion. Layering mascarpone and raspberry compote between the pancakes gives you flavorful and moist pancakes in each bite.

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta carbonara is a classic comfort dish originally from Rome, Italy. This recipe is my interpretation of the traditional dish that results in a velvety sauce without having to worry you’re going to scramble the eggs. Two types of cheese are used to give you a more balanced end result. This is an easy weeknight dinner done in about 30 minutes.

Three Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Three cheese buffalo chicken dip is a delicious and simple appetizer. The gooey cheese mixed with the spicy buffalo sauce is a crowd pleaser at any holiday, party or on game day.

Slow Roasted Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Slow roasting salmon is a foolproof method for anyone who is intimidated by salmon. Roasting salmon at a low temperature makes it almost impossible to overcook. The balsamic glaze is basted on the salmon for maximum flavor.

Leftover Pulled Pork Cuban Sandwich

Pulled pork Cuban sandwiches are a fantastic way to use up leftover pulled pork. This is my take on these classic South Florida sandwich. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner for just one or a whole family.

Better than Takeout Fried Rice

Better than takeout fried rice is the ultimate “use what’s in the fridge” dinner or side dish. Add in any extra chicken, pork or beef plus the odds and ends of vegetables like broccoli or carrots to bulk up the rice into a dinner. This comfort food dish is pretty easy to make with a few standard Asian staples from your pantry. You won’t want the bland and flavorless takeout fried rice after trying this recipe.

How to Meal Prep Like a Pro

Meal prep tip and tricks to help beginners learn to meal prep like a pro and get the habits to stick to be healthier, save money and time.

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Roasted broccoli has a lot better texture and flavor than steamed or boiled broccoli. Roasting the broccoli on sheet trays gives a great caramelized flavor and crispy texture.