Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe is packed with vegetables and lentils. Lentils are a great source of protein, iron and fiber. They can also help with digestion. They are a great replacement for those who don’t eat meat or are trying to cut back. The veggie crumbles in this recipe can easily be omitted. We just really enjoy…

Chicken Tortilla Soup- Slow cooker recipe

Best type of recipe. All ingredients into the pool and forget about it. Let the slow cooker do all the work. Great for a busy weeknight! Ingredients3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts1 bag of frozen corn1-15.5 oz can of black beans1-8 oz jar of salsa1-4 oz can of green chiles1 packet of taco seasoning1 C brown…

Whole roasted cauliflower

Quick and easy side dish or main dish for a vegetarian meal. Roasted Cauliflower Ingredients1 head of cauliflower3 tbsp butter, melted2 cloves of garlic, minced1 tsp salt, pepper, Italian seasoning2 tbsp EVOO¼ pecorino romano Directions1. Preheat oven to 375°2. In a small bowl, mix butter, garlic, spices, romano. Set aside3. Carefully remove the majority of…

ROC the Meat Sauce

Just a simple post. Enjoy this recipe over fries, burgers, hot dogs, nachos, or if you’re from Western NY, a garbage plate. If you don’t know, now you know. Enjoy ! xoxo Alicia ROC the Meat Sauce Prep: 15 minutes.  Cook: 4-5 hours Ingredients 2lbs ground beef. (1lb 80/20) (1lb 90/10) 1 medium yellow onion,…

Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Oh man, it has been another long hiatus for me from writing a blog post. I have cooked countless times over the last six months and I have come up with plenty of new recipes, but of course, life gets in the way of sharing them. It has been a trying few months for everyone,…

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

A little taste of the ROC with this recipe. Buffalo anything and everything is delicious. Buffalo chicken wings, a cold beer, and a football game, classic Sunday up in NY. I miss those days. Quality chicken wings are hard to come by down in the South. I am sure there are a few restaurants that…

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Hearty. Warm. Satisfying. All can be used to describe this soup. Vegetable soup is great on its own but, adding the lentils, gives it a little more body, keeps you full longer. Typically when I think of a hearty ‘stick to your ribs’ dish, I think of milk or cream or cheese, a dairy base…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Short and sweet post. This recipe is pretending it’s Fall and it’s getting chilly out, rather than it being 90 degrees daily. I have been cooking up quite a few new recipes, just need to remember to write them down 🙂  These mini pumpkin cheesecake bites are the perfect little treat. Bite sized with big…

Meatballs Gone Wild- Part 3

Hello hello hello! Where did the spring season go?! Man, it has been a busy few months. It has only taken about 8 months but I think we are finally settling into southern living. I finally feel settled into my job, I can get to a few places without my GPS, and the weather is…

Meatballs Gone Wild Pt 2…Chicken Taco

Cheers to winter where it’s been about 50 degrees on average! There have been some chilly days but overall, much better than a NY winter. We took the dogs hiking last weekend, which they absolutely loved. It was 65 and sunny, couldn’t ask for anything better than that in January. Back in NY, I would…