Red Beet Soup with Mushroom Dumplings // Barszcz Czerwony i Uszka

🎅 LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas🎅 DAY 9 A common soup made many different ways depending on where you live in Europe. In Polish? we call it BARSZCZ, say it with me guys! Baaaaa-rsh-ch. A very clean soup packed with layers of flavour and featuring a mighty, yet humble veg: beets. Barszcz was another staple [...]

Kopytka with Sautéed Mushrooms, Kielbasa and Shredded Sprouts // Polish Potato Dumplings

☃ LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas☃ DAY 8 So story time: the plan was to make Babcia's pierogi this year. I set my mind to it at the beginning of November when I started thinking of what recipes I wanted to post this year for my 12 Days of LG,BE and pierogi were at the [...]

Seared Scallops with Brown Butter

🎁 LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas🎁 DAY 4 Last year for 12 Days of LG,BE, I sprinkled in a few different fancy schmancy proteins since it is after all the holidays...but also because I just love trying new seafood dishes and this one has become very popular for me at home as of late. We [...]

Potato, Gruyere & Thyme Tart

🎅LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas🎅 DAY 3 Does anybody else get super excited when they see something with puff pastry? Or is that just me? Puff pastry makes me think of fine-dining restaurants or super chic brunches with the girls. It adds an element of sophistication and really is not too hard of a product [...]

DIY Shrimp Cocktail

❄LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas❄ DAY 2 For as long as I can remember, we almost always had a shrimp ring for an appetizer as part of my family's meatless Christmas Eve feast. An odd choice some may say, but for kids who were quickly learning how addicted we were to seafood at a young [...]

A Mozzarella & Garlic Bread Christmas Tree

🎄LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas🎄 DAY 1 It's tiiiiiiime. DECEMBER! IT'S HERE. & it's go time. There was no way I wasn't going to start with this appetizer because let me tell you right now, you will be making it more than once. If you're like my friends and family, then you also love snacky [...]

Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

If you've never grilled a fruit before....I think you need to start this summer. Grilled fruit hits different -- it's a mixture of that char smoky flavour, paired with a naturally sweet bite, and to throw in an even different flavour profile ... throw a little sea salt in there too. *chef's kiss* and if [...]

Homemade Caesar Dressing

I know it's easier to just buy Caesar dressing but my goodness, this version from scratch tastes noooothing like store-bought, and it really doesn't take that much effort to make either. Highly recommend as a dressing, but also works as a french fry dip, or a sandwich spread (omg, just thought of that and died [...]

Tomato Flatbread

During the winter, I couldn't care less about using fresh tomatoes in cooking. But the second the sun starts to shine a little brighter and the produce starts to look 1000x better than it did in November, I always gravitate towards tomatoes. And the funny thing is, tomatoes aren't even in season yet! But after [...]

Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder

ONE ORDER OF CHOWDA, COMIN' RIGHT UP!(I really really really miss Boston and can't wait until we can all travel again and fulfill our upset little travel bug hearts) INGREDIENTS 4 - 5 slices of bacon, cut into small chunks**2 tbsp of unsalted butter1 yellow onion, diced**2 cloves of garlic, minced**1/4 cup of flour 1/4 [...]