Smoky Southern Greens

These smoky Southern greens transform dark leafy greens into a silky-tender side that pairs equally well with classic BBQ or weeknight meals.

If you didn’t know that greens can be an utterly decadent dish all on their own, I present as evidence these smoky Southern greens. I most often give collards this pork-studded treatment, but any green you enjoy will benefit from the gentle braising that yields a silky-tender bite and aromatic pot liquor. Whether you stick […]

Brothy Italian White Beans with Sausage & Kale

A handful of simple ingredients come together with creamy Italian white beans in this one pan, weeknight friendly & dairy free meal.

Somewhere along the way, I forgot that food was supposed to feed me, too. Not just my body. I’m not gonna say that it took a pandemic to learn that, because it’s a lesson that life has been trying to teach me for, frankly, decades at this point. But nearly a year of changed financial […]

Everybody Lies About Caramelized Onion Dip

This simple caramelized onion dip takes its time and lets the sweet & savory onions headline this party favorite. You won't regret making a double batch!

Caramelized onion dip: it ain’t no looker, but it’s one of the most deceptively delicious dip-a-thons waiting to happen. You know what else about it is sneaky as all hell? The cook time on any recipe floating around the internet for caramelizing onions. If a recipe touts that their caramelized onions take less than thirty […]

Basil Black Pepper Chicken & Broccoli

The perfect weeknight meal is here! This black pepper chicken & broccoli is a simple skillet dinner that comes together speedily with a hint of spice.

This basil and black pepper chicken & broccoli is my kind of weeknight meal. It comes together in one skillet, uses a handful of fresh ingredients & lets the pantry bring the back up to maximize those flavors. I like to use boneless skinless chicken thighs because the darker meat is more forgiving and a […]

Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad (gluten, dairy & egg free)

The taters of your dreams! This jalapeno popper potato salad wraps creamy baby potatoes in a dairy free cheese sauce with roasted jalapenos, herbs & bacon.

Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad. Try saying that three times, fast. This salad has all the comfort food notes of my dreams: creamy baby potatoes wrapped in cheesy sauce, studded throughout with roast jalapenos and flecked with green onions and fresh chives. The cheesiness, however, is deceptively dairy & egg free. Instead, the silky sauce that […]

Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (dairy & gluten free)

Looking for comfort food? This dairy free Philly Cheesesteak Skillet is a one pan wonder that transforms ground beef into something decadent on a weeknight.

The first time I scrolled past The Modern Proper’s recipe for a Philly Cheesesteak Skillet, I stopped, backtracked my little pointer finger & thought, “oooooh, I wanna eat THAT”. Something about the brightly colored mix of peppers, gooey molten cheese and golden-seared steak was just calling to me. Perhaps it’s the pandemic, but all I […]