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 […]

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 […]

Classic Cosy Weekend Beef Stew

If you love a cozy, craveable one pot meal but don't want to babysit it on the stove top, this classic weekend beef stew is the recipe for you!`

I flip my face to the other side of a too-thin pillow, a smushed pancake of sleep resting on the crook of the elbow I’m using to hold my head aloft. My hand is, predictably, numb. But that’s not what woke me. Tilting my head, I search for voices, either raised & unrepentant or muffled […]

Irish Shepherd’s Pie with Colcannon

Up your comfort food game with this Irish Shepherd's pie, a fun twist with extra hidden veggies in the mash up top & a rich, meaty filling underneath.

Some things are just not about looks. And Shepherd’s Pie is one of those things. When this Irish Shepherd’s Pie came out of the oven, those bubbly edges and almost-charred snaggles on top, along with the smatter of spatters along the edges almost made me want to skip photographing it altogether. Which got me thinking: […]