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 […]

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 […]

Crispy Smoked Pork Carnitas

If you want the most tender, juicy taco meat with blistered, crispy edges, this smoked pork carnitas recipe delivers! It freezes & reheats beautifully, too.

If you like tender, smoke kissed pulled pork with Mexican inspired flavors and gorgeously crispy-crunchy bits, then this smoked pork carnitas is for you. Instead of messing with the traditional method of braising the pork butt on the stove top or in the oven with plenty of lard, I took inspiration from the smoker and […]