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Traditional Shepherd's Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie is such a classic comfort food. Saucy minced lamb and veggies covered with a blanket of buttery mashed potatoes. How come we’re only eating this in March?? I made this Traditional Shepherd’s Pie with freshly minced lamb because we’re a little ‘extra’ around here at Eat Up! […]

Lasagna Bolognese

Lasagna Bolognese

This is your next Lasagna Bolognese recipe for when you want to go the extra mile. We’ve made the bolognese from scratch, now let’s make fresh noodles and a béchamel. Eat Up! Kitchen is about putting in a little extra effort to learn more about cooking and where your food […]

Homemade Pasta with Mushrooms

Homemade Pasta with Mushrooms

Homemade Pasta with Mushrooms in a White Wine Butter Sauce is such a warm and cozy dish to make in under an hour. Practice this with Buttons then hit the Farmers’ Market for Maitakes this fall! Homemade Pasta If you want to get right to cooking, go ahead and use […]

Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

When regular Mac just won’t cut it – toss in some chilis! It’s time to spice up your Mac & Cheese with Jalapeños, Serranos, Fresnos, and Habaneros. I’m calling this Jalapeño Mac & Cheese because Spicy Chili Mac & Cheese might be confused for something else. If all you have […]

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

These Sesame Noodles only take a bit more time than it takes to boil a pot of water. If you can’t find specialty ingredients, there’s easy substitutes to make this all your own. This is one of my favorite weeknight dinners lately. Sesame Noodles are so fast and so satisfyingly […]

Orzo and Roasted Vegetables

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

This quick little side dish of Orzo with Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables is great for any night of the week. You could even double or triple this recipe and serve it at room temp for cookouts. Heck, it’s a great main course too! This is such an easy recipe and […]

Asparagus, Sockeye, Linguine with Lemon Butter Sauce

Asparagus, Sockeye, Linguine with Lemon Butter Sauce

This pasta dish of Asparagus, Crisp-Skinned Sockeye Salmon, and Linguine is tossed with a delicious Lemon Butter Parm-Reggiano sauce. It’s inspired by a few different springtime recipes and takes a twist on a classic French sauce. Who else is ready for the spring harvest and for farmers’ markets to open […]

Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo

Shrimp & Andouille Gumbo

This Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo recipe is one you’ll want to keep in the ole recipe box. Everything is made from scratch but you’ll find it’s quite an easy recipe! Let’s break this recipe down to Four easy steps. Step One – The Roux I feel like roux for gumbo […]

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs are super easy regardless of what recipe you use. This recipe was developed using what I had on hand – without wasting any valuable, drinkable booze. Instead of wine or beer, we’ll use diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and dried shiitake mushrooms. These short ribs were staring at […]

Fettuccine Alfredo

Authentic Fettuccine Alfredo From Scratch (without Cream)

Semolina Flour, Water, Salt, Parmesan Reggiano, and Butter are the only ingredients you need for Authentic Fettuccine Alfredo From Scratch. There’s no need for eggs in your pasta or cream in your Alfredo sauce. Whether it’s for bread, pasta, or pizza, there’s nothing I enjoy more in the kitchen than […]

Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

Sausage and Mushroom Pasta

Sausage and Mushroom Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Broccoli Rabe, and White Wine is a nice 2-pot dinner to whip up in under 30 minutes. Make this recipe once then riff on it later with whatever you have in the fridge. Bring a pot of water to boil to blanche […]

Garlic & White Wine Braised Bone-In Pork Shoulder

Braised Pork Shoulder

This Braised Bone-In Pork Shoulder took me a few days to prep but it was oh so worth it! This was wet brined for two days, air dried for two more, then braised in White Wine and Garlic for over four hours. The point of sharing this recipe is simply […]

Lentil Pumpkin Stew

Vegan Lentil and Pumpkin Stew

This Lentil Pumpkin Stew is made with nutritious whole ingredients and totally vegan. We’re taking a bunch of veggies, cutting them up, and throwing them in a slow cooker. No flour, no dairy, we’re not adding any seasoning, and it should easily make enough to feed you for the week. […]

Salmon Stir Fry

Salmon Stir Fry

This simple crispy Salmon Stir Fry with Bok Choy and shredded Carrots is amazing. With just a light dusting of corn starch on some beautiful fatty salmon you can elevate this stir fry to something really special. I bought this gorgeous Norwegian salmon from John Yi Fish Market in Reading […]