Lunch

Baked KC BBQ Ribs

Baked Kansas City Ribs

These Sweet and Tangy Oven-Baked Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs are made with homemade KC BBQ Sauce and KC BBQ Dry Rub. Not only are they great for watching The Kansas City Chiefs in the Superbowl, they’re great any time of year! Who says you can’t make great ribs in […]

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 […]

Nicoise Salad

Niçoise Salad

Salad Niçoise is best in Spring using fresh Farmers’ Market ingredients with the help of some high quality pantry items. This started as a recipe for an easy to prepare seasonal salad you can bring to a picnic, the beach, or even to the office. It’s evolved, though, into a […]

Kale and Roast Chicken Salad

Kale and Roast Chicken Salad

This Kale and Roast Chicken Salad is quick, healthy, and filling enough for lunch or dinner. Pick up one of those rotisserie chickens at the grocery store and have this meal ready in the time it takes to make pasta. It’s been a busy week here at Eat Up! Kitchen. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet n Hot Shrimp Tacos

Sweet n Hot Shrimp Tacos

These Sweet n Hot Shrimp Tacos are marinated in cayenne, brown sugar, and lime juice. Take your time prepping your toppings then broil the shrimp in the oven for 1-2 minutes per side. Let’s not make a big deal out of this. It’s Taco Tuesday and you’ve got 30 minutes. […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

It’s time to level up your pasta game with Spaghetti Carbonara! Don’t let a few simple ingredients fool you. If you’re not careful you’ll end up with scrambled eggs and bacon grease spaghetti. Let’s see how temperature control and timing are key to perfect Spaghetti Carbonara in 20 minutes. Any […]

Sea Bass Taco Bowl

Sea Bass Taco Bowl

This Orange Chipotle Sea Bass Taco Bowl is an awesome lunch to throw together on a weekend or even a weekday! Take all your favorite taco ingredients, throw them on top of some Lime marinated Napa Cabbage and Bib Lettuce then to it off with this amazing Chilean Sea Bass […]

Spaghetti Squash and Clams

Spaghetti Squash with Clams

Spaghetti Squash and Clams steamed in White Wine – who says you need pasta?! The light fruitiness of the spaghetti squash is a surprisingly great pairing with white wine and clams. For anyone steering away from gluten or just trying to eat a little healthier, this is an awesome alternative […]

Cherry Tomato Sauce

Simple Cherry Tomato Sauce

At it’s core, Italian cooking is about simple fresh ingredients. Sweet little Cherry Tomatoes, good Olive Oil, crushed Garlic, and a pinch of Sea Salt make the most simple, delicious sauce that only takes about 15 minutes. Picking up where I left off with “PERFECT SPAGHETTI”, I came home with […]

Coconut Miso Mussels

Coconut Miso Mussels

These plump and delicious PEI Mussels are steamed in Coconut Milk, Miso, and Lime Juice drawing on influences from South East Asia.

The Best Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

What’s the secret to the richest, creamiest, silky smoothest Mac & Cheese? I’ve tried The Food Lab’s Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese Recipe by Kenji López-Alt and it’s quite good. But, there’s kind of a lot of steps and ingredients and I’ve heard of this secret ingredient which is supposed to […]