Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without hot dogs on the menu! True, it isn’t a food you see on my blog that much, but I have a bit of a confession. I loooooove hot dogs. I really do. The good kind that are really meaty and snap a bit when you bite into…

Pasta W/Vodka Sauce & Spicy Sausage

It is funny sometimes how things stick with you. Years ago, (why do so many of my posts start with that…?) I was watching Giada DeLaurentiis make a pasta dish on one of her very first cooking shows, Everyday Italian. They featured the finished product first and it was wonderfully creamy and…

Mini Meat & Cheese Skewers W/Spicy Maple Mustard

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PairsWellWithHolidays #CollectiveBias Why does food on a stick taste so much better? I have asked my kids this question several times and the answer is always the same: Because its fun! This rings true for adults…

Paleo & GF Pizza Casserole

This recipe.  *sigh* I tell ya… This recipe is a supahstar! (Said in my best Molly Shannon voice from SNL.) If you have never tried spaghetti squash before, this is your recipe!  Read on! Truthfully, I have never been a big fan of spaghetti squash. I have only tried it a few…

Grilled Tomato & Bacon Bruschetta

Living in South Carolina means lots of sunshine and an abundance of outdoor living spaces. My family and I, along with any guests that stop by, are most often on the porch enjoying the breezes, so whenever I have the opportunity to make meals outside and not heat up the house, I…

College Pasta

Have you ever noticed that the dishes that grace your table are such a representation of your life that it is almost like a culinary scrapbook.  Let me explain… Years ago when I was in college (go figure), I lived in an old, yellow house just off campus.  The floor was so…

Weeknight Marinara: How To Make Store-Bought Sauce Taste Like Homemade

If you could smell what I smell right now, you would swear I had spent hours in the kitchen chopping, dicing, mincing, and stirring my way to the awesome sauce you see above.  If you could taste what is in this picture, you just might start searching my house for the Italian…

Carnita Nachos W/Chipotle-Lime Crema

So.  There is this big game coming up.  Maybe you have heard of it.  Its called the Super Bowl. I only mention it because I happened to be visiting some hardcore football fans the weekend the competing teams were selected and I actually witnessed the games.   Not being a huge sports…

Carolina Cobb Salad

Well hello! For those of you who are noticing that this is the second salad recipe I have posted in a week, I would like to reply with, yes, I realize that too.  And I will not apologize for it, dang it!! You can never have too many fresh, flavor-filled salads in…

Crustless Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche

I grew up with big breakfasts. My Dad always liked to make the works on the weekends and he was good at it.  Fried potatoes with onions, a big platter of fried eggs, sausage patties, toast-everything a good breakfast purist would want.  And you wouldn’t believe how perfect my Dad can make…

Breakfast Stackers

When I lived in San Diego, I used to meet up with my friend and fellow Navy wife, Karen, at this bar and grill.  For the life of me, I can NOT remember the name of the place (I think it had something to do with panning for gold…) but the place…

Loaded Roasted Pepper Hummus Sandwich

It is hard for me to convey just how spectacular the combination of these flavors are.  The only thing I have been able to come up with is, thats so good, you will want to eat it even when you are pregnant and so sick the though of a sip of water…

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Before we get to the amazing recipe pictured above (think ribs, bbq chicken, kabobs, a sauce for burgers…) I wanted to take a second and say thanks! Brittany’s Pantry is all about sharing with you my most successful recipes.  I created this blog so that my friends and family had access to…

Cucumber Stackers & Packing Kitchen Essentials

Yes, I am sharing a recipe of sorts, but that isn’t what this blog post is really about.  This blog post is about two things: The magic of what you can come up with when faced with limited kitchen utensils, and what you should pack so that you at least have those…

Slow Cooker Butter Style Chicken

Branching out of your comfort zone is never easy.  Wether it is trying a new fashion trend (No, not everyone can wear skinny jeans.) or talking to people you don’t know at a party (The weather is a safe topic…) or reading a book from a section you don’t normally pick from…