How often do you come across a mouthwatering, incredibly good-looking meal on social media, then find yourself saying "I need to make that." - because I do it all the time.

The issue? I almost never have the motivation to cook (I'm sure you can resonate with this to some degree).

As a result of my "laziness" (as my parents living on the opposite side of the country would say), I'm notorious for spending a rather unreasonable amount of money eating out at restaurants, taking food out, going through drive-thrus, you name it; oftentimes, I'd do anything just to not have to cook at home.

But, truth be told, I can whip up some pretty great dishes in the kitchen.

The other night, something crazy happened - I, very miraculously, found the motivation to cook at home. And it did. not. disappoint. The best part? It was a rather guilt-free dish that is super easy to make, which might even motivate me (and maybe even you) to stop spending so much money on take-out.

If you're looking for the motivation to eat at home - and you like Italian food - then you need to try making my version of Eggplant Parmesan.

Make It With Maxx: Eggplant Parmesan - With A Twist

Growing up, one of my favorite meals was a very classic Italian dish, Eggplant Parmesan. 

When it comes to my own cooking, I've always been intimidated to cook with eggplant. I'm not fully sure why, but I've just convinced myself that any eggplant dish I make will never be as good as an Italian restaurant's version of, dare I say, my all-time favorite dish.

But, I'm so happy to report that I was wrong for ever convincing myself of such a thing - so wrong.

So, next time you find yourself or somebody in your household asking "What's for dinner tonight?" Try making this classic, easy-to-make Italian dish - with an incredible game-changing twist.

(Warning: mouths will be watering during and even after this meal).

Growing up, one of my favorite meals was the very classic Italian dish.

Really, even to this day, if you were to ask me what I'd want my last meal on Earth to be, I'd still say eggplant parm; it's just one of those dishes that I've grown to love just as much (if not, more) than I did when I was younger.

When it comes to my own cooking, I've always been intimidated to cook with eggplant. I'm not fully sure why, but I've just convinced myself that any eggplant dish I make will never be as good as an Italian restaurant's version of, dare I say, my all-time favorite dish.

But, I'm so happy to report that I was wrong for convincing myself of such a thing - so wrong.

You know what they say... good mood, good food.

Give this recipe a try and let me know how you liked it by shooting me a message on our New Country 99.1 app!

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