Meat

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

The first day of Spring was just a couple days ago, but it sure doesn’t feel like it here in Virginia! Because of that I’m still craving warm, hearty meals. And anytime I can get dinner ready with minimal effort, I’m all about it! Drum roll please…..enter this amazingly fragrant and delicious Slow Cooker ChickenRead more

Filipino Chicken Adobo

If you’re from the Philippines or know someone from the Philippines, then you know all about Chicken Adobo! The term adobo comes from the Spanish word adobar, meaning marinade. And this marinade is always made with soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. Simple, yet scrumptious.  What I love so much about Chicken Adobo isn’t just the fact that it was my favoriteRead more

Slow Cooker Carnitas

It feels like we just wrapped up the holidays, and here we are halfway through January already! That means football season is almost over, but not before the Big Game in early February, which is just a few weeks away! I looooooove me some good eats while watching football from the couch ๐Ÿ™‚ Check outRead more

Simple Shepherd’s Pie

Last year I shared an easy, yet very special, Herb Roasted Filet of Beef that is perfect for your holiday menu. But if you’re looking for something a little more affordable and casual, I’ve got you covered with this Simple Shepherd’s Pie! I’ve always wanted to try making this dish, but for some reason have alwaysRead more

Herb Roasted Chicken

Confession time. I’m not into turkey. Sorry, but I fall into the part of the population that finds it to be dry, no matter how it’s prepared. I know, I know – if it’s deep fried it’s amazing, but that seems like quite the effort, and I’m not quite brave enough to undertake that atRead more

Spaghetti with Stuffed Meatballs

Happy October! We’re definitely starting to feel the chill of fall here in Virginia, and I’m pretty excited about sweater weather and the thought of comforting foods to keep you warm! And today’s recipe for Spaghetti with Stuffed Meatballs is exactly what you need for a hearty meal that you and your family will adoreRead more

Chili & Cheese Sweet Potato Tots

Today’s recipe is another awesome collaboration with We Got Food Covered, which was inspired by the food you can find at baseball stadiums. We’ve been to a few games this summer (go, Nats!) and half the experience is getting to indulge in ballpark food. One of my go-to things to eat is the famous ChiliRead more

Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

There’s something about summer that gets me in the mood to relax and take it slow more than usual. With that feeling comes the need for easy, yet really delicious, dinners. And this recipe for Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers is perfect! Not only do the beautiful colors scream summer to me, but it’s a greatRead more

Ryan’s Juicy Lucy Burgers

Today’s post is brought to you by my favorite human being: my bff/hubby and partner in crime, Ryan. And he is sharing his famous Juicy Lucy burger. That’s right, friends. It is an epic day. Enjoy! Well hello there. Looking for Nikki? Looks like youโ€™ll have to settle for me this week. Pleased to introduce myself forRead more

One-Pan Chicken Quesadillas

One of the best things you can do to make it through a busy work week is to have a running list of easy, delicious, and quick dinners. In this post about Meal Planning & Pantry Staples, I mentioned a few of my weeknight go-to recipes. And today I’m bringing you another favorite in ourRead more

Filipino Pork Sisig Tacos

I loooooove tacos. I’ve talked about my love for tacos before (check out my post on Fish Tacos). They’re such a crowd-pleaser, they’re delicious, and more importantly, they’re generally easy to make. But I’m always looking for different combinations to make. And I’ve recently noticed there is a trend of Asian-inspired taco trucks and also Asian-Mexican fusion restaurants.Read more

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

It’s snowing in DC again! As pretty as it is, I really am ready for Spring. The cold and I are NOT friends. I always joke with Ryan, my husband, that although I was born in Pennsylvania, at heart I’m a “tropical people” ๐Ÿ™‚ But if I have to go through another snowfall then I’ll just drownRead more

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Super Bowl 50 is almost upon us – less than 2 weeks away! We’re going to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. I just hope it’s a good game, and that the commercials aren’t so corny ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re hosting a get together to watch the big game, you’ll want to makeRead more

Filipino Lumpia

As one holiday ends another holiday is coming up, and that means more food! Growing up, New Year’s Eve always involved a very elaborate dinner spread, including some type of pancit (noodle) dish (to represent a long and happy life in the new year), twelve types of fruit (one for each upcoming month), and alwaysRead more
Herb-Roasted Filet of Beef Tenderloin

Herb-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Aioli

Happy 3 days until Christmas Eve, everyone! I’m so excited to celebrate with good company and of course, good food! Boy, do I have a goodie for you today!! If you’re hosting Christmas dinner at your place, might I suggest this beautiful and impressive Herb-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Aioli. Sounds super fancy, right?Read more

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Everyone needs a handful of quick and easy go-to dinner recipes. Well, friends, these Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are it! This is one of my all-time favorite recipes; and it’s definitely in my regular dinner rotation. What makes it so great, you ask? Well, I usually have almost all of the ingredients on hand. Even ingredientsRead more

Sweet & Spicy Asian Wings

I really love this time of year – the crisp air, vibrant colors of leaves, and of course Thanksgiving is hard to beat. November is also the month I was born and the month I got married so there’s plenty to be excited about! But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention another fall favoriteRead more

Lemon Garlic Chicken

I’ve been cooking with thyme a lot recently. I can’t help it, thyme gives such amazing flavor. And let’s be honest, when I buy fresh herbs I only need a small amount for a dish, then have to come up with ways to use the rest so it doesn’t go to waste! This is actuallyRead more

Easy Roast Chicken

Happy Friday you guys! Looks like it’ll be a beautiful fall weekend, free of rain, so I hope you guys have fun plans! Ryan and I have our 15 year high school reunion, I can’t even believe it. Should be fun!  In case you have plans for a dinner party, this Easy Roast Chicken ecipe adaptedRead more