Recipe Index

Appetizer/Side

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

I’ve droned on and on about my love for potatoes in past blogs….especially when talking about my favorite Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes or these irresistible Parmesan Smashed Potatoes. What can I say, potatoes just get me. You know what I mean? So for this holiday season I’ve come up with yet another way to indulge inRead more

Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

We’re just 16 days away from Christmas, can you believe it?! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ And to help you plan for any upcoming holiday parties, I’m bringing you a quick and relatively healthy dish: my Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip! I love the creamy, cheesy, buttery dips you can find at most restaurants, but theyRead more

Epic Cheese Board

From one holiday to another we go! December, I am ready for you….especially because I’ve come up with some of the easiest holiday menu items, and I’ll be sharing them here for the rest of the month! We barely have enough time as it is between shopping and decorating, and spending time with our loved ones,Read more
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Asian

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

Easy Beef Lo Mein

HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends! Did you have an amazing holiday season? I sincerely hope the answer is a resounding yes! I’m a huge fan of new years: fresh starts, brand new opportunities, a time to reset. No matter what happened last year, you have 361 days ahead of you to do it the way youRead more
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Breakfast

Easy Sticky Buns

Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! Sorry I wasn’t around last week, but I am totally making up for it with a ridiculously easy recipe today that is so delicious it’ll blow your mind! Plus, I have a good reason for missing last week’s post – the hubby and I were busy eating our way through Charleston,Read more

Cinnamon Belgian Waffles

Long before I started this food blog, I’ve always been the “cook” between my husband and I. The exceptions to that rule are: 1. all matters of the grill; and 2. breakfast. His breakfast skills are legendary (seriously, ask any of our friends and family) and that includes his famous Belgian Waffles. He’s done different variationsRead more

Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats

Hi there! I’m a little late on my usual weekly post (sorry!) because work has been CRAY. I just love that new year hustle and bustle (read: panic, meltdowns, and nonstop fires to put out). Ah yes, the fun and fantastic world of consulting! But I digress, let’s talk about something much more fun: likeRead more
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Dessert

Easy Sticky Buns

Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! Sorry I wasn’t around last week, but I am totally making up for it with a ridiculously easy recipe today that is so delicious it’ll blow your mind! Plus, I have a good reason for missing last week’s post – the hubby and I were busy eating our way through Charleston,Read more

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Happy May, everyone! Here we are again, on the brink of summer and it’s about time I share a seasonal dessert favorite of mine that combines all the best things that life has to offer: Mixed Berry Cobbler! Ugh, it’s so beautiful and delicious I can barely contain myself!! What’s not to love….gorgeous, in-season berries,Read more

Easy Christmas Cookies

This is it! Christmas is THIS weekend and I can hardly believe this holiday season is almost over….sad face!! To round out my holiday menu ideas this year, I’m sharing these super duper Easy Christmas Cookies! I can barely call this a recipe and it almost doesn’t even count as cooking if I’m being honest.Read more
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Drinks

Mint Lemonade

How’s everyone doing this week?? We’ve had a couple cold & rainy days this week in Virginia, which is a total bummer. But I’m just happy the weekend is almost here. And the weather is looking sunny and hot most of next week – yay!! In anticipation of being able to actually enjoy the outdoors soon, today I’mRead more

Grapefruit Moscow Mule

How in the world is it almost 2017?? This year has been full of ups and downs and I am grateful for all it has offered. But I’m ready to move forward and embrace all the possibilities and adventures that await me in 2017! It’s been my absolute pleasure bringing you fun, festive, and deliciousRead more

Green Glow Detox Juice

After multiple Thanksgiving meals and all of the leftovers, it’s time for a serious time out ๐Ÿ™‚ My body has been craving greens, and I needed to step up my game from my usual Easy Green Smoothie. So I came up with this Green Glow Detox Juice! This isn’t your typical smoothie, since it isn’t as thick andRead more
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Game Day

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

Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

We’re just 16 days away from Christmas, can you believe it?! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ And to help you plan for any upcoming holiday parties, I’m bringing you a quick and relatively healthy dish: my Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip! I love the creamy, cheesy, buttery dips you can find at most restaurants, but theyRead more

Epic Cheese Board

From one holiday to another we go! December, I am ready for you….especially because I’ve come up with some of the easiest holiday menu items, and I’ll be sharing them here for the rest of the month! We barely have enough time as it is between shopping and decorating, and spending time with our loved ones,Read more
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Holiday

Easy Christmas Cookies

This is it! Christmas is THIS weekend and I can hardly believe this holiday season is almost over….sad face!! To round out my holiday menu ideas this year, I’m sharing these super duper Easy Christmas Cookies! I can barely call this a recipe and it almost doesn’t even count as cooking if I’m being honest.Read more

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

I’ve droned on and on about my love for potatoes in past blogs….especially when talking about my favorite Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes or these irresistible Parmesan Smashed Potatoes. What can I say, potatoes just get me. You know what I mean? So for this holiday season I’ve come up with yet another way to indulge inRead 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
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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
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Pasta

Easy Beef Lo Mein

HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends! Did you have an amazing holiday season? I sincerely hope the answer is a resounding yes! I’m a huge fan of new years: fresh starts, brand new opportunities, a time to reset. No matter what happened last year, you have 361 days ahead of you to do it the way youRead 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

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Everybody loves carbs, even though many of us try to avoid them as much as possible. Carbs are perfectly fine in moderation, but I find it mildly difficult to limit myself to one small serving of pasta at a time. And even though I get sluggish and bloated if I eat too much, resistance isRead more
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Salad

Spring Green Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Happy April, my foodies! Temperatures are starting to warm up around these parts and I can only hope they’re here to stay ๐Ÿ™‚ This time of year puts me in such a good mood: sunshine, greener grass, warmth, and longer days….what’s not to love?? All this talk of Spring has me craving something light, fresh,Read more

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

I don’t know about you, but I try to pack my lunch as much as possible when going in to the office. And because of that I’m always looking for new lunch ideas to keep it fresh. Ryan and I actually eat tuna salad fairly regularly but I wanted to come up with a newRead more

Caprese Salad with Beets

I love being inspired by a dish I’ve had at a great restaurant. During our latest trip to Oahu, Hawaii we just had to go back to one of our favorite restaurants: Kalapawai Cafe in Kailua, a quaint little place with delicious and beautiful food. And that is where I got the idea for this Caprese Salad withRead more
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Seafood

Easy Salmon Kebabs

It’s Friiiiidaaaaaaaay! To make things even better, it appears Spring has finally sprung (knock on wood); and this warmth and sunshine puts me in the mood to grill! I really love grilling because it’s a healthy way to cook and it usually makes for a fast and delicious meal. And besides burgers and hot dogs,Read more

Asian Salmon

Today’s post is a weeknight dinner champ at our house: Asian Salmon! It’s a total lifesaver for those nights that I JUST. CAN’T. EVEN. You know what I’m talking about….long day, you’re tired and hungry, and all you want to do is get some take-out. Don’t do it! If you’re prepared with the ingredients (aside fromRead more

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos

I love tacos. Like, a lot. And I love coming up with different variations. I also really love seafood, so these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos are a win-win for me! These are great because they have different flavors and textures: crispy, sweet, salty, spicy, tangy, and crunchy. The lightly breaded, crispy fried shrimp are topped with aRead more
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Soup

Gazpacho

Happy first week of summer, guys! The heat (and humidity) has definitely hit Virginia. One of my favorite things to eat during the summer is Gazpacho! If you’ve never even heard of gazpacho, it’s a soup that originated in the south of Spain (in Anadalusia, to be exact). It’s made with raw vegetables (usually tomatoRead more

Red Pepper Soup with Parmesan Toasts

Years ago, my sister-in-law had me over to her place for a Christmas card party. Along with her best friend and my mother-in-law, we spent the afternoon writing Christmas cards for friends and family. It was a really fun idea, especially since my Belgian brother-in-law cooked for us ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t remember everything we ate thatRead more

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

We’ve had a super mild winter in Virginia thus far, but temps took a big dip this past weekend. All I could think about was eating something that would be nice and hot in my belly. Enter this easy, satisfying, and hearty Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup. That’s a mouthful.  Let me tellRead more
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Vegetarian

Spring Green Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Happy April, my foodies! Temperatures are starting to warm up around these parts and I can only hope they’re here to stay ๐Ÿ™‚ This time of year puts me in such a good mood: sunshine, greener grass, warmth, and longer days….what’s not to love?? All this talk of Spring has me craving something light, fresh,Read more

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Well hello!!!!! I feel like it’s been an eternity since I last blogged, but it’s only been a month. I promise to never ever abandon you for that long ever again, k? Can we still be friends? OK, good! The last month has been crazy as we have packed up half our house, put itRead more

Grilled Veggie Wrap

Well, we’re one-twelfth through 2017 already (what the heck?!) and my body is still craving delicious and nutritious dishes. And this one fits the bill perfectly! Even if you you use all organic produce, this is still a super cheap, yet healthy and satisfying, meal! I made a big batch on a Sunday and ate itRead more
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