These Steak Fries are simple to prepare using a few seasonings from the pantry, and are versatile enough to pair well with many different recipes. They have a wonderful heft and bite to them, with crispy edges and a fluffy interior. There are things that you always pick up when you’re at the store. Maybe...
These easy Cream Puffs are made from scratch, and taste SO delicious freshly baked from the oven. A simple choux pastry dough is mixed together, then baked and filled with a vanilla pastry cream! When it comes to cream puffs and eclairs, freshness is everything. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought cream...
This Chicken Satay is easy to make and has tons of flavor. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are marinated in green curry paste, soy sauce, lime, honey, and more, and grilled until caramelized and delicious. It’s finished with a simple peanut sauce for dipping! I should comment right off the bat about how this Chicken...
This Potato Gratin is the perfect simple side dish for any type of meal, whether its weeknight dinners or holiday meals. Thin slices of Yukon gold potato are baked in cream, milk, two cheeses, garlic, and thyme, until bubbling and golden brown. Do you remember after Thanksgiving, I shared a rundown of my Thanksgiving menu...
This Salmon Salad is easy to make and wonderful to keep on hand in the fridge. There are many different ways to eat it, and it has great crunch and flavor from celery, herbs, and a creamy homemade dressing. While tuna salad is the more common seafood salad, I think salmon salad is so...
This Mango Salsa is light and refreshing, and can be eaten with chips, added to seared tropical fish like mahi mahi, chicken, and more. It’s simple to make and has tons of flavor! While tomato salsa is the most popular salsa of all, mango salsa is my personal favorite. With mango as the star, it’s sweet...
This fluffy and delicious Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice has incredible flavor, and is the perfect side dish for many types of meals. It’s healthy, light, and takes less than 15 minutes to make. If you’re a cauliflower rice fan, this cilantro lime version is a must-try. And if you’re not a cauliflower rice fan...
Here’s a step-by-step for how to make cauliflower rice, using a food processor to rice a fresh head of cauliflower. It’s so easy and takes less than 5 minutes! While you can buy cauliflower rice from the store, it often has too much stem in it, and more of a square shape that’s not...
This Steak Salad is hearty enough to serve as the full meal for lunch or dinner, and has tons of flavor. Steak is pan seared and sliced thinly, then paired with ingredients like queso fresco, avocado, tomatoes, and a fresh Cilantro Lime Dressing. If you’re averse to dainty salads that border on rabbit food,...
This Cilantro Lime Dressing has incredible flavor and only requires a handful of ingredients. It’s a fresh, creamy and balanced dressing that elevates any salad. If you’re not a fan of the typical salad bars at the grocery store, I totally get you. Staring at steel buckets full of standard cut up vegetables and...
These Lavender Shortbread Cookies are buttery and lightly sweet, with a floral flavor and aroma from dried lavender. They're simple to make, only require 5 ingredients, and gift really well to family and friends!
Searing steak is so easy to do, I never order steak at restaurants anymore! Here are my top tips for a pan seared steak that is caramelized on the outside, and juicy in the middle.
These Korean Chicken Wings hit all the flavor notes, and are a little sweet, spicy, tangy, and savory. The sauce only takes 5 minutes to make and coats the chicken wings beautifully with a consistency that's similar to BBQ sauce. It's the perfect appetizer for game night or parties!
This Blueberry Banana Smoothie only requires six ingredients, and manages to be both healthy and delicious. It's a great quick breakfast option and only takes 5 minutes to make!
This California Cobb Salad is the perfect hearty and healthy lunch, thanks to a great combination of ingredients. It has crispy bacon, salty blue cheese crumbles, creamy avocado, and a simple dressing to tie it all together.
These Brown Butter Blondies have incredible flavor and the perfect chewy texture, and they're simple to make! They're great for bake sales, potlucks, or anywhere you need a dessert that holds up well and still tastes delicious for several days after its made.
This quick romesco takes 5 minutes to make, and is the perfect sauce for chicken, steak, pork, potatoes, and vegetables. It's healthy and full of flavor!
This Chipotle Shrimp has SO much flavor and cooks up in a flash! Peeled shrimp are quickly marinated in a fresh cilantro chipotle mixture, then cooked on the grill for a charred flavor. You can also sear the shrimp in a hot skillet.
This classic Tiramisu is made authentically in the Italian way, with espresso soaked ladyfingers layered with a light and airy mascarpone cream, and dusted with cocoa powder to finish. This is a great make ahead dessert and perfect for entertaining!
This Homemade Mayonnaise takes less than 10 minutes to make, and it tastes SO much better than most of the brands at the store. Fresh is definitely better when it comes to mayonnaise, and you only need 5 ingredients!
Roasted Parsnips are simple to make and incredibly delicious as a vegetable side to any dinner. They have a natural sweetness that caramelizes in the oven for a delicious flavor.
This Homemade Sazon Seasoning combines a handful of simple spices for a mix that's versatile and flavorful. I use it once a week for pulled pork, and it's also great with fish, chicken, beef, beans and rice, and more!
These Trifecta Bars combine three of the most all-time loved desserts into one bite, with fudgy brownie on the bottom, chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle, and rice krispie treats on top! These store really well and are great for bake sales too.
These Bacon & Crispy Shallot Deviled Eggs are such a delicious appetizer! They have just the right amount of creaminess, plus plenty of crispy shallots and bacon for flavor and texture.
These healthy and delicious salmon cakes have tons of flavor, with mashed sweet potato, smoky chipotle, and scallions. I ate a ton of these during my Whole30!
This isn't your average diner egg salad. It's made with perfectly cooked hardboiled eggs, crunchy celery, briny cornichons, and fresh dill for an egg salad that's flavorful, creamy, and full of texture. I love keeping this egg salad on hand for easy protein that can be put on crackers, or made into sandwiches!
It only takes 5 minutes to mix together a flavorful Citrus Garlic Herb Rub that's perfect on chicken thighs, chicken breast, whole chicken, and drumsticks. This is one of my favorite weeknight meals!
This healthy salad stars a classic restaurant dish combination of shaved fennel bulb, fresh orange slices, and roasted beets, with a bright citrus mint vinaigrette to bring it all together. It's so fresh and flavorful!
This incredibly flavorful and tender Indian-Style Shredded Beef cooks in the slow cooker for an easy meal that's great for dinner, and leftovers too!
These delicious Raspberry Coconut Energy Bites are healthy, nutrient and energy-dense, and travel-friendly. They're also paleo, vegan, and easily whole30-adaptable!
This healthy soup is hearty and satisfying, with smoky Andouille sausage, Yukon gold potatoes, and plenty of kale without any traces of bitterness. This is a great meal to keep on hand in the fridge!
This Quick Ramen Noodle Soup only takes 15 minutes to make, and has two secret ingredients that give the broth a great depth of flavor and richness!
This sauce is based off the Pio Pio green sauce recipe and is one of my "I want to put it on everything sauces." It only takes 5-10 minutes to make.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons are crispy chocolate peanut butter heaven! A homemade candy bar of sorts, they're made with crunchy rice cereal mixed with a sweet peanut butter mixture, and dipped in chocolate.
A friend of mine said these Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are the best chocolate cookie he's ever had in his life. They are truly an experience!