Quick Ramen Noodle Soup

15-minute Ramen Noodle Soup

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!

Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce

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.

Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons On a Rectangle Dotted White Platter

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. 

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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! 

The Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Holding a crispy baked chicken wing with hand

I have tried all the methods for Crispy Baked Wings, and these are the best! There are hundreds of rave reviews for these healthier and easy wings.

The Best and Simplest Pork Carnitas

The Best And Simplest Pork Carnitas Chunks In A Green And Orange Bowl With Cilantro And Avocado On Wooden Cutting Board

I've never been impressed by any of the Carnitas recipes I've tried online or in books...UNTIL NOW! This method by Diana Kennedy, requiring only pork, water, and salt, is the simplest AND most delicious carnitas recipe I've ever had. It's crispy savory goodness.

Lemon Cardamom Crinkle Cookies

Three Lemon Crinkle Cookies On A Dark Wooden Cutting Board

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a classic cookie for the holidays, but did you know you can make them in other flavors too? These Lemon Crinkle Cookies have lots of fresh lemon zest and a hint of cardamom for a bright and exotic flavor.

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Dipped Into Sweet Chili Sauce With Platter Of Coconut Shrimp Around It

Coconut Shrimp is popular at restaurants, but once you see how quick and easy it is to make at home, you'll make it yourself! 

Chicken Cacciatore

Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Thigh Cacciatore With Green Olives On White Crate & Barrel Dotted China Platter

This Chicken Cacciatore is a delicious and healthy one-pot meal, with braised chicken thighs, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, and green olives.

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Whole30 Compliant Roasted Red Pepper Sauce in Short Weck Jar With Garlic Cloves, Shallots, Lemon, And Metal Spoon On A Wooden Cutting Board

This fantastically easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce takes 5 minutes to make, and you can put it on almost everything to add instant flavor. It's Whole30 compliant, vegan, gluten-free, etc.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Stainless Steel Half Sheet Pan With Crispy Smashed Yellow Baby Creamer otatoes

These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are crunchy on the edges, but fluffy and soft in the middle. It's reminiscent of a french fry, but so much easier to make!

Peanut Butter Semifreddo

Scoop Of Peanut Butter Semifreddo Ice Cream With OXO Ice Cream Scoop

This Peanut Butter Semifreddo is the creamiest, most luscious ice cream you'll ever taste, and no ice cream machine is needed.

Basil Vinaigrette

Short Weck Jar With Basil Vinaigrette With Metal Baby Rabbit Spoon And Fresh Basil Leaves Alongside

This Basil Vinaigrette is like pesto's tangy cousin, with a brighter and lighter taste that's bursting with fresh basil flavor. Once you try it you will want to slather it on everything -- roasted chicken, crispy smashed potatoes, broccoli, and more.

Lemon Thyme Roasted Beets

Lemon Thyme Roasted Beets With Pistachios In A Grid Pattern White West Elm Bowl

Simple yet full of flavor, these Lemon Thyme Roasted Beets are a healthy side or snack to make and keep on hand in the fridge. It's healthy and delicious, and friendly to Whole30, paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and many other types of eating styles.

Carrot Coconut Soup

Creamy Blended Carrot Coconut Soup In Mikasa White Porcelain Bowl With Coconut Cream Swirl On Top

This Carrot Coconut Soup is one of the best soups I've had in a long time. It's full of flavor, and super creamy without any dairy. It's a healthy soup that happens to be vegan and Whole30-compliant.

Potato Chorizo Croquettes

These Potato Chorizo Croquettes are a crispy treat for parties and game day. A crispy shell surrounds a mix of creamy mashed potatoes, queso fresco, and chorizo sausage. What’s funny about this type of recipe is it’s the kind of food you’d get at a restaurant (and go totally crazy for), but it’s completely...

Maple Pecan Bars + a Giveaway!

Think of these Maple Pecan Bars as a portable version of pecan pie, with a crumbly shortbread crust, a gooey sweet maple filling, and toasted pecans.

Caramel Apple Crisp

Odds are you've had an apple crisp before, but you wouldn't believe what a difference it makes when you add caramel to the mix, which has so much more complexity than granulated sugar.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushrooms and Leeks

Seared Golden Bone-In Chicken Thighs In Parmesan Cream Sauce With Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Leeks is a total hit for dinner. Bone-in, skin-on thighs are seared until golden and crispy, then cooked in a parmesan cream sauce with sauteed baby bella mushrooms and leeks.

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Sure, you can buy it from the store, but Homemade Caramel Sauce tastes a thousand times better and is simple to make. It only takes 15 minutes!

Korean Beef Noodle Stir Fry

20 minutes is all you need to make these flavorful Korean Beef Noodles. This quick and easy stir fry with beef, broccoli, and mushrooms is perfect for a weeknight dinner!

Mango Cilantro Coconut Grilled Chicken

Chicken marinated in mango, cilantro, and coconut, then grilled and sliced

Chicken breasts are marinated in a tropical mixture of mango, cilantro, coconut, and ginger, then thrown on the grill. The chicken breasts turn out so juicy and flavorful!

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast is a comforting treat for brunch! Bananas Foster sauce takes the place of maple syrup for a sweet breakfast

Skip To RecipeBananas Foster French Toast is an indulgent cross between dessert and breakfast, combining a challah french toast with a sticky sweet bananas foster sauce. Perfect for a special occasion brunch! Bananas Foster is one of the earliest desserts that I remember loving as a kid, which is funny because in general I’m...

Korean Chicken Rice Bowls

Lean and flavorful Korean Chicken Rice Bowls! Only takes 15 minutes to make.

Skip To RecipeThese Korean Chicken Rice Bowls take less than 15 minutes to make, so they’re a great option for quick weeknight meals or in the summertime when you want to limit having the stove on. Lean ground chicken gets tons of flavor from Korean ingredients like gochujang, red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, and scallions....

Asiago Black Pepper Bread

Skip To RecipeNo kneading is required for this easy, artisanal-quality Asiago Black Pepper Bread. Simply mix together six ingredients before bed, shape the dough into a boule in the morning, then bake it after a brief rest. This post is sponsored by Samsung. Sometimes when I dine out at a restaurant, I can hear...

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans

Mexican Corn and Black Bean Salad - Perfect summer picnic and potluck recipe

Skip To RecipeThis Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans is incredibly flavorful, filling, and can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. It’s fantastic for summer potlucks or picnics, as it travels really easily, and serves as a great side dish for lots of different mains. People always love to ask me...

Zucchini Fritters

10-minute Healthy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Skip To RecipeHands down my favorite way to make zucchini! These Zucchini Fritters take less than 15 minutes to make and involve only a handful of simple ingredients. My toddler loves these as much as I do! I wouldn’t say that I’m a budget shopper, as there are some serious penny-pinching gurus who can...

Best Tips for Making Pancakes

How to Make the Best Pancakes

 Here are my best tips for making pancakes, plus my go-to recipe for easy buttermilk pancakes! Every time I take a bite of a really good buttermilk pancake, one that is fluffy, light, and perfectly flavored with a little sweetness and vanilla, I feel like I could write a poem about how it comforts...

Potluck Potato Salad

Potluck Potato Salad

There are a thousand and one ways to make potato salad, and over the years I’ve tried many of those ways. There are so many types of potatoes you can use, not to mention the different types of dressing. (Can I just say that I’m totally digging chimichurri dressing lately?) But when it comes...

Strawberry White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Skip To RecipeClassic Rice Krispie Treats get an upgrade with Strawberries and White Chocolate! These store well and are perfect for bake sales and gifts. I think I may care about Rice Krispie Treats far more than the average person, but I seriously love them. It is an absurdly simple dessert to make, but...

Strawberry Nutella Puff Pastry

Strawberry Nutella Puff Pastry

This 3-ingredient Strawberry Nutella Puff Pastry is quick and easy to prepare for a simple dessert. Besides the fact that puff pastry is glorious simply because it is flaky, buttery heaven, puff pastry is a fantastic food to have stocked in the freezer because it’s a quick ticket to numerous easy desserts. Today’s recipe...

Carrot Raisin Salad with Pine Nuts

This gorgeously vibrant Fresh Carrot Raisin Salad is full of flavor but light on calories!

Skip To RecipeThis gorgeously vibrant Carrot Raisin Salad is full of flavor and simple to prepare. It’s a great make-ahead dish too, as it only gets better as it sits. I absolutely adore picnics. I love the marriage of eating a meal with spending time outside, and I think there is something so restorative...

Lean Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle: An easy big-batch recipe to make for dinner!

Skip To RecipeShort ribs aren’t the default cut of beef for shredding anymore! Flank steak is a lot leaner and shreds beautifully for this ragu, cooked low and slow for 8 hours and tossed with fresh pappardelle pasta. Shredded beef has always been one of my favorite things to eat, and for most of...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are my *go-to* and are really easy to make!

Skip To RecipeThese Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are my go-to cupcake recipe! They’re rich, dark, and insanely moist. The Peanut Butter Buttercream on top is the perfect pairing, and only has 4 ingredients. Even though I’m not solely a baker, I would...

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Dietary restriction friendly Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread is wonderful as toast in the morning and is adaptable to suit various dietary restrictions. Cinnamon Raisin was my toast of choice when I was a kid, and it still is today. I love that swirl of sweet cinnamon and brown sugar all throughout each slice, and the juicy...

Kung Pao Chicken

Chinese Takeout at Home, in 20 minutes! Kung Pao Chicken is an easy stir fry with marinated chicken, bell pepper, peanuts, and other great flavors.

Skip To RecipeMake your own Chinese takeout at home, using quality meat and your favorite vegetables! This Kung Pao Chicken is quick and easy to make, perfect for a weeknight meal. Making Chinese food at home for myself came out of necessity. As crazy as it may sound, I have found very few Chinese...