Turkey Chili

This Turkey Chili recipe is one of the quicker chilis you can make, and still manages to be delicious, well-spiced and full of flavor!

Lettuce Wraps

Classic Asian lettuce wraps get a healthier makeover with ground turkey swapped in for ground pork, and finely chopped mushrooms added to the mix!

Seared Ahi Tuna

This Seared Ahi Tuna has tons of flavor, with a sweet citrus marinade for the tuna, and an Orange Avocado Salsa on the side. It's a delicious dinner fit for company or a special occasion!

How to Segment an Orange

In this quick visual guide, you’ll learn How to Segment an Orange. It’s great for any dish where you only want the juicy orange flesh, without the membranes. Whenever I make salads with oranges, whether sweet or savory, I always use segmented orange pieces. It takes a couple minutes, but it makes for a...

Beef and Broccoli

Chinese Beef and Broccoli is an easy, flavorful stir-fry, great for a weeknight meal!

Beef and broccoli is one of the easiest Chinese takeout recipes that you can make at home, and it’s quick enough for a weeknight meal. Chinese food is a cuisine I love SO much but am rarely satisfied to eat out. Chinese takeout would be a dream if I could find a place using...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - One of my Christmas Favorites!

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are fudgy and soft in the middle, like a brownie in texture, with a crackled exterior. They’re one of my favorite Christmas cookies! Calling any Christmas cookie your “favorite” is always kind of silly, because clearly there is no one favorite. But this is one of the cookies I make every...

Carrot Ginger Dressing

This Carrot Ginger Dressing is simple to make, yet hits many flavor notes. It has a fantastic creamy, pourable texture as well! If you’ve ever made salad dressing at home before, you know how much better it tastes compared to what you can buy at the store. While Lemon Vinaigrette is my ultimate go-to...

Banana Bread

This delicious Banana Bread is a cinch to make using fresh OR frozen bananas. It has an incredibly moist texture and the perfect amount of sweetness to it.   It takes a lot for me to settle on my favorite version of a recipe, as I must try ALL the combinations first before deciding what’s...

Crispy Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari is a lot easier to make at home than you might think! This recipe has a crispy batter that fries perfectly to a golden brown crunch. Are there any foods you can think of that you MUST get if you see it on the menu when you’re dining out? For me, Fried...

Roasted Acorn Squash

 This Maple Acorn Squash is one of my favorite side dishes to make in the fall, and is incredibly easy to make!

Snickerdoodles

These Snickerdoodles have tons of cinnamon flavor, with a thin and chewy center, and slightly crisp golden edges. Also, there’s no chilling or cream of tartar required! The best snickerdoodle cookie is all about sweet cinnamon flavor delivered via the perfect cookie texture, if you ask me. You can have 10 different cookie recipes...

Lasagna

Lasagna noodles are layered with a mixture of Italian sausage and ground beef, ricotta and parmesan cheeses, marinara sauce, and sliced zucchini for a little bit of vegetable action. It's a comforting and filling dinner recipe!

Roasted Cauliflower

This is the perfect Roasted Cauliflower, with wonderfully caramelized golden edges, and a tender but not mushy texture.  One of the secrets to loving vegetables is to find the best ways to cook them, and roasting is arguably the best way to make cauliflower. Sure, I also love Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, and...

Buttermilk Pancakes

These buttermilk pancakes are made with simple ingredients balanced to perfection, for a sweet flavor and fluffy texture. Serve with butter and maple syrup for the perfect breakfast!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Chicken Tortilla Soup has tons of flavor, with corn, black beans, green chiles, and plenty of spicy smoky chile flavor. Finish with melted cheese and crunchy tortilla chips for a delicious meal!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies are flavored with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, and studded with chocolate chips!

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This Cinnamon Raisin Bread is one of the simplest breads you can make at home, and and it's loaded with wonderful cinnamon flavor!

Lemon Vinaigrette

This Lemon Vinaigrette is my favorite homemade salad dressing, and it’s incredibly simple to make. Store-bought dressing truly doesn’t compare! I went back and forth for years over whether homemade salad dressing is worth making, since you can buy it so easily at the store. But my answer has undoubtedly become YES! Even after trying...

Blueberry Sauce

This Blueberry Sauce is wonderful served over ice cream, stirred into yogurt, spooned over pancakes, crepes, or waffles, and so much more! It’s incredibly easy to make and has a lovely citrus berry flavor. I happen to love yogurt, but I’m not a big fan of the pre-flavored fruity varieties. I’d rather make my...

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

This Pumpkin Roll cake is an easy and beautiful dessert to make in the fall. It’s a pumpkin spice cake rolled with a cream cheese buttercream filling. Roll cakes were often in the fridge during my childhood, so they have a special nostalgia for me. My mom would buy them from the store, and...

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

These Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" are a creamy vegetable side that's easy to prepare, and quick to make!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

In this simple and classic appetizer, asparagus is wrapped in prosciutto and parmigiano reggiano cheese, and roasted until the asparagus is tender and delicious.

Shrimp Salad

This easy Shrimp Salad is a light, protein-packed dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can stuff it into wraps for lunch, serve it in endive cups as an appetizer, add it to salads as the main protein, and more! If you’re looking for a refreshing, cold seafood salad, shrimp...

Pumpkin Muffins

These fresh Pumpkin Muffins are flavored with warm spices and topped with pumpkin seeds for a delicious fall treat! Moist, flavorful, and not too sweet, these pumpkin muffins check off all the boxes for what I love in fall baking. It’s a great opportunity for using fresh pureed pumpkin (though you could use canned...

Guacamole

 Everyone has their own way of making guacamole, and here is mine. Gently mashed avocados are flavored with lime juice, jalapeño, red onion, and tomatoes.

Chicken Noodle Soup

This quick Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is perfect when you want a hot bowl of comfort but don’t want to slave over the stove for hours. It has the simple, clean flavors you expect from this classic soup. There’s something to be said for the chicken noodle soup that takes 2 days to make,...

Maple Pecans

Made with only pure maple syrup, pecans, and salt, these Maple Pecans are a quick and easy ingredient to add to salads or cheese boards. This recipe is a sequel to my 5-minute stovetop Candied Pecans recipe, made with maple syrup as the sweetener instead of brown sugar. I grew up only knowing real...

Shortbread Cookies

These Shortbread Cookies are deliciously crisp and buttery in a classic way, and are especially wonderful for Christmas and holiday baking! The dough is easy to make using five simple ingredients.  Dare I say that these are my favorite cookies ever? There are all sorts of stunts out there with cookies, like stuffing dough with...

Caramel Apple Crisp

Odds are you’ve had 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. This Caramel Apple Crisp is one of my all-time favorite desserts and it’s very simple to make. Apple pie? Not my favorite....

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This Roasted Pork Tenderloin is an easy way to prepare a lean protein for dinner that’s flavorful and pairs well with many different sides. It only takes 20 minutes to cook! Anytime I see pork tenderloin on sale at the store, I always snatch it up. It’s such an easy meat to cook as...

Pork Tenderloin Marinade

This Pork Tenderloin Marinade is made with fresh and bright flavors like lemon, garlic, and rosemary. It has a Mediterranean spirit, and only takes a few minutes to make! It’s amazing how much flavor 5 ingredients can bring to a dish. Everything in this marinade is completely accessible and easy to put together, but...

Dutch Baby Pancake

This Dutch Baby Pancake recipe is a great way to change up your weekend brunch menu. Just mix together the batter, pour it all into one pan, and bake. It’s so easy! If you think of pancakes running on a spectrum, super thin Crepes are the polar opposite of a Dutch baby pancake. These...

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

Jalapeños are stuffed with cheeses and wrapped in bacon for a simple but delicious 4-ingredient appetizer. It's great for football and sports gatherings!

Blue Cheese Dip

Creamy Blue Cheese Dip for Wings or Celery

This creamy Blue Cheese Dip is perfect alongside buffalo chicken wings, or cut vegetables like celery, carrots, or bell pepper. It’s a rule for some people that you simply cannot have chicken wings without blue cheese dip. This I learned while living in upstate NY for four years. Buffalo chicken wing consumption in this...

Fathead Pizza

This Fathead Pizza is a low carb alternative for pizza cravings during keto, or great if you simply want to cut down on carbs. The dough is surprisingly easy to work with and really delicious! I’ve tried all the unconventional flour-free crusts out there, from cauliflower crust to chicken crust, and I think this...

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Baby bella mushrooms are filled with a garlic herb cheese mixture for this Stuffed Mushroom Caps appetizer. They’re great for parties, and easy to make!  Stuffed mushrooms are kind of funny, because does anyone go wild over a baby bella mushroom alone? Usually not. But stuff it with cheese, bread crumbs, and herbs, and...