Curry Chicken Salad

This Curry Chicken Salad is perfect when you’re looking for new flavor variations from a classic chicken salad. It’s great for lunches, picnics, or for keeping on hand in the fridge! Chicken salad is so underrated, and I think it’s one of the best foods out there. Since James is starting school this week,...

40 Clove Garlic Chicken

This 40 Clove Garlic Chicken recipe is an easy and delicious meal for dinner. Chicken is braised in an aromatic sauce with garlic, brandy, and fresh thyme. Forty cloves of garlic might sound like a lot, but if you’ve never had mellow and sweet garlic cooked like this, you’re in for a treat! Garlic...

Candied Pecans

These 5-minute stovetop Candied Pecans are a quick and easy way to make sweet glazed pecans for salads, snacking, food gifts, and more! Whether you eat these pecans on their own or add them to a variety of dishes, they’re such an easy way to add flavor and texture to so many recipes. Most...

Peach Crostata

This Peach Crostata is an extra easy peach tart that can be made as big or as little as you want! Fresh peach slices are tossed in brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum, nestled into a free-form shaped tart crust, and baked into a rustic crostata. It’s a simple and delicious dessert! If you asked...

Granola Recipe

This homemade Granola Recipe tastes so much better than store-bought! Freshness makes all the difference, and you can mix and match with your favorite dried fruits and nuts. Granola is one of those recipes where once you make it yourself, it’s pretty hard to go back to buying it. It’s SO easy, tastes much better...

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are a delicious alternative to the classic spicy hot wing, with a buttery and sweet flavor, and lots of fresh garlic. Definitely file these wings under the “finger licking good” category because you will want to lick this sauce off the wings and from your fingers. They’re so delicious!...

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!

Black Bean Burger

This Black Bean Burger recipe is equally delicious for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike! It’s hearty and simple to prepare, with bold flavor and a great texture. Even though a black bean burger is typically thought of as a vegetarian substitute for beef, I find them to be gloriously delicious in their own right, and...

Red Potato Salad

This Red Potato Salad recipe is the perfect potluck side, or lunch side for work or a picnic. It’s easy to make and has lots of fresh flavor and texture.  What makes or breaks a potato salad is whether there’s lots of flavor incorporated into the dish. Otherwise, potatoes can be quite bland and...

Orange Beef

This crispy Orange Beef tastes so much better than Chinese takeout. Since it’s made fresh in your kitchen, there’s no soggy beef, and it has tons of flavor. If you love Chinese food and value using quality ingredients and knowing what’s in your food, this recipe is for you. I love Chinese food, but...

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

This Sausage Stuffed Zucchini is great to serve as a vegetable side, or even as the main dish for a light summer lunch. Fresh zucchini is stuffed with Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes, Parmesan, garlic, and more! This is one of those recipes where you can get away with having it as a meal, because...

Fried Rice

This classic Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover rice, and it’s ready in under 20 minutes. It’s great on its own or as a side! Even though fried rice is often made as a side dish to Chinese main entrees like Orange Beef or Kung Pao Chicken,...

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are perfect for parties. They’re simple to make, and have the perfect balance of fresh strawberry and creamy cheesecake filling. If you get a cheesecake craving but don’t want to go through all the work of actually making a cheesecake, this is the recipe for you. You can think of...

Potato Croquettes

These Potato Croquettes are a great crispy appetizer for parties and game day. A crispy shell surrounds a mix of creamy mashed potatoes, queso fresco, and chorizo sausage. Croquettes are the kind of food that I always tend to order at restaurants, but they are actually very easy to make at home. You can...

Chickpea Fritters

These crispy Chickpea Fritters are quick and easy to make, and have a puffy, light texture. You can eat them as is with yogurt, or stuff them into a pita for a faux falafel sandwich! There’s no need to get out the fryer for this recipe, as these fritters are pan fried in a skillet...

Whole Wheat Pancakes

These Whole Wheat Pancakes are made with 100% whole wheat flour and taste absolutely delicious! They’re a healthier option to enjoy for breakfast or brunch. Most of the times that I’ve opted for whole wheat breads over white, I would do it for health reasons but secretly preferred the taste of white. But I...

Bruschetta Chicken

This Bruschetta Chicken recipe is perfect for a light dinner or lunch, especially in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak! While bruschetta is something typically known as tomatoes served on toast, I actually find myself eating it more often with chicken, like it’s some sort of Italian salsa. Up until a few...

Italian Club Sandwich

This Italian Club Sandwich is so much better than your average sandwich, with a delicious combination of Italian meats, pepperoncinis, and more. It’s great for lunch or a picnic! I was never one to get excited about sandwiches until I ate at Parm in NYC and tasted their Italian Club. I was used to...

Pan Seared Salmon

Crispy salmon skin is such a treat, and you can make it very easily at home, just like at the restaurant!

Breakfast Burrito

This Breakfast Burrito is my go-to for a filling, savory breakfast that’s easy to make. Warm tortillas are filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado, bacon, and more. I didn’t understand all the hype around breakfast burritos until my friend made some for me. DANG it was good. It doesn’t seem like it could possibly...

Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Buttery shortbread is baked until crisp, then half-dipped in dark chocolate and toasted coconut for a delicious treat!

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Lean boneless pork chops are breaded simply with parmesan and Italian bread crumbs, then quickly pan fried in olive oil until golden brown and juicy. These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are a great weeknight dinner! Pork chops are often written off as dry or tough unless they’re brined, but this recipe is proof that...

Quinoa Cakes

These Crispy Quinoa Cakes are flavored with fresh herbs, garlic, and parmesan cheese, then pan-fried in olive oil until golden brown and crispy on each side. It’s a great side dish for dinner! If you’ve got leftover quinoa that you don’t know what to do with, this is a great way to use it...

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are a delicious lunchbox or afternoon treat, and are a cinch to make. They’re better than store-bought granola bars! Raise your hand if you ate granola bars as a kid. I probably ate hundreds of them in my grade school years. You know, the ones that were Cookies & Cream,...

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes have all the best elements of a classic cinnamon roll, but in pancake form. They’re perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch! I’ll go right out and say that these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are pretty much dessert for breakfast, but sometimes in life there are times for that. And I mean,...

Cranberry Chicken Salad

This simple and tasty Cranberry Chicken Salad is a great fridge staple for a quick, protein-filled snack or sandwich filling. It’s also perfect for picnics and potlucks! Chicken salad can be made a million different ways, but this is my classic, the one I come back to again and again. Chicken Salad is also...

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

This Raspberry Frozen Yogurt is incredibly creamy with lots of bright raspberry and lemon flavor throughout. It’s the perfect make-ahead dessert for summer!  “I never make frozen yogurt as a low-fat replacement for ice cream.” That’s how ice cream queen Jeni Britton, the original creator of this recipe (who I met on my Columbus...

Stuffed Mini Peppers

Stuffed Mini Peppers are a delicious appetizer that’s like a healthier and less spicy version of a jalapeño popper, and they can be roasted in the oven or cooked on the grill! It’s crazy how delicious these mini stuffed peppers are because they’re quite simple. But every time I make them, the entire tray...

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Cheddar Drop Biscuits - Drop Biscuit Recipe

If making biscuits is intimidating to you, these easy Cheddar Drop Biscuits are your answer! They’re much easier to make than the usual rolled and cut biscuits, and have a wonderful fluffy texture. With drop biscuits, you don’t have to worry about kneading any dough, rolling it out, cutting and shaping them, or preventing...

Charred Broccoli

This Charred Broccoli side dish is simple to make, and so delicious. Broccoli florets are charred and tossed with fresh lemon, toasted pine nuts, tangy pecorino cheese, and fresh basil. Leftovers keep beautifully too! I can somehow get my two year old to eat this broccoli. That’s how tasty it is. Broccoli is one...

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs always disappear in a flash when I bring them to parties. This classic appetizer has lots of fresh flavor, with smoked salmon, goat cheese, and chives.  If you’re looking for deviled eggs without mayo and with great flavors, this is just the recipe for you! People seem to either love...

Coleslaw

This Coleslaw recipe is crisp and refreshing, with just enough creamy dressing to bring it all together. It’s a great side for many different dishes, and both picnic and potluck friendly! If you need to erase the memory of the typical stale, mayonnaise-drowned coleslaw that so often makes appearances at the grocery store and...

How to Cut Cabbage

Here’s a quick guide for How to Cut Cabbage for dishes like Cole Slaw and Sautéed Cabbage, plus to how to core, slice, or shred cabbage with a knife or mandolin. Ingredients matter too, but so much of how you experience food can be changed just by how you cut it. Whenever I pick...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect game day appetizer for parties or potlucks! If you're a lover of Frank's hot sauce and all things buffalo chicken, this recipe is for you.

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies combine many of the best cookies into one! They’re soft and chewy, with peanut butter, oatmeal, milk chocolate candies, and chocolate chips for a delicious treat. If you’ve ever wanted “everything” in one cookie, then Monster cookies are for you. The texture has bits of everything you could want: crisp on the...

Brie Grilled Cheese

This Brie Grilled Cheese has thin slices of chicken breast, gooey brie, and melty mozzarella for a quick and delicious crispy sandwich. American cheese and cheddar may be the classic cheeses to use for grilled cheese, but there are so many more incredible cheeses to use that have different textures and flavors. And today...