Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

This Ramen Noodle Stir Fry with beef, broccoli, and mushrooms only takes 20 minutes to make. It has delicious Korean flavors, and is perfect for a weeknight dinner! This is one of those “dangerous” meals where I have the hardest time practicing portion control, but I can’t even be mad about it because it’s so...

Roasted Beets

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

Simple yet full of flavor, these Roasted Beets are a healthy side or snack to make and keep on hand in the fridge. They’re nutritious and delicious, and friendly to Whole30, paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and many other types of eating styles. I always feel like I’m getting away with something when I eat beets,...

Lemon 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.

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!

Creamy Parmesan Chicken

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.

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.

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.

Maple Pecan Bars

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.

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

Bananas 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 not wild...

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!

Zucchini Noodle Lasagna

This Zucchini Noodle White Chicken Lasagna recipe is great for those looking to cut down on pasta but still enjoy something cheese and delicious for dinner! 

Korean Chicken Rice Bowls

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

These 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. It’s flavor...

Bacon Cheddar Waffles

Chef Josh Capon's Bacon Cheddar Waffles

These savory Bacon Cheddar Waffles are a recipe I first tasted at an event hosted by Chef Josh Capon, and I got the recipe to share with you. They’re mighty delicious and dare I say better than a sweet waffle!  While I definitely enjoy a sweet waffle with butter and maple syrup, I like savory...

Zucchini Fritters

10-minute Healthy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

These Zucchini Fritters take less than 15 minutes to make and involve only a handful of simple ingredients. It’s hands down my favorite way to make zucchini! I wouldn’t say that I’m a budget shopper, as there are some serious penny-pinching gurus who can make full meals for some crazy small amount like $2....

Asiago Black Pepper Bread

No 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 my mother’s...

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans

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

This 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 what my...

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

These Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are a twist on the classic rice krispie treats, and 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....

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...

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.

Make 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 restaurants that...

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...

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...

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars with Pecan Crust

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars are easy to make and total crowdpleasers!

These Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars combine multiple desserts into one bite! You have a crumbly pecan crust on the bottom, creamy cheesecake in the middle, and chocolate chip cookie dough on top. I am the most indecisive person by nature,...

Cheddar Biscuit Topped Barbecue Chicken Pie

A comforting recipe for a cozy dinner! This Cheddar Biscuit-Topped Barbecue Chicken Pie is creamy heaven.

This Cheddar Biscuit Topped Barbecue Chicken Pie is a bold twist on a classic comfort dish — chicken pot pie! The sauce is a little bit smoky and rich from a splash of BBQ sauce, and cheddar biscuits replace the usual pie crust. I don’t know how I made it this far in my life...

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This all-natural Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is free of MSG, preservatives, and additives. It’s a great key ingredient for a wide variety of recipes, like dips, dressings, chicken, and even things like popcorn and roasted potatoes! When I was a kid, ranch was one of my favorite flavors. Ranch dressing was always the magical...

One Pan Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus

Chicken Breast Wrapped in Prosciutto for an easy weeknight meal!

Dinner in one pan, and under 30 minutes! Chicken breasts are seasoned with garlic and rosemary, then wrapped in salty, savory prosciutto, and served with asparagus spears cooked in the same skillet. The internet seems to be exploding with one pan dinners lately, and it makes complete sense. No one likes doing dishes (well...

Steak with Scallion Chimichurri Sauce

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Dinner in 15 minutes! This Scallion Chimichurri Sauce takes 5 minutes to pulse together and is the perfect accompaniment for a seared or grilled steak. In my eyes, there’s nothing plain or boring about a well-seared steak seasoned generously with sea...

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili made in the slow cooker!

This hearty White Chicken Chili is made in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight meal. It’s a true “throw it in and turn it on” slow cooker recipe, with full flavor and warm spices. I’ve partnered with Swanson® to bring you this recipe. I’ve seen so many articles lately about how Scandinavian countries...

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut Oil Brownies

These Coconut Oil Brownies are super fudgy, moist, and rich. They’re easy to make, and are a great dairy-free option for those who can’t have butter.  There are as many ways to make a brownie as there are to make a chocolate chip cookie. A brownie can be cakey, or it can be chewy,...

Buffalo Garlic Knots

Buffalo Garlic Knots Recipe

These Buffalo Garlic Knots are stuffed with a hint of blue cheese, and brushed with a garlic buffalo sauce. Today’s post is another step in my personal mission to “buffalo all the things.” That unbeatable combo of Frank’s hot sauce, worcestershire, and blue cheese…oh…oh… As I mentioned in my Blue Cheese Dip post a few days...

Hash Brown Frittata

Easy Hash Brown Frittata Recipe

Think of this Hash Brown Frittata as the savory breakfast version of an upside down cake. It’s a classic frittata—which is basically a big egg omelette that’s baked in the oven—with a hash brown crust on top. It is absolute heaven. If you offer me a sweet or a savory breakfast, 9 times out...

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

I first heard someone say “chocolate ganache” when I was a little girl, dining out with my family. The waiter was describing a chocolate cake and I remember him saying at the end that it was topped with a chocolate ganache. I thought, oooh, chocolate ganache! That sounds so fancy. I mean, when there’s...

Fancy Roasted Cocktail Nuts

Party Nuts

The holidays have so many food associations for me, and one of those is fancy roasted cocktail nuts. Every year when I make them, I wonder why I don’t roast them year round. But the truth is, there’s just something seasonal and special about them. Whenever I have friends or family over for a...

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Pan Sauce

So easy, so delicious! Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Pan Sauce

This Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Pan Sauce is the perfect entree for a special holiday meal without the hassle. Start to finish, it takes under an hour to make! I’ve partnered with Swanson® to bring you this recipe. I think everyone can agree that during the holidays, you want to enjoy great food and...

Honey Walnut Shrimp

This Honey Walnut Shrimp is easy to make, and so much better than takeout! Shrimp are coated in a puffy egg white cornstarch batter and fried until golden, then tossed in a creamy sweet sauce and caramelized honey walnuts. Honey Walnut Shrimp is the first Chinese dish I fell in love with, and my...