Smoked Paprika Chicken Cobb Salad

This salad is everything I love about Cobb salad, but much lighter. If I’m going to eat salad for dinner it better actually be healthy, right? Instead of adding smoky…

OREO ICE CREAM CAKE

I figured out the solution to my problem–buy the single stuffed oreos rather than the double stuffed ones. They tend to last a bit longer. But I still had to…

ROSEMARY PORK TENDERLOIN

As I’ve previously discussed, my family is not big on chicken. Because of this, I’m constantly on the search for protein for our dinners that is still lean. Pork Tenderloin cooks…

SHRIMP DRAGON NOODLES

Years ago I used to buy Pad Thai dinner kits from Thai Kitchen for an easy two-person meal. These kits started to become more difficult to find and as our girls began eating…

GERMAN PANCAKES

Scott and I cook breakfast every Sunday. Never on Saturday but always on Sunday. It’s one of my favorite meals of the entire week because we’re both in the kitchen…

Shortbread Cookies with Jam

A few years ago for my birthday I received one of the best presents—two cooking classes at the local grocery/market with my mom. The first class was for Thanksgiving Pies…

Pumpkin Pie – Family Favorite

Someone asked recently if anyone had a pumpkin pie recipe that didn’t call for corn syrup because she was having trouble finding one. What?! Pumpkin pie with corn syrup?! No…

Freezer Friendly Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Every once in a while recipe magic happens. And by recipe magic I mean your entire family absolutely loves what you’ve put in front of them for dinner. By entire…

Grilled Pound Cake Dessert

Can you believe that until last week I had never turned on the grill by myself? For the month of July I decided it was high time to do Operation Use…

Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash

If you have never tried Acorn Squash…you must! It’s actually my favorite squash out of the whole squash family. It’s sweet but not too sweet and almost buttery after roasted.…

SMOTHERED PORK CHOP

I know I say a lot of my dishes are super easy to make, but this one really is! A pork chop, an apple… and only 1 dish to clean. And…

White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is like oatmeal – there is a million ways to prepare it, one yummier than the otherThis week I decided to combine two of my all time favorites in…

CHOCOLATE BANANA SMOOTHIE

Ask Siri, the iPhone assistant, what is the meaning of life, and one of its more poignant answers is “All evidence to date suggests it is chocolate.” So what do…

20 MINUTES SKILLET BBQ CHICKEN NUGGETS

You guys can have a bowl full of these in less than 20 minutes. And the fact that you’ll just have to wash one pan after the nugget making process…

SALTED CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TOFFEE BITES

These salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits? Yes yes and yes! They will totally make your day/week/month/year EPIC. I mean, a sweet and creamy date-hazelnut filling covered in a crunchy salted…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

“These are the best spaghetti and meatballs I ever heard.” So proclaimed one of our three-year-old twin daughters. We try so hard not to laugh at her approximations, but when…

LEMON CURD CHEESECAKE BARS

In a perfect world, Mondays would include obscene amounts of cheesecake first thing in the morning. Better yet – in a perfect world, Mondays wouldn’t exist. Especially Mondays before a…

AVOCADO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Happy Monday, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m still studying for my finals, so mine wasn’t the best, but I got to ran almost a full 13.1…

5 Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix Microwave Brownies

Good news guys I think I’ve found the answer to cope with hectic exam weeks. If there is to be one, I bet it is long runs to the new…

CLEAN EATING TUNA SALMON SALAD SANDWICH

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you all for years now. Oh well, maybe not years, but definitely some weeks as we’re talking about really good stuff here.…

Homemade Apple Pie

I have been longing to return to NYC for quite sometime now, we love visiting the USA in particular NYC. There are many things we love about New York and…

BBQ Ribs Recipe for the Oven & Slow Cooker

It seems so long ago now, but how was your Fourth of July? We had big plans to cook on the grill and get in the pool and hopefully pop…

Curry Candied Pecans, will make you go nuts!

Sometimes you feel like you need a snack. Then you open you cupboard and have to make a decision. Do you want salty? Sweet? Spicy? How about all of the…

VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP

Vegetable beef soup a quick and easy way to load up on a lot of vegetables and enjoy a comforting bowl of nutrient density. Eating a big bowl of it…

3 Ingredients 6 Minutes Salted Caramel Sauce

Would you believe that you can have this stuff ready to eat in less than 6 minutes? That’s less time than it’d take you to go to the store and…

SKINNY CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CUPCAKES

These little babies here (the cupcakes, not the zucchinis. Dad picked one which was seventy times the size of my head yesterday, so there’s no way I can call them…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes

Who here likes cookie dough for breakfast? (Time to picture me putting my hands up and all that jazz. I can never say no to cookies first thing in the…

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Cake

This cake. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t have a proper oven in my dorm because I’d totally give up on life and spend the rest of my days laying…

Skinny Brown Sugar Vanilla Cheesecake

Though truth to be true, the portion of cheesecake I had was the tiniest thing ever, which kinda makes me want to cry, since this one is one of the…

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI KABOBS + GREEK SALAD

These chicken souvlakis are what summer dreams and cool barbecues are made of. Super flavorful and tender pieces of chicken grilled to perfection accompanied by a creamy tzatziki dip and…

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

What’s better than Saturday mornings with a warm mug of tea and a stack of cloudy pancakes smothered in syrup and topped with a dab of melty butter? Nothing. NO-THING.…

Frozen Strawberry Crunch

This is definitely one of my all-time favorite desserts! Frozen Strawberry Crunch reminds me of a more ‘mature and formal’ version of those strawberry crunch bars I ate as a…

Soft Baked Breakfast Bars

These Soft Baked Breakfast Bars are a total win. Win win win! They're full of fruit, fiber, flavour and they keep me full so that I don't feel the urge…

Creamy Coconut Lemon Squares

These are ubiquitous. Everyone loves a good lemon bar - even the chocoholics who say it's not worth it if it ain't got chocolate in it will snatch up a lemon square…

Italian Raspberry Crostata (Crostata Marmellata)

Something you'll find all over cafes in Italy are gorgeous golden tarts, called Crostata Marmellata. Marmellata means jam, which is exactly what they're filled with - strawberry, raspberry, cherry and,…

How to make Brownie Bombs

There are no major expectations and no specific requirements. It just has to be a) fun, and b) delicious enough to warrant eating the batter. In my job, I bake every day. The things I bake…

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

I've been busy baking, candy-making, testing and re-testing. I've been photographing, writing, editing, freaking out and panicking. I've been proud and thrilled when things turn out exceptionally and then completely…

Giant Molten Dark Chocolate Brownie Cake

This dessert has the texture of a brownie, but uses the technique of a cake.....it kind of has two personalities. It starts with creaming butter and sugar. You've done that…

4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Cake (gluten-free)

This Chocolate Mousse Cake will become a regular for you. I'm about 97% sure of this. It uses only 4 ingredients - ones that I'm certain you have in your pantry.We need dark…

Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my favourite candy bars when I was a child was Bounty. Top it off with an almond and it becomes Mounds. My Nonna used to give us change…

Deep Dark Chocolate Soufflé Cake

As the story of a soufflé goes, we need to separate eggs. This cake is no different. The easiest way to do this is with your hands. The whites will…

Creole Potato Salad Recipe

Today was such a beautiful day here in Maine.  The sun was shining, the sky was bright blue, and it was about 70 degrees out, with just a slight breeze.…

Salted Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter is Better. Always.Shortenings, especially highly emulsified ones, can create very uniform cake crumb structure. This is true.Lard makes the flakiest pie crust.I completely agree.BUT, butter makes everything taste better.Heck…

PLUM SALAD WITH ROASTED BEETS, SPINACH, AND FETA

Most of our fruit this summer has gone into baked goods, but this week I’ve felt the need to eat lighter meals.  It’s not the heat so much as it is…

SPICY CUCUMBER NOODLES WITH BLUEBERRIES

The pitcher  and cups in this photograph –  old Dutch-made blue willow –  were in my great aunt Johnnie Dell Ridgdill’s tiny kitchen for as long as I can remember. Aunt Johnnie…

SMOKING LESSONS: MOUTHWATERING CIDER-BRINED PORK LOIN FROM CHEF CONNOR RANKIN

I’ve been on vacation with the boys this week at beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. I love Jekyll for its slow, easy pace, its pristine beaches, and its natural tranquility. On…

HAWAIIAN PIZZA SHRIMP

Think Hawaiian pizza on a wooden skewer, with a zesty pizza sauce for dipping. I made this today for my husband and the boys to snack on during the two…

The BEST Taco Pasta Bake

What you need: 2 cups of noodles (all noodles work)1 lbs ground beef1 package taco seasoning (I use the taco bell one)3/4 cups water1 onion1/2 package reduced-fat cream cheese (4…

CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD WITH MINT

Today we will make this CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD with our garden vegetables , Well into the growing season, our community supported agriculture program and our garden have been providing…

The Best homemade Strawberry Cake

Warning: this post contains quite a few pictures. I couldn’t help but overload you with pictures of moist and fluffy strawberry-filled cake, dripping with a simple strawberry syrup and finished…
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