Beef with Broccoli

Classic Beef with Broccoli

I’m on a bit of a mission these days. While I love coming up with the most unique and fun recipe creations I can think of, I also really enjoy classic dishes like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sesame Chicken, and Broccoli Salad. (not necessarily in that order, but you get the idea). Classics. It’s what a lot of my recipes are based off of, but I realized I don’t actually have a lot of my favorite classics published on my site. So {Read More}

Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower

Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower

I’m just going to come right out and say it – This Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower is on the top of my list for all time favorite recipes. By no means am I becoming a vegetarian, I love meat way too much for that. But every once in a while I like to participate in those “Meatless Mondays” that everyone’s always talkin’ about. Plus saving a few calories is never a bad thing either… The trick with this Orange Cauliflower {Read More}

Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been attempting to replace things like white bread with whole grain bread, white rice with brown rice, chocolate with apples. Ok, so that last one wasn’t true, but I have been trying to incorporate more brown rice with our meals. My family, is not a huge fan of brown rice. I used to make two cups of white rice for one meal and my family would eat the whole pot. Now I make {Read More}

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

If you follow me on Facebook then you might have heard that I’m starting the BeachBody program where I’ll be working out daily, and eating well balanced meals. It’s part New Year’s resolution, and part I-want-to-look-awesome-for-my-30th-birthday… which happens to be just a few months away. One thing you’ll never see me do is give up dairy to try and lose weight. I’m a firm believer that dairy is significantly important in a healthy and well balanced diet. I still make sure {Read More}

Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

If you’re looking for a tasty dessert recipe that will knock your socks off. These mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust are simple to make and are filled to the brim with holiday flavor. I wanted to make a delicious version my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cups so when I found a tube of Gingerbread Cookie dough from Pillsbury I knew they would make a delicious base to a sweet eggnog cheesecake. All I had to do what cut {Read More}

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai ranks in the top 10 of my all time favorite dishes. If you ever go to a Thai restaurant and you’re not sure what to order, go with the Pad Thai. It almost never disappoints. If you’re in the need of a quick and tasty dinner recipe at home, then you should also go with Pad Thai. This dish has a nutty sauce that is bold and flavorful, with just a kick of spice. You can completely customize {Read More}

Curry Beef Stew

Curry Beef Stew

I am totally in love with curry right now. This Curry Beef Stew is a mix between a hearty beef stew and a creamy, slightly sweet, and just a tad-bit spicy soup. It’s served best over some hot jasmine rice. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter night. This creamy curry beef stew is actually light and healthy! It’s full of veggies and lean beef, and a great way to keep on track. I’m usually a grilled steak {Read More}

Ginger Cookies

ginger cookies

I am so excited to introduce you to one amazing blogging friend today. Her name is Jaclyn and she has a phenomenal blog over at Cooking Classy. Her beautiful blog is full of mouth-watering recipes that will surely keep you coming back for more. I wish I could have brought her and these tasty Ginger Cookies along with me on my family vacation to Disneyland…  but she refused to squeeze into my suitcase. Either way, I know you’ll love her {Read More}

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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That’s a big statement. The “perfect” pumpkin pie. But this is it. It’s a combination of dense and fluffy all at the same time. It just melts in your mouth. The spices are a perfect match to the pumpkin. Topped with a dollop of whipped cream, and it’s the symbol of Thanksgiving. Your mother-in-law will be jealous she didn’t think to make it first. Here is the line up of ingredients needed: Don’t forget to make the perfect crust too! Put all the ingredients except {Read More}

Pasta Series Part 2 – Kung Pao Shrimp Lo Mein

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Noodles + Me = Happiness. Lo Mein has got to be my favorite Chinese dish. Coming in at a close second is anything Kung Pao. Why not combine the two? I’ve made you one tasty Kung Pao Chicken before, so I thought I would switch it up for you and bring you some shrimp instead. I got this idea when I lived in Colorado. There was this cute little Chinese restaurant down the street that had this on their menu. It {Read More}