It’s Labor Day weekend and I am taking full advantage of this long break to work on seasonal recipes. I have some exciting recipes coming soon like Peanut Butter Filled Ganache Cookies, Caramel Apple Cider Donuts, and low carb Pumpkin Cauliflower Mash. But today, we are celebrating the final days of summer with this Chicken Avocado BLT Pasta Salad.
Buffalo Chicken Dip seems to be one of those crowd favorites that everyone loves! It’s the easiest way to get your chicken wing fix without the messiness. There are lots of awesome recipes out there, but in this recipe we will be making Grilled Buffalo Chicken Dip. By grilling the chicken (hit with a squeeze of lime when you remove it from the grill) it adds a deliciously tangy and smokey grill flavor that elevates this dish to a whole new level.
I absolutely love remaking popular food and desserts and this Hostess Suzy Q’s Copycat Recipe is no exception. I was so excited when I saw these back on the store shelves! There are tons of recipes out there for the Ding Dongs and Hostess Cupcake, but this is less popular counterpart that is just as amazing and it’s the perfect little cake sandwich. I hope you love making this as much as I did! Read More
These handheld chicken and waffle cones are a copycat version of the wildly popular Chick N’ Cone restaurant. Chicken tenders fried to crispy perfection and tossed in homemade sauces like Kickin’ Ranch and Yella BBQ and stuffed into ice cream shop waffle cones. These are the ultimate combination of sweet and savory and perfect for a brunch! Keep reading to see how you can make this Chick N’ Cone copycat recipe at home…
Is it just me or is cherry and almond one of the best flavor combinations for desserts? This super easy Cherry Almond Mascarpone Dessert Dip can be ready in 15 minutes with just a few ingredients. It’s relatively light and a perfect sweet finish to an indulgent meal if you just need a little something sweet. With this really cute presentation on a wood board or tray, it will certainly make your guests think you put in a lot more effort than you did, which is always a bonus!
Today marks week six of eating exclusively at home. That’s 126 meals! As you can imagine, I am constantly trying to come up with ways to make healthy quick and easy meals because there are many days I am too busy to cook or just too busy to care lol. I rely a lot on salad mixes and grilling. I find that grilling = less dishes and you can cook your veggies and protein in one fell swoop. This 15-minute Zoodle Chicken Lo Mein was my answer last night! Read More
Chinese food is the greatest cuisine ever. In the history of time, I don’t think I have left a Chinese restaurant without spending at least $60. I can’t just get one entree. No, no. I must get two of my favorite entrees (which is always a tie between General Tso’s, Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken) plus Lo Mein and an appetizer or two; spring rolls and pan fried dumplings. I am getting so hungry just talking about it.
Why am I making an Orange Chicken Copycat Recipe from The Cheesecake Factory of all places? I realize it’s a bit random to be sharing an orange chicken recipe from the Cheesecake Factory as it’s not an authentic Chinese restaurant or even a Chinese restaurant for that matter LOL but, they do have a really good version that’s widely loved.
So I decided to create a recipe for this dish so I can help all the people that adore this dish (myself included) make this at home! Read More
I’m not sure what stands out more, this pretty purple smoothie or those gorgeous flowers. I bought these flowers at this cute little local market in Atlanta, Floral Park Market. The sweetest family runs this market and their flowers are super “gardeny” (as I like to call it) and unique.
Today I am sharing a very simple recipe for one of my favorite smoothies that I was introduced to at my local Whole Foods Market. I am not sure if they make this flavor at all locations, but it’s so wonderful that I had to share it with you. The associate at their juice and smoothie counter showed me how they made this and I still make this smoothie at home today two years later. Read More
Can I just start by saying this keto friendly, high protein chocolate mug cake is only 200 calories?
I’ve been on a quest to find a complete replica of a brownie-like cake that could satisfy my instant gratification while not ruining all the hard work I’ve put into eating cleaner and working hard at the gym. Not a black bean brownie, nor fake sugar that leaves a gross aftertaste in your mouth. The past few years I’ve tried “healthy” sweets and yes, it can be good when you’re totally desperate, but I wanted better.
I was yearning for a true dessert that tasted like, well… dessert! There are really good keto recipes out there that are really good, but they are also high in fat and calories. Since I am not doing keto, I really don’t want the extra numbers in my dessert. So I am super excited to share this recipe with you today that can give us the best of both worlds.
Oh, and I forgot to mention this dessert is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb/sugar, low fat and high protein!
200 CAL • 6g FAT • 11g CARBS • 4g SUGAR • 15g PROTEIN
These retro brownies make me reminisce on my elementary school days. I can taste the memories just by looking at these photos. Weren’t those school years just the good ole’ days!? When all you had to worry about was simple things (like , when is snack time?). It’s funny how we think back to our childhood and it’s often just the good stuff you remember. At least for me. Sure there were plenty of bad things too but I find it is interesting that I always look *back* when I think about the best times of my life. Total side bar, there is a quote from the final season of The Office when Andy says:
“I wish there was a way to know you are in the good ole days, before you’ve actually left them”.
Such a simple quote but I think about it often. Who knows what lies ahead for any of us, in just months or years from now you may look back on today and realize how lucky you are, how easy you had it, or how grateful you should’ve been. Sorry to get so deep on a post about brownies, LOL, but this feels very relevant to mental space lately. Read More