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Lemony Cheesecake with Salty/Sweet Pretzel Crust

New motto: When life gives you lemons, make cheesecake! Life is moving so fast lately. I cannot believe we are already into Read More

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy, Tomato Meat Sauce

Sometimes you just gotta splurge… am I right? Life is too short to eat grilled chicken and asparagus every day. Believe me, Read More

Peach & Raspberry Tart with Vanilla Cream

This recipe has a piece of my tart! Things have been so hectic and stressful lately. Between losing a loved one in Read More

Refreshing White Fish & Shrimp Ceviche

Perhaps you live somewhere with a comfortable climate during the Summer months, but where I live, it’s SO HOT and the temperatures Read More

Crispy Crab Cakes with Lemony Aioli

When I used to think of crab cakes, I would think back to when I was a child and being obsessed- always Read More

Skillet Berry Cobbler

I can’t believe 4th of July is this weekend! My oh my, time has definitely been flying by. Due to these unprecedented Read More

Bacon, Caramelized Onion & Feta Frittata

Miss going to brunch with friends? Yeah, me too. The good thing is that you can channel all brunch vibes {safely} in Read More

Blueberry Brioche Bread

Hardly do I ever bake homemade bread for my own consumption as limiting unhealthy carbs is very important to me. However, sometimes Read More

Summertime Shrimp & Veggie Pasta

It’s officially Summer! Yesterday, marked the first day of Summer and I am so excited because now I can really go crazy Read More

Eat The Rainbow: Summer Pasta Salad

Sitting here watching The Today Show and I’m hearing that coronavirus cases are spiking yet again… Texas (where I live) being one Read More

Slap Ya Mama Good: Scallops & Grits

Most of us know and love shrimp & grits. It is a classic, Southern dish which originated and became popular in states Read More

The Cheesiest, Creamiest Mac & Chz

What do you think about when you think of comfort food? I immediately think of mac & cheese. It is a dish Read More

So Good Green Goddess Dressing

Does anyone else feel like it’s too early for America to re-open the economy? I heard last night on the nightly news Read More

Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with Lemony Tzatziki Sauce

What day is it? Is anyone else not paying attention to the calendar? Or even the time? Sometimes I want to keep Read More

Beach Vibes: Easy Mai Tai Recipe

Mai Tai’s take me back to mine & Mitch’s honeymoon in Maui. I miss it so much and the warmer weather is Read More

Cheesy Skillet Potatoes with Mustard Cream Sauce

What day of quarantine is it? I feel like we’ve been dealing with COVID-19 and practicing social distancing forever now. I don’t Read More

Homemade Chicken Chipotle Taquitos

If taquitos don’t remind you of being a child and/or being drunk in college and needing a late night snack… then I’m Read More

Calling All Carb Lovers: Homemade Garlic Butter Naan

Who am I these days? I’ve been baking more than I ever have and eating more carbs than I usually do… I Read More

Simple Shelf-Stable Recipe: Red Beans & Rice

I hope everyone is hanging in there during this very uncertain time we are all going through together. Sometimes it’s hard to Read More

Banana Hazelnut Bread with Chocolate Drizzle

Omggggg. Why is bread so good? I really have to be careful during this quarantine or else I’ll come out of it Read More

Comfort Food: Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake

With all of the uncertainty and eeriness going on with the coronavirus, I needed to cook a meal that was comforting and Read More

Shrimp & Mushroom “Chorizo” Enchiladas

Tex Mex is definitely mine & Mitch’s jam. We eat tacos- all kinds- several times of the week. Mitch brought home so Read More

Better Than Takeout: Chinese Cashew Chicken

It isn’t often that I get to eat really good Chinese takeout. Perhaps it’s because I can’t find a decent Chinese restaurant Read More

Best Valentine’s Dinner for Two

Calling all love birds! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re like me and forget to make fancy dinner reservations Read More

5 Snacks I Can’t Live Without at Work

I’m definitely a snack person. I’ve always loved snacks and I remember hitting the after school snack bar pretty hard when I Read More

Beet, Citrus & Avocado Salad

  There’s no better combination than beets, citrus and goat cheese.

Keto-Approved Bison Chipotle Chili

So half of my office is doing Whole30 and I’m somewhere in between Whole30 and I-only-drink-and-eat-bad-on-the-weekends.

Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese Frittata

Wow, today is the last day of 2019! I can’t believe how fast this year flew by. I must say, it was Read More

Vanilla Sablé Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle & Pistachio Crumble

Can you really get into the Christmas spirit without baking a homemade batch of Christmas cookies? I didn’t think so.

Spicy Dan Dan Noodles

What are Dan Dan Noodles anyways? Follow along and you will find out…

Hot & Creamy Rigatoni alla Vodka

If there’s one meal I would be satisfied with eating for the rest of my life… it’s pasta. Especially pasta with homemade Read More

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

The winter season calls for cozy, comforting foods and this gnocchi recipe is perfect for a cold winter’s night.

Country-Style Stuffing Recipe with Fennel, Hot Italian Sausage, and Pistachio

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s been difficult to think about the holidays as we’ve been in 80 Read More

Game Changer Chicken Tortilla Soup

You may have seen this recipe on my Instagram story. If so, I’m glad you got to see the start to finish Read More

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Cups

Tis the season for all things pumpkin! I love love love this time of the year. The climate is finally changing here Read More

Wild Rice with Roasted Delicata Squash, Pancetta & Goat Cheese

Last night was the perfect Friday night. Even though Mitch had to work and I would’ve much rather had him home, I  Read More

Witchy Candy Apples

  Halloween is right around the corner! This is one of my favorite holidays because it signifies that Fall is here, the Read More

Creamy, Dairy-Free Shrimp Salad

I know it isn’t summer anymore but when you live in Texas in the middle of October, it might as well be. Read More

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Sage

You would’ve thought I was preparing a Thanksgiving feast by the way it smelt in my kitchen when I was preparing this Read More

Spicy Margarita

Margaritas never go out of style.

Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip Muffins with Sweet Glaze

Today has been the perfect Sunday funday. Mitch and I had a productive/relaxing day at home experimenting with cocktails. We love to Read More

Go-To Weeknight Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti! It’s not often I get to indulge in a delicious, carb-y dinner like spaghetti but when I do, it’s magical. I Read More

Cajun Style Red Beans & Rice

Who Dat?! The Saints/Texans game on Monday night was so close and so good! Both teams did an excellent job and I Read More

Shrimp & Crab Seafood Gumbo

College game day, y’all!!! LSU is here in Austin playing against UT and the city is poppin’ off!! Even though Austin is Read More

Mediterranean Chicken with Artichokes, Olives and Oregano

Y’all! This dish right here is literally the sssshhhhiiiiitttt. It’s so good, so fresh, so seasonal, and even fun to prepare. I Read More

30 Minute Healthy Pasta Dinner

The other day I was so exhausted after a long day of work. The last thing I wanted to do was go Read More

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Officially back in the States from a 10 day trip to Munich, Germany to visit family and celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday. Read More

The Best Roasted Pork Tenderloin

There are many times that Mitch and I feel like being adventurous in the kitchen and create new, unique dishes, but sometimes, Read More

Korean Beef Tacos

Oh Mylanta! I’m so grateful that I get to marry a chef… sometimes when he feels like being uber creative in the Read More

Creamy Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July and holiday weekend. It seemed there were so many wonderful things Read More

Vodka, Lemon & Turmeric Cooler

When the temperatures are steadily rising outside, it’s important to stay hydrated. Maybe hydrating with vodka isn’t the most ideal answer but Read More

The Best Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas

Mitch and I are currently spending a few days in Louisiana visiting my parents. It’s nice to be home again and simply Read More

GF Chocolate Chip, Caramel & Pretzel Cookies

Omggeerrrddd. Cookies are my kryptonite but usually I never have the opportunity to indulge because I live with the mantra “out of Read More

Refreshing Cucumber & Tomato Salad

This Friday will be the official first day of summer which means nothing to me because as an adult, I still have Read More

Kale Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp

I. Love. Salad. Especially in the summer when it’s super hot outside and my appetite is very poor because of the blistering Read More

The Best Meal Replacement Smoothie

Smoothies are my go-to in the mornings for breakfast. Most days, it’s so hard to get out of the door on time, Read More

Carrot & Jalapeno Dip

I’ve been on a carrot kick lately. I used to not be a huge fan of carrots but damn, they’ve been good Read More

The BEST Roasted Chicken Dinner

OMG. Seriously, whoever said chicken is boring has not even had the pleasure of eating chicken like this. It’s amazing what butter, Read More

Morning Mango Lassi

Happy Friday! Today is such a special day for me because it’s my Breesy girl’s birthday. If you don’t know Brees, she Read More

German-Style Braised Rouladen

Rouladen is one of my absolute favorite German dishes. My mom was born and raised in Munich, Germany so every time I Read More

New & Improved Panzanella Salad

I remember being a child and hating Sundays. Sundays were always a sad reminder that the weekend was almost over and a Read More

Grilled Coleslaw For The WIN

It’s grilling season so you know what that means… literally everything goes on the grill. This grilled coleslaw recipe is the perfect Read More

Rise & Grind Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies?! Who would’ve thought those even exist? When packed with super ingredients, they make for the easiest and healthiest breakfast to Read More

Mini Key Lime Pies

Oh happy day!!! Life is feeling so good these days. The sun has been shining, everyone I love and care about is Read More

No Fuss, No Mess 200 Calorie Snacks

Snacking. It is what most of us do best. Unfortunately, we can’t snack on chips, cakes and cookies and still manage to Read More

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Happy first day of April! I can’t believe one of my very good friends is getting married this weekend. I am so Read More

Favorite: Soba Noodles in Cashew Sauce with Cucumber, Crispy Shallot & Fresno Chile

I get a lot of cooking inspiration from going out to eat, reading other people’s food blogs, and traveling to new places. Read More

Salmon Poké… Okayyyy

Why is finding a place to go out to eat sometimes the hardest thing to do? I feel like every time my Read More

Chocolate Matcha Cups

OMG. These are too good to be healthy! I wanted to do something fun with matcha powder so I created my healthy Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honor or St. Patrick’s Day and my Irish heritage, I want to share a basic vanilla cupcake recipe with homemade frosting Read More

Overnight Blueberry & Vanilla Oats

Why are the mornings always so crazy hectic?! I literally feel like I’m always scrambling to get out of the door and Read More

4 Ingredient Iced Matcha Latte

I feel like there’s been a big matcha buzz going around.. don’t you agree? Matcha ice cream, matcha cookies, matcha coffees, matcha Read More

Couscous with Flaky Salmon & Feta

I am so ready for Spring for many reasons. The clothes, the sunshine, the flowers and the new recipes I can’t wait Read More

Cinnamon, Chia Pudding

Chia pudding makes for a great breakfast because it is tasty and satisfying. I love incorporating chia seeds into my yogurts and Read More

Cacao, Banana & Date Smoothie

Smoothies are a quick and easy way to consume a healthy breakfast.  Many times, we are so busy in the morning that Read More

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to all of you… spoil your loved ones with these beautiful (healthy) brownies!

10 Day Challenge Approved Taco Skillet Dinner

On the 6th day of the 10 Day Challenge… and it’s been getting a little harder to spruce up lunch and dinner. Read More

Quick & Easy Prosciutto Baked Egg Cups

Since I am currently on the 10 day Challenge which eliminates any carbs, sugar, grains or dairy… I am searching for creative Read More

Who Dat Sausage & Duck Gumbo

Who Dat! The Saints are going to the NFC Championship and I am SOOOO excited. If you know me, you know I Read More

The Ultimate Comfort Meal: Tomato Bisque & Grilled Cheese

PB&J, Meatloaf & mashed potatoes, spaghetti sauce & noodles… there are some food combos that just work so well together. Tomato bisque Read More

Christmas Cookies: Butter & Strawberry Thumbprints

It’s the holiday season! Literally my favorite time of the whole entire year. There’s just something about the Christmas season that I Read More

Immune-Boosting Potato & Carrot Soup

Brrr! It’s getting cold outside and sometimes I feel like the only way to stay warm is by eating a hot, comforting Read More

Oh-So-Good Coq Au Vin

Coq au vin… it’s a dish that I grew up eating because my Mom would cook it at least once a month Read More

Linguine with Shrimp & Clams

Lately, Friday nights have been my “let’s splurge on pasta nights.” I’m pretty sure it’s because the work weeks can be so Read More

Skrimp! It’s What’s For Dinner

Skrimp! It is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with because its super quick and always delicious. I will literally cook Read More

Ultimate Summer Pasta Recipe

This pasta recipe literally requires 15 ingredients but luckily, you can find most of them in the produce section. I absolutely love Read More

New Found Love: Sunchokes

I have found a new love in the produce department: sunchokes. I’ve definitely eaten sunchokes before when dining out and have heard Read More

Orecchiette with Salmon, Arugula & Capers

This recipe is amazing for so many reasons… firstly, it’s delicious and so very simple to cook. Secondly, I really needed something Read More

Rise N’ Shine Omelet Muffins

Breakfast is a must for me. If I don’t eat breakfast, I am starving by 10am and will eat anything in sight. Read More

Crawfish Étouffée – Slap Ya Mama Good

We have transitioned from my favorite holiday seasons to another of of my favorite holiday seasons – Mardi Gras! I love the Read More

Good For Your Gut: Bone Broth

I love the Winter season but it’s also the worst time of the year when it comes to cold/flu season. Everyone around Read More

Pumpkin Cheesecake (Warning: To Die For)

Not having dessert on the holidays is like your favorite book not having a final chapter. It is a must, a closer, Read More

Mushroom, Leek & Gruyere Frittata

Frittatas are one of my favorite breakfast recipes because they are always so yummy and super simple to make. It’s pretty much Read More

Perfect Plum Pudding

Cooking and baking with fruits and vegetables that are in season makes a huge difference. I love going to the grocery store Read More

Favorite: Potato, Fennel and Radish Salad

I love experiencing with new recipes that I usually wouldn’t have thought of myself! For example, Bon Appetit recently put the spotlight Read More

Potato, Sausage & Spinach Hash with Poached Egg & Hollandaise

Breakfast is my favorite thing to cook- especially on the weekends with a big cup of coffee (or mimosa) in hand. Not Read More

Creamy Tarragon Corn, Fried Spinach, and Basted Scallops

Lately, it has seemed like a challenge to get in my kitchen on a week night and cook a good meal. By Read More

Halibut en Papillote with Spicy Chickpeas

Treat yourself with this amazing recipe that is just too beautiful to not snap a picture of before devouring. The baked lemony Read More

Seared Scallops Over Carrot Puree & Wilted Kale

One of the perks of dating/living with a chef, are the amazing meals he creates for me. I was spoiled with this Read More

Healthy & Fresh Couscous Salad

Quick and easy is exactly what most of us look for when it comes to cooking during the work week. It’s hard Read More

Goat Cheese & Mushroom Medley Tart

I recently had to teach a cooking class that was all about easy appetizers and party hors d’oeuvres. This goat cheese and Read More

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy & Glowing

Your skin is your body’s largest organ… but how much do you actually know about it? Do you really know how to Read More

Duck Fat Roasted Potato, Pickled Fennel, and Maple Bacon Breakfast Hash

This is one of the best breakfasts I have ever eaten. Ever! You will definitely want to prepare this for friends and Read More

Savory Bread Pudding with Gruyere & Chives

When people think of bread pudding, they usually think of sweet bread pudding since there is such a variety including chocolate chips, Read More

Fish Tacos with Creamy Slaw and Fiery Salsa

Taco night is probably one of the best dinner nights anyone could have at home! Not only is it inexpensive, easy, and Read More

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Superbowl Sunday is usually all about chips, dip, and fried unhealthy foods. Even though we love some chips and queso, healthy snacks Read More

The Best Chicken Noodle Soup You Will Eat

I think everyone has eaten chicken noodle soup at least one time in their life. Whether it was Campbell’s or a homemade Read More

Everything You Need Breakfast Bowl

A healthy, satisfying breakfast can make the biggest impact on the beginning of the day. I definitely enjoy giving myself a little Read More

Smoked Trout Dip

  This past weekend I got to do something I normally don’t have the time to do:  cook all day. I spent Read More

Cashew, Chicken, and Basil Lettuce Cups

New year, new eating habits! 2017 is going to be my healthiest year yet. I know it won’t be so difficult with Read More

PB&J Christmas Cookies

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. The music, lights, sounds, smells, and who could forget, the cookies, help to Read More

Vanilla Mascarpone & Greek Yogurt with Berry Crumble

You don’t have to be a pastry master to make a simple yet elegant dessert that will always please. This vanilla mascarpone Read More

Steakhouse-Style Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach has always been one of my favorite sides to order if we go to an upscale steak house. Ruth’s Chris, Chicago Read More

Buttery & Salty Homemade Pretzels

  There are a few thing I usually stray away from making in my own kitchen. Like bread, for example. Baking bread Read More

Lamb Bolognese with Egg Pappardelle Noodles

The weather has been cooling down and I’m absolutely loving it. Not only do I get to pull out my fabulous, Fall Read More

Banana Nut Bread with Cookie Butter Swirl

It tastes just as delicious as it sounds. Goodbye Summer, hello Fall. A new season means new recipes, deliciously-smelling kitchens, and more Read More

Orange Sherbert with Candied Orange Peel

I was so adamant on buying an ice cream maker and unfortunately, have only used it a handful of times. I’ve had Read More

Blueberry, Lavender, and Lemon Pancakes

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals but I’m not an eggs and bacon kinda gal. I love the sweet breakfast items Read More

Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout Over Roasted Beet Puree

If you need a simple, healthy recipe that delivers a phenomenal presentation, this is the perfect one. It is #InstagramWorthy.

Seared Shrimp and Scallops Over Pea Puree

  My no carb/no dairy/no sugar diet is still going strong… surprisingly. I have been eating super healthy and to be honest, Read More

Pineapple/Mango Dreamsicle Popsicles

You know Summer is in full bloom when you start sweating in places where you normally don’t sweat. Here in Texas, it Read More

Halibut Fillet Over Carrot Puree with Peas and Shiitake Mushroom

  I absolutely love creating new recipes that turn out to be such a success. This dish looks so classy but the recipe Read More

Blackberry Crumb Cake

For Father’s Day, I baked my Dad a blackberry crumb cake because he sure does love his sweet desserts. I’m not one Read More

Breakfast “Porridge” with Fruit and Nuts

I’m on Day 3 of my no carbs, no dairy, no added sweeteners, no processed grains diet. Let me just say, it Read More

Badass Turkey Burgers with Lemon Caper Aioli

These are quite possibly one of the best burgers I have ever made in my life. The reason why they are so Read More

Crunchy & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

It’s not often I get in the kitchen to bake. I am more of a cook than a baker, but I definitely Read More

Pan Seared Halibut Over Roasted Sweet Potato and Fennel Puree

Finding time to cook can be quite difficult during the busy work week. What’s more, finding the time to cook quick and Read More

Dairy-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

I think I just stumbled upon heaven in a glass. Why did I ever worry that going dairy-free could be a horrible Read More

Pasta with Mushrooms, Sausage, and Basil Cream Sauce

All of my recipe inspiration comes from what I see in restaurants, on social media, and in food magazines. I love jotting Read More

Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts

I remember when I was a kid, my mom or dad would pick up fresh, hot donuts for my brothers and I Read More

Spicy Bison Bolognese

You might be scratching your head… Bison? Bolognese? How does any of this sound appetizing? Let me just tell you- I haven’t Read More

Banana Nut Granola Bars

Let’s get real for a minute- the first day of Spring is March 20. This means that the temperatures will be warming Read More

Orzo with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Cherry Tomatoes

I’m always looking for a delicious, healthy, and quick weeknight recipe I can throw together in a matter of 30 minutes or Read More

Strawberry S’mores Trifles

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I’m sure there are some of you who have already planned out exactly what you and Read More

Shiitake and Shrimp Dumplings

Gyoza dumplings are my favorite thing to order at an Asian restaurant. Either pan-fried or steamed, they are my go-to appetizer. I Read More

Homemade Chicken Broth

One of the best and easiest ways to take your soups, stews, sauces, to the next level is by making and having Read More

Shrimp and Champagne Pasta

My mom and I love to get into the kitchen and cook family dinners and last night was one of the easiest, Read More

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Nutella Icing

This is hands down one of the best things I have EVER baked. Why? Because it is full of flavor, tastes like Read More

Multigrain Banana Pancakes with Maple Almond Syrup

I can’t believe how fast time flies by! Thanksgiving is here and November is coming to an end. I’m already thinking about Read More

Pan Seared Scallops with Festive, Rainbow Quinoa

I cannot believe it is already mid- November and before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then time to hang Read More

Turkey Sausage, Mushroom, and Spinach Lasagna

Lasagna has to be one of the best things to eat, ever. It is tasty, comforting, filling, satisfying… I could go on Read More

Sweet and Spicy Basil Chicken

Cooking with ingredients I normally don’t get to use is so fun and exciting for me. I love experimenting and learning how Read More

Maple and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Candied Almonds and Banana Chips

Baking and pastry normally isn’t my cup of tea, but when it comes to easy, fool-proof desserts like this delicious maple and Read More

Scallops and Kale Salad with Golden Raisins, Pine nuts, and Parmesan

Scallops are one of my favorite under-the-sea creatures. When I was a child, I  disliked scallops and wouldn’t touch anything my mom Read More

Whole Wheat Penne with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Sundried Tomatoes

Cooking a delicious,homemade meal doesn’t have to be time-consuming, difficult, or gourmet. In fact, some of my favorite dishes are the ones Read More

Whole Wheat Penne with Tuna, Capers, and Pepperoncini

I’ve been home visiting my family for the last couple of weeks so I haven’t been able to post as many new Read More

Red Snapper Filet with Fennel, Tomatoes, and Lemon

This is the perfect meal because it requires barely any clean up or preparation. All you will need is parchment paper, a Read More

Fruit and Nut “Smoothie” Bowl

Muesli (pronounced Mus-lee) is starting to become a popular breakfast item. I’m sure you have heard or seen the word frequently but Read More

Mediterranean Pizza with Roasted Vegetables and Homemade Hummus

I feel like a genius! I have created something so delicious, healthy, and have finally found a way to make my favorite Read More

Summer Salad with Pita Crisps, Feta, and Lemon Vinaigrette

If there is one thing I love but can’t always find the best of, it is a salad. Sometimes I will crave Read More

Easy Caprese!

Caprese salad is a classic, Italian salad commonly served as an antipasto or appetizer. It seriously is the easiest salad to make Read More

Cashew/Vanilla Butter and Banana Sandwich

If there is one childhood sandwich I love and will always love, it is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Throw some Read More

Blueberry Mousse

One of my favorite fruits is the blueberry. It is a powerful little fruit that is loaded with several health benefits such Read More

Potato Salad with Sautéed Leeks, Feta, Garlic Chives and Lemon Vinaigrette

Potato salad is a popular, summertime side dish because it is so versatile, pairs well with all proteins, and is simply delicious. Read More

Healthy Stir Fry with Shrimp, Broccoli, and Cashews

Chinese food is often times something we pick up on the way home from a long, hectic day at work. It is Read More

Shrimp, Pinenut, and Pepperoncini Spaghetti

Who doesn’t love Italian food? If you are like me, you are a sucker for anything pasta but try to limit your Read More

Shrimp, Crab, and Avocado Salad with Mango-Lime Vinaigrette

There’s nothing like a delicious and refreshing salad during the hot, summer months. It sure is starting to heat up here in Read More

Banana, Date and Goji Berry Protein Shake

This protein shake might be the best I’ve ever had! I’m not even kidding. It is so sweet, delicious, and filling. If Read More

Cous Cous – Two Deliciously Different Ways

I’ve been experimenting with new recipes lately and so far it has been quite successful. The other day I went into the Read More

Honey and Sage Ice Cream

Making homemade ice cream is such a fun and simple thing to do. You can explore and combine so many different flavors Read More

Smoked Tuna with Orzo Salad and Balsamic Reduction

I get inspiration for new recipes almost everywhere I go. Whether it be work, school, or the grocery store, I am constantly Read More

Very Berry Protein Smoothie

Smoothies are my go-to when I’m feeling blah and unhealthy. I love making a healthy smoothie as a meal replacement and since Read More

Skinny Coconut Shrimp with Thai Basil Rice

I’m always looking for fun, creative recipes that are healthy and make me feel good. It isn’t always easy finding the perfect Read More

Berry and Lavender Sparkler

It’s time to Spring it up with this refreshing, delicious drink. An easy way to give anything a kick of flavor is Read More

Sautéed Juicy Chicken Breast with Pan White Wine Sauce

Chicken can be sketchy. I’ll admit that I do not order chicken the majority of the time I go out to eat Read More

Protein Power Smoothie

Smoothies have started to become my dinner alternative because lately I’ve been eating rather large meals for lunch. Being in culinary school, Read More

Spicy, Cajun Deviled Eggs

Easter is almost here and what’s a better party appetizer than deviled eggs? Take these deviled eggs to the next level by Read More

Orange and Achiote Pork Butt Tacos

My time in culinary school is flying by so fast! We just wrapped up another six weeks period and this one was Read More

Salmon Filet Stuffed with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Bacon Crumbles

Salmon is my favorite fish because it is filling, delicious, and loaded with good-for-you Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s are found Read More

Banana and Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day because it gets your body going by providing it with the energy it needs Read More

Jalapeño, Cheddar Biscuits with Chorizo Gravy

Biscuits and gravy- a traditional, Southern recipe that can be enjoyed at any time of the day because they are that damn Read More

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

What is a better reminder of our childhood than a classic grilled cheese sandwich? Let’s bring those warm, fuzzy memories back but Read More

Easy and Delicious Baked Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes

Shrimp is one of the easiest and fastest things to prepare and cook. This recipe is the perfect, quick-fix weeknight meal packing Read More

One Pan Meal: Paella Valenciana

Paella (pronounced pie-ay-a) is not only a delicious dish to eat but the history of it is quite fascinating. First of all, Read More

Potato Soup with Mussels and Leeks

It’s been very cold all over most of the country- even down here in the South. What’s better than a hot bowl Read More

Raw Cinnamon Brownies

                              I don’t think I have ever met Read More

Bacon Bourbon Brownies

Do these really exist?  Yes, my friends, they certainly do.  Bacon bourbon brownies are exactly what they sound like- chocolatey, gooey brownies Read More

Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ears

If you are looking for a new easy dessert recipe but are tired of doing the usual cookie or cake recipe, this Read More

Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots, Honey, and Lemon Zest

When I was a kid I use to think Brussels sprouts were disgusting.  Now, I am absolutely in love with them and Read More

Braised Rabbit with Pan Mustard Sauce

  This was the first time I have ever cooked and eaten rabbit, and even though rabbits are adorbale, they also taste Read More

Tomato, Kalamata Olive, and Feta Galette

This recipe makes for the easiest appetizer ever.  It’s crunchy, flaky, tangy, and simply delicious. 

Basted Pork Chop with Charcuterie Sauce

There’s nothing like a juicy piece of meat that has been cooked exactly how you like it.  I don’t care what anyone Read More

Goat Cheese and Mushroom Gougeres with Red Pepper Coulis

Culinary school just keeps on getting better and better.  The delicious things we are learning and creating makes me want to go Read More

Chia, Green Tea, and Fruit Smoothie

One of my favorite gifts which I received for Christmas is my brand new Ninja blender.  I have been in desperate need Read More

Baked Shrimp and Fennel with Feta Breadcrumb Topping

This recipe is melt-in-your mouth delicious! There’s just something about the combination of fennel, shrimp and feta which makes this recipe so Read More

New and Improved Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan has to be one of the top 10 comfort foods that people of all ages love.  It’s something simple enough Read More

Chicken In A Sack With Cherry Tomatoes and Haricot Verts

Have you ever eaten out of a brown paper bag?  Well, this recipe will make you feel as if you are doing Read More

Escalope of Salmon with Red Wine Sauce

Salmon is one of my favorites because it is so meaty, filling, and good for you.  Salmon is loaded with omega 3s Read More

Cream Cheese/Blue Cheese Grapes With Toasted Walnuts

This is hands down one of the perfect hors d’oeuvres you can have because it pairs so perfectly with all types of Read More

Classic French Omelet {Video}

Today has been an egg-filled day! Our student productions in school were to cook eggs 12 different ways.  Scramble, fry, boil, baste, Read More

Thai Curried Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Spinach Soup

The weather has been awfully chilly lately and today especially has been cold, cloudy, and rainy. What’s better than a hot bowl Read More

A Refreshing and Delicious Punch of Vitamin C and Fiber

There’s really nothing like a glass of homemade juice! If you have a juice maker at home, you can create just about Read More

Fettuccine with Sautéed Chicken, Mushrooms, and Asparagus

My boyfriend, Taylor, came into town this past weekend and it was great to have him here and enjoy the holiday season Read More

Nutty, Milky, Good-For-You Cookies

It’s the holidays, so everywhere you look and turn are sweet treats and tempting seasonal cookies, chocolates, and cakes you would love Read More

Veggie and Shrimp Pizza with Cauliflower, Garlic Crust

Happy Monday, everyone! Can you believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday? I feel like just the other day I was trying to figure Read More

Pasta E Fagioli

Lately, we have been creating several, delicious pasta recipes in school, and as much as I love pasta, I have to control Read More

Almond Butter, Medjool Dates, and Vanilla Cookies

I have been cursed ever since I can remember.  Cursed with the infamous, selfish, sweet tooth!  I have always craved sweet foods Read More

Baked Vegetable Medley with Parmesan

Today has definitely been one of those long, draining Mondays.  It didn’t really get better until I completed a strenuous, sweaty, hot Read More

Oatmeal and Almond Pancakes

I love Sundays for a plethora of reasons, but the main reason is getting in the kitchen and cooking up a breakfast Read More

French Onion Soup

It officially feels like Fall outside.  The sky has been looking cloudier, the temperatures have dropped, and my Fall-inspired recipes are ready Read More

Basil and Garlic Compound Butter

I told you I was going to post my compound butter recipe, so here it is!  I love this recipe because it Read More

Ratatouille with Goat Cheese, Bread Crumb and Compound Butter Topping

THIS dish right here is the bomb dot com! I randomly threw it together this evening and am so excited to share Read More

Vanilla Raisin Butter

I’ve just recently started making my own compound butter recipes and it is so much fun! You can literally make any flavor Read More

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Red Onion, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Gorgonzola

After combatting a cold for the past 3 days, I forced myself to attend a hot yoga class this afternoon to sweat Read More

A Kefir Breakfast with Berries, Nuts, and Chia Seeds

Looking for a powerful and nutritious breakfast that tastes great?  Look no further because I just ate exactly that! Ever since chia Read More

Mouthgasm Alert: Créme Anglaise

Culinary school just keeps getting better and better.  Today we experimented with several different kinds of sauces and fortunately, we got to Read More

Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Raisins, and Parmesan

Every time I go back home to visit my parents I like to cook for them and show them what I have Read More

Orecchiette With Summer Squash, Capers, and Feta Cheese

  I think you will love this simple and delicious pasta dish because not only is it good for you, it is Read More

A Powerful Breakfast With Satisfying Results

I love to eat breakfast in the mornings, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time to prepare, eat, and then clean up Read More

Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

If you constantly have a sweet tooth like I do, but can’t afford to eat Reece’s Pieces Cups and mint chocolate chip Read More

The Best Chicken Salad You Will Ever Eat

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! I feel as if I have struck gold.  Yesterday in culinary school, Chef taught us how Read More

Artichoke Pasta With Sun-dried Tomatoes and Italian Sausage

This is hands down one of my favorite pasta recipes! I’m not going to say it’s that healthy, but it’s definitely packed Read More

Tips For Crunchy, Delicious Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t love fried chicken?  It is a southern food staple that many of us would love to master.  Our Chef fried Read More

Bow Tie Pasta With Roasted Veggies

I was looking through my recipe book and stumbled upon this delicious creation. I can’t believe I almost forgot about it! If Read More

Sauté v. Suer

Today in school, we learned about braising (le braiser) chicken two different ways.  One way is considered a brown (a brun) braise Read More

Make Ya Own Mayo!

Being in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, we learn so much every day about cooking techniques and making pretty much everything Read More

Brees Cat

Blogging from my big, cozy couch while Bravo Reality TV is playing.  To be exact, I am watching Jersey Belle which has Read More

Sautéed Chicken Tenderloins with Vegetable Medley

I have been trying to eat clean and organic these days, and fortunately, it’s quite easy to do that living while living Read More