Three Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers
With the weather finally getting nice and warm, it was the perfect time to spend the day picnicking in Central Park. Unfortunately, the warmer weather means its time to start shedding the winter fat, so making lunch healthy was a must. The result: turkey burgers stuffed with three cheeses and topped with marinara sauce, pesto sauce, and spinach.
The turkey burg
It’s the end of the school year, meaning multiple end-of-the-year dinners and goodbyes. The first of many of these dinners were with my one and only Broomie, Toni!
For dinner, we made lemon chicken, roasted broccoli, white rice, and cheddar bay biscuits. The chicken breasts were sliced and pounded thin, cooked until juicy and tender, and then smothered with a garlicky, buttery lemon sauce. We to
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Green Beans in Coconut Sauce
This comfort dish puts a new spin on the traditional gnocchi recipe. It’s a little sweeter and lighter in flavor, but just as delicious!
The sweet potato gnocchi is soft and tender, smothered in a creamy coconut sauce and crunchy green beans. Coriander and cumin enhances the sweet flavor of the dish and adds a touch of smokiness. You will lo
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Dessert for breakfast makes for a delicious, sweet start to any morning.
These carrot cake pancakes are loaded with shredded carrots, oatmeal, pecans, coconut, raisins, and spices to create a light, fluffy pancake with various textures.
Drizzled with a sweet cream cheese and caramel drizzle, you will love these pancakes any day of the week.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
1 cup flo
Apple Cheddar Risotto with Spinach and Balsamic Drizzle
Apples and cheddar is already a delicious combination, but adding the spinach and balsamic drizzle creates a new depth of flavor and sweetness that brings this risotto to life.
The sweetness of the apples, spinach, and balsamic drizzle compliments the sharpness of the cheddar cheese. Plus the apples and spinach adds texture to this creamy
Healthier Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
There are some days when I want to enjoy sugary treats, but without the guilt. These cookies a healthier way to satisfy that sweet tooth, but with just as much flavor!
These cookies are soft and chewy and with just the right amount of sweetness. You will love the peanut butter and banana flavors combined with the chunks of chocolate in
Kimchi Fried Rice
Being a college student often means learning how to eat on a tight budget. The easy solution is making fried rice dishes. One of my favorites is Kimchi Fried Rice.
I like to load my fried rice with plenty of vegetables, chicken, and of course, Kimchi!
Best of all, the dish is topped with a fried egg. The yolk runs into the rice, making each spicy, sour, and salty bite even mo
Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn
When I go host parties, I normally serve caramel popcorn for my guests to snack on throughout the night. Though, the only thing that can make caramel popcorn better is adding peanut butter to it.
Homemade caramel popcorn is so easy to make and taste much better than the store bought version, so why not make it at home? The best part is you can control how crispy or c
2 Days Until the Super Bowl: Soy Garlic Chicken Wontons
Serve this asian inspired appetizer at your Super Bowl party and your guests will be delighted by the sweet and spicy flavors of this dish!
These wontons are easy to make and baked, making it a healthy way to snack during the big football game. You will love these wontons, as they are crispy, spicy, and sweet. When we made it, they lasted on
3 Days Until The Super Bowl: Chocolate Pizza
There is always pizza at every Super Bowl party, so why not enjoy it as a dessert for once?
Don’t worry, there’s no tomato sauce here. We topped a thick, fluffy pizza crust with creamy peanut butter, sliced bananas, shredded coconut, semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, and marshmallows and toasted it to perfection.
You will love the layers of textur
4 more days until the Super Bowl: Loaded Baked Mac n’ Cheese
Who doesn’t love mac n’ cheese? Especially when covered in a crispy and cheesy breadcrumb topping and then baked to perfection!
Loaded with bacon, spinach, mushrooms, and plenty of cheddar cheese, this mac n’ cheese recipe will be a hit at your next party! Each bite is filled with creamy cheddar sauce, tender pasta, meaty bacon bits, an
Join me on my countdown to the Super Bowl! Come back everyday for a new recipe that you can enjoy while watching the biggest football game of the year!
Countdown to the Super Bowl
5 more days! Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Twists
Spinach and artichoke dip is a classic appetizer for the Super Bowl, so why not combine it with cheese twists? Not only are these c
Gooey Red Velvet Brownies with Nutella and Cookies and Cream
I’m not sure if it’s the hint of cocoa, the moistness, or the vibrant red color, but making something “red velvet” flavored adds decadence to an already delicious treat.
You will love these fudgy, moist, and gooey brownies. To add even more decadence, there is Nutella and cookies and cream bars mixed into the batter.
The Nutella and
Chicken and biscuits is a southern classic, but I’ve decided to add a twist by using chicken florentine and topping it with cheddar bay biscuits.
The chicken florentine is shredded chicken in a rich, creamy sauce filled with spinach, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese. I top the stew with cheesy, cheddar biscuits and then bake it until the biscuits are golden brown.
You will love how creamy the chic
Bananas and peanut butter is a classic combination, so why not enjoy it as a sandwich?
Add in coconut, caramel, and more bananas, and you will love all the different textures and layers of flavors of this sandwich. Each bite is filled with the crunch from the coconut, creamy peanut butter, and rich, sweet caramel sauce. This sandwich makes for the perfect afternoon treat.
Banana Bread Paninis
Chicken and mashed potatoes is a classic combination perfect for any day of the year. I decided to change up this old-time favorite by exchanging white potatoes for sweet potatoes, using pecans and coconut to bread the chicken, and smothering everything in a creamy coconut sauce.
Coconut is incorporated into every element, combining all the different flavors of each component to create one, cohe
Who doesn’t love croissants and red velvet cake? These croissants combine the buttery, light textures of croissants with the flavors of red velvet cake. Add in the chocolate filling and the cream cheese drizzle, and you have a sinful, decadent red velvet croissant.
These croissants are dangerous. You will find it difficult to eat only one. They are tangy, moist, and buttery. These treats
Okay, so if you haven’t noticed, I LOVE making cake balls. I mean, they’re easier to make than building and decorating a pretty cake, but just as delicious! I figured since I had to make a mango cake for new years, I might as well make mango cake balls. This dessert was incredibly moist and had just the right sweet mango flavor to it.
Mango Velvet Cake
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
As the spring semester is slowly approaching and my time back home is coming to an end, the groceries that I bought over the break need to be used before I leave. I opened my fridge to find an unopened package of cauliflower, so I decided to make cauliflower fritters. But at the same time, I was craving Kimchi. Instead of making Kimchi vegetable fried rice, I opted for a more unusual dish: Caulif
If there was one food I could live off of for the rest of my life, it would be s’mores. I love the gooey chocolate, the crunch from the graham crackers, and the sticky marshmallows oozing out. If you are a s’mores lover, then this pie is for you!
With its graham cracker crust, milk chocolate layer, white chocolate layer, and toasted marshmallow topping, you will love this pie than th
My favorite waffle toppings are Spekuloos and Nutella, so why not make this combination into a cookie? And for those of you who don’t know what Spekuloos is, it is a delicious gingerbread cookie spread. If you don’t have Spekuloos, you can easily substitute in creamy peanut butter instead.
You will love how easy these cookies are to make. They require only a few ingredients and can
After making my pizzas a couple nights ago, I needed to use up the leftover pizza dough. I looked through my fridge and found chicken, apples, and sweet potato. Thus, these sweet potato buns were born!
The bread has a slight sweet potato flavor but the star of the dish is the apple chicken filling. The apple BBQ sauce is sweet, has a slight kick to it, and has chunks of apple, carrots, and pepp
Who doesn’t love pizza? You can add as many toppings as you want, making it a dish that can please anyone, no matter how picky the eater. Today, I was craving ricotta, chicken, mushrooms, and spinach.
But I didn’t want the traditional pizza with tomato sauce. Instead, I traded out the tomato sauce for vodka sauce, and topped the pizza with a cracked egg.
An egg?? I know, it sounds
When I was deciding what to make for dinner, originally I was planning on cooking tilapia with sweet peppers. But when I opened the freezer and saw frozen mangoes, I wanted to incorporate them into my dish. Add in coconut rice, and the result is a light, sweet, and simple dinner fit for any night of the week!
While I loved the coconut rice and the slightly spiced tilapia, it was the peppers and m
I’m currently going through my french toast and pancakes phase, so I’ve decided to “french toast” as many different foods and dishes as I can. This morning, I made french toast out of Pan de Sal, a Filipino staple. My parents load up on these sweet rolls whenever they visit a Filipino store, so my fridge was filled with plenty of them!
Instead of using the normal egg and milk custard for this fre
I’ve had a very sugary week, so I needed a break from all the sweets and craved for a more savory brunch instead. One of my favorite brunch dishes is theCroque Madame - a French ham and cheese sandwich, topped with a cheese sauce and a sunny side up egg. Because I felt the need to make french toast, I decided to add my own twist to this classic sandwich by battering the sandwich and cooking it in
I love chili, but I’m very intolerant towards spicy foods. Fortunately, my favorite chili recipe is sweet with a slight kick to it. I decided to give it a little bit of a makeover by using lean ground chicken instead of beef as well as reducing the number of ingredients required, making preparation a little bit easier.
1 pound lean ground chicken or turkey
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Time for some seriously delicious stuff. Sometimes I crave something really sweet for breakfast, and today I ate just that: banana bread french toast topped with Nutella and caramel.
I found some banana bread in our fridge that was given to my family as a gift, so I decided to make some french toast out of it. Then I found some Nutella in our pantry, and I knew that was the only topping that woul
I think I found a pancake recipe thats not only easier to make than using pancake mix, but one that’s much healthier, all thanks to Undressed Skeleton! Her 3-ingredient banana pancakes are amazing and simple! I decided to add my own twist by adding oatmeal for texture and some cinnamon. Plus, I topped it off with a peanut butter yogurt topping that pairs well with the pancakes and maple syrup!
When I want something that is light and sweet, Pavlovas satisfy my cravings. Pavlovas are fluffy on the inside, but crispy on the outside. The almost marshmallowy texture is paired with a whipped cream and strawberry topping. This is the perfect for the summertime, or when you want something light after a heavy meal.
Pavlova with Strawberries and Cream
4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Time for my favorite pre-workout meal: tuna salad sandwiches. I love tuna salad, but it’s not exactly the best thing to eat when packed with all that fattening mayo. Before I exercise, I love eating this healthier version, packed with just enough protein and carbs to get you through that tough workout.
1 (3oz) can chunk light tuna drained
2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of garl
If there are two desserts I absolutely love, its chocolate cake and flan; so what can get better than combining the two into one dessert - ChocoFlan! When my cousin first introduced me to this decadent dessert, I just had to try it.
You will love this cake as much as I did. The chocolate cake was incredibly moist but light and contrasted well with the rich flan. This recipe is definitely one of m
Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods; it’s filling, has great texture, and can be flavored into anything you want it to be. This morning, I was craving something light but creamy, so I made myself a bowl of strawberries and cinnamon oatmeal. I not only love strawberries and milk together, but adding the cinnamon helps keep my sweet tooth under control for the day, plus it pairs extremely well wit
I was in Lexington this weekend visiting a friend, and we decided to go to Walmart to do some “people watching” (we were obviously bored). Since we were there, we decided to buy some food to make a dessert. Now, my friend is a GENIUS and was craving crepes, so he bought strawberries, bananas, and vanilla ice cream.
While waiting in line to pay, he exclaimed, “LET’S ADD BOOZE TO THE CREPES!” (hence
First, I have to say that mangoes are my ABSOLUTE favorite fruit, so I was excited when my mom asked me to make a mango cake for our New Years dinner. Normally, I would make a chocolate cake, but we decided to change it up a bit this year. I found this “yellow” velvet cake recipe (thanks to Cooking Fever), and decided to adapt my mango cake recipe to theirs!
My biggest challenge was finding the p
I normally don’t eat salad. Even when I was vegan I still almost never ate salads, but my mom made this salad for our Christmas dinner and it was probably the best salad I have ever had before, and there was no meat in it either! It was sweet, crunchy, and satisfying.
Apple Walnut Raspberry Salad
1 red delicious apple, cored and diced
1 package mixed salad greens
1/2 package garlic croutons
It’s funny seeing what you come up with when you realize you’re missing an important ingredient halfway through the cooking process. For me and my cousins, we realized we were missing the bacon. So what did we resort to? The corned beef that was sitting on our kitchen counter. And I have to admit, these were still really delicious.
We made these gyozas for Christmas and they were one of the first