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Small Batch Triple Layer Skor Bars

Small Batch Triple Layer Skor Bars

It put it simply, small batch triple layer skor bars are an indulgence to the third degree. They start with a cookie base that is covered in sweet condensed milk and topped with melted chocolate and skor toffee pieces –  this desert wins gold, silver […]

Nonna’s Wedding Lemon Cookies

Nonna’s Wedding Lemon Cookies

Nonna’s wedding lemon cookies are the perfect spring-summer cookies. They are deliciously tangy, have a great dense texture, and are not overly sweet! Perfect for your afternoon tea and royal wedding viewing! HEY!!! Oh boy, I am super excited to break my month long blogging […]

The Best Oatmeal Muffins

The Best Oatmeal Muffins

The best oatmeal muffins are super moist and yummy. Packed with raspberries and/or other fruits, they are easy to make and are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack! Yes, these oatmeal muffins really are THE BEST! When I was younger, my mom used to make […]

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad is packed with classic Mediterranean flavors: orzo, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and feta are coated in a yummy olive oil, lemon and oregano vinaigrette. This pasta salad is fast, fresh, quick and keeps well for easy side dishes or main lunches – […]

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken is a flavor explosion recipe! It’s simple and easy, topped with yummy crunchy peanuts and green onions, AND your slow cooker or multicooker does all the work! As a kid, we never had or used a slow cooker or crockpot […]

Mason Jar Asian Soup

Mason Jar Asian Soup

Mason Jar Asian Soups are the perfect packed lunch! Easy to put together, customizable with your favorite ingredients and much healthier than store-bought noodle bowls! You’ll be owning lunchtime with these! Have I told you I love soup? Well, I LOVE SOUP!!! Soup is usually […]

Chinese Broccoli Beef

Chinese Broccoli Beef

Quick and easy Chinese Broccoli Beef! A great weeknight recipe, portioned for two and easily scaled, and full of saucy goodness! Aka. PERFECTION! I guess you can say I’ve been on a bit of a Chinese food kick recently. A couple weeks ago I went […]

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Is bigger really better?! For this Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, it definitely is! Baked in a cast iron skillet this cookie has a gooey, melt in your mouth, center and a crispy edge – the best of both cookie worlds! For the love a good […]

Black Bean Chicken Stir Fry

Black Bean Chicken Stir Fry

Black Bean Chicken Stir Fry is the answer to livening up weeknight meals! It’s quick and delicious. It brings new flavors to the table: fermented black beans, YOU DA BOMB! It can serve two, can easily be doubled for more, and it’s great for lunch! […]

Small Batch Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Small Batch Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Small Batch Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip is perfect for a small get together with friends or a date night in watching movies! It’s a dip that won’t let you down, because of two great ingredients: caramelized onions and, of course, bacon! My thoughts about this […]

Lighter Caesar Salad Dressing

Lighter Caesar Salad Dressing

Easy and healthier/lighter caesar salad dressing is everything you want in a caesar dressing: tangy, salty, umami, peppery, lemony, creamy… whip some up for the week and use it on everything! I believe caesar salads, especially caesar salad dressings, are THE gateway salad to a […]

Creamy Bacon Chickpea Soup

Creamy Bacon Chickpea Soup

Creamy Bacon Chickpea Soup is a warm comforting soup starring the smokiness of BACON! It’s a take on the French Canadian traditional pea soup, plus it only takes 25 minutes to make and 5 ingredients!!! Ahhhhhhh soup. Soup is probably one of my favorite things […]

15 Minute Pressure Cooker Risotto Milanese

15 Minute Pressure Cooker Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese is already divine, but making it in 15 minutes makes it godly!!! 15 Minute Pressure Cooker Risotto Milanese is perfect as a side dish letting you focus on other aspects of a meal, and it’s great as a main dish as well! Super […]

Spicy Garlic Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Garlic Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Garlic Pork Lettuce Wraps are the answer to a quick – 30 minute and it’s ready – weeknight meal for two… or more! Plus, even if you are just two, it’s fun to build your meal together at the table! Happy New Year!!! I […]