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Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

I’ve got your one-pot meal or meal prep covered. Warm, comfort food may not be the go-to in the summer. But you know what is? Not heating up the kitchen with the stove or oven. Enter your Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot). I love how easy […]

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Quiche

I love quiche. It’s one of those rare dishes that is perfect for any time of day. Breakfast? Obvious great choice. Brunch with mimosas? The perfect dish to impressive your friends. Lunch or dinner? Absolutely! There are endless quiche filling options – cheese, meats, veggies, […]

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Healthy Cucumber Salad

Summertime means the calendar is filled with barbecues, cookouts, block parties, pool parties you name it. It is the season of gathering with friends and family and eating outside. Because I know at least here in the Midwest, we EARN our warm weather. So gosh […]

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Is there ever such a thing as too many Slow Cooker recipes? Especially ones that are essentially dump and go? I think not. Chuck Roast cooks low and slow in the crockpot and results in a tangy, slightly spicy, shredded Italian Beef that your family […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

There’s a reason that pasta salad is a summertime, cookout, block party go-to. No heating up your kitchen, takes just minutes to toss together, and is best served straight from the fridge. Where could you go wrong? I love making this Italian Pasta Salad for […]

Easy Sesame Chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken

I. Love. Takeout. I really do. And my GO-TO is Chinese Takeout. Is there anything more satisfying than eating Sesame Chicken straight out of the takeout container while watching the 4th episode of the Netflix show you just started that day… (I know you’ve been […]

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of delicious granola options at the grocery store. BUT, do you know how easy it is to make homemade granola make yourself? And then you can customize with your favorites. Combine your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maybe […]

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad

Pasta salads are the ultimate entertaining food. Easy to make a BIG batch to feed a crowd and can often be made ahead. I’m sold. But, some pasta salads can feel heavy. Not this Shrimp Orzo Salad. The fresh herbs, cucumber, and shrimp make it […]

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Salsa

I will never be ashamed about eating store bought salsa. There is always a MINIMUM of 2-3 varieties in my fridge/pantry at all times. Chunky, smooth, mango, black bean, I like them all. BUT, there is something extra special about making your own salsa. And […]

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Recreate your favorite Indian takeout meal with this easy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. Indian cooking can be intimidating to first timers. But, don’t be! Once you have a few staple spices in your pantry, you’ll find yourself making it more and more. And this Butter […]

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

I’ve always loved desserts in bar form for several reasons. And these Chocolate Shortbread Bars are no exception. It’s quicker. No scooping cookie dough onto baking sheets. Easy to transport in the baking dish. Can get fancy with layering with very little effort! These bars […]

Sticky Asian Meatballs

Sticky Asian Meatballs

These Sticky Asian Meatballs are nice and saucy, slightly sweet, and easy to make! You can roll these as big or as small as you’d like. They’re perfect as a main course served with a side or rice and some steamed veggies. Or, roll them […]

Healthy Pork Egg Roll Soup

Healthy Pork Egg Roll Soup

Pork Egg Roll Soup brings all the yummy, Asian flavors of egg rolls with none of the fried guilt! Cabbage soup is one of my favorite options when I want something healthy, comforting, yet very filling. Not to mention that cabbage soup is affordable to […]

Easy, No-Bake Cereal S’mores Bars

Easy, No-Bake Cereal S’mores Bars

These Cereal S’Mores Bars honestly can’t be beat. I’m talking gooey, sticky, crunchy, just a few ingredients, and no baking needed. Need I really say more? There is something about cereal based desserts that brings you back to childhood. But trust me, these S’mores Bars […]

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

15-Minute Sesame Noodles

Need a quick dinner? 15-Minute Sesame Noodles to the rescue. In less time than it takes for you to cook up some pasta, you can mix up an easy asian-inspired, sesame sauce. Even better, I always have the sauce ingredients on hand! No last minute […]