Course: Main Dish

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

This pasta recipe is creamy, comforting, and even slightly romantic food at its finest. In the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta, you can make the easy mushroom cream sauce. If you’re looking for a meal that’s on the lighter side, keep […]

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

I was late to the kimchi train. I don’t think I tried it for the first time until my senior year in college. But oh boy, did the experience change me. It’s a staple in my fridge now and recipes like this make me glad. […]

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad is such an easy, fresh, colorful, and healthy recipe to have in your back pocket. I love it for meal prep lunches because it can be eaten cold straight from the fridge. It’s super fast to make! In less time than it […]

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Healthy Chicken Tenders – Air Fryer or Oven

Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am and always will be obsessed with chicken fingers, tenders, and nuggets. Fun fact: in college (although I did cook for myself often), frozen chicken nuggets were one of my favorite pre or post bar fuel snacks. And I may have […]

Sweet Potato Pork Stew – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker!

Sweet Potato Pork Stew – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker!

Are you more a soup or stew person? Or do you not discriminate against a warm, comforting bowl of either? When I’m feeling under the weather and looking for something light, I am totally team soup. BUT, when it’s -15 degrees outside, I’m wearing pajamas […]

Simple Marinara Sauce

Simple Marinara Sauce

Don’t get me wrong, my pantry always has a jar or two of marinara sauce in stock. And I will never be ashamed about reaching for a jar. But sometimes you’re craving a little more and want to put a little love into your meal. […]

Sesame-Ginger Slaw Salad

Sesame-Ginger Slaw Salad

This Sesame-Ginger Slaw Salad is the perfect light yet filling meal. Extra colorful from the red cabbage, carrots, and zucchini, but made extra flavorful from our Sesame-Ginger Dressing. I add chicken for protein and to make this a complete meal. But, you could absolutely omit […]

Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

Is there anything more comforting than a big bowl of spaghetti? I love a perfect bolognese that simmers for hours just as much as the next person. But, sometimes it’s 5pm and I’m just plain hangry. Enter, my go-to Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce. This sauce […]

Cheesy One-Pot Taco Pasta

Cheesy One-Pot Taco Pasta

Ooey, gooey, and cheesy. Three of the best words to describe a recipe. Oh, and don’t forget easy and simple. Cheesy One-Pot Taco Pasta hits all of these. An easy ground beef recipe that satisfies your taco AND pasta cravings! I love how this simple […]