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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Cookie Bars actually are healthy, although they don’t taste it! Made with no refined sugar (thank you maple syrup for the sweetness) and only 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. The majority of these bars is nut butter (I used almond) and oats! See, […]

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. […]

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

I love a traditional cut out sugar cookies with a good icing or frosting on top just as much as the next person. But, dare I say, these Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are so good they don’t even need icing. Yes, you read that right. […]

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

December is here which means a key component of my diet is Christmas cookies. A couple of days before Christmas, my mom and I have a tradition of baking batches and batches of holiday cookies to eat and share. But, I don’t wait until the […]

Jalapeño Chicken Chili

Jalapeño Chicken Chili

This simple Jalapeño Chicken Chili is just as easy as it is healthy. A slight kick from the jalapeños and salsa verde with a hint of freshness from the lime juice. The perfect chili to wake you up this fall and winter. Just the right […]

Extra Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Extra Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Is there anything more fun and comforting than pancakes on a weekend morning?  Before you answer that. Let’s get more specific. Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Saturday Morning. Still in your pajamas. Maybe its even snowing outside? You with me? I’ve never been one to snub […]

Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Ah, Fall. The weather cools down and a sense of coziness starts to creep in. With the chillier temps and cozier mood, I tend to embrace my homebody tendencies more and more. I feel less guilty about a lazy weekend morning where I stay in […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a staple recipe you need in your arsenal. A warm and comforting soup with Mexican-inspired flavors. Slight smokiness from the fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and spices. And just the right amount of kick from the cayenne pepper and diced […]

Chili Lime Tilapia

Chili Lime Tilapia

Chili Lime Tilapia is your weeknight dinner solution. Tilapia fillets are glazed with an easy chili lime marinade and then baked for just 12 minutes. A perfect, quick weeknight dinner for two. After a long day at work, you just want to get dinner on […]