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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These cookies ??? I first tried them a few years ago and have been obsessed ever since. My friend makes them for various occasions like birthdays and holidays and everyone fights to make sure we all get a few before they disappear. I’ll let you in on a little secret. They’re made with cake mix. So: They’re …

Kiss Me I’m Irish Martini

I know you’re out there. Someone who doesn’t like green beer or Guinness or Bailey’s or Jameson, but still loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This is the perfect alternative for you. Pineapple juice, coconut rum, and melon liqueur all combined to make that great green drink. Whether you can’t have beer or just don’t like …

Lemon Dill Garlic Butter Salmon

As a kid, I wasn’t a huge salmon fan. Something about the fishiness and the grey flaky skin always freaked me out when my mom served it to me. It was definitely one of those things I dreaded when she said that’s what was for dinner. If she had served me this salmon that’s drenched …

Quick Teriyaki Shrimp and Asparagus

This Teriyaki Shrimp and Asparagus is one of those recipes that is perfect for those busy weeknights. Throw a few ingredients together in a pan, make a sauce, and call it done. Not to mention it makes great leftovers to take to work to next day too. ? Traditional teriyaki sauce is typically a combination of …

Egg Bhurji

Egg Bhurji is an Indian styled scrambled eggs that consists of vegetables like red onion and peppers and Indian spices like garam masala. It’s typically served with roti, but I paired it with some basmati rice. Who doesn’t want what is essentially veggie fried rice in the morning? If you’re looking for something outside of your normal …

Maple Cayenne Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is probably my favorite food of the winter, but I’ll be honest, I can only eat butternut squash soup so many times in one season. I finally decided it was time to venture out of my squash soup ways. The nuttiness and sweetness of the squash goes great with a similar sauce that I’ve …

Oscar Night Snacks: Copycat Moose Munch & a Red Carpet Cocktail

Oscars night is one of my favorites of the award show season just for the pure glitz and glamour of the entire event. The celebrities look gorgeous and are probably really hungry… while I’m in sweats and munching on this AMAZING copycat Moose Munch and sipping on my Red Carpet cocktail debating on which dress …

Paella Inspired Shrimp and Chorizo Dish

This Shrimp and Chorizo dish is perfect for when you want all of the flavors of a paella, but not enough time to do it. It’s totally enough to impress all your friends too and easy enough to do after work. A paella usually has a toasted layer of rice on the bottom of the …

Pork Ramen

Living in a small town doesn’t bode well when you’re craving something like ramen. Usually I’d end up making Chicken flavored Top Ramen and hope that one day a ramen place would open up around here. Then I took it into my own hands. I was going to attempt an authentic ramen. I did a …

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls

These Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls have been a staple in my house for years. My mom always requests them anytime we have a party in our neighborhood or host an event at our house. They’re aren’t terribly hard to put together, but it requires some work to wrap all of the egg rolls. Once you …