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Parmesan Pesto Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Parmesan Pesto Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

You guys! Let me tell you about pasta that isn’t actually pasta. I know, it’s New Year’s Eve and you’ve decided you’re never eating pasta again. That’s totally fine because I’ve got a solution for you and you’re gonna love it because it solves so […]

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Spoiled. The word most people would use to describe my pup. And she is, but when it comes to what I feed her, I have some seriously good reasons. Check out my recipes for slow cooker dog food if you haven’t already, I feed my […]

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

At this point my pooch’s diet is entirely made up of homemade food and she couldn’t be happier! If you want to read about why I started making my dog’s food for her, you can read about that here and check out the first recipe […]

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Despite my family’s best efforts, I am not a “meat and potatoes” girl. To my wallet’s dismay, I’m more of lobster or filet and steamed veggie lady ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sigh. I do my best to combine the two worlds, and here’s just one of those ways […]

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

I know, ya’ll are going to think I’m crazy. Hear me out. I spend approximately 7.86% of my life complaining about how expensive it is to have a dog. Especially one that needs professionally groomed, and frequently, because she sheds minimally and her fur gets […]

Garlic Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Garlic Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Who doesn’t love chicken thighs? They are a staple in my home because they are easy to cook, low in calories, and always turn out tasty! I’m usually selecting boneless/skinless to cut calories and cook time, but I’ll be honest, they retain more flavor when […]

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

I can’t get enough beef tenderloin- I’d have it weekly if I could afford to! It’s always delicious and so hard to screw up. I typically prefer my beef and pork done “medium” but beef tenderloin tastes perfect almost any way and I find I […]

My Quick and Simple “Best-Ever” Chicken Parmesan

My Quick and Simple “Best-Ever” Chicken Parmesan

I’ve been making this recipe for years…. when I say years, I mean like, 6 years. But, to my credit, I’m only 26 and the age of 20 was when I really started cooking. To date, this is my go-to, my absolute best. At least […]

Japanese Noodle Bowl

Japanese Noodle Bowl

Eating healthy doesn’t always mean dinner is grilled chicken and asparagus. This year, I’ve been trying to expand my culinary vault. When browsing recipes and preparing ideas I’ve noticed a personal trend towards “healthenizing” (completely made-up word for modifying “unhealthy” recipes so that they are […]

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo

This recipe is a yummy way to change up your usual taco routine. It’s full of fresh nutritious ingredients and is perfect for the spring and summer season. I’m all for anything that requires the grill and this one does not disappoint! Grilled Chicken Tacos […]

Break out the Grill! Steak Salads

Break out the Grill! Steak Salads

Here in the Northeast we had 1 sunny day and temps were above freezing so that meant I broke out the grill! The weather was just perfect enough to remind me to keep hangin’ on, nicer days are coming ๐Ÿ˜‰ This “recipe” is one of […]

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini Rice

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini Rice

  This one was inspired by a “what can I do with the random ingredients I have laying around” moment. The chicken portion is modified by a recipe in one of my “cooking light” specials. It turned out really great. It’s super fresh and doesn’t […]

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Dijon Sauce and Garlicky Asparagus

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Dijon Sauce and Garlicky Asparagus

This is one of my own creations – Simple, relatively easy, and – as always – low calorie. I love it, it tasted perfect – like something you’d get at a restaurant. I chose beef tenderloin because it’s a TENDER yet semi-lean cut. When cooked […]

Pork Chops with Zucchini and Feta

Pork Chops with Zucchini and Feta

Here’s another delicious option adapted from the wonderful Melissa D’Arabian I have this one tagged as a summer recipe BUT there were some pretty nice looking zucc’s at the grocery store this week so I decided to whip up this meal. I modified this one […]

Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

I’ve been sick for the last few days and today was one of those “I’d rather starve to death than cook” days. (Ok, feel free to roll your eyes, let’s get real, I’m not about to starve to death if I miss a meal…. maybe […]

Thai Beef Noodle Bowls

Thai Beef Noodle Bowls

This recipe is adapted from Betty Crocker’s 1500 Calorie a Day Cookbook It works well as a lunch or dinner meal- this last week I had it for both. It’s light, with fresh flavors but still packs in some protein and leaves you feeling full. […]

Caesar Chicken and Side Salad

Caesar Chicken and Side Salad

This recipe is laughable – it’s a deconstructed Caesar salad. I use it to fool people into thinking they aren’t eating a salad for DINNER. Let me explain: The chicken is marinated in Caesar dressing (I use Panera Bread’s Caesar dressing because I reallllllly like […]

Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Lime-garlic Asparagus

Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Lime-garlic Asparagus

I know I’ve recently posted another shrimp and asparagus recipe on here, and I promise my tastes and meals are more diverse. I have about 100 other recipes I could post but I just made this one tonight and was too excited about it to […]