Monthly Archives: January 2017

Make Your Own Taco Bar

A Make Your Own Taco Bar takes the hassle out of cooking while hosting a party & guests will love it! It’s perfect for Superbowl, birthday parties & more!

A Make Your Own Taco Bar takes the hassle out of cooking while hosting a party & guests will love it! It's perfect for Superbowl, birthday parties & more!

For as many years as I can remember, hosting a Super Bowl party has been a tradition at my house.

Since I love everything game day, from the game itself, to the commercials, to the delicious dips, chips and tacos that come with it, throwing a Super Bowl party has always seemed like the natural thing to do!

While I love to cook, (I think that’s pretty obvious by the whole food blogger thing! ūüėČ ) I don’t want to miss out on the touchdowns, puppy commercials or half time show by being in the kitchen all day, that’s why I started hosting the “Make Your Own Taco Bar” at my Superbowl Parties a few years ago.

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Nutella Rice Krispie Treat Footballs

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are a deliciously easy dessert, make them football shaped for game day parties or Superbowl Sunday!

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats are a deliciously easy dessert, make them football shaped for game day parties or Superbowl Sunday!

What’s better than combining a favorite childhood treat¬†with creamy hazelnut spread? Taking that delicious combination and making it into cute football shaped snacks!

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Honey Mustard Buffalo Meatballs

These Honey Mustard Buffalo Meatballs are sweet, hot & tangy! They’re perfect as a game day or party appetizer, or served on rolls as meatball subs!

 These Honey Mustard Buffalo Meatballs are sweet, hot & tangy! They're perfect as a game day or party appetizer, or served on rolls as meatball subs!

The Superbowl is just 9 days away, time to get that game day menu ready, and I have just the meatball recipe to WOW your friends at this years party!

Last weekend I tested out these buffalo meatballs on my friends that came over to watch the NFL Playoffs, and needless to say they was a huge hit, like “I’m glad I grabbed one before they were gone in 60 seconds” type of hit!¬†¬† Read the full post here!

Thai Peanut Chicken Naan Pizza

This easy naan pizza recipe is made in under 30 minutes with Thai peanut chicken, red onion, pineapple & mozzarella for a delicious combination of flavors!

This easy naan pizza recipe is made in under 30 minutes with Thai peanut chicken, red onion, pineapple & mozzarella for a delicious combination of flavors!

Naan, naan, naan, I seriously can’t get enough naan in my life!

From La-Naan-A¬†(yes, that’s lasagna made with garlic naan – life changing!), to Indian Naan Tacos, to Naan Pizza Rolls, I will pretty much find any way I can to eat more of¬†this delicious¬†Indian Flatbread!

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29 Minute Spaghetti Sauce

Ditch the store-bought jar for this easy spaghetti sauce recipe, made in under 30 minutes! It’s delicious, gluten free & vegan!

Ditch the store-bought jar for this easy spaghetti sauce recipe, made in under 30 minutes! It's delicious, gluten free & vegan!

I’ve been making this spaghetti sauce for years to toss with pasta, top chicken parmesan and spread over¬†pizza, so I decided it was about time it got it’s own blog post!

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Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These PF Chang’s copycat turkey lettuce wraps,¬†made in only 15 minutes,¬†are prepared with lean ground turkey, making them a healthy & gluten free option!¬†

These PF Chang's copycat turkey lettuce wraps, made in only 15 minutes, are prepared with lean ground turkey, making them a healthy & gluten free option!

If you’ve ever been to a PF Chang’s, there’s a 99.9% chance, you’ve had their famous lettuce wraps!

While I don’t frequent many chain restaurants, (I’m lucky to have so many amazing local options in San Diego!) I do have to say that I don’t mind a little PF Chang’s every once in a while, some Chicken Lettuce Wraps, followed by Sweet & Sour Chicken,¬†delish! But, I also love being able to make these recipes at home for a little less money and a lot less calories!

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Thai Peanut Sauce

Whether you drizzle it over buddha bowls, add it to pizza or toss it with noodles, this easy 10 minute Thai Peanut Sauce recipe is sure to be a hit!

Whether you drizzle it over buddha bowls, add it to pizza or toss it with noodles, this easy 10 minute Thai Peanut Sauce recipe is sure to be a hit!

This is one of those recipes I’ve been making for years,¬†but it’s never had it’s own blog post. Until today, that is!

I’ve used this Thai Peanut Sauce as a side for dipping, to drizzle over¬†recipes and to toss with recipes!

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Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Chicken

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

For the last two years, this Butternut Squash & Apple Bruschetta Recipe has been one of the most popular on the blog. It’s easy to make, so flavorful and also one of my favorite recipes ever!

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Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe is easy to prep in only 10 minutes & given a deliciously spicy kick with the addition of Sriracha!

This Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe is easy to prep in only 10 minutes & given a deliciously spicy kick with the addition of Sriracha!

So far 2017 has been the year of rain in San Diego! It seems like for two weeks straight, I’ve moved from San Diego to Seattle. But I’m not complaining, this cold, rainy weather gives me the perfect¬†excuse to stay inside, eat soup for every meal and spend hours on Pinterest!

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Roasted Red Pepper Turkey Bolognese

Roasted red peppers add a delicious flavor to this healthy Turkey Bolognese recipe, serve over spaghetti or with zucchini noodles for a gluten free meal.

Roasted red peppers add a delicious flavor to this healthy Turkey Bolognese recipe, serve over spaghetti or with zucchini noodles for a gluten free meal.

With a new year, comes new years resolutions to eat healthier. For me, one of the best ingredients to keep in the fridge to stay healthy is Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. ¬†It’s loaded with protein and low in fat and calories, making it a great choice for substituting ground beef in recipes like tacos, meatballs,¬†chili¬†and¬†bolognese!

This turkey bolognese has only 272 calories and 5 grams fat per serving, while it boasts 31 grams of protein per serving. (This recipe makes 4 servings!) The sauce can be served with traditional pasta, or switch it up and serve the sauce over roasted spaghetti squash or sautéed zucchini noodles to keep it low carb and gluten free!

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Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

Roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa are topped with delicious Thai peanut sauce in this healthy, gluten free & vegan buddha bowl recipe!

Roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa are topped with delicious Thai peanut sauce in this healthy, gluten free & vegan buddha bowl recipe!

While 2016 was the year that the Wall Street Journal claimed “Bowls Are The New Plates“, the bowl trend isn’t going anywhere according to the “Pinterest 100” naming Buddha Bowls one of the Top 10 Food Trend Predictions of 2017!

So what exactly is a Buddha Bowl? It’s a healthy bowl filled with a whole grain, such as brown rice or quinoa, raw and cooked veggies, such as sweet potatoes, broccoli or cauliflower and¬†topped with a healthy sauce or dip, such as hummus, peanut sauce or pesto.

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Jerk Chicken Fajitas

Give your chicken fajitas a taste of the Caribbean with this tasty recipe for Jerk Chicken Fajitas, made in only 15 minutes for an easy weeknight dinner!

Give your chicken fajitas a taste of the Caribbean with this tasty recipe for Jerk Chicken Fajitas, made in only 20 minutes for an easy weeknight dinner!

It’s been almost 3 months since our trip to Jamaica,¬†and I’m still dreaming of the¬†Jerk Chicken we ate every afternoon by the pool at Couples Resorts!

After arriving home from the trip, I had about 1,564 ideas for recipes to make with Jerk Seasoning, but I decided to start with Jamaican Jerk Beef Patties¬†and gradually work my way through the other 1,563! ūüėČ

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Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!

Well hello my friends and happy new year! Welcome to the first new recipe of 2017!

Who’s totally psyched for the new year? I know I am! I’ve got some exciting new¬†projects for the new year including a web series, “29 Minute Meals” which premieres TOMORROW on YouTube, but you can watch the trailer right here, right now!

In 2017 I’ll be posting new recipes made in 29¬†minutes or less, in one pot or in a crock pot on the blog every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with new episodes of “29 Minute Meals” premiering every Wednesday on my YouTube channel! In case you weren’t counting, that’s four days of fun every single week in 2017!

Be sure to sign up for my free e-mail list and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see when new recipes and videos are posted all year long!

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