Monthly Archives: September 2016

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are slow cooked in Thai peanut sauce, then served over rice & topped with fresh cilantro, carrots & peanuts in this tasty rice bowl recipe!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Earlier this week, I was dreaming of my favorite Thai Peanut Sauce and thinking of new recipes that I could incorporate the sauce into.

During this dreaming/brainstorming process, I was also cooking up Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs for the Cox Smart Home event I was catering and Snapchatting live from this week.

That’s when I got the idea for Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs!

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Skillet Sriracha Beef Enchiladas

This deconstructed recipe for Beef Enchiladas with creamy Sriracha sauce is made in one skillet in only 29 minutes, perfect for busy weeknight dinners!

30 Minute Skillet Sriracha Beef Enchiladas Recipe |

Today on the blog I’m combining two of my favorite things, beef enchiladas and one pot meals!

This deconstructed version of an enchilada might not look as pretty as it’s perfectly rolled up counterpart, but the entire dish is made in only one skillet and in 29 minutes. You just can’t beat that!

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One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese

In one pot and under 45 minutes, prepare this Italian style Shells and Cheese recipe, filled with flavorful sausage, tomato sauce, and three cheeses!

Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe

There’s not much I love more than a big ol’ bowl of pasta, but when said bowl of pasta is made in one pot, in under an hour and it’s super cheesy and flavorful, I love it even more!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies

Crock Pot Brownies are an easy way to bake up a delicious dessert without the use of an oven, throw in a Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl for a festive fall treat!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies

Tomorrow, tomorrow, fall is finally here tomorrow!

You guessed it, the first day of fall is… tomorrow, but I won’t lie, for the past two weeks I’ve totally been cheating and eating everything apple, pumpkin and squash I could get my hands on!

I also may or may not have also been trying to¬†rock boots, scarves and sweaters even though it’s totally still 80 degrees outside! ūüėČ

What can I say, fall is my favorite time of the year and I couldn’t wait to start sharing all of my favorite fall recipes on Instagram, like Apple Butternut Squash Bruschetta & Pumpkin Chili. As well as introducing new fall favorites on the blog, like these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies!

I mean, what says fall more that pumpkin, baking and a slow cooker!

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Kale Corn Succotash over Cheesy Chicken

Kale, corn & tomatoes are combined into a tasty succotash, served over warm goat cheese & juicy chicken in this delicious recipe!

 Cheesy Chicken with Kale Corn Succotash Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, I received my first delivery from Terra’s Kitchen, a clever website where you choose your favorite¬†innovative and healthy recipes from their selection, then they chop and deliver all of the ingredients for the recipes in a climate-controlled vessel.

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Garlic Naan Lasagna

Layers of cheese, Italian sausage marinara and garlic naan make for a delicious twist on traditional lasagna, which I like to call la-naan-a!

Naan Lasagna Recipe

The month of September can be quite crazy for a lot of¬†households. Back-to-school means running kids around¬†and quite often, it’s hard to get everyone around the dinner table.

This is why I partnered up with my friends at Stonefire Naan to create a recipe that will have everyone running to the dinner table any night of the week!

This recipe is Naan lasagna, or as we lovingly refer to it at my house la-naan-a!

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5 Minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl

This 5 minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl recipe is a delicious, wholesome and easy lunch idea! 

5 Minute Salmon Taco Rice Bowl

Today’s post is sponsored by Minute Rice & Chicken of the Sea. 

Tracking PixelWhile it’s true that I have only ever worked a “9-5” corporate job for three months of my life, I did spend a lot of time in college, like 7 years.

During my time in college, I spent long days on campus and got so sick of eating at the same sandwich shop every day. Bringing my lunch meant, basically the same thing, bringing a sandwich or salad, every day!

I was always on the look out for something new, delicious and nutritious that I could bring to school with me, and make in just a couple of minutes, only using a microwave.

Now, I may not be in school anymore, but¬†there are still those days where I need a go-to 5 minute lunch option when I’m too busy to cook anything and that’s where my friends at Minute¬ģ Ready to Serve Rice and Chicken of the Sea come in!

Both Minute Ready To Serve Rice cups and Chicken of the Sea Salmon pouches are wholesome, delicious ways to spice up your lunch routine!

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Baked Nacho Chicken

Creamy queso dip, black beans, jalapenos and crispy tortilla strips top this easy and scrumptious Baked Nacho Chicken Recipe, made in under an hour!

Baked Nacho Chicken Recipe

With football season back in full swing, I’ve got nachos on my mind!

After making The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about different ways to incorporate nachos into new recipes on the blog.

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini

A deliciously creamy spinach artichoke dip is spread on thick, crusty ciabatta bread in this scrumptious, and simple, Turkey Panini recipe.

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini Recipe

Hot sandwiches are my jam!

I’ll take a turkey panini all day over a cold sandwich, which is why a panini press is a must in my house!

I started with an inexpensive panini press I found on Black Friday, then upgraded to making my panini’s on the¬†T-fal OptiGrill.

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice

Two delicious Chinese recipes come together in this easy One Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe that’s made in only 20 minutes!

Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Man, oh man, the last month has been absolutely insane! I started the moving process at the beginning of August and after 3 weeks I was totally moved-in. I’m now officially living in my new little beach house with the worlds best boyfriend! (I might be slightly biased! ūüėČ )

Of course, two days later was the boyfriends birthday, so that entire weekend was spent at Dave Matthews Band Concerts, steak dinners, country bars and beach picnics!

Two days after that, I was cooking and Snapchatting live from the Cox Smart Home event. It was a super cool event showing how to use their Gigablast High Speed Internet throughout your home using smart appliances.

I was, of course, using their internet to post live from the event. I was also feeding the attendees delicious Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Fig & Brie Puff Pastry Bites and Antipasto Skewers.

Once I wrapped that event up, two days later I was hanging out on San Diego 6 News sharing my favorite recipes for game day!

Then it was Labor Day weekend and college football of course!

So now, finally this week,¬†I’m back in the kitchen cooking up new recipes in my new kitchen! This new kitchen¬†also happens to be the worlds smallest kitchen! ¬†(Y’all pray for me for the next 6 months while I cook in this teeny tiny kitchen while we look for a house to buy!)

With a new smaller kitchen, I’m trying to keep the dishes to a minimum. This means more One Pot Dishes than ever coming your way, starting with this scrumptious¬†One Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice!

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The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos

The ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos start with a delicious slow cooked pulled pork tenderloin, topped with pepper jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos & more!

The Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

Football season is upon us my friends! Which means it’s perfectly acceptable to eat nachos for dinner Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, am I right?! ūüėČ

From Cheesy Garlic Bread Nachos, to The Ultimate Low Carb Nachos, to Crock Pot Chicken Nachos, there’s really a nacho recipe for every night of the week!

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