Learn how to make THE BEST Drunken Noodles with chicken! This homemade recipe for the spicy Thai restaurant favorite is easy to make in just 20 minutes!
I was originally inspired to make this dish after my favorite Thai restaurant in San Diego closed. I was a loyal customer and totally addicted to their Drunken Noodles, Yellow Curry and Pan Fried Roti Bread!
Since they closed their doors a few years ago, I’ve been perfecting my own versions of their classic Thai recipes. After dozens of recreations of their Drunken Noodles, I’ve finally made the perfect recipe for Drunken Noodles!
While the recipe is quite simple, getting the perfect Drunken Noodles sauce is really the key to this noodle dish. The sauce is so flavorful and slightly spicy. In this recipe, I’ll share how to adjust the spice to your preference!
If you’ve been looking for the best drunken noodles recipe, you just found it! And luckily, it’s made in less time than it will take you to order Thai food on an app!
Pesto can be used on everything from sandwiches to pizza to grilled chicken. But its most popular use is tossed with pasta!
Instead of simply tossing pasta with pesto, in this recipe I made a creamy, cheesy pesto sauce. It’s rich, creamy and decadent! It can be served as a side dish with an entree like Italian Meatloaf or Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan.
It can also be served as a main dish. If you want a more complete meal, add a protein like grilled chicken or steak to this delicious Pesto Pasta!
BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese is an easy recipe made in 29 minutes. It combines the delicious flavors of BBQ chicken with creamy mac and cheese! This family friendly dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the dinner table!
When it comes to creating new recipes for the blog, I love putting creative new twists on classic blog favorites.
The most popular recipe on the blog is Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne. I created this recipe in my first 6 months of blogging and it’s been a hit every year since! It’s simple, cheesy, pasta deliciousness. What’s not to love?
If you love BBQ Chicken Pizza (which, come on, who doesn’t?!) you’re going to love this BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese!
The combination of creamy mozzarella cheese with BBQ chicken, equals winner, winner chicken mac and cheese for dinner! If you’re looking for a big bowl of comfort food, you’ve come to the right place!
When it comes to Italian style shrimp, classic shrimp scampi is where it’s at! There really is nothing better than warm garlic butter sauce poured over succulent shrimp with a fresh zest of lemon!
Shrimp scampi is traditionally served over a plate of cooked spaghetti or bucatini pasta. (My personal favorite!) But you can also mix things up and serve it over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a low carb meal.
No matter how you serve it, you’re going to fall in love with the lemony, buttery goodness of this dish!
In just 5 minutes, toss together this easy buffalo chicken wrap recipe, filled with shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, veggies & cheese! These wraps can be served cold or gilled & served warm!
My love of buffalo chicken runs deep! So deep that I devote part of each Sunday evening to making a big batch of Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken. I use this chicken in recipes throughout the week.
To make shredded buffalo chicken, simply add chicken breasts and buffalo wing sauce to an Instant Pot or slow cooker. Let the device do the work for you! After the chicken is cooked through, shred it apart and use it in a variety of recipes throughout the week. It’s seriously that easy!
Picked up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store over the weekend? You can also shred up the leftovers and use it in this recipe.
Start this wrap with shredded, cooked chicken and the rest of the recipe only takes 5 minutes to make! All of the delicious flavors of buffalo wings in a quick and simple lunch recipe? Yes, please!
Taco seasoned ground beef, black beans and cherry tomatoes are tossed with ziti pasta & creamy avocado sauce in this easy, cheesy Taco Pasta Bake! It’s made in just 35 minutes for a quick and easy dinner recipe!
If you’ve ever thought, ” I really love pasta and I really love tacos. I just can’t decide which one I love more!” Well, you don’t have to choose between the two anymore!
That’s right, I took the delicious flavors of tacos and incorporated them into this pasta bake recipe. It’s not only totally scrumptious, it’s totally easy too and perfect for weeknight meals!
The Creamy Avocado Sauce makes this pasta recipe unique and adds so much flavor to the dish! I’ve been using this avocado sauce in recipes for years. It first appeared on the blog in this recipe for Mexican Stuffed Shells.
These recipes are very similar, but in this Taco Pasta recipe I decided to simplify things. Instead of stuffing the ingredients into individual pasta shells, I simply tossed all of the ingredients together.
The combination of flavors in this Baked Taco Recipe are fantastic! From the light and creamy avocado sauce, to the taco seasoned ground beef. I could eat this dish for every meal for a week.. and I have!
I promise, you want to make this recipe for dinner tonight!
Homemade pesto is so much better than store bought and it’s easy to make in just 5 minutes. It’s so incredibly flavorful, I promise after one bite you’ll be hooked on making your own pesto too!
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto has a sweeter taste than pesto made from greens. I love this recipe on a variety of dishes. Try it on a sandwich or panini! Add it to this Portobello Caprese Sandwich for a fun low carb meal.
Needless to say, if you’re gluten free, you don’t have to miss out on your favorite Chinese food favorites anymore!
Instead of battering the chicken in flour, I batter it in cornstarch. And instead of deep frying the chicken, I stir fry it on the stove. I use gluten free soy sauce to make the best orange sauce ever!
Out of all the recipes I’ve ever made on the blog, this is my brothers favorite recipe! The best part is, it’s made in just 29 minutes. It’s easy enough to whip up for dinner tonight!
Creamy vegetarian Tomato Spinach Tortellini Soup is made with refrigerated cheese tortellini cooked in a creamy, cheesy tomato sauce. It’s made in just 15 minutes for a quick and easy Italian soup recipe!
One of the things you’ll always find in my freezer is a bag of refrigerated cheese tortellini. It can be cooked straight out of the freezer in just a few minutes and turned into an easy weeknight meal!
Today I’m incorporating the delicious tortellini into a new scrumptious soup recipe that’s made in just 15 minutes! That’s right creamy, cheesy tomato basil tortellini soup is made from start to finish in under 30 minutes.
That’s less time than watching an episode of Friends on Netflix! And it’s so easy, you can totally catch up with Ross, Rachel and the whole gang while preparing this soup!
My family loved this soup recipe so much. Kurt has already requested I make it again this week! I know you’re family is going to love this great recipe too!
Sweet, delicious dates are stuffed with flavorful blue cheese, wrapped in smokey bacon & baked in the oven. This quick & easy 3 ingredient recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dates is perfect as an appetizer or party snack!
There’s no denying my love of wrapping things in bacon. This Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast is the most popular recipe on the blog every Thanksgiving.
These bacon wrapped main courses are super delicious and you should definitely try them all! But if you’re looking for a bacon wrapped party app, look no further than these Bacon Wrapped Dates.
These little “parties on a stick” make an appearance at every cocktail party I throw! They are easy enough to make a dozen for a dinner party or make 100 for a holiday party. They’re sweet and salty and so delicious!
Now I’m busting out my Instant Pot to make Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos!
These tacos are seriously easy to make and you can serve them a variety of different ways. Keep it traditional and serve them in corn or flour tortillas or crispy taco shells. Serve the chicken over rice for taco bowls or lettuce for taco salads. For a whole30 and low carb option, serve the chicken in lettuce wraps with sliced avocado.
No matter how you serve them, you’re going to love the simplicity and deliciousness of these pressure cooker chicken tacos!
Cabot is a co-operative owned by 1,000 farm families throughout New England & New York. That means 100% of their profits go back to the farmers! This year Cabot is celebrating their 100th year as a co-operative.
Back in 2015, I flew back east and visited a Cabot farm. I got to meet the cows and ran a race as part of the “Cabot Fit Team”. You can read all about it in this post for Chipotle Maple Chicken Sliders. And check out pictures of the totally cute baby cows!
In this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, I use Cabot’s Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese. It is the perfect complement to the buffalo chicken.
These egg rolls really are the perfect appetizer, crispy on the outside, saucy & cheesy on the inside!
Whenever we go out for dinner, there’s an 8 out of 10 chance I’m going to try to convince Kurt to go to Koon Thai. It’s my favorite Thai restaurant and one of my overall favorite restaurants in San Diego!
They make the most delicious pan fried roti bread, curries and noodle dishes, as well as the best Tom Kha soup I’ve ever had!
After our last visit, I decided it was time to try making my own Tom Kha soup at home!
What is Tom Kha Soup?
Tom Kha soup is a Thai coconut soup made with coconut milk, lemongrass, Thai chili peppers, cilantro, mushrooms, fish sauce and lime juice. While it’s typically made with chicken, you can also find versions with shrimp, pork or tofu.
What is the difference between Tom Kha and Tom Yum Soup?
Tom Yum Soup is made with a base of boiled meat, such as shrimp or pork, water and herbs. It is sour and spicy in flavor. Tom Kha Soup is made with a coconut milk base and is more sweet and spicy in flavor, than sour.
Creamy French onion dip adds a delicious twist to these ground beef tacos! The entire recipe is made in just 20 minutes, for an easy dinner!
In our house, French Onion Dip and chips are always a requirement on the menu for NFL Sundays! So like any good food blogger, I made my own French Onion Dip Mix and started making homemade dip every Sunday.
Since I now had this delicious French Onion Dip Mix sitting in the pantry, I decided to try it out on other recipes, instead of just dip!
I first tried it out on pot roast and the result was AMAZING! Seriously, French Onion Pot Roast is the best pot roast ever! It was so good, I made it both in a pressure cooker and in a slow cooker.
Next up, I made these French Onion Dip Tacos. The perfect game day food that combines easy ground beef tacos with a seriously delicious dip!
We ate them on game day in crispy shells, then I made them again for dinner during the week and served them on flour tortillas. Both totally tasty options for this seriously easy taco recipe!
Nutella cheesecake bites are a delicious no bake treat that’s easy to make in only 10 minutes and sure to be loved by everyone!
The inspiration for this dessert came last week while studying for finals. I was rummaging through my cabinets looking for a sweet snack and stumbled upon the vanilla wafers I had purchased to dip in my Birthday Cake Hummus.
Then I spied that little jar of hazelnut goodness sitting on the shelf above. My vanilla wafers all the sudden started screaming, “dip me in hazelnut goodness, dip me in hazelnut goodness”, and since talking cookies freak me out, I obeyed.
Pretty much the greatest combination ever.
Now I thought, I could just spread some Nutella on vanilla wafers and serve them at my Christmas Cocktail Party, but that just wasn’t quite inventive enough for the blog, so I whipped some cream cheese into the Nutella and replaced a graham cracker crust with vanilla wafers to make mini Nutella cheesecake bites!
As I prepared these little bite-sized desserts for my party, I had to make a separate plate for my roommate and I to snack on so that we didn’t eat all of the bites reserved for the guests before the party!
16 oz cream cheese
1 cup nutella
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 box vanilla wafers
Blend together the nutella and cream cheese. Mix in the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
Place the Nutella cheesecake mixture into a Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner.
Pipe the cheesecake onto the vanilla wafers.
Optional: top with some chocolate shavings for a little extra “oomph!”
Bada bing, bada boom, Nutella Cheesecake Delectable Town awaits you!
Simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing desserts are pretty much my favorite thing ever!
This recipe was inspired by my original plan to make a layered Tiramisu dip for my Housewarming Party. That never happened.
I’ve learned after throwing dozens upon dozens of parties that sometimes I just have to throw in the towel on a couple planned menu items. Sometimes it all comes together and sometimes it doesn’t.
I always start with the party “must haves” and then leave the rest up to fate. As fate would have it, the Tiramisu dip was not made, but two days later this delicious Tiramisu Tart came into my life!
I knew I had to use the Mascarpone and Ricotta Cheese before they went bad but I scratched my original dip recipe. I felt like a dip was more party dessert then “have a slice after work/school” kind of dessert.
I decided on a Tart simply because I had a new tart dish sitting on a shelf begging to be used! I had originally planned to use Ginger Snap cookies for dipping, so I simply ground them up in my food processor and made them into the crust, then filled it with the dip. This made for a great evening treat all week!
1 1/2 cups ginger snap crumbs
4 tbsp butter (melted)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coffee syrup
2 tbsp marsala wine
1 tsbp cocoa powder
2 tbsp chocolate shavings
Start making the crust by combining the ginger snap crumbs, butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Next, press the mixture into a tart pan.
Place the crust in the refrigerator while making the filling.
Start the filling by creaming together the mascarpone, ricotta and sour cream.
Next, add in the brown sugar, coffee syrup and marsala wine.
Blend together well, 2-3 minutes, then place the mixture in the crust.
Dust the cocoa powder on top using a sifter (hopefully yours is less ghetto than mine, haha).
Then, shave the chocolate on top. I used a vegetable peeler and it worked just fine!
And voila, one delicious Tiramisu tart is complete!
This is a quick and simple dessert that can be made in 15 minutes or less with no need to bake!
There’s no excuse not to take this to your next dinner party! No one else will know how simple it is because it looks so decadent 🙂
I love the combination of the rich cheese, sweet chocolate and coffee flavor!
Torani Syrups can be purchased a lot of places such as World Market or Smart and Final.
If you prefer not to use the syrup, you can replace it with 2 shots of espresso.