crockpot chicken

yields: 5 servings 4 tsp salt 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp black pepper 3 tblspn minced garlic mix seasonings and massage all over chicken 1/2 lemon 4 garlic cloves quarter onion stuff chicken with lemon, garlic and onion celery, carrots, baby potatoes, onion plug in crock pot place…

sea salt nutella drops

not sure why it was so hard finding the perfect nutella cookie recipe.. everything i saw turned out too fudgy, so you can’t imagine how esctatic i was when i tried this batch!! there’s really no such thing as too much nutella – wish i put more in, if anything. and yes, i will be…

garlic parsley orzo

recently discovered orzo pasta. makes for such a good side dish, and pairs well with pretty much anything!! yields: 4 servings 1 cup orzo 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoon garlic 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablspoon chopped parsley salt and pepper boil pasta right after draining the pasta, add ingredients and mix….

blackberry crumble bars

99 cent SUPER RIPE blackberries at kroger means i just had to stock up. and with the day off, i felt the urge to bake with them. as usual, nothing too sweet. gotta say – i love this from scratch buttery crust:) yields: 16 bars 2 cups blackberries 1 egg 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1…

japanese chiffon cheesecake

loving this concoction of chiffon and cheesecake. i wasn’t a big fan of cheese growing up. even with cream cheese, it’s a light spread for me on bagels. so this recipe is perfect since the taste is super subtle. light and fluffy. can’t ever go back to ny style now.. yields: 8 pieces 6 large eggs 1…

dumplings

everyone’s favorite, right?? just in case you were wondering.. i’ve been testing the waters the past 30 days. aaaandddd my body stopped reacting to gluten. and i told myself, the first dish i’m making as soon as recovery hits is homemade dumplings!!! the best part about making homemade anything is seeing friends/families’ expressions/comments/critques. since words…

orange infused cranberry coconut white chocolate cowboys

i’ve had this jar of coconut oil sitting on my counter for the longest time, wondering what to do with it… UNTIL NOW 🙂 my original intent was just to add cranberries and coconut oil, but i couldn’t resist those orange flavored cranberries sitting right next to the regular cranberries at the grocery. thank you…

galbitang (short rib soup)

best meal. but seriously, i can do one serving and i’m good for the rest of the month.. i froze the rest for later. 4 servings 3 lbs beef short ribs 1 small korean radish 1 medium onion 4 cloves of garlic 12 cups of water green onions starch noodles dunk short ribs in cold…

balsamic honey drumettes

giada never fails me. makes for a perfect potluck dish. 10 chicken drumettes 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 5 sprigs rosemary 5 crushed garlic cloves sesame seeds for garnish mix all ingredients. marinate chicken for 2 hours. bake in oven for 25 minutes meanwhile, take…

blueberry mochi cake

can’t ever go back to eating regular cake after experimenting with mochi cakes. they’re super chewy and moist.. can’t stop eating them!! i have matcha and chocolate powder and a can of cocunut milk in my pantry that are waiting to be used too:) 1 cup fresh blueberries 4 eggs 1 can (12 ounce) evaporated milk…

lasagna

decided to go italian this week. a few meals into it, i remember why i don’t do this often… wayyyy too much carbs. and since i’m single, i’m eating this the rest of the week. despite that, this is a fantastic recipe. definitely prefer homemade lasagna over frozen any day. i know every ingredient. and…

chocolate avocado mousse

avocado love. when i get lazy for prepping meals, i crack open an avocado. my coworkers look at me funny whenever i do. but it’s so good! and protein enriched. whoever decided to pair this with chocolate is a genius. yields 2 servings 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 ripe avocados, peeled 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup…