Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork

This recipe is another result of trying to branch out more often with different spices. And I've been having so much fun creating new recipes with a twist. (I'll be sure and list some of the recipes I've been doing below.) Often the beginnings of a recipe come from necessity, meaning I have something in the fridge or freezer I ... Read More

Easy Cheese Board Date for 2

A couple weeks ago I put together a list of our 15 Easy and Affordable Date Night Ideas. One of our favorite go-to's from that list is #7 the cheese party, which can either be for 2, or also for epic entertaining. We average a cheese party date every couple of months, and it simply never gets old. They're so easy ... Read More

California Sushi Bowls with Japanese Togarashi Mayo

Over the last couple of years, I've been working on branching out with different spice combinations. And today is just one of those days - we're now having a moment with Japanese Togarashi. If you're not familiar with that spice mix, well we're in the same boat, because it's new to me as well. So what you really need to ... Read More

Slow Cooker Honey Lime Teriyaki Chicken

It's no secret I love to cook. I'm the type of person who relaxes after a long day by spending time in the kitchen, I just find it ultimately soothing. However having said all that, there's days where cooking dinner is just one more thing to cross off the list that's adding stress to an over packed day. And it's ... Read More

Taco Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

Sometimes it's fun to mix up the same flavors you're used to into a different dish altogether. We often make these Taco Sweet Potato Bowls I posted years ago, but lately I've been making this spiralized version of the same flavors. As an added bonus, it's also completely dairy free, and really easy to make. The American version of tacos ... Read More

Rainbow Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We're ushering in the new year with lots of fresh flavors. I just can't help it after this many months of winter, but I feel the need for fresh veggies and some grilling. Don't worry though, if you're not into grilling during an arctic blizzard, you can always cook this recipe on the stove top. I always feel weird about ... Read More

Pomegranate Glazed Moroccan Inspired Meatballs

Sometimes my recipes come about in the weirdest of ways. This one happened mostly because I had a case of pomegranates on hand, and I wanted to do something savory with them besides another salad. But I've also been trying to branch out with the spices I use. And so between the tin of Moroccan Harissa I still hadn't opened, ... Read More

One Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

This One Pot Mac and Cheese has been a while in the making. I first made it back when the one pot meal craze first hit. But then in the way of a recipe developer always making new things, it went to the back burner - really no pun intended. Time went by, and I sort of forgot about it. ... Read More

Honey Mustard Chicken Apple Skillet Dinner

When you have a bounty of apples, they start appearing in all sorts of things! I've been overrun this fall with McIntosh and Sweet Sixteens from my mom's apple trees. And I have to say, it's been a great problem to have. First up I redid my Crockpot Applesauce. Then I developed this super easy skillet dinner, and still to ... Read More