Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

This is my all-time favorite potluck dish.  You can do the majority of the prep ahead of time if you wish.  It is such a crowd pleaser.  I've yet to bring this to an event and come home with leftovers.  This recipe will yield two 13x9 dishes.  Make this for your next potluck, and I guarantee [...]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This year, I gave up flour for Lent.  That means goodbye cookies, cakes, bread, and pasta.  Hello rice and potatoes!  I'm surprised by how many delicious dishes I am able to eat without breaking Lent.  One of my favorites -  Vietnamese spring rolls.  I always order these when I go out to a Vietnamese restaurant. [...]

Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker BBQ Turkey Meatballs

I don't really like handling meat, so on the rare occasion that I do make a meat dish, I try to make it as easy as possible.  When I was perusing on Pinterest, I saw a slew of meatball recipes for beef or pork.  But I typically only cook poultry at home, so I thought [...]

Homemade Breadcrumbs

Homemade Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs is one of those pantry items that seems cheap, but really isn't.  A can of breadcrumbs typically costs from $1-3, which doesn't seem that bad.  But what if I can tell you that you can make the same amount for only pennies?  Man, Progresso is really rolling in the dough (haha). The breadcrumbs will [...]

3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam

3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam

I was watching Friends the other day, and in the episode, Monica had just broken up with Richard.  With her apartment taken over by the hoard of fresh berries and fruit, she said, "I'm sick and tired of being depressed about Richard. I needed a plan. A plan to get over my man! And what's the [...]

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to desserts, I'm not the biggest fan of the cookie category.  My husband begs to differ.  With just the 2 of us in the apartment, it's just not worth it to bake a whole batch of cookies since my husband will eat the majority of it.  This cookie recipe will whip up [...]

Granola

Granola

  I am never buying granola again. It's nothing against store-bought granola.  It's just that I go through so much granola in a week that it can get quite expensive.  Also, granola typically come in unrecyclable packaging, which doesn't align with my zero waste values.  The granola options in the bulk bins are definitely some [...]

Cream Cheese Pie

Cream Cheese Pie

  This cream cheese pie recipe is from my husband's grandmother.  She makes this for many special occasions.  I am fortunate enough to have a slice every time I visited.  It's so yummy, and feels lighter than cheesecake.  This tastes great with a berry syrup topping, or just fresh berries.  Now that I'm a part [...]

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Potatoes Au Gratin has got to be my favorite potato dish.  But typically the recipe calls for at least a cup of cheese.  This scalloped potatoes recipe has the creaminess of Potatoes Au Gratin, but without the excess calories.  This recipe mimics the creaminess and thickness of Au Gratin potatoes by making a roux that [...]

Crockpot Pasta Sauce

Crockpot Pasta Sauce

My sister-in-law is a fan of food blogs.  Her favorite food blog is by this Taiwanese-American woman who lives in the Bay Area (like herself).  She is a mom and housewife who manages to cook up delicious meals while adorning designer labels.  #Goals.  Today, I'm going to attempt that by showing you a recipe that [...]