Meringue cookies

Meringue cookies

I don’t know if you call these cookies exactly, because that seems too simple of a term for something so delicate, light, and airy. But meringues sure are sweet, and I love baking them into little bite-size morsels. There has to be some way to control the sugar intake! In the spirit of Valentines day, … Continue reading

Italian Ziti Bake

Italian Ziti Bake

This is a go-to weeknight recipe that I know most everyone and their aunt has a version of. This version uses mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, ground meat, tomato, and pasta. However, the recipe I attempted to follow called for Italian turkey sausage links, and instructed you to remove the ground turkey from the casings and … Continue reading

Bang Bang Tempura Shrimp Tacos

Bang Bang Tempura Shrimp Tacos

Honestly I love shrimp tempura so much I could just eat it plain by itself. But shrimp tempura also pairs great with a sweet and spicy sauce, and it becomes a complete and fresh meal if you incorporate it into something like tacos! This is the first time I ever made this recipe and I … Continue reading

Creamy Mexican Quinoa Salad

Creamy Mexican Quinoa Salad

This is a play on the typical creamy macaroni salad, but with a Mexican twist and subbing the glutenous pasta for whole grain quinoa. As the weather warms up, this is a great chilled salad with big flavor, perfect for outdoor barbeques, potlucks, or for pairing with a Mexican themed dinner. The dressing ends up … Continue reading

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Yum! This is a nice thick and creamy soup perfect for those winter-chilled bones. Don’t count on using too much cream for the luscious texture; the cauliflower blended into chicken broth adds so much thickness to this soup, you’d think it was a lot more fattening than it really is. I’m not one to shy … Continue reading

Vichyssoise (Leek and Potato Soup)

I LOVE this soup. But I do love most things creamy, so that doesn’t really say much. While this soup is thick and creamy, it is also very refreshing and healthy with the pureed leeks and potatoes. I have found I enjoy serving this soup with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt on top; it … Continue reading

Tomato and Cheese Tortellini Soup

This soup is so easy to make and hits the spot when I’m craving soup or pasta… sometimes even pizza. I would say this takes only about 20 minutes prep time. Enjoy! Ingredients: 19 oz package cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 tsp minced garlic 14.5 … Continue reading

Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

I just love how quick and simple this recipe is for a college student! No fuss to deal with spices or measuring amounts, just throw it all together and push it in the oven. I really enjoy coming home from class and sitting down to a meal less than an hour later. This recipe isn’t … Continue reading

Cheesy-Garlic Meatballs

I am back at school after a long summer spent in sunny California at an internship. T’was fun but I’m happy to be back in school, just not so happy being unemployed! Boo. Due to lack of income, I hit up a bulk food store to score some major deals and came home with a … Continue reading