Italian Ziti Bake

Italian Ziti Bake

This is a go-to weeknight Italian 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 … 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 without the use of much cream or milk at all. The cauliflower blended into chicken broth and only a little bit of milk adds so much thickness to this soup, you’d think it was a lot more fattening than it really is. It also goes great … 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 creamy, it is also very refreshing with the pureed leeks and potatoes. Creamy vegetables = Deeelish. Ingredients: 4 leeks or onions 4 tbsp butter Salt White pepper 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 6 … 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. I would say this takes only about 20 minutes prep time. Enjoy!   Ingredients:19 oz package cheese tortellini (I used frozen)1 tbsp olive oil1 medium white onion, diced1 tsp minced garlic14.5 oz can diced tomatoes2 15 oz cans … 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

Hello! I am back, which I hope I can sustain after typing that phrase. I am back at school after a long summer spent in sunny California interning with Frito-Lay PepsiCo. T’was fun but I’m happy to be back in school, just not so happy being unemployed! Boo. Due to my lack of employment, I … Continue reading