The Easiest Fried Oreos

I always need a quick, easy dessert recipe on hand since my baking skills are subpar. Growing up in New Jersey, fried Oreos have always been a boardwalk staple, but I thought they’d be too complicated for a simple dessert. That is, until I realized I could just use pancake batter as the batter for the Oreos. I’m sure the pros use something a little … Continue reading The Easiest Fried Oreos

Chipotle Beef Sliders

As long as it’s summer, it’s grilling season. I’m not a huge ground beef fan, so I typically prefer to cook sliders instead of full-sized burgers because it’s a taste of the burger without committing to the whole thing—you know what I mean? Anyway, I went with 85% lean ground beef for these burgers. (You can usually find the leanness percentage on the printed label … Continue reading Chipotle Beef Sliders

Santa Fe Cheesy Chicken Dip

Any time I get together with friends, I always make buffalo chicken dip. And even though it’s a staple in the friend group, I want to switch it up every now and then. This week’s recipe was almost a sandwich modeled after my favorite meal at a restaurant near my shore house: The Santa Fe chicken cheesesteak. But the more I thought about it, the … Continue reading Santa Fe Cheesy Chicken Dip

Caramelized Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini

I don’t want to speak too soon, but it feels like the weather might finally be getting nicer. And that means summer happy hours on the porch! My sister usually stops over after work, and she, along with my mom and I, all hang out on the porch until the sun goes down. I’ve already started thinking about what apps I can make for those … Continue reading Caramelized Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Boat

After spending the weekend away in Boston for St. Patrick’s Day, I was a little mad at myself for getting absolutely nothing productive done this weekend. But I will say, I think the break from the blog and my freelance work was necessary — everyone deserves a break every once in a while. But now I’m back in the swing of things and couldn’t wait … Continue reading Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Boat

Mega Chocolate Cookie Milkshakes

They say the best part of dinner is dessert…Or maybe that’s just what I say. Regardless of how the saying goes, we can all agree on one thing: We always have room for dessert. If you’ve been eating healthy all week, you sometimes need to let yourself take a step back and indulge. I’m a serious chocolate lover, so I always gravitate toward any kind … Continue reading Mega Chocolate Cookie Milkshakes

Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli

It can be hard to pull off a weeknight dinner when you have a million other things on your to-do list. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your kids, or your partner, putting something on the table when time is tight might lead you to settle for unhealthy takeout or a salty, fattening frozen pizza. That’s where this veggie Stromboli comes in. It’s a quick meal … Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Stromboli