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

5 Ways to Be More Productive in the Morning

Waking up can be rough. We all know too well that dreaded feeling of hearing the alarm sound just as we’re deep into an awesome sleep.  So how can we make waking up a little more bearable? It’s all about having a productive routine—and not hitting the snooze button. You might not want to do all of these suggestions in the morning, so focus on … Continue reading 5 Ways to Be More Productive in the Morning

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

How to Stay Healthy(ish) When You’re Ordering Takeout

Ordering takeout can wreak havoc on your healthy eating — but it doesn’t have to. No matter what type of food you’re ordering, there is always something reasonably healthy on the menu, and it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. and Grub Hub worked together to determine the five types of takeout Americans order the most, and I decided to break down what … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy(ish) When You’re Ordering Takeout

Easy Ways to Sneak in a Workout on Vacation

Vacation is meant to be a time when you can relax and unwind from the craziness of daily life. But depending on how long you’re gone, you may want to get some exercise in on your trip. (I should note that I’m all for taking a week off from the gym, but those margaritas on the beach are so much more rewarding when I know … Continue reading Easy Ways to Sneak in a Workout on Vacation

Stuffed Baked Eggplant

I’ve been growing fresh vegetables for a few months now, and I noticed yesterday that I had a perfectly ripe eggplant sitting in my garden. I wasn’t really in the mood for eggplant parm (although I do love it), so I decided to browse Pinterest for some other eggplant ideas. I came across a recipe for quinoa-stuffed eggplant and thought, “I could definitely make a … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Eggplant