Tex-Mex Chicken Salad With Greek Yogurt & Cilantro Dressing

Taco Tuesday can’t really be a thing when you’re trying your hardest to eat healthy. Of course, that’s not to say there aren’t any healthy taco options out there, but they often “claim” to be healthy, yet come with some sort of tangy mayonnaise-based dressing and fried meat that, while delicious, knocks the fat and calorie counts right back up to where you don’t want … Continue reading Tex-Mex Chicken Salad With Greek Yogurt & Cilantro Dressing

pulled pork & cheddar wontons

It’s hard to deny my love for wontons (it’s gotten to the point where I should just make a “wontons” category on the blog’s homepage). It’s nearly as strong as my love for buffalo chicken. The thing about wontons is, you can throw pretty much anything into this little dough wrapper, fry it up (or bake it, as I typically do), and it will almost … Continue reading pulled pork & cheddar wontons

a twist on a typical Thanksgiving

Every year, Thanksgiving is held at my house. There has only ever been one exception to this: November 1994. I was born the day before Thanksgiving that year, so my aunt took over the holiday since my mom had bigger problems (me, of course). This holiday has always been my absolute favorite—possibly because when I was younger, I always associated it with getting birthday presents. … Continue reading a twist on a typical Thanksgiving

thick & creamy macaroni and cheese

Yes, this is the third macaroni and cheese recipe on the blog. But the reason for it is simple: it’s the world’s best mac and cheese. Self-proclaimed, of course. My previous recipes were a unique beer-bacon mac and cheese and a healthy Greek yogurt mac and cheese. But this one is just an original, thick and creamy mac and cheese recipe that everyone in the … Continue reading thick & creamy macaroni and cheese

buffalo chicken wontons

When I was younger, I always looked up to my big sister (and still do, of course). I did everything she did. She played the piano, so I played the piano. She played field hockey, so I played field hockey. She ordered buffalo chicken pizza, so I ordered Buffalo chicken pizza. And that’s how I discovered the heavenly flavor of Buffalo sauce. We were at … Continue reading buffalo chicken wontons

crab & cheese wontons

Whenever I’m craving a cheat day, my mind wanders straight to the Chinese food menu. There are these wontons filled with crab meat and cheese that are out of this world. But it was raining today, and I didn’t feel like getting in my car and driving to pick up my takeout (and there’s a $15 minimum fee for delivery). I thought I’d try my … Continue reading crab & cheese wontons

antipasto bites

The best part about being Italian? The food. I was born to love everything Italian; from eggplant parm to any type of pasta you could possibly think of, there is nothing like the flavor of a delicious Italian meal. These bite-sized apps imitate a classic antipasto: hot peppers, artichoke hearts, provolone and more, all stuffed inside a crispy genoa salami cup. With a super easy … Continue reading antipasto bites

arugula salad with crisp apples and blue cheese

Nothing against romaine lettuce, but I have always been a fan of arugula salad. The weather in New Jersey has been nothing shy of sweltering these past few days, and a crisp salad is perfect for those times when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven—or put in a lot of effort to cook a large meal. Tangy blue cheese and sweet apples … Continue reading arugula salad with crisp apples and blue cheese