Oven-Baked Ribs With Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce

Now that it’s almost summer, it seemed only necessary to kick it off with some juicy, succulent ribs. I am an amateur when it comes to ribs; I definitely had to do some digging to figure out the perfect way to cook them. But since ribs are one of my favorite foods (do I say that about everything?), it was well worth the research. For … Continue reading Oven-Baked Ribs With Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce

reuben-style cheeseburger sliders

Believe it or not, Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays in my family. I grew up going to the beach, and this day has always been the unofficial first day of summer. Of course, let’s not forget the true meaning of this day – remembering fallen U.S soldiers and the sacrifices each of them made for our country. Remembering those who are no … Continue reading reuben-style cheeseburger sliders

creamy Greek yogurt macaroni and cheese

No matter how health conscious I become, I will never be able to give up cheese. And since I’m not willing to compromise on my undeniable cheese obsession, I constantly need to find other ways to keep my mac and cheese healthy (I use that term loosely). I’ve heard through the grapevine that Greek yogurt makes mac and cheese extremely thick and creamy. This isn’t surprising, … Continue reading creamy Greek yogurt macaroni and cheese

spinach and artichoke pizza

I’ll start with this: I love pizza. When I have a pizza craving, I satisfy it. Last night’s menu was fresh spinach and artichoke pizza on whole wheat dough (I’ve been on a health kick lately). I can’t stress enough that the flavor of whole wheat dough is astoundingly similar to regular dough, making it a great alternative to the starchy, carb-filled white dough we … Continue reading spinach and artichoke pizza

swap chicken fingers with fries for stuffed grilled chicken with sweet potato fries

Juicy, succulent chicken tenders with crispy fries – what could be better? Although these finger foods can be deep-fried deliciousness, they also come with a hefty amount of fat and sodium (for example, an order of Burger King’s 10-piece chicken nuggets boasts 29 grams of fat and 890 milligrams of sodium. And that’s not including the medium fry). Nutrition facts like that might have some … Continue reading swap chicken fingers with fries for stuffed grilled chicken with sweet potato fries

beer-infused bacon macaroni and cheese

Warm, creamy and delicious – nothing reminds me of my childhood like a bowl of homemade macaroni and cheese. A word of advice: don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re too old to enjoy mac and cheese; you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. However, one thing I will say as I’ve gotten older is that my expanding palate has led me … Continue reading beer-infused bacon macaroni and cheese

cherry almond coconut bark

Nothing against Godiva or Russell Stover, but this year, I decided to make my own Valentine’s Day chocolate. It could be because I don’t anticipate anyone bringing me any, but I’d like to think there is no better feeling than enjoying my own recipe. I browsed through Pinterest to find the perfect dessert that wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to put together, but the … Continue reading cherry almond coconut bark