I don’t love chicken, but I do love cream cheese. Honestly, I could probably just eat cream cheese right out of the container—but I don’t (usually). However, a cream cheese mixture cooked over chicken? That’s the type of protein I can get behind. This might not be the healthiest meal on the planet, but I’ll do a few extra situps at the gym tomorrow—tonight’s dinner … Continue reading Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Pizza is amazing, but sometimes, I need to tone it down with the carb-filled crust. (I’m sure by now you’re all aware of my macaroni and cheese obsession.) I’ve seen veggies be used for pizza dough the past—especially cauliflower—and I caught wind of eggplant slices being used for mini pizzas. I loved the idea, so I went for it. I decided to bread the eggplant … Continue reading Eggplant Pizzas
Last week, I posted a recipe about a cheesy chicken dip that was inspired by a chicken cheesesteak from my favorite restaurant. But this week, I decided to post an actual cheesesteak recipe, since I’ve done some variations for the blog before but have never posted the real thing. This one does have a little kick, though: I sautéed some jalapeños from my garden along … Continue reading Philly Beer-Cheese Steaks
They say the best time of the year is the holiday season, but I think Girl Scout cookie season follows in a close second. I ordered four boxes for myself this year—what’s $16 if it’s helping America’s next generation of female leaders, right? Totally worth the money. But with four boxes of cookies, I had some wiggle room to get creative. I woke up Saturday … Continue reading Girl Scout Cookie French Toast
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
I once received a Snapchat from one of my friends. It was a picture of a bag of fruit snacks that read “organic” in big letters on the front. Her caption was, “Times have changed since I was young.” Today, organic products aren’t just found in Whole Foods. Companies have sought to publicize their use of organic ingredients, and supermarkets have dedicated entire aisles to … Continue reading Are Organic Foods Worth the Hype?
Mac & cheese has always been my favorite food. I remember feeling so empowered when I was little, whenever my mom would let me take the reins and stir the powdered cheese sauce into the perfectly cooked Kraft noodles. Yes, it’s pretty easy to make boxed mac & cheese, but when you’re young, cooking anything alone is an accomplishment. I’ve upped my cooking game a … Continue reading Chipotle cheddar macaroni and cheese