Hot Pot Party!

Today’s post is about a lot of things – culture shock, trying new things, and of course some amazing food. Quick personality backstory – I’m hasty to say no to new things. I don’t like to exit my comfort zone. I need a plan for everything, and panic when there isn’t one. I abstain from […]






Simple Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

As a kid, ramen noodles were my go-to soup of choice when I was sick. (I cringe looking back at how much of that stuff I ate, knowing now how terrible it is for you.) I couldn’t stand canned chicken noodle, and home made wasn’t something we did. A big bowl of brothy ramen just […]






Summer Harvest Egg White Frittata

Oh my damn. It’s been two weeks since I’ve graced the internet with a delightful new recipe! I’ve basically just committed blog-suicide. Since I only have about four followers, I guess it’s not that bad. You rock, by the way, my faithful four! I promise not to disappear like that again. No, my fingers are […]






Slow-Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

With the fall semester kicking off, my world is about to go a little crazy. I’m picking up a couple of evening dance classes on top of my day job (every needs a hobby job!). Pre-planning is no longer a good idea freely floating around in the back of my mind. Now, it’s a necessity. […]






Creamy Pasta Carbonara

Before I give you the question, let me give you the answer: Pasta Carbonara. Pasta Carbonara is my go-to response for so many questions: What’s an easy meal I can make tonight? What’s the easiest Italian meal to prepare? What do you cook when you’re feeling lazy? With just three (or four, but we’ll get […]






Quick and Easy Eggplant Pizzas

It’s Meatless Monday! Guess what that means? Cheese smothered vegetables. Because if you can’t have meat, you better be able to enjoy some cheese. These eggplant pizzas fit the bill, and they’re quick enough to pull together on a Monday night. If you’ve never picked up an eggplant, much less tried to cook one, don’t […]






Zucchini Noodles with Crispy Bacon and Bell Pepper

Update (September 30) This yummy dish will be featured as part of the “Sharing is Caring” movement over at The Recipe Hunter blog on November 24th. Yay! But don’t wait until then to go check out the fantastic dishes that are served up over in their corner of the blogosphere. There are so many amazingly talented […]






Bacon Wrapped Ranch Stuffed Chicken

If you’re like me, you end up with a hodge-podge of random ingredients and produce in your fridge around the middle to end of the week. Half an onion here, a lone jalapeno there, a few pieces of bacon… and nothing that looks like it can be turned into a real meal. Guess what? If […]






Vegetable Couscous Fried “Rice”

I have a small problem. I tend to pick up food items I know absolutely nothing about when I go shopping. This is usually because I’m already casually wandering every single aisle, looking at random ingredients and hoping for inspiration while simultaneously trying to remember what I’ve already got in my pantry at home. (I […]