Is it just me or is sweet and sour chicken addicting? I have one bite and then I can’t stop popping chicken into my mouth as if they’re candy. I like to think I’m eating healthier by making sweet & sour chicken at home versus ordering takeout from a Chinese chain. It may or may not be the case, but I’m confident I add a little less sugar. This recipe is also missing out on the deep fried chicken, but it’s just as addicting.…
Every once in a while, like a true Chicagoan, I crave a juicy Italian beef sandwich. The soggy bread, the sweet peppers, and the gooey cheese remind me of home. I grew up attending Chicago Bears tailgate parties, and beef sandwiches were always on the menu. My dad would have a large pot of Italian beef cooking on the portable grill and my job was to top each sandwich with extra juice and peppers.…
I adore this bacon breakfast quiche! It’s the best dish to make when hosting company for breakfast or brunch. The ingredients for a quiche are likely already in your kitchen, and it doesn’t take too long to prep. It’s easy to switch up parts adding vegetables or different meats, and it will still taste delicious….
For this pasta dish, I traded the usual red sauce for a light creamy sauce and a ton of vegetables. It’s a bit lighter than Alfredo and with all the added vegetables, you don’t feel so guilty. The white sauce is still comforting as you’d imagine too! I’d like to think of this Vegetable Pasta Primavera as the adult version of macaroni and cheese, it’s creamy and wonderful.
Oh Kale Yeah! My Spicy Almond Butter Kale Salad is on fire and not because of the chili garlic sauce, but because of the amazing benefits! A single cup of raw kale contains so many health boosters. Kale is filled with Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and is titled one of the healthiest foods in the world….
I found this Cashew Zoodles recipe in the Whole30 cook book and then modified it to make it my own. If you’re not into zoodles, I still recommend making this sauce because it’s amazing. I may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful… I loved it so much that I made it again the next day and used it as salad dressing over my spinach and kale salad. Even Erik loved it, so that’s a plus. Did I mention its Whole30 and Paleo approved with no added sugar?
Did you know the Christmas cookie tradition all started in the early 1900s when cookies were baked in different shapes and used for window decorations? My windows would have been filled with half eaten cookies; gingerbreads with no arms and stars with only 4 points! Ha.
The Christmas cookie tradition I grew up knowing is a bit different. My sister and I would stand in my aunt’s kitchen for hours making hundreds of cookies in all shapes and flavors, only to eat them—a much better end of the deal.
Continuing the cookie tradition I have to share one of my favorite cookie recipes. This Italian lemon knot cookie recipe is adopted from my “grandmother” and they are so delicious!