Spicy Singapore Noodles (Singapore Mei Fun)

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A favorite take-out dish ready in minutes, Spicy Singapore Noodles are healthy and easy to make.  Bursting with spice, this recipe will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.   I just returned home from the most amazing experience.  I attended my first conference....the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference in Washington, DC.  I never imagined I would be considered a "culinary professional."  To many people, I'm "just a blogger."  But to the IACP....I fit right … [Read more...]

Milk Chocolate Egg Gift Box

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Surprise your loved ones this year with a Personalized Milk Chocolate Egg Gift Box.  Great to hide little trinkets or candy and perfect as the centerpiece for an over-the-top Easter basket.  Simple to make, delicious to eat. I'm not much of a commercial Easter candy fan.  I don't really love Peeps that much, they're super cute but I won't sit and eat a whole box.  They're not my thing.  Chocolate is where it's at for me and when I say chocolate, I mean the good stuff.  The handcrafted … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

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Savory and a little sweet, my favorite combination.  These Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops are marinated in a wonderful sauce that turns into a sticky glaze.  This dish pairs well with a simple green salad and makes a great weeknight dinner. Sometimes simple weeknight meals are actually the result of a phone call to our local chinese restaurant.  What's really awful is that I'm home all day long....cooking all day long....but occasionally things don't work out like I had envisioned and … [Read more...]

Cadbury Mini Egg Cupcakes

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Vanilla cupcakes studded with Cadbury Mini Eggs are decorated festively for Easter.  Little bunny peeps poking out of the grass are sure to make your dessert table extra special this year. One of the most rewarding things about being a food blogger is the amazing people I get to meet.  The blogging community is full of beautiful, fun and special people that support each other every single day.  I worked in the corporate world for years where I would see wonderful (and let's face it...not … [Read more...]

10-Minute Leprechaun Bait

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A sweet, crunchy snack perfect for luring a leprechaun or for sharing with your friends.  10-Minute Leprechaun Bait is a sweet, salty mix of popcorn, Lucky Charms, chocolate, sprinkles and more chocolate.   We have, again, been tasked with building a leprechaun trap for school.  Last year was our first attempt and while out trap was pretty spectacular (and wildly popular on Pinterest this year) the sneaky little varmint escaped before we could catch a glimpse.  So, this year I thought we … [Read more...]

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet

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This easy, one-pot dinner is a copy of the popular Hamburger Helper version.  Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet uses "from scratch" ingredients to recreate this classic comfort dish in minutes.  Flavorful and kid-approved, this is clean eating at it's finest.  Cheesburger Macaroni....those two words were my favorite to hear when I would ask my mom "what's for dinner."  I absolutely LOVED Hamburger Helper's Cheeseburger Macaroni.  It was so simple and cheesy and filled with carbs.  And browned … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Maple Balsamic Pork Tacos with Celery Root and Apple Slaw

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These super easy Maple Balsamic Pork Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with a simple, make-ahead slaw that's crisp and bright.  A great dinner for a busy weeknight. You know by now that I'm a huge fan of my slow cooker.  I love that I can have a real dinner on those days when I'm a baking fiend.  And as much as I tell everyone "Cake is perfectly acceptable for dinner"....it's really not.  And after a day full of tasting batter and eating frosting, I look forward to something … [Read more...]

Italian Baked Eggs

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A twist on the traditional "Eggs in Purgatory" recipe, Italian Baked Eggs are easy and the perfect lazy weekend breakfast, lunch or brunch.  Leftover sauce, marinated artichokes, eggs and cheese are baked to perfection for the most comforting egg dish ever. Eggs are king in my house.  We go through dozens in a week and before I start hearing how they raise cholesterol levels and yada yada yada....remember, I run a food blog.  We're not just eating them willy, nilly....we have them for … [Read more...]

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Marmalade Sauce (and an AirFryer Giveaway)

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Crispy and crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, this Coconut Shrimp is as healthy as it gets.  Dipped in the Spicy Marmalade Sauce, this is a party in your mouth! During the month of December, I'm an online ordering fool.  I think I may have purchased all but 2-3 gifts online this year and then I peer out the window like a nosey old woman every day waiting for the UPS truck to drop off my packages.  Even though nothing was for me, I still get excited to see him pull in the … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Aioli

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The king of condiments....Roasted Garlic Aioli deserves a place in any recipe calling for regular mayonnaise or use it as a zesty dipping sauce.  Roasting the garlic ahead of time mellows out the flavor and allows you to whip up this recipe in minutes. Eating healthy is a challenge for me.  A huge challenge.  It doesn't help that I have a husband that constantly craves take out food and not from our local healthy food store. (I don't even know where there is a health food store that isn't … [Read more...]