Spicy Coconut Shrimp

This is a super easy snack that I make when I am crunched for time, but want a little something more than a granola bar! These spicy coconut shrimp are good by themselves or topping a salad, bed of grains (pictured below), or with pasta for a heavier dish. Start by simmering shrimp over mediumContinue reading “Spicy Coconut Shrimp”

Easy Baked Ziti

Last night’s dinner turned out so well that I decided to share the recipe with my readers! Baked ziti is a new recipe for me, but was surprisingly easy. Even easier than lasagna. For me pretty much any kind of pasta is enjoyable, but especially it involves three cheese, spinach, and meat sauce. Check outContinue reading “Easy Baked Ziti”

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I always start craving oatmeal cookies when the weather starts getting chilly out. Add chocolate chips to them, and they’re the perfect comfort snack food for an at-home movie night, or afternoon pick me up. I’ve also been known to eat them for breakfast, which made me look for a recipe that offers healthier ingredientsContinue reading “Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

September Things

When it comes to this month, I’m not even sure where it went! September just flies by so quickly, you hardly have time to enjoy the beautiful weather and seasonal transition it brings. The month began like summer and is ending like fall, going from hot and sticky on Labor Day to today’s current moody/greyContinue reading “September Things”

I Finally Made My Berry Pie!

In my true procrastination-prone spirit, I am now cramming in the last few summer goals that I had into September. One of those goals was to successfully make a berry pie. The last attempt that I made tasted pretty good, but the filling was a soupy mess (which my grandma and I later figured outContinue reading “I Finally Made My Berry Pie!”

Vanilla Chia Seed Fruit Smoothie

After recently posting a picture of this vanilla chia seed fruit smoothie on snapchat, I got a request from a friend to put the recipe on the blog. I’m not one to enjoy all of the trendy juices or green smoothies, but prefer sticking to simple fruit based ones – especially berry flavors. Alex andContinue reading “Vanilla Chia Seed Fruit Smoothie”

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Usually come the middle of the week, all of my motivation to cook in depth, multi-course dinners has run out, and I go for quick and easy one pot recipes. This cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta is the perfect dinner, and makes great leftovers for the next day! The recipe calls for shells, but IContinue reading “Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta”

Cinco De Mayo Inspired Churro Cupcakes

After binge watching Cupcake Wars the last few weekends, I have been craving them! So when I found this recipe for churro cupcakes, it was love at first sight – especially with Cinco De Mayo coming up. Even better, they were surprisingly easy to make, and one of the most delicious cupcake variations I haveContinue reading “Cinco De Mayo Inspired Churro Cupcakes”

Quick and Healthy Zucchini Bread

Make this quick and healthy zucchini bread for Saturday morning brunch, or as an easy snack to get you through a hectic week. The recipe below made two standard sized loaves. I froze one to keep it fresh until we were ready for it, which was only a matter of a few days since weContinue reading “Quick and Healthy Zucchini Bread”