• My Fave Instant Pot Recipes

    One of the best recent additions to my kitchen has been the ever popular Instant Pot. I know a lot of people received one for Christmas and are either overwhelmed with the amount of recipes available or are unsure of where to start in their pressure cooker journey. Once you start using the Instant Pot though, it is hard to stop! Easy, fast, and less clean up? Yes please! I usually share recipes on here that are my own, however because I have not been using an Instant Pot for very long, I have not yet created my own recipes. Thankfully there is a plethora of Instant Pot recipes online that others have…

  • Spicy Korean Tilapia

    This Spicy Korean Tilapia dish is so easy and quick that it is perfect for a weeknight dinner, yet tastes ah-may-zing. The sweet and tangy spiciness of the sauce balances well with the mild tilapia and if the heat is too much you can always pair it with white rice. However, if you are anything like my husband and I, we like to add even more of the sauce on top of the fish with each spoonful, making each bite incredibly flavorful, spicy, and addicting. Making the spicy Korean tilapia is simple and takes no more than 10 minutes start to finish with all the prep work going into making the sauce. You…

  • What, No Meat?!

    My husband and I are definitely what you would call meat eaters. We love our steaks, bulgogi (Korean BBQ), chicken wings, and typically have some sort of meat at every evening meal. Shoot, our family even hosts a rib cooking contest every 4th of July to put our meat eating into perspective. So why am I talking about our indulgence of meat and the glory of us being proud carnivores? Because the hubby and I have decided to forgo meat for the month of May. Yes, I said it. NO MEAT. What? WHY?! Are you CRAZY?! I had no idea that sharing our decision with some friends and family would be faced with so…

  • Firecracker Cake

    This past 4th of July my mother-in-law passed on a Betty Crocker recipe to me that looked fun, festive, and easy enough for the kids to help out.  The resulting Firecracker Cake not only visually looked amazing, it was also absolutely delicious! The kids received numerous compliments on the cake and the best part is that although it looked complicated to put together, it was actually quite easy. Another bonus of this cake was that it was not frosted in a conventional way.  The fun steams of red, white, and blue was regular frosting thinned out by warming it up in the microwave and drizzled over the top of the cake using a spoon…

  • Spinach and Broccoli Alfredo

    You know the scenario: you get home after a day of work and are now in charge of making food for some hungry little mouths.  As I hurriedly search through the pantry I am looking for something that is quick, simple, and involves whatever ingredients we are already have.  Cue here: Spinach and Broccoli Alfredo.  This has become a staple dish for dinner that is perfect for evening such as the one described above.  Simple, tasty, and everyone is happy! I tried to come up with something that would combine the cooking of multiple ingredients in the same pots/pans to cut down on dishes and time.  For example I cooked the broccoli in with the pasta and…

  • Spicy Korean Wings

    With the Super Bowl fast approaching thoughts always travel to food.  Who will bring what?  Will it be the usual shrimp with cocktail sauce and spinach artichoke dip?  Will someone venture out and try something new risking the world of unfamiliarity with a different appetizer? I wanted to jump head first into the realm of something new with wings that are spicy yet incredibly tasty and are not your run-of-the-mill buffalo wings.  Behold Spicy Korean Wings. Sauce incredibly simple yet flavors that leave your mouth begging for more. The star ingredient in this wing sauce is the kochujang, which is a Korean hot chili paste made from red chilies and fermented soy beans…

  • Rolos, Hugs, and Kisses Pretzel Cookies

    Ready for an oldie but goodie?  You know, those recipes that you almost forget about because you are so busy trying to plan your next new and exciting Pinterest recipe that you ignore the tried and true cookies?  The cookies that you just can’t stop eating?  That’s the pretzel cookies for me, specifically the Rolos, Hugs, and Kisses pretzel cookies.  Super inexpensive, so easy, a combination of sweet and salty, and only takes a handful of minutes to make. The best part is how these little goodies taste.  No matter how large of a batch we make, they always run out very quickly. I went with three different kinds of pretzel cookies with this batch: Rolos,…