Pasta with Fresh Basil Pesto Cream Sauce
I found yet another great pesto recipe but this time, we’re adding in some butter and heavy cream. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds! After all, how can you go wrong with a CREAMY pesto sauce? It’s a wonderfully salty, refreshing, thick and creamy pasta dish made in less than 20 minutes. I have nothing left to say :) [[MORE]] Pasta with Fresh Basil Pesto Cream...
Leftover Turkey and Swiss Panini
I really look forward to the leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches that come around just once a year. Last year we had these leftover sandwiches with stuffing soaked in gravy (adapted from Ross Geller’s “Moistmaker”), which were absolutely to die for. But because we only had leftover turkey this year, we decided to try this new sandwich recipe from Pioneer Woman. It’s made...
Ironically, I didn’t even make this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I made them after Thanksgiving to make these leftover sandwiches I saw on Pioneer Woman. Once I saw this post, I couldn’t stop thinking about these sandwiches so as soon as I got my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, I set out to the market to buy some fresh cranberries. [[MORE]] I know it sounds crazy to make...
Creamy Vegetarian Alfredo
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The boyfriend and I had the time of our lives at his cousin’s along with his wonderful extended family while we stuffed ourselves with more food than we could handle. Now the boyfriend’s cousin hosts a very unique type of Thanksgiving each year, merging Korean food with traditional Thanksgiving food. That means we had the option of Korean...
Asian-Style Chicken Breasts
I know I should be posting Thanksgiving recipes but I’m not cooking Thanksgiving this year. The boyfriend and I are going to his cousin’s house where 1/3 of his extended family come together for Thanksgiving. That means his cousin cooks for all 50 guests! It’s amazing really. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be going empty-handed. After extensive planning and research, I...
Better than Starbucks' Pumpkin Scones
Do you ever lie in bed and have a ridiculous craving at 2 in the morning? Well that was me 2 nights ago and I was craving these beautiful, tasty-looking pumpkin scones I saw on RecipeGirl. It was hard to sleep that night without fulfilling my craving and it was even harder the next night because I still didn’t get a chance to make them! Sure, I could’ve gone to Starbucks but why...
Thanksgiving Dessert Round-Up
Still looking for the perfect dessert for the big day? Here is a round-up of my favorite desserts that would be an absolute crowd pleaser. Enjoy! [[MORE]] Pumpkin Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel Topping Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies Allspice Crumb Muffins Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins Pumpkin Donut Holes Glazed Doughnut Muffins
Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps
Ever since I was a kid and my parents took me to Korean BBQ, I learned the traditional way of eating meat, wrapping each succulent chunk of meat in red leaf lettuce with some hot red pepper paste and soybean paste topped with some scallions. It’s got all the wonderful flavors along with that added refreshing green crunch to it within each bite. [[MORE]] So making these wraps brought me...
Pumpkin Donut Holes
It’s that time of year where “pumpkin-anything” sounds absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious, especially when the word “donut” is thrown in there. Now these delectable baked pumpkin donut holes, which are actually mini muffins, was a quick and easy muffin batter that produced the lightest muffins of all which was then buttered up to be rolled around in cinnamon...
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
I couldn’t believe it but I’ve never had spaghetti alla puttanesca before, probably because I always thought it was just a boring spaghetti dish with tomato sauce but it’s so much more than that. There’s olives, anchovies, capers and red-pepper flakes, making it a wonderfully salty spaghetti dish with an enjoyable spicy kick to it. Not only that, it’s a quick,...
Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies
I love making pumpkin cookies. They always have that amazing muffin-like texture, fluffiness and moistness in every bite. Then when you throw in some white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, it becomes absolute heaven. I will eat every single cookie until they are all gone! Okay maybe not all of them because I am a bit of a health nut freak but you get what I’m saying. [[MORE]] Now...
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
You can never go wrong with a cold pasta dish. Why? Because other than the dicing and chopping of the various vegetables and such, it’s a quick dish that’s filled with vibrant, fresh flavors and there’s not much cooking involved. I really enjoyed the variety of vegetables in this dish, from the bell peppers to the broccoli, along with the juicy mandarin oranges and the crunchy...
Strawberry Nutella Muffins
Remember those Nutella-Filled Banana Muffins I made a while back? Well those were absolutely to die for but when I came across these Strawberry Nutella Muffins, I knew that these were going to be 100x better, only because I strongly prefer strawberries over bananas any day of the week. [[MORE]] These muffins were not only enjoyably moist and light but the turbinado sugar gave them such a...
Marinara Eggs Benedict
I had some leftover canned tomato puree so I decided to make this simple breakfast dish for dinner, which was a fun spin on the traditional eggs benedict dish. It’s a quick and easy concoction of a well-seasoned tomato sauce with garlic, a pinch of sugar, and some red-pepper flakes. A couple of eggs then get cracked right into the marinara sauce to be poached for about 5-7 minutes, and...
Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice
You know what’s so great about making homemade fried rice? It’s a one-pot dinner and you can pretty much add whatever you have on hand, whether it’s frozen peas, carrots, or corn. Best of all, it’s quick, healthy, hearty, and there’s always leftovers for work the next day. What more could you ask for? [[MORE]] Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice Yields 4 servings 3...