Buttery Pie Crust

This is a perfect crust for sweet and savory pies. I’ve used this recipe for my Apple Pie and Chicken pot pie. I was very disappointed with the pie dough they have at the store - so thin and still soggy after I baked. The worst! This makes “two disks” - enough crust for your…

20 min Cranberry Sauce

Yummy, quick & easy. Easy to prep a few days before enjoying so flavors can meld together. The sour/tartness is the perfect partner to the sweet and savory dishes you will find on your Thanksgiving table. Ingredients Whole Rinsed Cranberries (12oz to 30oz bag) frozen or fresh. I used a 30oz fresh bag from Costco.…

It’s #Skinny Guac O’Clock time

This is a recipe that has taken me quite a few times to master but I finally figured out the avocado to non-fat greek yogurt ratio. What's great about this is that it not only lightens up your normal guacamole dip, but it also doubles it in size. #yaaaas Guacamole is fun, you can add all…

Pink Vodka Sauce

This is a hefty batch of pink vodka sauce but it is definitely worth the freezer space. I enjoy going to Eastern Market, my favorite neighborhood marketplace and picking out a new handmade ravioli to try with a meat from their butcher and a cheese from the Maître Fromager. I love their pasta sauces as well but wanted…

Melt in your mouth, Parmesean Chicken Breast

This is one of my favorite recipes I have made recently. It is quite indulgent, however it is extremely simple and tasty to make. Worth it. The easiness of cooking the whole meal at once is also pretty appealing to the beginner chefs out there. You can make this the night before you want to…

Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

  I made this cake for my friend Emily's birthday last weekend and felt like getting creative since she is quite the hostess. In honor of her royal themed birthday, I knew I had to make a cake fit for a queen and wanted to do something different. Naked cakes are very in right now and also…

Baja Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos don't need a long introduction.  I haven't done too much with shrimp in the past so when my grocery store had a killer special on fresh shrimp, I decided to get outside my comfort zone. Frozen shrimp works as well, just make sure you de-thaw before you cook. This recipe is an easy base for the…

Blueberry Mango Salsa Fresca

"Extra, extra, pico, please", is my only request, every time I eat Mexican, since as long as I can remember. Sometimes, I even look forward to the pico more than the actual meal. I love everything about pico de gallo, the freshness of the chopped veggies, the bursts of flavor.. pico is just awesome. I am…

Sriracha Crema Sauce

The perfect addition to top off any taco, is this sauce I created with some inspiration from the internet and local rotisserie spots. You probably have everything in your fridge for it already and it takes just moments to make! It reminds me of the amazingly creamy sauces you can get from any peruvian chicken…