Sunday, July 31, 2011

Turkey Burgers with Mango Mayo

I really like cheeseburgers. Like, I REALLY like them. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and have intense cravings for something incredibly bad for me.

Let me tell you about these burgers. They're made out of ground turkey, topped with thinly sliced red onion and creamy avocado and a tangy mango mayonnaise. Oh, and also bacon. We can never forget about bacon.

Friday, July 8, 2011

BLT Potato Salad

I'm kind of on a bacon kick. Don't judge me.

French Toast Cupcakes

These cupcakes have bacon on them. They have bacon, and cinnamon, and a maple buttercream frosting. They're soft and smell like breakfast when they're baking, and you're probably going to take a bite and wonder why you've never thought of doing this before  now. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mushroom Pizza

I made pizza. Okay, so the crust wasn't homemade, but I'm not a superwoman. This recipe is super easy to make and so delicious. Mushroom's don't have to be on the pizza, any topping can really be used, but I love those little things.

Bacon Wrapped Egg Sandwiches

I have a subscription to Rachael Ray Magazine and I'm not even embarrassed. In fact, my grandma subscribes me to it. I get really excited when I see a new magazine in my mailbox, and immediately flip through it to see what ingredients I have on hand to make whatever delicious things RR has planned out for me. Yes, that's right, she writes her recipes in accordance with what I have in my pantry. Just kidding, but wouldn't that be great? I found this recipe tucked into a little corner of her June/July issue, and I knew I had to have it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

I've been MIA. I've been MIA because I've been busy ending my junior year of college, moving, and visiting with my family from New York. But, that doesn't mean I haven't been cooking or eating! I'll catch up by beginning with these amazing cupcakes. The perfect combination of caramel and coffee, with a really fluffy whipped cream-like frosting. You're going to love it.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chicken Parmesan

I love chicken parmesan, but this new healthy eating thing is throwing it all off. I reinvented it! And it's delicious!

Salmon Tacos

This is my take on a fish taco, only it's better.

Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Stromboli

Charlie and I are going on a healthy eating kick. It's an attempt to feel better connected with our bodies and to feel better about the nutrition we're putting into them, as well. This stromboli is so good. SO good.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Skinny Pancakes

Everyone always says you're either a pancake or a waffle person. I don't know who this "everyone" is, but I'm definitely a pancake person. I love a good, thin, crispy pancake with warm syrup and strawberry jam. Yum.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade

Do you know how easy and delicious it is to make homemade lemonade? How about the strawberry kind? This is like pink lemonade, but real and not out of a weird fountain thing at a fast food joint. You should make it. I have faith in you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Cups

These are 80 bajillion times better than Reeses. I say that with the best intentions. And they're super easy to make!

Honey Apricot Sesame Chicken

I'm not sure you read that title correctly, because it seems to me that you're still sitting there at your computer. Why are you not jumping out of your chair, running to the kitchen, and making this delicious chicken?! Get on it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mashed Potato, Corn and Chicken Taquitos

Charlie and I love mashed potatoes, but we never seem to eat the leftovers. This is a way to do just that.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Guys. GUYS. Are you listening? Make these. Go get the ingredients right now and make these. I promise you that you won't be disappointed. I also promise you that you can eat as many of these as you want and not gain a single pound. A SINGLE POUND.

Lemon Pull-Apart Bread

My roommate is a lemon junkie. So much so, that she makes me save the lemons, after they're squeezed and zested and all used up, so that she can eat them with salt. This one's for her. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Coke Can Chicken

My best friend Bri had this brilliant idea to make chicken with a coke can shoved up its nether regions. She saw this recipe awhile back, and we decided to make it with rosemary potatoes. Delicious.

Lemon Blueberry Cream Muffins

I couldn't resist. They're so delicious.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Spaghetti" Squash

Charlie and I went grocery shopping the other day (good thing, because we're practically snowed in) and we bought a spaghetti squash for $1.99/lb. I don't know if that's a good deal, but it looked so good. I'm a fan of squash that's roasted with brown sugar and butter. That's probably because that's the way my mom makes it. Well, Charlie's mom makes it by topping it with spaghetti sauce. This one's for her.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cappuccino Cookies

After a vote on Facebook between blueberry muffins and cappuccino cookies, the cookies won.

Bean Tostadas

Ever been to Chipotle? They have the best corn salsa, ever. But I think mine might have beat it.

Roast Vegetables

Most people crave chocolate and cookies and cupcakes and such. While I do crave those things, I mostly crave vegetables. One of my favorite ways to eat them is roasted with olive oil and salt and pepper.

Bacon and Eggs

I remember my grandma making scrambled eggs this way. I adapted it a tad, and this is what we've got.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Sometimes I don't feel like making things from scratch. Mostly this was an impromptu bake-fest, as our upstairs neighbor was laid off and cupcakes make everybody feel better. Especially Valentine's Day ones.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chocolate Orange Scones

I love scones with coffee. With tea. With hot chocolate. Basically with any warm beverage. I follow Joy the Baker's blog religiously and she always posts things that make my mouth water. This recipe was one of them.

Pizza Puffs

You know those frozen pizza roll things that are so completely addicting but give you the worst heartburn ever? These aren't them. They're better.

Potato Skins

These are my favorite. They're basically bacon transporters. That's all I'm gonna say.

Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs. In my family at Easter, everyone gets a hard-boiled dyed egg with their name on it. When it's egg cracking time, you turn to the person next to you and bang your egg against theirs. The person whose egg didn't crack moves on to the next person in the line. This continues until only one person remains with an uncracked egg. Whoever that person was, won all of the eggs. Nobody ever wanted to be that person, considering there's usually tons of hard-boiled eggs to take home. Except me. I wanted to be the winner so that my mom could make hard-boiled eggs and I could eat them all.

Garlic Guacamole

I made a bunch of appetizers for the Superbowl. I'm kind of bad at this blogging thing in that I should of made them ahead of time and then posted them for all you guys out there in cyber world to actually make on the Superbowl. Oh well. We live and we learn.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Orange French Toast

Just basic French toast but with an orange-y twist! I love twists! Like when you're reading a really exciting book and then BAM! Plot twist! It's fantastic.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Subs

Charlie and I love this sandwich place nearby, but it's pretty pricey, so we rarely go. I did a re-creation at home, and it was wonderful.

Mocha Cupcakes

I make these cupcakes all of the time because they are my roomie's favorite, and she doesn't even like coffee. They really are delicious.

Rodeo Burgers

Whenever I go to Burger King, which is very rarely, I get a Rodeo Burger. It's essentially a cheeseburger, but with an onion ring and barbecue sauce on top. It's fantastic! I decided to make my at-home version, using recipes I made awhile back.


Let's talk about lasagna and the fact that it looks like chopped up body parts all smashed together in a pan. I wouldn't eat lasagna for a really long time after I had my aunt's and then got the flu or something directly afterwards. Isn't it weird how you can be completely repulsed by a food just because you were sick after eating it? I can't eat Caesar salad's, either. Anyways. Lasagna.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup

My best friend got sick, so I looked up ingredients to make you feel better and dill, ginger, garlic, and lemon were four of them. I added 'em to a pot of chicken noodle soup, and voila! Instant remedy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chicken Parmesan

If I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life, it'd be Chicken Parmesan. Just kidding, it'd be sandwiches. But still, these things are amazing.

Tuna Melts

Nobody likes tuna melts. I'm not really sure why, because they are fantastic.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

That's right, you read correctly. These are not only cupcakes, but chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes. Yeah, you're only going to be able to eat half, but that means you'll have more opportunities to eat these delicious things!

Potato Salad

I LOVE potato salad. All kinds. But only the kinds without mustard, or very little amounts of mustard. Because I'm the only one in this apartment who eats potato salad, I make it very rarely.

Baked Penne

I took a blogging hiatus to focus on my five (yes, five!) English classes this semester. However, that definitely doesn't mean I stopped cooking. I plan to post a ton of stuff tonight, starting with this baked penne. Most baked penne is made with tomato sauce, but I decided to switch things up and use pesto instead.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Cake

I was craving chocolate cake and there weren't any eggs in the apartment. This happened.

Teryaki Ginger Chicken

Charlie and I don't like thick chicken breasts. This is a great thing for us because we can slice a chicken breast in half and then have two thin breasts instead of one thick one. It's cost effective. We're smart.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Homemade Bagels

I am a penniless college student. Especially around this time of the year when I'm awaiting financial aid and Charlie and my food supply is starting to dwindle. We always have an abundance of flour and yeast and such, so bagels are an amazing (and filling) option. Also, they are delicious.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Coffee Cake Muffins

I love muffins. I also love coffee cake. I smashed the two together and this is what I came up with.

Brian's Tacos

This recipe is from Charlie's brother Brian. She was craving them one day, so we emailed him to get the recipe, and now it's a regular staple food in our apartment. These tacos have the weirdest ingredients, but they taste SO good.