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Category Archives: Gourmet Recipes

Taiwanese-Inspired Dipping Sauce

When I lived in Taiwan and taught English, I had some really amazing dipping sauce and none have ever compared since… until I found this recipe. You can basically dip anything in it and it is delicious. From pot stickers to wontons, dumplings to lettuce wraps and more. You can also pour it over rice and/or

How to Make a Fondant Cake For Beginners

I’ve never used fondant until last week. And to be honest I have always been a little scared to try it. But I decided to give it a whirl when I was out shopping for my daughter’s first birthday and I found this multi pack of different colors of fondant on sale. It wasn’t nearly as

Quick and Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread recipe has been in our family for over 50 years. It is so moist, simple, quick, and delicious. In under 15 minutes I can have the banana bread baking in my oven and making my home smell delicious. When topped with fresh butter, it is craving worthy! Directions 1. Preheat oven to

The Best Vanilla Bean Frosting

I helped throw this Little Peanut Elephant Baby shower found here and my friend made the most delicious cupcakes (I photographed them below). The frosting is literally the BEST vanilla bean frosting I’ve ever had. It holds its shape nicely for frosting cakes and cupcakes, yet is super soft and smooth when eating. It even

5 Tips for a Successful Game Day Spread

I remember the excitement and awe that I experienced as a young girl going to my first-ever college football game. My grandparents always bought season tickets, and we took turns going with them. We’d meet out in the parking lot and tailgate in and around their truck and fifth wheel. Then we would go inside the

Game Day Cheeseball

To celebrate the football season I made this ‘Game Day Cheeseball.’ It is very simple really. You need just a few ingredients and about 7 minutes to make it. Then pair it with crackers, veggies, or chips. Directions: Warm up the cream cheese in microwave (about a minute and a half, stir well every 30

High Protein Caramel Apple Dessert

Halloween is coming up and one of my all-time favorite Halloween treats is Caramel Apples. But I’m on a high-protein-diet, so if I’m going to eat a treat it needs to have a good amount of protein. Greek Yogurt is often my dessert or craving-buster. I LOVE it due to the high protein count, creamy texture, and

LiveLikeYouAreRich Is Now on Yummly

Today I wanted to share with all of my readers that my recipes are now on Yummly. In case you don’t know, Yummly is an amazing website with tons of recipes from bloggers, experienced and professional chefs, and others. You may have noticed that I’ve now added an option to share a post to Yummly. This

9 Ways to Have a Successful Family Dinner

Dinner as a family is a huge priority of ours. It is so great to spend that time together, to communicate, bond as a family, and have a fun time. When I heard about the “Take Back the Table Challenge” which is a challenge to eat together more as a family, we were game to

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Ranch Carrots

Baby carrots can be deliciously flavorful and pleasantly soft with only a few minutes of preparation and cooking time in a crock pot. The carrots end up being cooked al dente (soft without being overcooked or mushy). They hold their shape but are easy to chew. I originally created this recipe for my 10 month old and 2 1/2

Fun and Creative Ways to Make Lunch Boxes More Exciting

Packing lunches is a great way to save money and ensure your kids are eating healthy. That said, it can get monotonous for kids and parents if the same things go into the lunch box each day. I like to do something creative now and again to keep my son excited about eating his meals. I

Spinach Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread

I’ve made this a few times in the last few weeks. One for a family party, once for me, and once for a big party of women (church gathering). This is an awesome recipe that tastes better than most restaurant spinach artichoke dips. So far most everyone who has tried it has loved it and

19 Delicious No-Bake Pies

The holiday season is fast approaching. I am so excited for family get-togethers, parties, costumes, Thanksgiving feasts, and gift-giving. No-bake pies are so easy and quick (especially if you buy pre-made crusts). They can be thrown together in just a few minutes of prep and a few hours of chilling. They are a great idea

No-Bake Nutella Heath Pie

Aren’t no-bake pies fantastic? I love them because they are so quick and easy to make and usually very good. This one is no exception. This No-Bake Nutella Heath Pie has a Nutella cream cheese filling with a nice subtle crunch from the Heath bits which are mixed throughout. For added texture and flavor, you’ll find a Cocoa Krispie-Nutella crust. It

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