As Seen On:

Category Archives: Gourmet Recipes

Pear Avocado Salad

pear-avacado-saladthmb

Today I am being featured over on Blendtec.com for my favorite salad ever—my pear avocado salad. It’s so good that I actually get cravings for it. It has a genius mixture of flavors that range from tangy to sweet to salty, and it is full of textures: smooth, crispy, crunchy, and juicy. I highly recommend

Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

reesesricekrispietreatsthmb

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are moist and gooey but still hold their shape when taken out of the pan. The chocolate, peanut butter, and mallow are perfectly balanced. And the texture/consistency is great: they are nice and creamy with a crispness from the Rice Krispies. If you like Reese’s and if you like rice krispies,

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

crowdpleasingpotatosaladthmb

For over 30 years my grandma and grandpa have been bringing this totally-amazing-potato-salad to most family events and parties. We all LOVE it. Usually we eat the large batch she always makes, but if on a rare occasion there are any left-overs, they are soon divvied up and taken home. All crowds love my grandma’s potato

White Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake Recipe

whitechocraspcakethmb

This cake is amazingly delicious! I highly recommend at least trying it once. If you do, I can almost guarantee you’ll be wanting to make it again. I made it for my extended family party. Everyone who ate it said it was super good, moist, and amazing. My friends who I’ve made it for said

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

travelfriendlysnacksthmb

We’ve been on a few roadtrips and vacations this summer with two kids. We are planning on going on at least three more. I have found that having snacks packed and ready to go in an easy-to-consume manner has made traveling much easier. Below you find a list of  travel-friendly baby, toddler, and kid snacks.

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob without Boiling Water

cornthmb

This is a quick tip that I wish I had discovered awhile ago! You can make wonderful, moist, and perfectly cooked corn on the cob in just a few minutes by doing the following: 1- Cut the stem of the stalk off so it will fit and rotate/spin around on a plate in your microwave.

Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Recipe

chickenthmb

For the most part I make meals that require fresh ingredients and more prep work, but on occasion I need a quick throw-together yet delicious meal. So this is an out-of-the-can type of meal that can be prepared and thrown in the oven in about 7 minutes.  If you have more time you can add

Instantly Marinated Hamburgers

instantlymarinatedburgersthmb

These burgers are amazing!! There’s no need to flavor them before or during the cooking process. They’re instantly marinated beforehand by blending lots of wonderful flavors together and then mixing the marinade puree in with the ground beef for a gourmet patty. Making these burgers for family and friends is always a huge hit. I was

Cinnabon Copycat Recipe

cinnabon7thmb

This is one amazing recipe. If you love Cinnabon’s you’ll love this. First, make the dough. If you have a bread machine that is the easiest way. Or you can hand mix it or use a kitchen aid. We hand mixed and kneaded it ourselves—but a bread machine would’ve resulted in a better dough. when

High Protein Mango Raspberry Parfait

mangoraspthmb

Ripe luscious and sweet mangos paired with juicy and lightly tart raspberries make an AMAZING combination of flavor. If you’ve never tried these two fruits together, you are missing out. It’s best to cut them up and stir them together. Let them soak in each other’s flavors for a bit and you’ll be wowed. Just

Simple Homemade Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

buttermilksyruprecipethmb

While I was on my mission in Hamburg Germany I had breakfast a few times in the Mission President’s home. His wife made the most incredible Buttermilk Syrup. It was truly so amazing that here 10 years later I still remember how good it was! She gave me the recipe. Unwittingly, I wrote the ingredients

How I Satisfy My Caramel & Cake Cravings in About 150 Calories

cupcakesthmb

Many of you know that I recently had a baby. Throughout my pregnancy I tried not to gain too much weight. I did well as I just gained over 15 pounds. After having my 7 pound baby, I had lost most of that 15 pounds. What I was totally not expecting was gaining after my

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing or Dip

ranchdressingthmb

When I started cooking and especially when I worked in fine dinning restaurants I found that things taste better (for the most part) when made from scratch. Fine dinning chefs (the good ones) make even staple products like ranch from scratch. Sometimes it can be a bit intimidating for me to make a food from

The Best Slow Cooker Fajita Recipe

FajitasFthumbnail

Recently, I’ve experimented making slow cooker/crockpot fajitas. The first time was not so great. I put the onion and peppers in too soon and they got too soft. This resulted in a soup-like consistency. The second time they turned out perfect! I made them for Cinco de Mayo for my family who all said they

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons