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Category Archives: Gourmet Recipes

Fajita Seasoning/Marinade Recipe

  Everyone I’ve ever made these fajitas for (and this a go to recipe for guests) absolutely love these fajitas! The trick? You don’t use pre-made fajita mix packets. Instead you use a combination of fresh and healthy ingredients to season the fajitas with. You use this Fajita seasoning recipe to cook off the peppers,

Taiwanese-Inspired Dipping Sauce

When I lived in Taiwan 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 its delicious. From pot stickers to wontons, dumplings to lettuce wraps and more, with this sauce you really can’t go wrong. You can also pour

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

  Ever since I can remember my grandma has made awesome blueberry muffins. She’d make them when we were up at the cabins in huge batches for all of her children and grandchildren. They were amazing. When I turned 8 or so she started allowing me to help her make them. When I found out

The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

I never knew that tuna fish could taste so good.  After I made this, I’ve been constantly wanting to make it again and again. We actually get cravings for tuna fish salad… Something I previously thought was impossible. This recipe is amazing, easy, healthy, and has a perfect blend of textures, flavors, and colors. This isn’t your typical tuna

Lemon Glazed Cupcakes

This is another one of our family favorites! It’s been around for as long as I can remember and is well loved by all. The recipe makes a very moist, delicious, and lightly sweet dessert. Prep: 10 minutes,  Bake Time: 20-40 minutes, Ready In: 35-55 Minutes Makes: 10 large cupcakes, 24 medium cupcakes, or 1 cake

Famous Butterscotch Scotchies Recipe

Unlike many of my original recipe posts, this post is more of a ‘recipe review’ because I didn’t come up with or significantly alter it. Yet, I feel qualified to review this recipe because I’ve been making it for over 20 years now. My mom has been making it even longer. People all over the

Red, White, and Blue Breakfast Parfait

This dish is perfect for any summer breakfast or even a light dessert. I love making it to celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial day, Labor day, and/or President’s day. It is very easy to make. 1- Put a layer of diced strawberries on the base of the glass, bowl, or cup. 2- Cover the

The BEST Guacamole Recipe

I’ve made this guacamole countless times since discovering the recipe over one year ago. I’ve made it for a bunch of teenage girls, a big group of boys, for my family, extended family, and for parties. Everyone has always said that it is either ‘super good’ or the ‘BEST guac.’ they’ve had. Despite the simplicity

Crowd-Pleasing Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

This is an awesome recipe that tastes better than most restaurant spinach artichoke dips I’ve tried. I’ve made it for many parties and everyone LOVES it. Plus, it’s super easy to make! See instructions below: 2. Bake for 25 minutes in the oven on 350 F. 3. Serve warm/hot and enjoy!   If served on Baguettes, you

7UP Grilled Chicken Recipe

  My mom has been making this 7 UP Grilled Chicken Recipe for years. It’s a definite family favorite. Somehow I forgot about this gem of a recipe. Just last month we went to my parents for a big family dinner. My mom and dad had made and grilled 7 UP chicken and I couldn’t

Famous Strawberry Dream Cake

My mom has been making this Strawberry Dream Cake for over 40 years. Our family, extended family, and friends all LOVE it! Whenever we are asked which cake we want for our birthday or parties 9 times out of 10 we all request the Strawberry Dream Cake. Even though it does take a little time

9 Toddler-and-Mom Friendly Recipes

   When my son went from baby foods to solids I was at a bit of a loss as to what to feed him and I. He isn’t too picky (as long as the veggies are flavored or disguised in recipes), but I was still having a hard time figuring out what to make us for

Honey Almond Chicken {Authentic French Recipe}

Some French friends came to stay with me. They were on a month-long road trip and I think rather sick of fast food, so they asked me if they could make dinner for us. I usually like to entertain, but I was very excited to taste some authentic french food…I didn’t regret it. They made us Honey

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Typically I hate protein shakes. They’ve pretty much all nearly made me gag. No joke. I think the only one that I’ve enjoyed was laden in sugar and calories (i.e. the Gold’s Gym Peanut butter shake). Not only did it have chocolate syrup as the second ingredient but it was over 600 calories. It makes

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