Chicken & Broccoli Ramen Remix

Even though I’m finally done with school, I still don’t really want to spend hours in the kitchen. I mean, I definitely still enjoy cooking, but when you’re already hungry it feels like it takes an eternity to put together a tasty meal. I need something that I can have on my plate less than thirty minutes…

I finally graduated! Now what?

Happy New Year beautiful people!! ❤ Wow, it has certainly been a long time since I’ve written on this blog, and oh how I’ve missed it! Since leaving high school, I’ve bounced around to different colleges, universities, and degrees accumulating knowledge in a variety of subjects, but never actually graduated in anything. These past sixteen months have been some of…

Recipe: Garlic, Herb and Prosciutto Covered Thanksgiving Turkey

This year’s theme was to make a dish that was inspired by our culture (which, in my case is Italian). I signed up to tackle my second bird and it turned out even better than last year’s beer-brined, bacon-blanketed turkey. Garlic, Herb and Prosciutto Thanksgiving Turkey A 20 lb. turkey takes about 20 minutes to prepare, 4…

Recipe: Vanilla Latte Cupcakes

Since I’ve never really made my own frosting before, I searched on Pinterest and found this recipe for buttercream frosting. The author is right– store-bought frosting simply doesn’t compare to homemade! And I only needed to make half a batch to top off one dozen cupcakes. I used a plastic bag and a little bit of tape…

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

  Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles makes two dozen truffles, takes about an hour and fifteen minutes One 10 oz. bag dark chocolate chips One large avocado, pitted and peeled 2 T. dark chocolate cocoa powder 1 T. powdered sugar Mash or blend the avocado in a small bowl until there are no visible chunks. Set aside….

Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

We finally got some rain in Southern California, woohoo! Albeit nowhere near enough to pull us out of this drought, at least Mother Nature is trying to help. Easy Peach Cobbler makes 6 servings, takes about 40 minutes Filling: 4 peaches, peeled and sliced 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract…

Recipe: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

As I’m sure most people would agree, ice cream is a staple summertime treat. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream makes about a gallon of ice cream, takes about 1 1/2-2 hours You’ll need… 2 quarts of half & half 2 pints of heavy whipping cream 2 1/2 cups of sugar 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract ice…

Recipe: Spicy Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry with Angel Hair Pasta

Spicy Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry with Angel Hair Pasta serves two people, takes about 30 minutes 1/2 lb. Italian sausage (ground) 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 1/2 cup broccoli, sliced 1 cup asparagus, cut into two inch pieces 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 (separate) T. olive oil 1/3 cup white wine (I used a…