There's a cafe down the street from where I work that serves the best chicken salad croissant sandwiches. Croissants are my weakness. I can never get enough of that flaky butter deliciousness! Whenever I feel like having something a little different than my usual salad for lunch, I'll head up to the cafe for their amazing chicken salad sandwich. One of my favorite parts of chicken salad is having all the extras in there - the crunch I get from the celery, apples and sliced almonds is the best. This chicken salad is also made with a lightened up dressing, which is so good! It's a mix of mayo and greek yogurt with a splash of lemon juice and some spices.
What does everyone have planned this weekend? Any special recipes you're grilling? I actually surprised Lance with a grill for Christmas. I recommend not buying one off season but that's another story. lol We put it on the deck a few weeks ago and have made some really great recipes so far! It's my first time experimenting with the grill, but so far the recipes have come out great! After being at work all day, it's nice to come home and grill for dinner. It gets me outside a little longer than I normally would be if I was making something in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy the recipes and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
These twisted doughnuts get coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture that become the perfect late morning treat with your coffee. This recipe makes 2 doughnuts, enough to share or just for you!
This Black Bean and Corn Salsa is ready in minutes and couldn't be easier to make! A fresh and healthy salsa to bring to a BBQ or any summer event.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and I hope this weekend brings you beautiful weather, special memories and plenty of time to spend with your mom. It's been a long time since I actually got a chance to spend Mother's Day with my mom, so there isn't really a tradition we have. Since my sister's and [...]
Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?! I've never had one I didn't like, but everyone has their favorite recipe, right? Mine is this one. A perfectly golden, crispy edge with a gooey, soft middle that just melts in your mouth. The trick I've learned is letting the dough rest overnight in the fridge. It really makes all the difference in the world. It's a little hard to wait that long especially if you're like me and want chocolate chip cookies right away, but it's totally worth it. I promise! The ingredients have a chance to blend together making the cookies more flavorful. Also I used mini chocolate chips, instead of the regular size. I think using mini chips gives you that chocolatey bite in every mouthful (which I love!). I've made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes each always a little different, but after making this one I finally found a recipe that's here to stay!
Lance and I have been having so much fun doing our Sunday night cooking series! We've had some pretty amazing dinners, and I really want to share what I thought of each recipe with you guys. If your not familiar, Lance and I pick out a recipe to make on Sunday nights, either one we've made before or one that's new to us. We video the process of us prepping dinner, and then I post it on social media. We do this as a way to get more of the recipes we love out to everyone. Lance and I cook a lot, and I wish I could post every recipe on the blog, so the videos are another fun way to show more of the recipes we make.
I used to think making dinner needed to be this extravagant meal which always included wayyy to many ingredients. I learned after a while that simple was becoming much easier and equally as delicious. I'm trying to improve my cooking skills especially since I didn't learn to cook growing up. I've become so interested in [...]
How was everyone's weekend? I feel like it always goes so fast, and just like that we are back to Monday! I did the usual weekend activities of getting groceries, cleaning and doing laundry. Lance and I ended up going out to dinner on Friday night before we got groceries, which was a nice change! [...]
Last week my sister, Chira, posted a picture of S'mores Cupcakes on her Facebook page. It was my nephew, Evan's, 10th birthday, and Chira made them to bring to Evan's classroom to celebrate. S'mores are one of my favorite desserts. I love the combo of graham crackers, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow. They are such a staple dessert in the summer. These cupcakes are a nice alternative when you can't toast the marshmallow outside over a fire. For these cupcakes, you have a chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.