Category Archive: Recipes

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry (Freezer Meal!)

I love freezer meals. This is a recipe I came across that turned out really good. I’ve made it several times   Recipe: 1 lb. raw chicken, cubed 1/2 cup chopped zucchini 1 cup carrots, coarsely chopped (in sticks) 1 cup sweet potato, chopped (don’t substitute regular potatoes or it will get too mushy during …

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To-Die-For Raspberry Jell-O Pretzel Cheesecake

  So my mom whipped this up for Christmas dinner, and oh my goodness, it’s a keeper! I knew I needed to post it here on the blog. You wouldn’t think that Pretzels & Jello would go very well together… but once you take a bite your tastebuds will prove otherwise! Delicious!   So here’s …

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Homemade Fajitas – Seasoning from Scratch!

I love fajitas. I recently learned how to make homemade fajita seasoning from scratch. Turns out it’s super simple and just as tasty as store bought! (without all the unhealthy stuff. Yay!) Ingredients for Homemade Fajitas: 1 red bell pepper 2 Poblano peppers (can switch out for more red/green or other mild peppers that you …

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How to Make Homemade Hummus (Without Tahini!)

Alex loves hummus. I had never tried it before I met him, but now I love it too. Recently I decided to try and make it from scratch to see if I can make it a little healthier, since the store bought kind contains soybean oil (one of the 3 oils you should avoid because …

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Puto (Filipino Rice Cakes)

Here’s another Filipino recipe! This time from my sister Lisa. Puto is a very popular snack in the Philippines. It’s usually made with rice flour, but this recipe just calls for regular flour. She made it a few weeks ago- it tastes pretty authentic! So here’s her recipe   Puto recipe Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 …

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Yummy Whipped Cinnamon Pumpkin Butter

I love making things with pumpkin around thanksgiving time. It feels me with glee! My ward relief society put on a waffle night a few weeks ago, and they had this cinnamon pumpkin butter as one of the options for toppings. It was so yummy! It’s kind of like honey butter but with a holiday …

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“Melt-In-Your-Mouth” Waffles

  I love homemade waffles! This the recipe my mom always used growing up. They’re a favorite at our house. Grandma calls them “melt-in-your-mouth” waffles because they’re so crisp & light. Hope you enjoy! Crisp Waffles 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup oil (or 1 stick of melted butter) 2 cups flour …

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Raspberry Nutella Heaven-in-a-Pan

I decided to put a little twist on my very favorite dessert, “Heaven in a pan.” Raspberries and Nutella! You can’t go wrong with that! Raspberry Nutella Heaven-in-a-Pan How to make the Nutella crust: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup Nutella 3/4 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts) *Disclaimer: so in the picture above, I …

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Heaven in a Pan

This is my favorite dessert in the whole world, hands down. In my family, we call it “Heaven in a pan.” I don’t get around to making it very often- which is probably a good thing because I tend to eat way too much of it whenever the temptation is around. Heaven in a Pan …

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How to Make Spinach Your Kids Will LOVE!

I’m so excited to share with you the secret to making spinach delicious! My mom always made spinach this way when I was growing up, and as a result, spinach was always my favorite vegetable as a child. I would even request it for my birthday because I loved it so much. The first secret …

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Delicious White Chicken Chili Soup

I recently discovered one of my favorite soups ever! I’ve decided it needs to become a staple at our house. I got this recipe from my cousin, Heather Dixon. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! White Chicken Chili First, you need: 1 lb chicken breast in pieces (can add more or less if …

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Pizza Rice Casserole

Living with my sweet 92 year old grandma (who has very narrow food preferences) often gives me the opportunity to get a little creative when trying to come up with something for dinner that everyone will like. This recipe came as the result of trying to find a way to satisfy my pizza craving in …

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Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad

This is my favorite go-to recipe when I’m looking for something easy, cheap, and yummy to bring to a potluck or just something quick to whip together for lunch. My mom’s recipe. I love this salad! Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad Place on cookie sheet, and broil the following in the oven until golden brown: 1 …

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How to Sprout Wheat (Without a Sprouting Jar)

I recently learned how to sprout wheat. It’s so easy! I’ve heard that sprouting a kernel of wheat increases its nutrition by 600%. Wow, that’s a lot! I don’t know if that’s really true, but I sure do feel healthy when I eat them. I’ve tried doing it with hard red wheat as well as …

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How to Make Pansit Bihon (Filipino Rice Noodles)

Pansit Bihon is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. And it’s pretty easy to make. There are different types of Pansit (or rice noodles) in the Philippines. Pansit Canton uses noodles that are much bigger, kind of like spaghetti noodles. My personal favorite is the kind that uses finer noodles, or bihon.  Ingredients: 1 (16 …

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My Favorite Whole Wheat Bread Recipe! (With Good-to-Know Tips)

Pinterest tested! I’ve got to share this yummy (and healthy!) homemade whole wheat bread recipe. I tried it for the first time last week, and I’m hooked. We ate up a whole loaf within an hour after making it because it’s so good right hot out of the oven, especially with honey and butter (that was …

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Purple Chinese Chicken Salad (Red Cabbage Recipe)

I was looking on Pinterest looking for red cabbage recipes, and couldn’t find much. We’ve been trying to eat way healthier lately, in an attempt to move towards a more ‘whole foods plant based’ type of diet. Mostly I’m just trying to cook with more veggies and less meat. Last week I got a head of …

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My Favorite Toasted Almond Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is one of my favorite things to make (and eat!) Here’s my recipe for it. I can’t remember where I learned to make it-from Pinterest or what. I’ve found that it lends itself very well to experimentation. I’ve added in hard-boiled eggs, carrots, broccoli, apples, cranberries, etc. and it always seems to come …

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Chunky Stroganoff With Diced Tomatoes

This is the easiest meal to put together. I’ve tried making stroganoff before, but it always seemed to have something missing. When I decided to try adding some canned tomatoes, Alex said it was the best stroganoff recipe I’d made. I’m glad! I’d never thought to add tomatoes until I saw a couple recipes online …

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Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread EVER w/Orange Zest (Pinterest Tested)

So, I think this is my all-time favorite zucchini bread recipe. Or sweet bread recipe, for that matter. I had never thought of using orange zest in chocolate zucchini bread, but it was the perfect combination–the orange zest just made it really good. It kind of reminded me of chocolate oranges at Christmastime (and all …

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