Chicken Salad

Love this chicken salad. It’s so fresh and light tasting, and has a lot of flavor! It’s got a nice crunch to it from the celery, and has some good flavors from the dried cranberries, olives, whole grain mustard, red onion, and lemon juice. I’m kinda drooling just thinking about it, actually.   Cranberry Chicken […]

No Bake Energy Bites

Best snack ever. Arguably healthy. And by “arguably,” I mean that it’s very debatable and relative. Anyway, no matter how healthy or not, they’re delicious, a filling snack, quick, and easy… so I’m a loyal fan. No Bake Energy Bites I add a scoop of chocolate protein powder, reduce the amount of chocolate chips a […]

Quiche (Spinach, Mushroom, Feta)

This is a crustless quiche. Cool. Based on the ingredients, it’s pretty versatile meal-wise. Like, you could have it for breakfast, second breakfast, ellevensies, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper… (LOTR quote alert). However, based on my experience, it’s best for breakfast or a healthy snack. It just doesn’t have the “umph” to meet the requisites […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the past few YEARS, I have been on the hunt for good chocolate chip cookies. Whenever I think of a chocolate chip cookie, I have this idealistic memory of the best cookie in the world: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, chocolatey, and oh so tasty. But every time I bite into […]

Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

A while back, my roommate and I made a “Chocolate Italian Love Cake” from Chew Nibble Nosh. I wasn’t impressed with the cake itself, but DANG, that frosting was good. So good that I’m gonna write it down. Right here, right now. Ingredients: 1 (5.1 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix 1 cup cold milk […]

Mrs. Austin’s Chili

Ingredients: 1.5 lbs ground beef 1 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 chopped yellow onion (about a cup) 4 cloves garlic Two 16oz cans diced tomatoes 2 cans dark red beans (any kind of bean, really) 1 small can tomato sauce (or ketchup can be substituted) 2 Tbsp chili powder 1 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp […]

Chickpea Salad

I was a little suspicious about this recipe at first… but I had the ingredients, and I like tuna salad and chicken salad, so I figured I’d give it a try. Um, totally worth it. It’s yummy, filling, easy to make, and the ingredients are inexpensive. Win-win. We just ate it plain with a fork, […]

Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Discovery of the month? This meal. And everyone said amen! (Everyone being me.) But hot DOG, this is good!! And it’s so easy I almost died. Adapted from add a pinch. pam or other nonstick spray 8 chicken breasts 13.75 oz can of artichoke hearts packed in water – drain it 10 oz frozen spinach, […]

Shrimp, String Beans, and Pasta with Pesto

Adapted from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice. First, may I say… BASIL PESTO. That right there is what makes this delicious. Basil is possibly one of my absolute favorite things in the whole wide world ever times infinity. I never exaggerate or use superlatives either. Okay, I’m glad that’s out in the open. 8 ounces […]

Mashed Taters

Just go see the Pioneer Woman and do as she says. I’m pretty sure this is the best way to make mashed potatoes… like, ever!!! So creamy and dreamy and TASTY! Some people make bland mashed potatoes, which is nigh on sinful… but these potatoes are so delicious it’s also nigh on sinful. Which is […]