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Easy Turkey Chili

This is a simple recipe that anyone can make and not mess up.  The reason being is because you can make it your own.  You do not have to follow the recipe to an exact tee.  Truth be told, I usually take a recipe and make it my own by seeing what’s in my pantry. … Continue reading »

Amazing Turkey Meatballs

We were starving and did not know what to make for dinner.  Should we order pizza or actually cook something?  I remember seeing a recipe that inspired me to make some homemade turkey meatballs with whole wheat angel hair pasta.  Yum!  The Former Chef always seems to make these incredible dishes that I always want to … Continue reading »

Redo Guacamole

  This is how your guacamole should look when your avocados are ripe! (above) What you need: 3 avocados 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of salt + pepper 1  shallot 1 medium tomato optional: 3 tablespoons of chopped of fresh cilantro   How To: Chop everything up Throw it into a bowl and mash up … Continue reading »

Salt + Vinegar Roasted Kale Chips

I’ve always wanted to try kale chips but been too afraid.  They just look weird.  Well, thanks to the social media outlet, Pinterest, my curiosity got the better of me.  I found this recipe by Kalyn’s Kitchen and tried it out.  The only reason why I decided to try this recipe out was because I … Continue reading »

Best Caesar Salad

The secret to a great caesar salad are in two major elements: the dressing and croutons (both need to be homemade).  If you have those nailed down, you can make any boring caesar salad amazing.    Ingredients: Caesar Dressing 5-6 cloves of garlic 6 anchovy (more if you feel risky) 1/4 olive oil 1/2 of … Continue reading »

The Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I love scrambled eggs.  I could eat them everyday at every meal. However, I’m constantly amazed how this simple dish is ruined so frequently.  I do not understand why people would choose to cook them so improperly when you can have amazing, fluffy and delicious eggs in minutes with a little love.  The technique shown is thanks the brillant … Continue reading »

Guacamole Night

Why buy store packaged guacamole when you can make ten times better at home.  It’s simple, easy and quick.  You’ll look like an amazing chef with such a basic dish.  I usually prepare this dish when we’re having taco night or have some tortilla chips that need a little company.  So here’s your how to on this … Continue reading »

Roasting Beets

Beets are extremely nutritious and delicious.  This is one of my favorite things to prepare at home.   I put them in salads, other recipes or even just eat them plain.  It’s simple and extremely easy. Why beets? They protect against coronary artery disease, stroke, lower cholesterol, low in calories, natural antioxidant, significant amounts of … Continue reading »

Baked Potato Soup

Part of social foods is trying out new recipes that my family and friends have sent me.  I figure that if I can make it, so can the average person who enjoys cooking.   The other day, my mom sent me a Baked Potato Soup by Annie’s Cooking Lab.  I don’t know about you but … Continue reading »

Country Style Salade Niçoise

Whenever I’m asked if I would like a salad, the first thoughts that cross my mind are: light, a starter or a healthy option because I’m trying to watch what I’m eating.  I’m usually left hungry for something more unless I order the French’s version of a salad; the Salade Niçoise.  In France, the salad … Continue reading »

All About Butter

“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.” (From the Film: Catch me if you Can) … Continue reading »

Braised Red Wine Beef Short Ribs

 If you are hungry and want your food now, this isn’t the recipe for you! If you want something mouth watering and are willing to put the time into it, this is your dish. Ingredients 5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2″ pieces (ask your butcher to cut these for you.  We only bought … Continue reading »

Revised Turkey Lasagna

Ingredients:  1.5 lb ground turkey (optional) 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves half a bunch of chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1.5 teaspoon of salt 1 (29ounce) of diced tomatoes 2 (6ounces) cans of tomato paste 12 dry lasagna noodles 2 eggs 1 pint of skim ricotta … Continue reading »

Turkey Lasagna @ Home

This is an amazing Turkey Lasagna recipe.  You’d be amazed how much better homemade lasagna is than from a box!  It’s so simple. Ingredients: 1.5 lb ground turkey (optional) 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves half a bunch of chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1.5 teaspoon of … Continue reading »