Cookie Butter Mug Cake Recipe

cookie-butter-mug-cakeBaking cookies from scratch sounds amazing, until I realize the mess it makes in my kitchen.  But now that I’ve discovered I can make nearly anything, including these decadent cookie butter, chocolate chip mug cakes, in one container and eat it piping hot in 1:30 in the microwave…. I’m hooked! Here is the must try recipe: Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake 3 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp flour 3 […] Read Full Post

Video on Grilling Tips Plus How to Use the Leftovers for Other Yummy Meals

grilled-chickenGrilling season is upon us (yay!) but if you’re intimidated by the grill, I’m here to give you some tips to perfecting every burger, chicken breast and veggies skewer you throw on the flame.  My favorite thing to do is marinate and grill enough food, then reinvent the leftovers throughout the week.  A few cans of beans and broth and you’ve got a delicious chili one night, or make a  […] Read Full Post

Video on How to Cook Flank Steak and Fun New Sparkling Water to Jazz up your Weeknight Dinner

If you caught my segment on Better TV today, you know I love taking one under utilized cut of meat (like flank steak, which is inexpensive and cooks in a snap) and reinventing it throughout the week.  I jazzed up this grilled flank steak by turning it into an Asian salad with Thai peanut sauce, flank steak panini another night and quesadillas another night! I paired each meal with a  […] Read Full Post

Video on Cooking with tequila for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo can easily be a family affair with this simple, flavorful Tequila Lime Chicken.  If peaches aren’t ripe yet, swap them out for mangos, which are amazing in salsa.  Grab some remade guacamole, or simply top with sliced avocado and this meal is on the table in no time! I hope you have a margarita and chill on the back patio, that’s exactly what I have planned for […] Read Full Post

Video How to Reinvent Pork Tenderloin Throughout the Week

Pre marinated pork tenderloin might be the easiest go-to weeknight dinner ever.  Pile a bed of baby carrots, some sprigs of thyme and place the marinated pork tenderloin on top.  In 30 minutes, dinner is ready! I used Smithfield Herb and Garlic Pork Tenderloin for the recipes below, the flavors translate well no matter what dish you’re making.  The best part is the meat comes out tender and juicy, so […] Read Full Post

Video How to Make Salted buttered veggies in edible dirt and other Springtime Appetizers

Radishes in Dirt Sunshine is peeking through and the weather is warming… which means spring is here!  I love the delicate spring vegetables that are popping up in the grocery aisle and I thought this buttered radish and baby carrot appetizer would look adorable (and taste delicious) at any springtime soiree.  It would also make amazing edible centerpieces, don’t you think? It’s inspired by a dish I tried at a Dallas restaurant, Proof […] Read Full Post

Passover Traditions and Favorite Recipes

macaroons Coconut Macaroons 2 egg whites 1/4 cup granulated sugar 7 oz sweetened condensed milk 9 oz sweetened shredded coconut pinch of salt bittersweet chocolate for dipping (optional) Directions: Heat oven to 300 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy, then add sugar and beat for another minute.  Add condensed milk salt and coconut and stir until combined.  Place in small circles on a parchment lined baking sheet […] Read Full Post