Appetizers

close-up of easy crispy baked chicken wings on baking sheet

Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

These easy crispy baked chicken wings use a secret ingredient – baking powder to get the crispiness that makes you think they come from the fryer. If I were to have a list of top five favorite food items, chicken wings would be on the list no question. Growing up, […]

Authentic Guacamole

Authentic guacamole. This traditional Aztec dish consists of avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro and spices. For those around my age (32), you might have noticed an increase in the popularity of guacamole and there is actually a reason for it. The U.S. government lifted a ban on importing […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Crispy baked chicken nuggets. It’s almost a weekly tradition where it’s around 4 pm in the afternoon and Lauren and I are texting each other trying to figure out what we want for dinner. Most of the time I end up picking something but I always bug Lauren to make […]

close-up of chorizo and avocado quesadillas on cutting board

Chorizo and Avocado Quesadillas

With Spanish chorizo, fresh smashed avocado and some pepper jack cheese, these quesadillas are the perfect simple weeknight meal. Quesadillas are one of those meals I absolutely love but hardly ever think about making them. It might be because Lauren and I have pizza every Friday night and to me […]

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai chicken lettuce wraps. Anyone that has been to P.F. Chang’s has had their lettuce wraps. When I find something I really like at a restaurant, I immediately look to see if I can find a recipe similar to it online. I was actually originally looking for a copycat of […]