Fresh Tomato & Roasted Chile Salsa

Salsa. I am so glad salsa exists. It is the perfect light snack and there are endless variations to how you can prepare it or eat it. I love salsa with chips, salsa mixed with a mashed avocado, and even on my eggs. I love when Mexican restaurants have fresh salsa or a variety of…

Sweet & Sour Pork Stir-Fry

    No story about this one, other than generally loving Asian stir-fry and teriyaki sauce! Ingredients: serves 4-6 1 lb. boneless thin-sliced center-cut pork chop Homemade sweet & sour teriyaki sauce: 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp hot…

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lately I’ve been experimenting with different cookie recipes, trying to find what I like and what I don’t like.  I came to the realization that I had no idea how to make good cookies when, a few months ago, I quickly baked up some sugar cookies that came out thin, bland, and burnt around the…

Basil-Feta Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is one of those things I really only eat in the summer. In the winter, I’m all about hot pasta with marinara sauce or some creamy pesto. But in the summer, with frequent cookouts with my family, pasta salad just seems so appropriate. This salad came about due to my love of basil….

Honey-Lime Baked Chicken

I haven’t been able to update as often as I’d like lately due to my summer class. For those of you who don’t know, I’m taking one last class to complete my biology degree – organic chemistry, yuck! The work is quite challenging and I am struggling to say the least, but I only have…