teriyaki fried rice

teriyaki fried rice I’ve decided I need more recipes with a minimal ingredient list, so here is my first 5 Ingredient or Less recipe. This is my twist on fried rice and is a perfect way to use your left over white rice! If you do not have left over white rice, you can cook…

chicken lettuce wraps

WOW! That’s all I’ve got. You’ve all tried them before at PF Changs or your local Asian restaurants. Who would have thought they are just as easy to make as they are to eat! By no means am I knocking PF Changs Lettuce Wraps but this recipe takes the gold. Don’t be intimated by the…

pizza casserole

Hello, my name is Katie and I am addicted to Pizza Casserole. Everyone has that one dish they will always love, and Pizza Casserole is mine. This was one of the first meals I ever learned to cook. My Dad’s wife Rebecca taught me in my early teens and ever since, it has been a favorite….

vietnamese salad rolls

One of my 2012 resolutions is to post more recipes each month, so here we go. Vietnamese salad rolls are very healthy and delicious. The fillings can be a combination of any vegetables and meats you like. So if you don’t have all of the ingredients, improvise! The possibilities are endless… seriously. Hope you enjoy…

a family secret: italian dressing

As a little girl, I remember the excitement of family dinners knowing that “Patches Grandma’s” italian dressing would be at the table. Passed down from my Great Grandmother Anne, better know to me as “Patches Grandma”, this is the best italian dressing I’ve ever had. A few months before she passed away, she gave me…

prosciutto egg sandwich

So after a weekend of cooking italian dishes, I had some left over prosciutto and arugula. With my love for breakfast at any time of the day, I decided to make a breakfast sandwich. Next time you find yourself with extra prosciutto and arugula, turn it into breakfast! prosciutto egg sandwich ingredients: toast eggs prosciutto…

fall chex mix

So for those who grew up with me… You probably remember my ridiculously extensive packed lunches. A meal fit for any elementary school kid… The classic PB & J (of course), a juice box, cut up fruit and veggies, a fruit roll-up and a sandwich bag full to the zip-up with chex mix. With enough…

guacamole

Who doesn’t love chips and guacamole?! Inspired from one of my favorites, Chipotle’s Guacamole, I use this recipe with any Mexican fiesta! guacamole ingredients: 4 avocados 1 small red onion 1 jalapeno bunch of cilantro 1 lime   *TIP: The trick to picking out a ripe        avocado.. you want the avocado to            be firm but…

summer vegetable salad

When I think of the perfect summer meal, a fresh vegetable salad is defiantly in attendance. Tomato, cucumber, red onion accompanied by an Italian dressing recipe passed down from my great grandmother, you have the perfect side dish for any summer meal. Recipe: Summer Vegetable Salad Ingredients: Peltz Italian Dressing Red onion Cherry tomatoes Cucumber…

fruit smoothie

Why haven’t I been making this all of my life?!  This smoothie can be made with your favorite fruit, fresh or frozen!  If you decide to use frozen fruit, which by the way would be a money saver, omit the ice cubes.  I used banana and strawberry, classic combination.  Other fruits I intend on trying……

herb butter

Anyone ever been to Oliver Twist?  I’m a sucker for a fresh loaf of bread at restaurants.  You’ll catch me filling up on every last piece before the salad even comes out.  So at Oliver Twist they serve you fresh bread with this herb butter, umm fresh bread and a delicious butter… I’m in heaven….