Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

I found this receipe from Damn Delicious. It was quick and simple to make. A great dish for a busy night. Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Servings: 4 people Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined 24 ounces broccoli florets 1 tsp. sesame seeds For the Sauce…

Red & Green Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Yellow Rice

I found this recipe from Chef Tyler Florence at The Food Network. The recipe calls for a Mexican Spice Blend, so I used the one from Genuis Kitchen. I love eating my enchiladas with yellow Spanish rice, which I found the recipe also from Genuis Kitchen. However, Chef Tyler’s recipe called for corn, green chiles, and chipotle…

Thai Coconut Chicken Stir Fry

This was my first time cooking with coconut milk. It’s delicious. What’s nice about coconut milk is it’s super healthy, plus it gives a unique flavor you can’t really get from anywhere else. I got this recipe from Thai Kitchen. I used their brand of coconut milk. This recipe is so easy; less than 10 ingredients…

Della Mia Famiglia Italiana Braciole

I grew up eating this at every of my Father’s Italian family gatherings. However, this was the first time I made it. I added my own touch by adding the sundried tomatoes and parsley, which gave it a nice pop of color. It wasn’t as hard as my Nanni had always made it seem. Because this…

Della Mia Famiglia Italiana Spaghetti & Meatballs

I learned this recipe from my mother, who learned it from my Italian father’s grandmother, who learned it from her mother, who was an immigrant from northern Italy. It’s as authentic as it gets! The ingredients call for homemade tomato sauce. You may use store-bought if you wish, which is sacrilegious (in my opinion). Even on days…

Springtime Rigatoni Carbonara with Scallions

This is my take on Chef Andrew Carmellini‘s Springtime Spaghetti Carbonara with Ramps recipe from his Urban Italian cookbook. I picked up this cookbook in Home Goods, actually, and what caught my eye was the word “urban.” I have grown up being taught authentic, generation’s-old Italian recipes and I love them. They’re delicious, simple, homemade,…

Garlic Chicken Pasta Alfredo

I love Alfredo sauce. However, my college roommate thinks it’s too bland on it’s own, so adding garlic and seasoned chicken is the best route when cooking for us. This doesn’t take much time at all after a work day. I just need to make sure I have (unspoiled) heavy cream in my fridge, then I’m…

Light Sesame Chicken

I always wondered what sesame sauce was made from, like, who knew there was honey in it? But it was so delicious, it only took 20 minutes from prep to plate, and I definitely plan on making it again soon. This is also the light version, using only corn starch and egg whites as the coating on…