French Baked Salmon

This recipe is great because it’s quick, simple, and delicious. It seriously took no time at all. Like most fish fillets, it doesn’t take much time to cook. I literally had to wait longer for my oven to preheat than to cook the salmon. I served this with a healthy side of steamed string beans. Prep Time:…

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…

Creamed Spinach

I love creamed spinach, especially with a piece of steak. I always thought it took so much to make creamed spinach and I was a bit weary making this for the first time, but it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. It also came out delicious. I couldn’t stop eating it! Traditional…

Egg Fried Rice

This is my own recipe I’ve made up over the years. You can add any vegetables you want; I just used what was in my apartment. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 2 people Ingredients: White or Jasmine rice Bell pepper, minced Onion, min ed 1 egg 1/2 tsp. Sesame oil 1/4…

Thai Lettuce Wraps

My mom couldn’t stop raving over this recipe. She loves The Cheesecake Factory’s Thai lettuce wraps and said this recipe tasted just like them. I like to add both sauces in my lettuce wrap at a time, but you’re open to assemble your wrap any way you’d like. This recipe is great because it’s pretty…

Honey Pepper Salmon

This was my first time attempting this recipe created by my mom. It was delicious. The soy honey pepper sauce was so flavorful and easy to put together. You just have to watch it like a hawk, because one moment it was fine, the next it was boiling over, making my whole stove sticky (not fun)….

Grilled Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops

I originally made this last summer for my father and I. My mother and brother weren’t home and we were starving. I saw what we had in the freezer were thick pork chops and in the fridge were lemons and fresh parsley. If you ask my father, he will rave over that time it was…

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…

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Apples

This is my mother’s spin on the classic pairing of pork and apples. The prep is simply seasoning the meat and slicing the apple and shallot. My favorite apple is the Gala apple, known for being one of the best apples for baking. However, I love eating it by itself or dipped in peanut butter,…

Beef Stew

So depending on whether or not you have a Dutch Oven pot and/or a Crock Pot, the time for this recipe varies. I will say, the longer you let it sit (at a lower temperature), the more melt-in-your-mouth it gets. I don’t own a Dutch Oven, but I do own a hamidown Crock Pot. This was…