• Food,  Health

    Turkey: The Health Benefits And Cooking It Properly

    Turkey is a type of meat that is traditionally associated with Christmas and Thanksgiving. However, it shouldn’t need to be a special occasion for you to tuck into this tasty meat. Not only does turkey taste delicious, but it provides a lot of great health benefits as well. Keep on reading to discover all of the reasons why you should enjoy this mouthwatering meat, as well as some top tips on how to cook it properly. What are the health benefits of eating turkey? Protein – It is so important to make sure you get your daily allowance of good proteins. Turkey is one of the best foods for…

  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

    Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

    I love slow cooker recipes, but they can be hit or miss. But when they’re good, they’re good. This Cheesy Salsa Chicken is an example of a really good one. It was a Pinterest find a few years ago and I’ve made it multiple times so trust me when I saw it is extremely easy and extremely delicious! The pin is still on Pinterest, but the recipe seems to be gone from the website so I can’t link to it, unfortunately. However, I know the steps for the recipe and the ingredients are still on Pinterest so I can still share all the details with you. For this recipe you’ll need:…

  • Werther's Care Package
    Food,  Life

    Werther’s Care Package

    Last year sometime I wrote about how I was loving the Werther’s Original Cocoa Creme’s. They’re seriously so good! So I was absolutely delighted when Werther’s reached out to me and wanted to send me a little care package including their new vanilla creme’s. A little background on my love for Werther’s. When I was little I was never the kind of kid who loved sweets and candy. I’d eat a piece here and there, but I wasn’t one of those kids who thrived on sugar. However, one of my favorite sweets were the Werther’s hard candies. Those hard caramels definitely remind me of my childhood and are one of…

  • Steak & Shrimp Whiskey Teriyaki

    Shrimp & Steak Whiskey Teriyaki Skewers

    I’m back to share another grilling recipe today! Since yesterday we got a glimpse of beautiful, 70+ weather, I wanted to share another warm weather recipe today. I made this last summer and didn’t get to share it so I’m sharing it now. This recipe is from The Food Network. I saw it on The Kitchen. I stuck to the recipe, so click on the link for the exact recipe and directions, but I made 3 little changes. The three changes I made: I put the shrimp and steak on separate skewers instead of alternating them on the same skewer for more even cooking time. I like my steak more…

  • Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple

    Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple

    Happy Friday! This week went by quicker than last, but was more stressful so I’m not sure which is better?! Anyway, if you’re a long time follower then you know I love trying out new recipes. So when I was offered a copy of the cookbook Trading Dishes – I couldn’t wait to try out the recipes. The cookbook is by Chef Steven Ferneding and he shares recipes from his travels around Southeast Asia. The book gives a handful of recipes from countries like India and Thailand. The recipe I tried out last weekend is from Sri Lanka. I picked this one out because 1) it looked easy 2) I like pineapple…

  • Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini

    Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini

    Are you a Food Network fan? I don’t watch it religiously, but I do enjoy seeing what’s on when I’ve got extra time. While it’s not my favorite show on the channel, I’ll sometimes watch Trisha Yearwood’s show. Today’s recipe is from her show. I made chicken marsala ragout with rotini. I followed her recipe except I used chicken thighs with the skin instead of skinless like the recipe calls for. So click (here) for the exact recipe! First, I did some food prep and cut up the mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Then, I browned the chicken thighs on some oil after seasoning the thighs with salt and pepper. Set the…

  • Irish Cheese Toasties

    Irish Cheese Toasties

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all who are celebrating! I went out with some friends last night after we watched Captain Marvel (enjoyed the movie and loved the character, btw) and had dinner. It wasn’t as crowded out as I had anticipated for the holiday weekend which was good for me. When we were deciding whether to go out to the bar or not, my friend said ” Jamie hates crowds and bad parking” and I said “Both are true”. Seriously, if a place has no parking or it’s difficult to find parking, it’s going to be hard for me to say yes. When browsing online recently looking for a…

  • Food

    Carrot Cake

    Carrot cake sometimes gets a bad rap and I don’t know why, because I think it’s delicious and underrated! I’m planning on making this carrot cake this weekend so I thought I would share some photos of a time I made it a while ago. Plus, I think it would be a great dessert for an upcoming dinners you’re having this spring such as Easter. I use Pioneer Woman’s carrot cake recipe, but I don’t make cream cheese frosting – I just use whipped cream which is what I prefer. The other change I make is that I mix white and brown sugar instead of only using white. Oh, I…

  • Soft Pretzels

    Soft Pretzels

    I don’t know about you, but I love soft pretzels. Lately, I’ve been buying a container from Wegman’s . They’re bite size but the container/bucket is pretty big so it’s hard for me to get through before they go bad so I only get them once in a while, when I know I will be around to eat them throughout the week. Anyway, last year I started making soft pretzels on my own and although I’ve only made them twice, they were so good. The reason I held off for so long on making them on my own is because it involves yeast, and if you’ve been following me for…

  • Linguine with clam sauce

    Linguine with Clam Sauce

    Linguine with clam sauce is a staple in my family. Well, maybe not a staple – we don’t eat it that often, but often enough where it was always something in my family’s rotation of dinner ideas from time to time. One of the reasons, besides the fact that we like seafood, is because my mom doesn’t like cheese and so when out at Italian restaurants she would often and still does order this and then inevitably we started making it at home too. I don’t have exact measurements for you guys – you know I’m bad at that – but there are so many recipes you can find online so this…