Vegetable Fried Rice

Who needs takeout when you can whip up this easy vegetable fried rice at home? All ingredients are easy to keep on hand so you can make some whenever you'd like! |

I love Chinese takeout as much as the next person. My favorites? House fried rice or house lo mein, you know, the ones with chicken, pork, AND shrimp? The more meats the better.

But last week I got some great baby bok choy and fresh oyster mushrooms from my favorite guy at the farmer’s market with a hankering to make them into a nice stir fry with chicken (recipe to come later!), served over some vegetable fried rice. And it’s good to have an easy fried rice recipe in your back pocket for situations like this.

You can also add chicken, pork, shrimp, or all of the above if you want your own house fried rice!


One-pan Salmon with Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce

One-pan salmon with asparagus, mushrooms, and balsamic brown butter sauce is the easiest, most delicious dinner - and it's ready in only 20 minutes! This is my new favorite meal! |

If you make one recipe from my blog this week, this should be it!

This one-pan salmon with asparagus is one of the best things I’ve made on this blog.

Hands down.

It’s definitely going on our regular meal rotation. I wish salmon was less expensive, but when you do decide to make the splurge and buy a pound, this is 100% the meal you should make.

When I recently asked what you wanted to see more of on the blog, you said main dish meals that aren’t salads.

Well, ask and ye shall receive.


Montreal Chicken Salad

Inspired by a salad from the historic district of Old Montreal, this dinner salad is light, fresh, and perfect for dining al fresco at your own home! Topped with lemon tarragon chicken salad and a champagne vinaigrette. |

We’re getting a hankering to travel!

In about a month, Mike and I are headed out West to Arizona, first to Phoenix, then my old college town of Tucson, and finally to Prescott for my dear friend/former roommate/bridesmaid Adrienne’s wedding.

I haven’t been to Arizona since 2010 and I miss Tucson so much! I’m really looking forward to showing Mike around my old favorite spots, seeing old friends, meeting my food blogger friend David from the blog Cocoa and Lavender in person, and of course, seeing Adrienne tie the knot!

Then, we’re hoping to go to Italy and France in the fall, but it’s still in early stages of planning. Any planning/travel tips you can give would be AWESOME!


One-Minute One-Serving Whipped Cream

Skip the Cool Whip and the spray can! When all you need is a single serving, make this one-minute one-serving whipped cream with this dangerously easy trick! And there's no heavy kitchen equipment to wash afterwards! You'd never know fresh, homemade whipped cream was this quick or easy. I do this wayyy more often than I should! |

Okay y’all, I have something very exciting for you today. It’s not exactly a recipe, but it’s one of my FAVORITE kitchen tricks. And it has the potential to be very, very dangerous.

Are you ready?

You’re either going to love me or hate me for this. Probably some of both.

I’m going to show you how to make a single serving of fresh, homemade whipped cream… in one minute flat. With virtually no cleanup.