Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad

Crispy romaine is shredded and served as a base for noodles, crunchy cucumbers, shredded carrots, chopped cilantro and basil, creamy avocado and peanuts. Oh, and of course the chicken! A slightly spicy peanut dressing is drizzled over the salad to complete a satisfying, healthy salad that you’ll want to eat all week long, on repeat all summer.

If you haven’t been able to tell, I have a ramen thing. I ate a ton of that cheap, 99 cent packets with the dried noodles and flavoring packets when I was a kid. It was my favorite lunch. And I could cook it myself. What can I say, I am a kid of the 90’s. Now that we’ve all come to realize how unhealthy those little flavored packets are (how can so much sodium possibly be shoved into one tiny packet!?), I’ve turned to homemade ramen. Well, actually that took a long time, before I became a little more…

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Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate and coconut come together to create an epic cookie that you will want to make on repeat all summer. These have subtle tastes that leave a big impact. Soft, chewy, these will become your new favorite, go-to cookie.

This is IT people. This is the cookie you need. You want. You MUST have. I have somehow stumbled upon the simplest cookie that has the perfect combination of flavors. And this is coming from someone that could generally pass up a cookie at any given moment. AND, that doesn’t love chocolate. I know, I know, who the heck doesn’t love chocolate? Apparently I…

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Chicken Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing

A bright, fresh salad that is anything but ordinary. It has a satisfactory crunch thanks to dried chow mein noodles, cashews and cabbage. Chicken brings it all together to make it a filling, healthy dinner, where no one will walk away hungry.

I find it quite fascinating how our bodies naturally gravitate towards certain foods certain times of the year. Winter time, I generally crave comfort, hearty meals that are full of carbs. As I am sure most of us do. We have to store that extra fat or replenish those calories after being in the cold and burning through stored energy. So naturally, when the weather changes, the warmth begins to float through the air, my cravings then turn away from stick-to-your-bones meals, towards lighter, fresher meals. It’s such a natural process that most of the time we don’t even notice that it’s happening. But sometimes…

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These sweet cookie bars are chock full of sprinkles and smeared with a creamy frosting that will lighten up anyone’s day. Super simple and quick to make, these will feed a crowd, or fill your cookie jar for the week.

Can we just talk about how gorgeous these bars are for a minute? I don’t usually use food coloring, except when the kids make holiday cookies, for whatever reason, but I couldn’t resist with this frosting. I felt that typical white frosting just wasn’t going to do it for me that day. So purple swirls it is! And then…

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