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Fish Taco Bowls

The best weeknight meal! With perfectly cooked fish, cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo, avocado, and THE MOST epic cilantro lime dressing! Hello to my new favorite meal of 2019. I’m serious. I will be eating this all year starting now until the end of 2019. I mean, hello, fried fish taco bowls? Yes, yes, […]

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Spinach and White Bean Meatball Soup

My favorite cozy weeknight soup! Made so hearty with white beans, spinach, and the most tender chicken meatballs! Happy post-Christmas day! I hope you all had the most amazing Christmas yesterday. I ate about 17 donuts, opened all of my presents, and then finished off my night with some warm monkey bread. Oh, and among […]

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Creamy Roasted Mushroom Soup

So creamy, rich, hearty and comforting! The secret to this soup is roasting the mushrooms in garlic and fresh thyme first! Greetings from Chicago! It’s dipping below 30 degrees F here and aside from the deep dish pizza I crushed last night, I really really need a bowl of this mushroom soup! It’s the creamiest […]

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Beef and Barley Stew

Melting-tender beef chunks, perfectly cooked barley, and all the hearty veggies one can ask for. Best of all, it’s freezer-friendly! I know. I’m sorry, guys. It’s a lot of soup recipes lately, but that’s all I’ve been eating lately! But hey, if a recipe calls for wine in a cozy, hearty soup with some crusty bread, […]

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Classic French Onion Soup

Made with perfectly caramelized onions, fresh thyme sprigs, crusty baguette slices and two types of melted cheese right on top! Guys. It is a cold winter in Los Angeles. We’ve discussed this. Anything below 60 does not bode well with my LA peeps. Except every time I get in the car, it’s actually been 37 […]

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Creamy Pesto Shells

The most epic pesto cream sauce ever! It’s fresh, vibrant, and amazingly creamy. Served with pasta for a quick family favorite meal! New Year, New You pesto cream sauce here! Made with a fresh basil pesto, heavy cream, mozzarella and Parmesan, we have the creamiest, most rich and velvety sauce of your life. And you […]

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Creamy Taco Shells

My favorite 30-min weeknight meal! Made with hamburger meat and everyone’s favorite taco flavor goodness. Everyone will LOVE THIS! It feels so good to be home! Although I do miss all the roosters and chickens roaming around the streets of Maui. Oh, and the fish tacos! I could live off of those fish tacos. But […]

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Brown Butter Butternut Squash Pasta

My favorite fall/winter pasta! Loaded with sautéed butternut squash, thyme + sage. It’s also almost too easy to make! I’ll let you in on a secret. I’ve been secretly switching off between this pasta and this brown butter mushroom pasta. I call it the wedding diet done right. Because for me, the wedding diet should […]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese

The easiest mac and cheese of your life! No boil noodles, no condensed soup! Completely homemade and SO GOOD! It’s a miracle, guys. It’s mac and cheese without any of the fuss! Now this recipe will come in particularly handy during the holidays, especially because it doesn’t take up any oven or stovetop space! I’m […]

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Holiday Cheese Board

The most EPIC appetizer board ever! With an assortment of cheeses, figs, nuts, and pomegranate, this is the must-have holiday recipe! Guys, this is THE holiday appetizer you all need. I’m serious. It’s beautiful, it’s festive, and it has four of my favorite cheeses – brie, manchego, provolone and Pepper Jack. Not to mention, this […]

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Make Ahead Yeast Rolls

Make-ahead overnight dinner rolls? YES, PLEASE! And they come out amazingly soft + buttery. I bet you can’t stop with just 1 roll! When the holidays roll around, people are typically looking forward to the standing rib roast, the old fashioned glazed ham and the roasted rack of lamb. Me? I have my eyes on […]

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Best Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard Sauce

The most amazing (and easiest!) melt-in-your-mouth beef tenderloin using the simplest ingredients! Well, it’s a Christmas miracle! Well, not really, just close enough. Because this roasted beef tenderloin is just short of a miracle. I’m serious. It’s just that good. It melts in your mouth with every bite – so tender and so flavorful with […]

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Winter Cake


This Winter Cake is an impressive dessert perfect for winter holidays, that everybody will love, a great twist to the classic recipes. Almond biscuit crust at the bottom with two layers of moist white cake, filled with raspberry and red currants filling and topped with a delicious sweetened condensed milk buttercream. Beautifully decorated with fresh rosemary, fresh raspberries and red currants, cinnamon sticks and dusted with powdered sugar to get you into the holiday spirit .

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Chocolate Coconut Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)


This Chocolate Coconut Bûche de Noël is an impressive Christmas dessert, with a soft chocolate sponge cake filled with a white chocolate and mascarpone frosting enriched with a caramelized coconut for extra flavor and texture.

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Stovetop Bacon Creamed Corn

The BEST ever homemade creamed corn! The absolute perfect yet easy peasy side dish for all! So creamy, so velvety, so amazing. Hold, please, while I faceplant myself into this pool of the creamiest creamed corn ever, smothered with all the crispy bacon one can want. It’s absolute perfection. And it’s the only side dish […]

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Parmesan Black Pepper Biscuits

Super flaky, mile-high biscuits! The Parmesan and black pepper make these SO GOOD! Serve warm for the best biscuits ever! I skipped breakfast and lunch today. Instead, I had 4 biscuits. That’s right. FOUR WHOLE BISCUITS. Hot from the oven. With extra butter slathered on. I’m sorry but wedding schmedding. When I have a piping […]

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Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup

The best kind of comfort in a bowl! It’s so cozy and heartwarming, using a whole chicken for the most amazing homemade broth! So we packed our bags and left LA to head to Manhattan for Thanksgiving this year. And I kid you not. It was the coldest Thanksgiving in New York’s City history since […]

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French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kettle Brand. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own. The coziest, most comforting casserole! With caramelized onions, rotisserie […]

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Apple Walnut Caramel Cake


This Apple Walnut Caramel Cake is a mouthwatering rich dessert, full of flavor and texture, perfect for any time of the year. Soft and moist apple cake layers topped with a crunchy caramelized walnuts, filled with dulce de leche buttercream and topped with salted caramel sauce. The caramel walnut shards I used to decorate the cake not only look amazing but bring an amazing crispy touch too.

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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

The only recipe you will ever need! It’s the world’s simplest, no-fail, no-fuss turkey! Perfectly golden brown, juicy and tender! I have never been the go-to person to make the Thanksgiving turkey. Nope, I’d do all the sides though – from the ham to the best creamed corn to the sausage stuffing. All of it. […]

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Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots

Hands down, this is legit the best-ever classic green bean casserole! SO EASY and made from scratch!!! So, TRUTH TIME. I don’t like green beans. I just don’t. It’s odd, I know. But we had to reshoot this 3 times, which means I’ve had this for dinner about 17 times now. Except. Well, despite my […]

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is an absolute must for your Thanksgiving holiday menu! It’s so easy and so good with the sage-butter and crisp bacon bits! Say hello to your new favorite Thanksgiving side dish for 2018. It’s mashed sweet potatoes with maple, sage and bacon. A super fun twist to the usual mashed potatoes. But to be […]

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Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

This will be the only stuffing recipe you will ever need! So much fresh herbs and so buttery. It’s simply the best EVER! Turkey shmurkey. The only thing I truly look forward to during Thanksgiving time is the stuffing. That and the pumpkin cheesecake. But we’ll get to that a little later. The stuffing though […]

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Fall Nourish Bowls

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by POM Wonderful. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own. Filled with so many different veggies, these bowls […]

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

So amazingly smooth and creamy with the most irresistible gingersnap cookie crust! And you don’t even need oven space! WIN! Pumpkin cheesecake in the Instant Pot? Yes, yes and yes! Why waste oven space this holiday season when we already have 1,000 things going in there, right? That’s exactly why we’re putting our Instant Pot […]

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How to Make the Best Turkey Gravy

This is simply the most perfect gravy for your Thanksgiving turkey using pan drippings! So rich, so smooth and so easy! I promised you a gravy recipe, didn’t I? I always keep my promises. Plus, this isn’t just any ordinary turkey gravy recipe. Nope. This is the world’s easiest, quickest, less-than-2o-minute recipe conveniently using the pan drippings […]

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10 Apple Recipes


Here are 10 of our favorite apple recipes that are perfect for fall season or all year round. Everybody will be delighted by their look and taste.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie


This Chocolate Pecan Pie is a rich chocolaty nutty dessert perfect for fall days and holiday season. Flaky buttery pie crust filled with crunchy pecans and chocolate filling... by far one of the best combinations ever.

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Potato Crusted Sea Bass with Lemon Sauce


While in Rome we had the chance to enjoy some of the Italian dishes and among them we’ve tried a potato crusted fish fillet which I found very delicious. Potato and fish have always made a good match, this flaky tender fish with crispy potato crust is one of the best ways to serve them.

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Easy Peasy Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Anyone Can Make

Classic sides that are fool-proof! So easy and so impressive – all guests will be full and happy! 1. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn – Skipped the canned cream corn this year and make it from scratch right in the crockpot – it’s so rich and creamy and unbelievably easy to make with just 5 ingredients. [GET […]

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21 January 2019

  • Fish Florentine
    This easy Fish Florentine recipe, made with a pan seared firm white fish served on a creamy bed of spinach feels like something you would order out in a fancy restaurant! I love fish and try to eat it once or twice a week. You can see all my fish recipes here! This recipe takes […]
  • Skinnytaste Meal Plan (January 21- January 27)
    A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. I just had an exciting week in Chicago promoting my cookbook Skinnytaste One and Done on Windy City Live and doing a cooking demo at Macy’s on State Street. […]
  • Red Lentil Soup with Spinach
    This delicious, Middle Eastern inspired Lentil Soup, made with red lentils, turmeric, spinach, carrots and lemon will exceed your expectations. It’s golden in color, and very easy to make and leftovers are freezer-friendly. I love lentils and lentil soup. One of my go-to’s are my Chicken and Lentil Soup. I wanted to recreate a lentil […]
  • Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet
    This Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet dinner is about as fast as enchiladas can get, and that’s because it’s not really enchiladas—it’s a tortilla casserole made all in one cooking vessel. I’m obsessed with Chicken Enchiladas, so I loved this easy skillet version! I used my homemade enchilada sauce which I usually double and keep […]
  • Classic Egg Salad
    This classic egg salad recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast on toast, or for lunch in a wrap, over salad or in a sandwich. Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon right out of the container! It’s funny how I have so many variations of egg salad recipes on my site, like this Chickpea […]