Home Cooking, for the sake of your health!


Crispy Peanut Butter Marshmallow Brownies

These crispy peanut butter marshmallow brownies are simply wonderful decadent treats perfect for any occasion. Fudgy brownies topped with a thick layer of gooey marshmallows and a crispy chocolate peanut butter rice layer have a great texture and flavor that is hard to resist. If you are a marshmallow lover you really need to try these out and make sure to make a double batch as they don’t last long.

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Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep

Prep for the week ahead for the easiest HOMEMADE chicken shawarma bowls with cucumber, tomato, pita bread and tahini sauce!!! After all those plates of fish and chips these last two weeks, I’ve been desperate to get back on meal prep. Wait. Okay, not desperate. Because those fish and chips were bomb.com. But. It’s still bikini […]

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10 Make Ahead Freezer Recipes

Freezer friendly recipes for those busy weeknights! Simply prep, freeze and cook for the best home cooked meal. SO EASY!!! These 10 recipes will be your lifeline. From the sour cream chicken enchiladas to the croissant breakfast sandwiches, you won’t have to lift a finger during those busy nights or hectic mornings! 1. Freezer Chicken […]

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Freezer Shrimp Fried Rice

Yes, you can totally freeze fried rice!!!! Simply freeze, thaw and throw into the skillet for 5-10 minutes. That’s it!!! Sorry, guys. I know. ANOTHER freezer recipe. But. I’ve been in London for two weeks now. And the last thing I want to do is cook when I get back to the States. So I’m […]

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Freezer Chicken Enchiladas

Simply assemble your enchiladas ahead of time and freeze. IT GOES STRAIGHT FROM FREEZER TO OVEN! No dishes required! ​I love a good enchilada. No wait. It doesn’t really have to be all that good if we’re being honest. You could just have cheese and beans and I’ll be golden. But I couldn’t do you […]

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Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli

How to make roasted broccoli so PERFECTLY and easily using ONE SHEET PAN! The broccoli comes out perfectly crisp and addicting! ​ This broccoli tastes like crack. I’m not joking. Well. I guess I am. It’s only because I’ve never had crack. But I imagine it would taste like this. Like really really really good […]

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10 Meal Prep Recipes

Quick, simple meal prep ideas that are not boring at all! Prep for the week ahead for chicken burrito bowls, lo mein and Korean beef!! Meal prep doesn’t have to be boring or dull! Prep on the weekends so you can have chicken burrito bowls, lo mein, and Korean beef bowls all week long. 1. […]

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Matcha White Chocolate Mousse Cake

If you like green tea you should definitely try this white chocolate matcha mousse cake. A flourless chocolate cake followed by a layer of white chocolate mousse and topped with a white chocolate and matcha mousse is not only appealing to the eye but it also has a great texture and an amazing flavor combination.

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Sheet Pan Greek Nachos

The BEST Greek nachos ever!!!! With homemade pita chips, of course. And it’s all on one single sheet pan. MINIMAL CLEAN UP! YES!!!! This is a tricky recipe. Not because it’s difficult or anything. But because you can’t stop snacking on the pita chips. As you build your nachos, of course. It’s just physically impossible. […]

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Copycat Starbucks Cheese and Fruit Bistro Box

Prep for the week ahead! Perfect to refuel and snack with cheese, crackers, apples, cranberries and almonds! ​ I’ll admit. I have bought these bistro boxes at Starbucks on many occasions. When I’ve been desperate for something light. Something indulgent. But nothing too crazy. Particularly when I’m at the airport. When option one is Shake […]

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Roasted Corn with Garlic Herb Buttery Spread

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brummel & Brown. 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. This spread is a GAME CHANGER. Spread […]

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Cajun Shrimp Toast

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute Shrimp Council. 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. Bite-sized SHRIMP TOAST! With the creamiest, cheesiest shrimp topping […]

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Fraisier is one of the most elegant strawberry cakes I have made so far. A decadent French dessert consisting of two layers of almond genoise cake soaked in kirsch liqueur syrup, filled with mousseline cream and fresh strawberries and topped with a flavorful homemade marzipan.

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Chocolate Banana Bread

If you usually love banana bread you will definitely love this Chocolate Banana Bread as it is one of the best ways to prepare it. It is moist, chocolaty and full of flavor and makes a great treat alongside morning coffee or milk.

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Parmesan Crisps with Marinara Sauce

Parmesan Crisps are a quick appetizer idea that is so easy to prepare that you can hardly call it a recipe. With just few ingredients you can have a low-carb appetizer that everybody will enjoy.

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Easy 10 Breakfast Recipes

Here are 10 breakfast recipes that are easy to prepare and will definitely make a great choice for a good start of the day.

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Double Chocolate Scones

These Chocolate Scones are rich and chocolaty, with melted chocolate chips inside they almost taste like brownies, which makes them totally irresistible. So whenever you are craving chocolate or want a quick recipe to prepare for family or friends the scones might be the answer for you.

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Paris-Brest is made from a ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline cream and decorated with flaked almonds and powdered sugar, imitating the shape of the bicycle wheel. It is obviously a high calorie dessert that gave energy to riders, soon became very popular and now is a dessert known worldwide.

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(Night)Shade in the Summer: Eggplant Parm + More

Eggplant is the season’s secret weapon for amping up a casual party spread. This late-summer star shines with possibility, ready to be used in main dishes, sides and salads. Master these eggplant-centric recipes and you’ll have it made in the (night)shade. Slay the crowd with this extra-cheesy classic (pictured above) that blankets fried eggplant in […]

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Berry Charlotte Cake

This berry charlotte cake is a refreshing no-bake dessert filled with two layers of chocolate and berry mousse and topped with fresh berries. Not too sweet, a perfect balance between the sweet ladyfingers, semisweet chocolate flavor and tartness of the berry mousse.

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Macaroni and Cheese

There’s nothing not to love about macaroni and cheese. Baked creamy, cheesy macaroni with an amazing crispy panko topping are always a comforting dish perfect for lunch or dinner. A family favorite dish every time.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake

Crepe Cake is one of the most delicious ways of serving crepes, a decadent dessert made with about 25 crepes topped one upon the other, filled with homemade raspberry and white chocolate cream cheese fillings.

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Chocolate Cheesecake

This chocolate cheesecake is made with whole oreo cookie crust, chocolate cheese cream filling, topped with an amazing spiral of chocolate frosting and decorated with chocolate curls. Any chocolate lover will love this for sure.

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Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake is the well known German cake, that is made with layers of chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and kirsch soaked cherries, decorated with chocolate and more cherries.

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Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup - creamy comforting summer soup, full of flavor, served with cheese toasts that makes it really irresistible.

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20 Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes

Here are 20 delicious easy kid-friendly recipes, healthy and nutritious, that kids will love, with ingredients that kids need for their growth.

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15 Make-Ahead Appetizers

If you are in search for appetizer ideas that can be made in advance for a party, here are some of my suggestions. These are all recipes that can be found on my blog, recipes that I gathered before and after I started this blog. All of them are delicious and really appreciated each time I prepare them for any kind of gatherings. Hope you will try them too.

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Culinary Adventure in Paris

I could hardly wait to arrive to Paris. This was our second time to Paris, so we had more expectations as we knew the city better and knew exactly where we wanted to go and what we want to experience. Paris is an incredible city, full of culture and amazing architecture. No matter where you look the buildings are just impressive. This time we wanted, as much as possible, to stay away from the major touristic places as we have already seen most of them, and seek places less crowded by tourists, trying to experience the Parisian way of living. This is how we get to find our accommodation close to Rue Mouffetard, one of Paris oldest street, narrow but very full of life, in the heart of Paris, with lots of restaurants, cafes, open markets and various shops, a perfect place to be in the morning for a delightful breakfast.

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Chocolate Benefits

Some of you might say ”It is happiness.” or “It is gold.” Well , even if we all agree about chocolate being “happiness in a tinfoil” we also have to know if it is good to consume so much happiness.

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    Roasted Delicata squash topped with a Parmesan-herb crust, I like to leave it in the oven until the edges are crisp, golden and delicious! Acorn squash can be used in place of Delicata. Delicata squash has thinner skin than acorn and butternut squash, which is edible. It’s only available late summer and early Fall, so […]
  • Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 93)
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  • Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs
    Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs is a wonderful One-Pan Fall dish. This is also Whole30 compliant as well as gluten-free, low-carb, keto and Paleo. Turkey tenderloins are stuffed with sauteed butternut squash, spinach and figs, a meal-in-one with savory and sweet flavors. Figs are seasonal, so if you can’t find them, you […]
  • Chickpea Avocado Salad
    This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up! I just returned from Sunriver Oregon, […]
  • Instant Pot One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
    This One-Pot Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce is made with whole wheat pasta in the pressure cooker – hands down, the quickest and easiest way to get dinner on the table while making the whole family happy! Your solution to getting dinner on the table FAST on those busy weeknights and having everyone clean their […]