Fresh Corn Sauté

Fresh CornAre you tired of the same old sides to serve at Thanksgiving!? Impress your guests with this Fresh Corn Sauté as a side and they will finish it all! Continue reading

Barberry Saffron Chicken & Basmati Rice

Barberry Chicken

Take your chicken and rice to another level with this simple and delicious recipe, you will never have it the same again!  Continue reading

Farro {Rice} with Crimini Mushrooms

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Farro is the new rice! Stop making the same rice everyday and put some farro on the stove! Continue reading

Top 10 Holiday Kitchen Gifts!

new What do you want for Christmas!? What are you planning on getting your mom, husband or any one you know that loves to cook!? Check out my Top 10 list and get shopping! Continue reading

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Regular cornbread can get boring after a while, which is why I added an extra kick this year to jazz things up! Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread, spicyness from the jalapeño and some sweetness from the corn, the perfect combination for this Thanksgiving dish! Continue reading

TJ’s Spicy Spinach Pizza

I am a huge advocate for shopping at Trader Joe’s, huge! Every week they bring in new items and I can’t tell you how excited I get to try them out! A couple of weeks ago, I was looking around the refrigerated section for pasta near the pizza doughs that they sell and came across these, LOW FAT Arabian Spicy Spinach Pizzas! Yes, low-fat! Continue reading

Any Herb Pesto

I have to say that I am a true believer in not wasting food. You spend so much money on groceries and the last thing you want to do is throw away food that has gone bad because you just never got around to it. If you have leftover chicken, make some chicken quesadillas, if you have leftover veggies, make a stir-fry, and if you have fresh herbs going bad, make a pesto!

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Salsa Verde My Way

So your regular Salsa Verde usually has tomatillos in them, which gives it the “verde” along with the jalapeños. But it also cools down the heat. So I decided to leave the tomatillos out of the equation and just make it all about the jalapeños. This recipe is ideal on any mexican dish, especially tacos 🙂 The smokey taste from the charred jalapeños and onions enhance the flavor of the salsa and give it a nice kick!  Continue reading

Pretty Pink Pickled Onions


I recently held a Birthday Dinner for my Hubby and our Best Man’s wife, since they are both born on the same day 🙂 I wanted to make something fun and easy to put together so whats more easier than tacos! I made yummy Pulled Pork (recipe coming soon) and I added an extra touch by topping them with these yummy pink pickled onions. These mouthwatering onions brightened up the flavor of the tacos and were a nice way of impressing the crowd! Continue reading

Welcome to My World of Cooking!

       

Welcome to my recipe blog! A recent newlywed, along with many of my friends, I had been getting requests to start a blog on dishes I make in the kitchen for me and my hubby. I hope this blog helps any wife, husband, newlywed or single person and inspires them to get down and dirty in the kitchen and cook with all the passion you have inside of you.

XOXO

Chef Alina

Photo: Melody Melikian Photography