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BBQ Ribs – Slow Cooker Version

Last week, my husband & I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. Most people would go out to a restaurant and spend hundreds of dollars for a special dinner, but we wanted a quiet night at home. This is a bittersweet time for our family because days after our wedding (and while we were away on our honeymoon cruise), my husband’s father unexpectedly passed away. While my husband mourns, he also knows that his last memory of his father is smiling and laughing during our wedding, and that’s good enough for him. Because of the bittersweet mood, it only felt appropriate to have a home cooked meal, comfort food theme, so I made my husband’s favorite foods: bbq ribs, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, and glazed green beans. Have you ever wanted to make really delicious bbq ribs but you don’t have a grill (or even if you have one, you’re too lazy to clean it)? Well today I have the answer to your prayers and good God it is so stinkin’ easy to make! There’s …

Steak, Snap Peas, & Asparagus Stir Fry

I always appreciate a good stir fry recipe because they are usually quick & easy. Today, I’m going to share my ultimate favorite stir-fry recipe! It involves steak, snap peas, asparagus, and a reaaallly delicious sauce. I recently started cooking with red meat more often than usual. In the past, I’ve stuck to chicken and seafood dishes, but lately, I’ve been enjoying trying new recipes with beef. When marinated with the right ingredients, I think it makes the most flavorful dishes. I know there’s a big debacle about red meat – how bad it is for you, the environment, etc. but hey, it couldn’t hurt once in a while, right? If it’s any consolation, I do believe in only purchasing grass-fed beef. It’s a little more pricy than the regular stuff, but you can really tell the difference in both the smell and taste. Here’s the recipe! INGREDIENTS 1 lb grass-fed/grass-finished sirloin steak 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 8 oz sugar snap peas 1 bunch asparagus 6 …

Literally One Pan Steak Fajitas

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for THE easiest meal of your whole life: Steak Fajitas in ONE sheet pan. One of my biggest gripes about cooking is all the heavy pots and pans you have to clean afterwards. In my tiny kitchen, I literally have no room to let dishes sit in the sink so I am usually a clean-as-I-use type of cook. Usually, when I read a new recipe to cook and it tells me to use all the woks, skillets, sauce pans, pots that I own, all I can think about is the mess and I don’t even bother cooking. That’s not the case with this recipe! It’s easy to make AND easy clean-up. There’s 2 ways to prep the steak & pepper marinate: first one is easy and the second one is even EASIER. Use whichever you prefer. Method #1: This method is for those who don’t mind touching meat or if you don’t like wasting ziplock bags. Put all the sliced onions, peppers, and steak into a large bowl. Add all …

Honey Walnut Shrimp

This one is out of my comfort zone. Although I love Asian food, I normally don’t try to cook it because for some weird reason I think it’s really hard and complicated, and it makes me anxious. That’s another story for another day. Honey Walnut Shrimp is one of those dishes that I alwaaaaays order when it’s on a menu at a Chinese restaurant. So you can only imagine my joy during one night in college (when my sister & I lived together in a tiny apartment), my sister’s boyfriend (now brother-in-law) surprised us by cooking Honey Walnut Shrimp for dinner! I was so amazed and probably BEGGED him a million times to make it over and over and over. And he kept saying “it’s so easy, you can do it!” But I never tried. …then my heart broke when I found out they were moving to the north east after they got married. Who’s going to cook me some Honey Walnut Shrimp when I want it? More importantly, who’s going to feed me now …