Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April 6, 2012 1 comment

Listen here.  This weekend is a very important weekend. You know why? A lot, a lot, a lot of families will be spending time together this weekend. Super important. I’m going home tomorrow and can’t wait. I know that the second I get into the car my mom will offer me a variety snacks that she packed for the ride and then when I walk inside my house she’ll be […]

Healthy Turkey Chili

January 17, 2012 1 comment
Make this Healthy Turkey Chili for a cozy dinner in. It's gluten-free and low sugar, but packed with a ton of protein and healthy fats! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com ll Ground Turkey, Turkey Recipes, Black Beans, Healthy Chili Recipe

You know what today is? Today is a sweatpants day. A roll out of bed late and decide to do nothing day. Today is a day we sit on the couch and watch really bad TV marathons. Jersey Shore – check. Law and Order SVU – double check. Real Housewives of…okay let’s not push it. It’s too damn cold to even think about going outside so let’s grab our snuggies […]

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

October 20, 2011 5 comments

Last week was a tough week in the kitchen. Things just didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. For example, I tried to make Chicken Ropa Vieja for Travis…major fail. Soggy, watery, flavorless, chewy chicken mess. I wouldn’t eat it. You wouldn’t have either. (Travis did. He’s a sport. We like Travis.) And my beautiful coffee cake, the weekend before? Oh, it LOOKED good. Mmmhmmm. But how would […]

100% Whole Wheat Bread with Nuts and Seeds

August 30, 2011 0 comments
100% Whole Wheat Bread with Nuts and Seeds

I made this whole wheat bread. It was so good that I don’t want to buy sandwich bread anymore. It may become a problem because after it came out of the oven I ate about four slices worth, until I was finally able to gain the will power to pull myself away. It wasn’t easy. I was back at it a few hours later. I’m going to teach you how to […]

21, finally.

August 20, 2011 0 comments

YIPPEEEEEE! This is my birthday week. Uhh yeah, I get a birthday week. I’m 21 for goodness sakes. Gotta catch up on all the fun I’ve been missin out on.  Like this pomegranate martini.  Pomegranate. Martini. Delicious. Get on this bandwagon. Best part about birthdays? Well, the food of course! Wanna see? Coffee marinated skirt steak with burnt peaches. I had never had a burnt peach before. But let me […]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

July 26, 2011 0 comments
Barbecue Pulled Chicken ll Serve on a whole wheat bun or just on its own! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I’ve made this pulled chicken for so many people and it always gets rave reviews. It’s delicious served on a whole wheat bun or on its own with a side of grilled corn! Don’t worry about having all of the exact spices on hand. If you need to mix and match a little bit, it’s a really forgiving recipe. This recipe makes a lot, but the leftovers are even better the […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

July 7, 2011 0 comments

I have a confession. I just have to tell you. I mean, if we’re going to be friends, then you probably should know… I don’t really know how to put this, so away with it… I have a disgusting, unhealthy, obsession with peanut butter. I’m talking spoon to jar, to mouth, to jar, to mouth, to jar…yeah you get the idea. Shhh stop it. I know it’s gross. You’re cringing. […]

Cherry Pie

June 20, 2011 2 comments

For Father’s Day all my dad wanted was a cherry pie. …even though no one else in my family likes cherry pie… …but it was Father’s Day… …so, what Dad wants, Dad gets… But, he doesn’t just get ANY cherry pie. He gets a cherry pie made from scratch. No pre-made crust for you, Dad. Nope. Because I love you. A lot. And because playing with dough {is fun} reminds […]

Glazed Carrots with Honey and Thyme

June 8, 2011 1 comment
Honey Glazed Carrots with Thyme // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

These Glazed Carrots with Honey and Thyme are the perfect side dish to poultry or fish. They’re gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free optional. We all need a quick go-to side dish that we can whip up in no time. For me, it’s these Glazed Carrots with Honey and Thyme. My favorite part about this recipe is that you can get it on the table in under 15 minutes, but it still tastes impressive. […]

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders

June 8, 2011 2 comments

Yesterday I was starving. All. Day. Do you ever have those days? When you just can’t stop eating? I hate it. Okay, I secretly love it. I ate a big breakfast (my usual eggs and whole grain toast) and a big lunch (turkey sandwich and a greek yogurt) and snacked throughout the day. A lot of snacking. And by the time I got home at 5PM I was hungry again! […]