Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

September 18, 2011 1 comment

This past weekend my friend Emily was in a show, so I decided to make dinner for us afterwards. We both love comfort foods, but we also like to eat well.  We also both love sweets (like brownies)…. so we decided we should probably also love running. So, Em has become my running buddy at school. She’s also my “OK I’m really not feeling running today. How ‘bout we walk and […]

4 Uses for Agave Syrup

September 8, 2011 0 comments

Agave Syrup is amazing. If you don’t use it already, you will soon. I use it in both my cooking and baking – it is incredibly versatile. Agave comes from the same plant that makes tequila. Ya, now you’re listening. Agave is used by health conscious and calorie conscious individuals alike. Agave nectar is sweeter than sugar, so you can use less of it, and it has a very low […]

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 barbecue 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 […]

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

I LOVE cooked glazed carrots. Not raw carrots. Raw carrots taste earthy to me. I need them to be cooked and have a light sugar-y coating and then I could eat so many. The whole bag. You think I am kidding? I can (will) eat all of these. (BIG appetite, remember?) Don’t those look yummy? Lightly glazed and sprinkled with thyme. Mmmm. Perfect – in time to eat with my […]

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! […]

I like cooking. I like eating. I am little. I’m gunna blog about it.

June 3, 2011 0 comments

Finally. First post.  I have been meaning to do this for months now. Now that it’s summer and I have more time I figured this would be the perfect time to start.  I’m little but I LOVE to eat. Mmmm. I really love to bake – cookies, cake, breads, you name it! But as I realize a diet cannot consist of sugar and carbs (Booo) I aim to cook delicious, […]