Banh Mi chicken lettuce wraps

Not all sandwiches transfer perfectly into a lettuce wrap but this banh mi sure does! Instead of the traditional pork, I used seasoned chicken and then stayed with the traditional pickled veggies. Pickling your own veggies seems a little intimidating but it honestly takes like 10 minutes to do and a quick overnight marinating. This…

Cauliflower Mash

Mashed potatoes are kind of a staple in the Midwest, so finding a low calorie substitute is hard! However, this cauliflower mash doesn’t make me miss potatoes at all! They’re thick, creamy and fantastic plain or with some gravy. Super easy to make and great for leftovers. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1/3 cup sour…

Midwest Poor man’s Beef Wellington

If your’e a food show binge watcher like myself, you’ve probably seen cooks make the Gordan Ramsey famous beef wellington! One evening, I decided I want to try to make this! However, from all the recipes I looked up, one thing stayed in common for all—its expensive! A beef tenderloin is an expensive cut and…

Eggplant Parmesan

In all honesty, I have only ever eaten eggplant once in my life. I had it last year when I made ratatoulli! So trying eggplant in a different form, I wasn’t too sure how this recipe would turn out. I can say that I actually impressed myself and have a new favorite recipe that is…

Tomato Gratin

This is a custom French summer dish that I tweaked slightly. The entire thing cost me $4 to make $2 for a French Baguette and $2 for some tomatoes. Easy, cheap and delicious ?! Okay now! This is also perfect for warming up at work for leftovers! The bread stays crispy and it tastes amazing!…

Oven ‘Fried’ Chicken

It’s crispy, its crunchy…you’ll hate that its soo good! This is an easy recipe to make on the week day or weekend and enjoy with family! Ingredients 1-2 cups flour 2 cups Italian bread crumbs ( I used Kroger brand) Chicken legs, thighs or breast 1 stick butter 3 eggs 2 TBSP milk 1 TBSP…