Turkey Panini

I got creative with my simple Turkey Sandwich that I usually eat for lunch during the work week. I decided to use my George Forman as a Panini Press.

Turkey- 4 slices

White American Cheese- 2 slices

1 tablespoon of pesto

2 slices of sourdough bread

1 teaspoon of olive oil

Prep: First pre- heat the grill. Next take both pieces of bread and drizzle a little olive oil this is how the outside of the sandwich will get crispy. Place the pesto on the inside of the bread, place turkey and cheese inside the bread as well. Once the sandwich is ready place on the George Forman or Panini Press. Grill sandwich for about 15 minutes!



Stuffed grilled chicken and roasted potatoes

Stuffed Chicken:

1 chicken breast

3 slices of fresh motz

3 basil leaves

2 teaspoons of pesto


olive oil

santa maria seasoning

Roasted Potatoes:

1 russet potato


olive oil

sweet onion


Chicken Prep:

First pre-heat the grill to make sure it gets very hot. Next, place the chicken breast in a bowl drizzle olive oil on both sides. Slice the chicken and stuff it with three slices of fresh motz, pesto and basil. Once the chicken is coated in olive oil, stuffed and seasoned place on the grill. Grill for about 20 minutes make sure that the motz does not fall out of the chicken. Once the chicken is golden brown take off the grill and let it cool.

Roasted Potato Prep:

First pre-heat the oven to 430 degrees. Next wash the potato and slice the potato into cubes. Once the potato is sliced into cubes toss the potato in olive oil, salt and pepper. Next slice up 1/2 of a sweet onion and 1/2 a clove of garlic. I also tossed in some rosemary. Makes the whole house smell amazing. Once the potato is prepped place in the oven in a non-stick greased pan. The potatoes take awhile to get crispy about 45 minutes.

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Pasta with Pesto and Grilled Chicken

After a long week of traveling and work. Friday night was my one night to unwind. I decided to make one of my favorite home cooked meal. Bow-tie pasta, pesto and chicken. One of the quickest and most delicious meals you can make, pair it with a glass of wine and you’ve got yourself one delicious meal.


pick your favorite type of pasta

3 cups of water

2 teaspoons of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of pesto


1 large chicken breast


santa maria seasoning

olive oil

Prep the chicken before you start anything. In a bowl place the chicken breast, drizzle olive oil all over the chicken and make sure each side gets the right amount of seasoning. Next pour 3 cups of water into a bowl and boil. Drizzle the olive oil in the bowl while water is boiling. Now pre-heat the oven/grill. Since I am in college and don’t have a grill I use my George Forman which does the job! Place the chicken breast on the George Forman and cook for about 15-20 minutes. While the chicken is grilling, pour the pasta into the boiling water and add salt. After about 10 minutes check the pasta to make sure it is al dente. Once it is al dente strain the pasta and pour it back into the bowl add about 2 tablespoons of pesto stir and set aside. Lastly, you will need to check the chicken make sure it is fully cooked. Once it is pull it off the grill and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Once the chicken has cooled and stopped cooking cut into slices and place on top of the pasta! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine and you’ve got yourself a wonderful dinner


Italian Butter Cookies with sprinkles


1/2 cup of butter softened

1 egg

3/4 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 3/4 cup of flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon of baking powder

3 oz of rainbow sprinkles

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl pour the flower, baking soda and salt then set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Once the butter/sugar is fluffy add the egg and vanilla. Mix until the batter is smooth.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Make sure they are completely combined.

Next in a small bowl pour the rainbow sprinkles. Take round balls of dough and cover them with sprinkles, then place on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-15 minutes 🙂



Cookies with M&M’s

So I used the recipe for Chocolate Chip cookies and replaced the chocolate chips with M&M’s.


2 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup of butter

2 large eggs

3/4 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1 bag of holiday M&Ms

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In one mixing bowl place all the dry ingredient and set aside. In the larger mixing bowl place the butter at room temperature, both of the sugars, and then the two eggs. Mix all together and add the vanilla. Slowly start pouring the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once the batter is all mixed together add 2 cups of M&Ms. Place the cookies in round balls on the cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.


Sweet Potato Fries

Here is a healthy alternative to french fries!


2-4 Sweet Potato’s ( depending on how many people you are cooking for)

Olive Oil


Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees. Peel the potato’s and chop up into fries. Once you have chopped the fries up place all the fries into a mixing bowl. Cover the fries in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the fries on a cookie sheet back for 15 minutes and then flip them and bake for another 10 minutes. The perfect alternative to french fries!


White chocolate covered Oreos

Holiday Treat that everyone will enjoy!


1 package of Oreos

2  bags of ghirardelli white chocolate chips

Red/Green Sprinkles

Olive Oil

You will need a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Once the water is boiling pour the white chocolate chips into the top bowl of the double boiler. Drizzle a little olive oil so the chocolate melts properly without it burning. Once the white chocolate is all melted dip the Oreo in the chocolate. Make sure the Oreo is fully covered, once the Oreo is covered cover the Oreos in the red and green sprinkles to give it that holiday spirit!

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Chicken Tenders baked with breadcrumbs

Ingredients :

Chicken tenders thinly sliced ( 8-10 tenders)

Olive Oil

Salt Pepper

Italian Breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Take one bowl and put all the chicken in the bowl. Drizzle olive oil all over the chicken. Make sure all the chicken is covered in olive oil and then pour 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Once the chicken is covered with salt, pepper and olive oil dip the chicken into italian breadcrumbs. On a cookie sheet place all the chicken tenders and bake for 20 minutes.


Chocolate Chip Pizokie

Pretty much heaven on earth. A gooey chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream on-top!


2 1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of butter

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 bag of chocolate chips

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (any kind)- Breyer’s is recommended

1 round cake pan- spray with pam/ cooking spray

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In one small bowl place all the dry ingredients -flour, baking powder and salt then set aside. In the large mixing bowl place the soften butter, 3/4 cup of sugar, 3/4 brown sugar and mix together. Slowly add each egg one at a time. Keep mixing until batter is smooth. Lastly add the vanilla. Next, you will slowly add the dry ingredients, mix until all the batter is smooth. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix throughly throughout the batter. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and bake for 28 minutes. Once the cookie is baked scoop about a cup of vanilla bean ice cream and place on-top 🙂


M&M Blondies

M&M Blondies- just like traditional, but with a little twist


2 1/4 Cup flour

3/4 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup of butter (2 sticks)

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 cups of M&M’s

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Next in one small mixing bowl place the flour, baking soda, and salt- set aside. In a larger mixing bowl pour both white and brown sugar, vanilla , 1 cup of soften butter and mix. Next, add the eggs one at a time.  Slowly start adding in the dry ingredients and folding it into the wet ingredients. Once the batter is fully mixed together add the 2 cups of M&M’s make sure they are thoroughly distributed throughout the batter. In a 8×8 baking pan spray it with a non-stick spray and pour the batter into the pan. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes! Enjoy 🙂

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