Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus from chef-in-training.com ...This could possibly be the best hummus recipe ever! It is SO good and jam-packed with flavor!

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put a Mexican-ish spin on one of my favorite appetizers :) Let me introduce you to Black Bean Hummus… this could quite possibly be my favorite hummus yet! It is jam packed with INCREDIBLE flavor that will have you coming back […]

Spicy Black Beans and Rice

Spicy Black Beans and Rice on chef-in-training.com ...This is a fast, easy, healthy and flavorful meal! It gets rave reviews in my home!

Growing up, my mom made this dinner often after a good workout. The great thing about it is that it is packed with so much delicious flavors, you really wouldn’t mind eating healthy if this dish was placed in front of you. It was and still is one of my favorite easy dinners to whip […]

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs on chef-in-training.com ...A delicious and EASY meal! Dump it in the slow cooker and let it do all the work for you!

My sister is due on Sunday with her first child and I think I might be just as excited for this arrival as she is! :) This is the first baby, besides my kiddos, on my side of the family making me an OFFICIAL aunt! On my hubby’s side there are 8 siblings, 7 of […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus on chef-in-training.com ...This is a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional dips. It is jam packed with flavor and completely addictive! #recipe #appetizer #hummus

Sun-Dried Tomatoes could possibly be one of my most favorite things on the planet. I remember in high school, for my “after school snack,” I would ask my mom to make me some homemade sun dried tomatoes. She did this by letting them cook in the oven for a few hours at a low temp. […]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala on chef-in-training.com ...This dinner is JAM PACKED with delicious flavor and is surprisingly super easy to make! #dinner #recipe

Truth: Up until I made this dinner, I have never tasted Indian Food. Not that I haven’t wanted to, in fact, I have been begging my hubby to take me out to an Indian restaurant for years. My husband, however, (don’t tell him I’m telling you this) is kind of a wimp when it comes […]

Crock Pot Hamburger Dip and …

Crock Pot Hamburger Dip... This dip is so easy to make and is a definite crowd pleaser! #appetizer #recipe #crockpotchic

***GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED**** You all know by now how much I LOVE my Crock Pot. Hands down, my favorite kitchen appliance. I couldn’t tell you how many times it has saved dinner at my house. I was beyond excited when Crock Pot contacted me to introduce you to their new line of Crock Pots, Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™. […]

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes! A fun new way to use up all that zucchini! #zucchini #recipe

Do you still have some zucchini you are needing to use up!?! We still do and I want to share with you one of my absolute favorite ways to use it. One day I came home from Jr. High expecting to see one of the traditional after-school-snacks my mom typically made.  Instead, on the table […]

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup!... Perfect for the cooler days! It is one of my absolute favorite soups! #soup #recipe

Now that fall is making its way into my life and the weather is cooling down, I am totally happy and content to make soup :)  Soup is wonderful… particularly this soup. Fact about my husband: He hates tomatoes.  Why?  I will never know.  I used to as a kid, but my adult tastebuds have […]