Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Vanilla Bean Buttercream from chef-in-training.com ...This frosting is INCREDIBLE!

Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors and smells. I decided to get adventurous the other day and went and bought some vanilla beans. I have never actually used them before but figured it was about time. I used this youtube tutorial to teach me an easy way to cut them and strip the seeds […]

“Son of a Peach” …

Gourdough's "Son of a Peach" Donut Copycat Recipe! These taste like Peach Cobbler... only donut style! SO GOOD!

A couple weekends ago I had the pleaser of attending Blogher Food in Austin, Texas. It was an absolute blast! I got to hang out with tons of my food bloggin buddies and eat delicious food. While in Austin, we visited this famous donut truck called “Gourdough’s“. Lets talk about these donuts. They truly are […]

Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken from chef-in-training.com ...This is the perfect dinner for summer! A definite MUST TRY!

I love summertime! One reason in particular, is that we use our grill a lot more than normal. Grilling is one of my personal favorite ways to cook food. The recipe I am sharing with you today is nothing short of amazing. For Father’s Day this year, we had dinner at my parent’s house. My […]

Amazing Banana Bread Pancakes

Banana Bread Pancakes on chef-in-training.com ...These are SO amazing! Pancakes merge with Banana Bread to create something SO good!

I absolutely LOVE bananas! It’s actually my favorite fruit. However, despite my love for bananas, there is a fine line between a good banana and a not so good banana… that is if I am eating it by itself, plain, as is. I like to eat my bananas green. Weird?… Maybe :) As soon as […]

Peanut Lettuce Wraps

Peanut Lettuce Wraps from chef-in-training.com ...These are a fun and delicious way to bring something new to the dinner table!

Lettuce wraps are a great way to enjoy food without adding a lot of extra calories. Normally, I love to wrap my hearty fillings in tortillas or some sort of bread product, but every now and again I love a good lettuce wrap. My sister has been raving about this Peanut Lettuce Wrap recipe her […]

Greek Crostini

Greek Crostini from chef-in-training.com ...This appetizer is one of my new favorites! With tzatziki sauce, feta and some fresh veggies... how on earth could it go wrong?!

There are very few things in this world that I like better than Greek and Mexican food. Today, the emphasis is on Greek. This crostini recipe is the perfect balance of delicious and refreshing. With so many fresh vegetables and flavors, this is one appetizer people will keep coming back for more of. I think […]

Cookies and Cream Trifle

Cookies and Cream Trifle from chef-in-training.com ...This recipe is jam packed with chocolatey and creamy goodness that will completely WOW your company!

For Mother’s Day last week, I really wanted to make my mom a delicious dessert. Chocolate is my mom’s love language… haha just kidding… but seriously, this woman LOVES chocolate. Thats where this idea was born. It turned out fantastic and everyone raved about it! The Oreos soften up perfectly to make each bite rich […]

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad from chef-in-training.com ...A simple side dish where elegance meets easy! This is perfect for upcoming summer potlucks, get togethers and BBQs!

Caprese Salad is one of my favorite recipes. It tastes so fresh, delicious and healthy. It is so basic and simple, but the flavors truly speak for themselves. Every flavor and texture compliments the others perfectly so that each bite is satisfactory and pleasing to the palate. It dawned on me a couple weeks ago […]