BBQ Chicken Salad with Chipotle …

BBQ Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing from chef-in-training.com …This will be one salad you won't be able to forget and will have to make over and over again!

My mom recently took a trip with her sisters, their kids and my younger two siblings. On their way to Mount Rushmore, they stopped at a delightful restaurant called, Perkins. My mom ordered a BBQ chicken Salad with a Chipotle Dressing and knew she had to recreate it as soon as she got back home. My family went and visited them a couple weeks ago and she made this incredible salad for us. Oh. My. Gosh. Let me just tell you about this salad. The … Continue Reading »

Green Smoothie …

Green Smoothie from chef-in-training.com …This drink is DELICIOUS! It is so healthy and a great way to sneak in some added veggies without the kids knowing!

Let me first start off by saying this is in no way a sponsored post. I saw a product I wanted, bought it, tried it out for myself and LOVE it and want to tell you all about it. I have searched high and low for a great blender. In my almost 7 years of marriage, I have gone through like 5 blenders. That is a lot. They start smelling like burning metal, bread down or the blades are just weak sauce. Not to mention, whenever I made shakes or … Continue Reading »

Zucchini Brownies …

Zucchini Brownies from chef-in-training.com …These brownies are rich, moist, delicious and the perfect way to use up some of that zucchini!

Is the zucchini in your garden growing like crazy yet?! I am always looking for ways to use some of it up and what is better than being able to sneak some into your desserts. Brownies happen to be my favorite dessert and I couldn't wait to try out a recipe with zucchini in it. This recipe is absolutely wonderful. These Zucchini Brownies are rich, moist and super delicious! I stumbled across this recipe first on AllRecipes, but when I made them … Continue Reading »

Southwest Hummus Wraps …

Southwest Hummus Wraps from chef-in-training.com …This is a delicious, filling and easy meal that you don't have to feel guilty about!

Since having the baby, I have been *trying* to eat healthier. You would be surprised at how difficult that becomes when you are a food blogger. But I am determined to try. A while back, you may remember that I shared this wonderful Southwestern Hummus recipe. Well, after I saw a yummy recipe for hummus wraps on my cute friends', Six Sisters' Stuff, blog, I knew I had to put my own spin on it. This meal is SO healthy and so yummy. I found these … Continue Reading »

Zucchini Bread with Crumb …

Zucchini Bread from chef-in-training.com …This recipe is so moist and the crumb topping and Buttercream frosting really blow it out of the park!

Zucchini time is here. As I was sifting through my recipe collection on the blog, I realized I have not yet shared a great zucchini bread recipe. This is a recipe in my grandmas cookbook. She makes a couple different versions- one with pineapple and this one. I LOVE Zucchini Bread. It is so moist and delicious and such a fun tradition to look forward to every summer. I love this recipe because it has a crumb topping and buttercream frosting. … Continue Reading »

Sopapilla Bites …

Sopapilla Bites on chef-in-training.com …This recipe is AMAZING!

One of my favorite things about cooking and baking is recreating restaurant-style dishes. There's just something about making a homemade version. The thrill of being able to produce what I might have ordered the week before never gets old. Nothing's better than knowing the secret to making your restaurant-favorite anytime and as often as you want without having to pay the restaurant price. I am a firm believer that food made from scratch … Continue Reading »

Perfect Pie Crust …

Perfect-Pie-Crust

We all have those family recipes that are handed down to us from our grandmas or even their grandmas :) As I was thinking about my blog, I realized that I had never shared my grandma's recipe for pie crust. Mainly because I am not a huge pie person. But that doesn't mean my readers aren't pie people and I surely can't deprive you of this great recipe. Just because I am not a pie person, doesn't mean this recipe or any pie recipes I post aren't … Continue Reading »