Carrot Sheet Cake …

Carrot Sheet Cake from chef-in-training.com ...This cake is DELICIOUS! It is so moist and perfect for fall!

I love baking in the fall. My kitchen smells amazing and the spices in the air make my heart happy :) This Carrot Sheet Cake is amazing! It is super moist, full of flavor and the cream cheese frosting is perfection. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy carrot cake- so why not transform it in to a much simpler sheet cake?! This dessert feeds a crowd and is really easy to make! Plus, kids won't even know you snuck in a veggie ;) Carrot Sheet … Continue Reading »

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta …

Mediterranean Pasta from chef-in-training.com ...This pasta is light and refreshing! It is bursting with delicious flavor and ingredients!

Pasta casseroles are one of my favorite types of dinners. They are super flexible, easy to change and customize and always a hit with my picky eaters. Todays pasta casserole lets you taste a bit of the Mediterranean with each and every bite. The feta cheese is such a delicious co-star to this incredible meal. The sun dried tomatoes and spinach work so well together along side the fantastic mediterranean seasonings. Olive oil is used as a … Continue Reading »

Overnight Coconut French Toast …

Overnight Coconut French Toast with Coconut Buttermilk Syrup from chef-in-training.com ...Hands down THE BEST french toast! The syrup will be one of the best recipes you will ever try!

I know I say this a lot, but this recipe is a new favorite. Everyone who tried this Overnight Coconut French Toast Casserole declared the same thing... its just plain and simple the best! Lets just talk about this Coconut Buttermilk Syrup... It is adapted from the Amazing Buttermilk Syrup recipe on my blog- and it. is. the. BEST. It's one of those things you just have to try for yourself and see. You will want to have it on everything. This … Continue Reading »

Homemade Meaty Spaghetti Sauce …

Homemade Meaty Spaghetti Sauce from chef-in-training.com ...This sauce is SO delicious and way better than any jarred version! Plus it is super easy to make!

My daughter's favorite dinner of all time is spaghetti. It has been the one thing I can always count on her to eat since she could basically handle solids. She slurps down those noodles almost faster than they hit the table... If only I were kidding :) Here she is 3.5 years ago... luckily, she has become a much neater eater since then ;) Homemade Spaghetti sauce is SO amazing. Really. You can get the flavor exactly how you want to. Not … Continue Reading »

Perfect Pumpkin Roll …

Perfect Pumpkin Roll from chef-in-training.com ...This recipe is so moist, and delicious! Cream Cheese and pumpkin are a perfect combo and this dessert is sure to wow everyone who tastes it!

With fall here, I am basking in all the pumpkin I can before the "pumpkin" season officially runs its course :) Cream cheese and pumpkin are an incredible duo. One of the best fall combos out there in my honest opinion. As simplistic as a pumpkin roll may seem, it is ALWAYS the first thing to go whenever I bring one anywhere. If you are looking for a yummy fall dessert that will be the favorite of the evening, give this one a try! The cake … Continue Reading »

Greek Pasta Casserole …

Greek Pasta Casserole from chef-in-training.com ...This meal is easy, quick and delicious! It will quickly become a new family favorite!

Casserole season is here and I couldn't be happier! I LOVE casseroles! They are simple, quick and packed with yummy ingredients. Whatever the reason for your busy schedule, casseroles have been there for me to save dinner on more than one occasion :) Growing up, my mom would make this casserole for us all the time. It is packed with flavor and delicious ingredients. The ground beef adds some heartiness to the meal. I am obsessed with feta … Continue Reading »

Cotija Sweet Potato Fries …

Cotija Sweet Potato Fries from chef-in-training.com ...These will be THE BEST sweet potato fries you will ever eat! They are packed with delicious flavor and are super addictive!

My husband and I recently returned home from a little weekend getaway to Newport Beach, CA. Sometimes life needs a little refresh button to get you energized again. That was exactly what this weekend was. No pressure to cram as much in as we could. Just relaxing, unwinding and basking in the California sun. I grew up in Southern California and fell in love with the Newport area, so its no wonder I picked that for our destination of choice for … Continue Reading »