Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos

Day 20 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Tonight’s dinner is the most simplified version I could make of the only thing that my brain and stomach seem to agree on at the moment. Beefy Fritos Burritos! Except I didn’t have any Fritos…or Queso… So I cut some corn tortillas into strips and mixed some cheeseContinue reading “Pantry Challenge Beefy Fritos Burritos”

Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Day 16 of my 8 week Pantry Challenge! I almost caved and ordered Panda Express. I REALLY wanted their Sweet Fire Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Fried Rice. 😂 But then I remembered that it costs $12/plate and I have what I need to make it for around $5. You can use bottled Sweet Chile SauceContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken

Day 7 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge No eating out, no take-out and no new groceries. Another part of this challenge is to stop food waste in my kitchen. I was supposed to make Baked Bean Burgers today, but had some chicken breasts, cauliflower and leftover Sprite Batter in my fridge that I needed toContinue reading “Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken”

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chicken & Biscuits

I had a some leftover mashed potatoes from dinner last night so I made a copycat version of my favorite Cheesecake Factory dish. Chicken and Biscuits! My recipe has WAY less calories than the whopping 2,260 of the big CF. Plus, it sure as heck didn’t cost $20 per plate! Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chicken &Continue reading “Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chicken & Biscuits”

Copycat Taco Bell Supreme Tacos

I spent all day yesterday making food deliveries and the one spot they kept sending me to was Taco Bell. By the end of the night I really wanted a Taco Supreme, but there’s no way in heck I’m spending $2.50 on a single taco. 40¢ is much more up my alley! Texture is aContinue reading “Copycat Taco Bell Supreme Tacos”

Sushi Shop Miso Soup

I finally felt well enough to eat again and my amazing mom dropped off all the ingredients to make Miso Soup! Gallons of Miso Soup. I made a simple Spicy Chicken Fried Rice to go with it. Sushi Shop Miso Soup Servings: 3 Cooking Time: 50 Minutes 1/2 cup Bonito Flakes 6 cups Water 1/2Continue reading “Sushi Shop Miso Soup”

Hawaiian Mac Salad

When I was vacationing with my family in Maui years back everything was served with this amazing Macaroni Salad, locally referred to simply as Mac Salad. It varies from its mainland cousin with its lack of mustard and minimal vinegar. It’s a simple and amazing recipe that is my go-to potluck recipe! It comes togetherContinue reading “Hawaiian Mac Salad”

Copycat Star Crunch Bars

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but these are amazing! 💕Puffed rice folded into soft caramel over a double chocolate brownie with a drizzle of milk chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt over top. 😋 Copycat Star Crunch Bars Servings: 12 Cooking Time: 30 Minutes 1 cup Chocolate chunks 2 pounds CaramelsContinue reading “Copycat Star Crunch Bars”

General Tso’s Chicken

It’s my first time making General Tso’s Chicken! I did quite a bit of research to try and get it as authentic as possible and it came out great! Dry toasting the peppers and spices really brought out an amazing flavor. Made some Ginger Glazed Stir Fry and Fried Rice to go with it. GeneralContinue reading “General Tso’s Chicken”

Honey Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken was my favorite dish growing up! I love adding honey to this dish because it adds a more complex sweetness over using plain white sugar. I thought curried Fried Rice and Eggdrop Soup would be a delicious accompaniment! ❤️ Honey Sesame Chicken Servings: 5 Prep Time: 3 hours Cooking Time: 20 Minutes •Continue reading “Honey Sesame Chicken”