Kung Pao Beef Meatballs

It’s been a crazy couple of months! Between moving and getting married, things have been bonkers. I’m finally back at it and I had some ground beef that needed tone used up. I knew I wanted to make Kung Pao…something. But something with texture and bite! This really hit the spot and my husband absolutelyContinue reading “Kung Pao Beef Meatballs”

Weeknight Broccoli and Beef

This is one of my favorite quick recipes. It’s way cheaper and fresher to make at home rather than ordering it for takeout. Plus, you know exactly what’s in it. 1 ½ Tablespoons Sesame Oil 2 lbs Beef Serloin Strips 3 cups Broccoli Florets 3 cloves Garlic; minced Sauce: 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch 1 teaspoon ChineseContinue reading “Weeknight Broccoli and Beef”

Copycat Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons

I love Panda Express’ Crab Rangoons and they’re so easy to make! Oddly enough, they don’t use crab or imitation crab in their original recipe. Feel free to add some though, it’s delicious! My local Panda Express offers 3 for $2.35. Buying the ingredients myself, I have enough to make 50 Rangoons for just shyContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoons”

Copycat Panda Express Beijing Beef

Happy Valentine’s Day! The roads are still iced over and I really wanted Panda Express Beijing Beef, Chow Mein and Crab Rangoons. Time for some homecooked copycats! I’m definitely wining and dining myself tonight. #singlelife Beef: 1 lb Flank Steak; sliced against the grain 2 cups Soy Sauce 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 teaspoon Chile PasteContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Beijing Beef”

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 Sauce asContinue 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”

Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice

Making fried rice from leftover Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes is one of my FAVORITE things to do and it’s why I always order too much. It works with so many different main dishes and is such a filling, inexpensive and quick way of clearing out the fridge. You can add any vegetables you mayContinue reading “Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice”

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

My body was craving vegetables and I’m sick to death of soup. I normally make my lettuce wraps with beef, chicken or turkey, but cauliflower and broccoli made an amazing substitute. Filling: 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 2 cups Cauliflower; chopped 2 cups Broccoli; chopped 1 cup Carrot; chopped 1 cup Leek; chopped 1 cup Onion;Continue reading “Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps”

Egg Drop Soup

This soup is so delicious and it’s perfect for a winter day or if you’re feeling under the weather. It takes under 20 minutes to come together and there’s no need to purchase fancy ingredients. 1 qt Chicken Broth 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce 1 extra large Egg 1 teaspoon Water 1/4 cup Green Onion; choppedContinue reading “Egg Drop Soup”

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

2 lbs Beef Sirloin; sliced against the grain 2 cups Broccoli Florets 1 large Carrot; peeled and sliced 1/2 cup Bell Pepper; chopped 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon Onion Powder 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Powder pinch of Red Pepper Flakes Salt and Pepper to taste 1 cup Teriyaki Sauce Heat aContinue reading “Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry”