Spicy Shredded Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Shredded Chicken Sandwiches I have been making big batches of this spicy shredded chicken almost weekly since we moved to Costa Rica. It’s fairly easy to make, packed with flavor and can be used in a number of ways. This recipe came about when we had some of that leftover chicken. At the time,…

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto Gallo Pinto is probably the most ubiquitous dish in Costa Rica. This deceptively simple dish of rice and beans is surprisingly delicious and a hearty mainstay for much of Central America. It was one of the first things that we were served when we arrived in Costa Rica. Our first breakfast here was…

Choose-Your-Own Monster Cookies

Traditionally Monster Cookies are made with a combination of peanut butter, oats, M&M’s and/or chocolate chips. However, there is a lot of variety between recipes and everyone makes them slightly differently. Our Monster Cookies developed from a passionate love of baking. Sometimes we would want to make cookies but didn’t have all of the ingredients…

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad Roasted beets are one of our newest FAVORITE things. They are sweet and soft, and so delicious! We’ve been making a lot of roasted beet salads, which are super fresh and packed with nutrition. We’ve even topped burrito bowls and tacos with them. This roasted beet salad recipe was developed from various…

Chocolate Mug Cake

Basic Chocolate Mug Cake A lot of recipes have you mix up the batter in a separate container and then add it to the mug. However, I came up with a method where you make the batter right in the mug, so you don’t even need to use any other dishes. The key is to…

Breakfast Hash with Sausage and Sweet Potato

Easy Breakfast Hash This sausage and sweet potato breakfast hash has been our new favorite thing to make for breakfast. It takes a little bit more work than we usually like to do in the morning, but the results are so worth it! This breakfast hash would be a perfect meal for Saturday or Sunday…

13 Best Recipes of 2017

13 Best Recipes of 2017 Our first year of blogging is coming to a close and we are so excited to look back on everything we’ve accomplished this year. We’ve learned a lot and are planning on growing even more in 2018, with even more creative and delicious recipes coming soon! It’s goal-setting time, and…

Steak Fajita Fried Rice

Steak Fajita Fried Rice This Steak Fajita Fried Rice is so delicious and filling, you can eat a bowl of it as your whole meal (we certainly do!). This recipe was actually developed because we had leftovers we wanted to chef around with.  Transforming leftovers reduces waste, saves money, and shortens cook time! So it’s…

Creative Christmas Cookies

20 Fun and Delicious Christmas Cookies One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting together with loved ones and baking delicious sweets and treats. Here we’ve collected some of our favorite cookie ideas to inspire holiday creativity. We found 20 of the cutest and most creative cookies around to give you plenty…