Recipes

A Fall Brunch – Potato Skillet & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

*This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on them will not cost you anything.* Happy day after thanksgiving everyone (for those who celebrated)!! I hope you all had a lovely day with your family and friends full of food, fun and laughter, I know I did! I thought today was the perfect day to share this recipes with you as one of them could be made from thanksgiving leftovers! We had about 5-6 dishes of just potatoes last night and I’m pretty sure I could make this skillet (the recipe that I’m sharing with you today) with those. Anyway, I actually made this last weekend when my friend and I decided to do a small brunch party. I had never really properly made brunch, so I looked at a lot of different recipes. I finally settled on a breakfast potato skillet that I had always wanted to try making. My friend had some…

Perfectly Crispy Seasoned French Fries

A couple of weeks ago I was sick and had to drink soup-y things every day but all I wanted was french fries! So when I got better, I decided I’d make them instead of going out and buying some. (Surely making them at home was going to be slightly healthier, right?) I usually bake fries or roast potatoes but this time I wanted the grease real badly so I looked up a recipe and tried something new! Ingredients: -3 medium sized red potatoes -1/4 cup all purpose flour -1 teaspoon garlic powder -1 teaspoon onion powder -1 teaspoon paprika -1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning -1 teaspoon salt (may need more for sprinkling on top when they are done) -1/4 cup water, or as needed -1 cup vegetable oil for frying Instructions 1. Slice the potatoes into French fries. 2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In the…

The Best Chili You’ve Ever Had!

Today I’m going to be sharing one of my favorite recipes ever, chili! For me, eating chili is probably the best part of winter. I grew up eating it only at my aunt’s house (my mom mostly made Pakistani food at home) which was one of the few non-Pakistani dishes I enjoyed back then. As I’ve grown into an adult (I think), and have started cooking more and more, I never really wanted to learn how to make this dish only because I was scared I couldn’t make it as good as I remember tasting it. Last year, I decided that was a stupid reason not to make something so I started looking up recipes. I found one that seemed to be a good base to start on allrecipes.com. If you click here you’ll see the original. However, here is my version: Ingredients: -2 lb ground beef -2 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce -2 (15 ounce) cans…

Creamy Pesto Pasta With Chicken & Roasted Tomatoes

Time for another recipe! This one’s a pasta dish that I came up with by combining a few ones that I read online. A few weeks ago I made basil pesto which I had frozen because I made a lot and so I wanted to incorporate that in the pasta. I also wanted to include tomatoes in it because my dad grows a lot of vegetables in our backyard and if you know anything about growing tomatoes, they always grow in abundance and so I’m always looking at different ways to use them. I didn’t want to make this pasta taste like a salad because pesto pastas that I have eaten in the past are salad-y tasting and served cold. And although, this tastes great cold, it tastes even better when it’s warm and freshly made! Oh, and by the way, when adding chicken to pasta, sometimes I take a…

Easy Cheesy Veggie Quesadillas

My first recipe, yay! Let’s see if I can manage to write out the measurements and instructions properly because I usually end up putting a little bit of this and a little bit of that and just eye ball things when I’m cooking. I’m going to share this very simple recipe because it was one of the first things I learned to make as a kid, when I was still a FOB (fresh off the boat). I didn’t grow up eating cereal or pop tarts or luncheables etc. I ate paratha egg rolls and dhaal chaval (rice and lentils). I even took that stuff to school. In middle school we had to take a home economics class which included a cooking unit. I was a bit hesitant about the cooking unit because I knew we would be making things I didn’t really like eating at the time. I obviously couldn’t…

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