Posts by Emily

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

One of our favorite meals to make especially on the grill in the summertime is my Jamaican Jerk Chicken! So much flavor and spice you wouldn’t think you need anything else… but this coconut rice is the perfect side to go with it! It balances out all of those intense spices and the heat as…

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

I’ve realized that most of my recipes lately have mostly been lightened up meals and sides dishes, but what about our sweet-tooth? With summer right around the corner, I wanted to try and come up with some variations of desserts that are light, refreshing, and sweet. So here’s what we have: peanut butter cheesecake squares… I actually…

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Four Cheese Turkey Lasagna

Four Cheese Turkey Lasagna

There is nothing more comforting than a delicious hearty meal like this Four Cheese Turkey Lasagna on a hot summer day… haha not really but this is one recipe you will want to hold on to for the upcoming cooler months! This Four Cheese Turkey Lasagna is the perfect home cooked meal for the fall…

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Blackened Shrimp Bowl with Mango Salsa

Blackened Shrimp Bowl

I absolutely love seafood! In fact, having more fresh seafood was one of the things I was really looking forward to with moving down to Florida. One of our favorite local spots here, Longdoggers, has the best rice bowls that are topped with your choice of fresh grouper, ahi tuna, chicken or my favorite: shrimp! They have…

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Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake

Any kind of Mexican food is very popular in our house… We have tacos, enchiladas or something along those lines every week. What makes it great is that we can make it pretty healthy while having tons of flavor in each dish. Speaking of healthy, this chicken enchilada pasta bake is one to try. It’s healthy, filling, easy…

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Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs

A summer is never complete without a few cookouts and of course some great BBQ ribs! As I’ve said before, we aren’t able to have a grill at the place we live at right now… But I was not going to accept a summer without ribs, so I’ve been on a mission to find a…

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POPcorn Chicken Bites

There are a lot of foods that you think you have to give up or limit yourself when you’re trying to get in shape (or just all around be healthy). Well, that’s why I do what I do – I want to create meals that make you feel like you’re cheating when you’re not! If…

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Burger

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

If you haven’t noticed, lately I haven’t posted many new recipes, and that’s for one reason and one reason only… I’m working on a new cookbook! The great thing about this cookbook is that the entire thing follows exactly what I would put on the blog: delicious and healthier foods that will keep you on…

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