Posts by Emily

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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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Bars

You know that saying ” you can’t have your cake and eat it too” ?? well in this case you totally can!! As you can tell by now I don’t feel like you should have to give up things you enjoy in order to lose weight, be healthier and maintain a balanced lifestyle! There are…

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Coffee Rubbed NY Strip Steak

Coffee Rubbed NY Strip Steak

I know for a very long time I was super intimated by cooking certain things… any kind of steak was definitely at the top of the list! But once you give this Coffee Rubbed NY Strip Steak a try you will not only be thanking me but will be cooking steak more and more! (all…

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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

One of my favorite “cheat foods” are any kinds of boneless wings… especially buffalo chicken wings. Finding healthier ways to enjoy your “cheat foods” really can help you stay on track and what I’ve ended up realizing is that making these small changes and cooking for yourself you start to crave the healthier versions more…

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Asiago Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups

What sounds better than a nice juicy chicken breast stuffed with asiago cheese and mozzarella?? Might I add also smothered in a rich homemade red sauce packed with flavors of garlic, basil, oregano, and a kick of red pepper… is your mouth watering yet?? Well lucky for you thats exactly what I have for you!…

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Gluten Free Beer Cheese Dip

Gluten Free Beer Cheese Dip

There are just certain snack foods that just hit the spot and for me that’s usually any kind of chip and dip… in this case beer cheese dip and pretzels! Usually this is something you’d make for gathering, game day, pool party, maybe just a Saturday night in haha (hey sometimes you just get a…

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Croque Monsieur

croque monsieur

If anyone has seen the movie “It’s Complicated” then you know this dish was the one Meryl Streep made for Steve Martin and OMG didn’t that look good! I love that movie! If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must see… super funny! And her kitchen is a dream 🙂 So if you haven’t seen…

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