Posts by Emily

Gyro Tacos with Tzatziki Sauce

Gyro Tacos??? Yes you heard right… Why not take 2 things I love and just put them together (Gyros + Tacos = perfection!) I’m always trying to switch things up and try different foods and the result is hopefully healthier and delicious recipes for you and I! Gyros have always been a guilty pleasure my…

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Healthy Turkey Lasagna Soup

Healthy Turkey Lasagna Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a delicious hearty soup or stew in the upcoming cooler months. Soups, stews and chilis can be higher in calories and fat if you’re not careful… but when made in a lighter way, they’re the perfect meal prep option for the week (or a weeknight make-ahead dinner). By just…

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Crispy Chicken Sliders with Hot Honey Sauce

Crispy Chicken Sliders

There are just some comfort foods that really hit the spot… for me that is any kind of crispy chicken sandwich!! Now, I try not to have the deep fried deliciousness often, but sometimes you just gotta do it ūüôā When you’re trying to eat healthier, these baked crispy chicken sliders with hot honey sauce…

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Pumpkin Pie Donuts with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Pie Donuts

If you’re like me this time of year, I just want to eat and drink everything pumpkin flavored… Coffee, muffins, donuts, and even pumpkin beer! (Yes I said pumpkin beer – it’s delicious!) Now, the problem with all these things is that they’re usually fairly calorie dense and loaded with sugar. That said, I’ve always…

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Cotija Cumin Guacamole

Cotija Cumin Guacamole

One of my absolute favorite go to snacks is chips and guacamole… I’m sure a lot of you are with me on that! Honestly, you can sign me up for almost anything topped with guac, lol. I really enjoy entertaining and having different snack options and new flavors that you may not be used to.…

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Bourbon BBQ Bacon Chicken Kabobs

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Chicken Kabobs

There is quite nothing like some great BBQ to kick off the summer, and with the holiday weekend approaching you’ll need some great food to go along with the festivities. These Bourbon BBQ Bacon Chicken Kabobs are just the thing you want to be serving this summer… They have a homemade bourbon BBQ¬†sauce that is…

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Soft Baked Breakfast Cookies

Soft Baked Breakfast Cookie - Cooking Up Happiness

Everyone loves a good cookie, am I right? Now if you’re trying to stay healthy, lose weight or maybe just cutting back a bit, cookies might be one of those things you try not eat. I know for me, once I have a cookie I get about halfway through before¬†I¬†start thinking¬†about having number two,¬†haha! Don’t…

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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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