Orange Chicken and Broccoli

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a love for Asian food… sushi, orange chicken, you name it. However since I have sensitivities to MSG and processed food I rarely go out to eat Chinese or Japanese food. My sister-in-law’s husband is Chinese and when they lived back in Downey he would often make orange chicken and other delicious meals for my husband’s family. So of course I asked for one of his recipes and I am SO glad I did!


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Newlywed Recipes – Barb’s Tequila Lime Chicken

Now this recipe is not only so flavorful & tasty but such a cinch to make!
I love EASY yummy recipes!

I got this recipe from my family’s long time neighbor Barb. Her daughter Heather babysat my sisters and me when we were young, her son Sean always brought us back snow when he’d visit the mountains, her & her husband Phil would always leave us Christmas gifts on our doorstep and let us come over to swim all the time and now their 2 grandkids are so much fun to be around. Maddie is such a sweetheart and we knew her brother Patrick would grow up to be a smart kid- at the age of 2 he was telling us he wanted to be a paleontologist, and he pronounced it right and everything! We have been so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors on our block and truly appreciate all the love they’ve given us, from always having flour & butter to share when we run out baking, to watching our house when we’re on vacation and just sharing life together!



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Newlywed Recipes – Marsha’s Salsa

My sisters, family & friends threw me a super cute, amazing bridal shower this summer for my wedding. One of my favorite parts of it were the recipes that were given to me from friends and family, all coordinated by my wonderful maid and maiden of honors (aka the best sisters ever). I love cooking, baking, and taking other people’s recipes and turning them into my own. So what could be better than receiving tons of great recipes (obviously great if my family makes & eats these recipes)?!!

I decided to try each of these recipes out (my husband is always open to new recipes) and post some blogs on how I made them, tips, pictures and a little story about how I know that person! Because of my food allergies & restrictions, I will be making some changes simply because I can’t eat a certain ingredient, but I will still post the original recipe for those who aren’t as restricted with food 🙂

First up… Marsha’s salsa!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Recipe

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted… but I have valid excuses! I graduated from college, moved back home, got engaged, got married, and moved states… I think I deserved a little break 🙂

The first time Matt ever got one of my grandparent’s home cooked meals was on Christmas Eve 3 years ago. I always raved about how good my family cooks, especially on the holidays and we were blessed with the best
homemade Posole soup Christmas Eve for dinner.

He has not stopped raving about it since that day and has always wanted me to make it, so now that I got a Crock Pot I decided to try it out! This is hands down one of my favorite meals, and even makes a great snack!

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