Health & Fitness

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Moist, tender, perfectly seasoned crockpot turkey. No oven space needed! Includes the best turkey gravy using the drippings! I’m all about saving on oven space. Crockpots, Instant Pots. I will take them all. Especially when the crockpot does all the work for you. And I really mean, all the work for you. So if you’re not about making an entire turkey this year, this slow cooker recipe will be your heaven. It requires just 2 turkey breast halves in a slow cooker for just 3-4 hours. In those 3-4 hours, you will have all the oven space you could possibly need for the rest of your sides. The end result? Perfectly juicy, moist, tender turkey breast meat. It also browns beautifully in the slow cooker, promise. No need to broil it or anything. And you know all those juicy drippings? Yo...

Maple Plant Butter (Three Ways!)

 Maple Plant Butter (Three Ways!) is a smooth, creamy plant based butter that spreads perfectly over a piece of fresh bread and melts into all the cracks! You won’t be able to live without it! Maple Plant Butter (3 Ways!) People around the world are embracing plant-based foods for both health and ethical reasons. I have teamed up with Upfield – the leader in plant-based nutrition (you may know them from their brands like Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter or Flora) – to give you a delicious maple plant butter that is healthier for you and better for the earth. Upfield’s vision for a “Better Plant-Based Future” drives positive change in people’s health, their daily lives and our planet’s sustainability. This maple plant butter recipe is just what you need for a simple and ...

Cream Cheese Brownies

These Cream Cheese Brownies are ultra fudgy, and swirled with cream cheese for the ultimate chocolatey treat! They’re freezer friendly and pair perfectly with a big scoop of ice cream. This combination of fudgy chocolate and tangy cream cheese is a match made in heaven! If you love these Cream Cheese Brownies, you’ll love these Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies, these Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting and these Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies just as much! Cream Cheese Brownies If there ever was a combination to be obsessed with, it’s this one. These Cream Cheese Brownies are the ultimate mash up of sweet, rich chocolate and tangy cheesecake filling — I can never resist one or two (or more!) when I have them around. These brownies make a 9×13″ pan r...

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

The Best Sweet Potato Casserole is layered with smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes sprinkled with brown sugar and a pecan mixture making these irresistible. A sweet and savory side dish that is perfect for the holidays! Get ready for a life changing moment with this sweet potato casserole recipe. If you love sweet potatoes like us try this Roasted Honey Cinnamon Butter Sweet Potatoes, 3 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes or this Sweet Potato Hash. The Best Sweet Potato Casserole The best sweet potato casserole that has amazing flavor and is perfect for Thanksgiving. This is a MUST have, MUST make for the holidays! Sweet potatoes are bright, warm and all about fall! I love the colors they bring out when served and how delicious they smell as they are cooling off. ...

Thanksgiving Question: What’s Your Glark?

Every family has one… In our family, my mom served Orange Glark, a molded Jell-O side dish that appeared on the Thanksgiving table right alongside the turkey and stuffing.… Read more The post Thanksgiving Question: What’s Your Glark? appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

Chicken Tenderfest On Friday at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

Chicken tenders will be the poultry of choice at the first TenderFest this Friday.  Co-organized by John Terzian’s H. Wood Group hospitality company and Off the Menu app — which has hosted similar burger, pizza and chicken wings events in the past — the festival will elevate the humble bar food and appetizer as restaurants Raising Cane’s, Delilah, Fuku, Hot Motha Clucker and Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken serve their versions of the fried, juicy bird in all sizes, colors and crispiness, accompanied by, of course, dipping sauces and beer. (VIP guests get to eat from Dave’s Hot Chicken, too.) TenderFest A fun component to the new food festival is the addition of the ‘conTENDER competition’ which will see culinary icons battle for tender supremacy judged by Johnny Zone, Ludo Lefebvre and ot...

One Pan Chili Lime Chicken and Rice

One Pan Chili Lime Chicken and Rice is made in one pan with minimal ingredients but is packed with amazing flavor!  Your entire family will love this easy 30 minute meal! This one pan meal is quick and easy! If you love one pan meals try this One Pan Fajita Chicken and Veggies, One Pan Southwest Blackened Cajun Chicken with Rice with this Red Beans and Rice. One Pan Chili Lime Chicken and Rice I am OBSESSED with one pan and one pot meals. The whole idea of making a main dish and a side dish all in one pan without having to worry about separate cooking times, or dirtying up a million bakeware items is kind of genius. And I’m always looking for simple 30 minute dinners my family will love so anything that can be done in about a half hour is right up my alley. This dish has SO much flav...

Buttermilk Cornbread

So easy! No mixer needed here! Amazingly moist and slightly sweet. A classic side dish loved by EVERYONE. Serve with butter. SO BOMB. This side dish is such an underrated side. It’s sometimes overlooked. Kind of seen as just a filler perhaps? Except it’s not. It’s absolutely not. It’s the best kind of southern cornbread one can ask for, especially on Turkey day. It’s perfectly fluffy, moist, and slightly sweet, and IT IS DANGEROUSLY GOOD, especially with extra butter on top, melting right into the warm bread with a drizzle of honey. It’s perfection to say the least. Serve right in the cast iron skillet to keep warm and for presentation purposes. Two birds. One stone, right? Buttermilk Cornbread Yield: 8 servings prep time: 15 minutes cook time: 30 minute...

Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls

Perfect soft and Buttery Rolls have the perfect texture and are so soft and fluffy.  They taste amazing and you won’t be able to get enough!  If you want a really big, soft and buttery roll, then you have got to make this recipe. If you love rolls as much as we do try this 30 minute Asiago Cheese Rolls, Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter or Easy Parmesan Knots at your next dinner. Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls Ever since I was a little girl, homemade rolls have been one of my favorite things ever. I could have lived on bread and rolls while growing up. After I moved out on my own, I decided to learn how to make homemade rolls by myself. I made recipe after recipe and discovered rolls are not hard to make. With homemade bread, practice really makes perfect. Just...

Culinary Sorceress Denise Vallejo Creates Magic With Alchemy Organica

Being a chef and cooking for a living requires many things. Above all, there needs to be a great deal of passion and love for what you do. Chef Denise Vallejo is providing that and so much more by literally weaving her magic into every single thing she cooks and creates. A true culinary sorceress, she created Alchemy Organica as a way to serve the people of Los Angeles a deliciously unique offering of ancient Mesoamerican gastronomy. Black Magick Tamale (Alchemy Organica) Vegan, organic, plant-based indigenous food that will completely blow your mind and awaken every part of your senses, and make you seriously reconsider eating carnivorous based dishes on the regular. Most people associate Mexican cuisine with heavily meat-laden dishes consisting of pork, beef, chicken and seafood. Already...

Different Ways to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Different Ways to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving Cooking Turkey for Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it will soon be time to start planning the feast. And what is more important than the main course, the turkey?! When it comes to preparing the bird there are so many different ways you can go with it. You have your traditional way of cooking but their are endless possibilities as well. What I have done is pulled together some of the best and easiest ways to cook a turkey. The recipes below will walk you through the ingredients you need and how to switch up your typical Thanksgiving meal for the better!  1. Traditional Turkey: Juicy Butter Herb Turkey Recipe is a tender, buttery turkey stuffed with slices of citrus, a crisp apple and fresh herbs coated with a buttery h...

8 L.A. Restaurants Honoring Veterans Today

To thank the men and women who have bravely served, restaurants across the Southland are offering free meals and discounts to active-duty and retired military personnel with valid I.D. today. Here are eight ways L.A. is saying thank you. Macaroni Grill Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti The Palm will offer a 50 percent discount on entrees to all active duty military and veterans from steaks to lobsters and special seasonal dishes like the braised beef short rib with black truffle butter at The Palm’s 21 locations.  “It is a privilege to acknowledge those who have served our country on Veteran’s Day,”  Bruce Bozzi, Jr., fourth-generation Palm family member and executive vice president said in a statement. “I’m very proud of the many veterans we have in our company, and this i...