Long weekend

Long weekends = my favorite kind of weekend.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

I got to spend it relaxing and doing absolutely nothing. AND we finally got to stay in this weekend!! We haven’t had an at-home weekend in ages and it was much needed considering the next few weekends ahead.

Here are pics from what I’ve been up to lately…

I’ve been on a baking spree lately and have been bringing in my freshly baked treats to work..




We’ve also been having lots of BBQ! The mister is just so proud of his ribs!



And the boyfriend’s dad made carnitas!


And fried tacos!




Yep, I eat a lot :)


Last weekend, I fell in love with a new bfast place! Just look at those pancakes!


And this weekend, we spent it roaming the streets of Pasadena and taking advantage of the Memorial Day sales. And I finally finally FINALLY got to try Noodle World! It’s a whole place dedicated to noods!!!


Lately I have been feeling inspired to cook more Asian foods! I made fried rice for the first time in my life!! I know, I know….it’s the most simplest thing ever but I am proud. Don’t me judge me!

Making the Asian mom proud :)


We had one of those dinners that was half take-out leftovers and actual leftovers lol


And for tonight’s dinner, I made a lemon garlic orzo with roasted veggies for! It’s was yummy and there was a lot!


Wishing you all the best!

xoxo, kat

he cooks, she cooks || baked lemon salmon with wild arugula salad


A get to come home from work to a very lovely dinner made by the mister of she cooks, he eats :)

Such a great light dinner before we hit the gym tonight! And he sneaked in some rice from last night’s stir fry! We have been carb deprived!


Look at that crispy salmon skin! My favorite part mmmmm


Hehe happy girl today! Thank you to the world’s best boyfriend :)

xoxo, kat

40 minute meals….

Because 30 minute meals or less is just plain impossible for me….all that pressure, I’m sorry Rachel Ray!

Two days out of the week, I have night classes after work. Two days out of the week, I cook for the mister and I. I have been making meals that are light, fresh, easy, no fuss, and under 40 minutes.

Here’s what I’ve been making:

Pita bread pizzas – My favorite quickie! Very easy and there are just so many variations.


Quesadillas – Who doesn’t love a good quesadilla? This was a chicken quesadilla with a mango salsa.


Spaghetti and homemade meatballs in under 40 minutes?! Totally possible!


Pesto pasta with chicken – I love stocking up on pesto whenever we go to Trader Joe’s! The pesto sauce can also be used on pita bread to make pita pizzas.


Spicy sesame noodles – One of my favorites from Pioneer Woman! I love pairing this with oven roasted veggies.


Salads with a simple vinaigrette and homemade croutons – A great way to revive day old bread is to turn them into croutons! My favorite vinaigrettes at the moment are balsamic and lemon Dijon.


I even like to throw in some chicken in my salads!


And lots more pita bread pizzas


What are some of your favorite 40 minute or less recipes?

xoxo, kat