Chicken Tacos

It’s been a while since I’ve done a new taco recipe (see Ground Turkey Tacos and Taco Pie for other ideas), and I was looking for a way to use up some extra chicken breast, and this worked out because I used ingredients that I already had on hand. Instead of making hard tacos with the tortillas though, I…

Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Chili

When you’re stuck inside the house due to snow and ice (and more ice), the best thing to do is warm up with a hearty bowl of chili. It’s even better when you can sit around and watch TV or do anything else while a slow cooker does the work for you. Ground Turkey Chili…

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf Cake

Happy New Year! This is a What Wu Cookin’? original! I rarely stray from baking recipes except to add less sugar since it’s much harder (near impossible?) to salvage baked goods. However, I was feeling adventurous this weekend – maybe it’s the New Year motivation getting to me – so I tried my hand at something new….

Sous Vide Chuck Roast with Mushroom Sauce

I’ve been meaning to try a long-cook sous vide roast for a while, but I didn’t want to spend too much money in case it didn’t turn out the way I wanted to. This chuck roast was about $10 for a little over 2 lbs of meat, which is about $1.25 per serving – not…

Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

I really like biscuits, and it makes me happy when a restaurant serves them at the beginning of meals. My favorite biscuits are the ones from Loveless Cafe in Nashville, and they give you endless baskets! You can also watch them make them, which is really cool, but at the same time, you probably don’t really…

Thanksgiving 2016

This was the first year we hosted Thanksgiving, and although it was only for one more person other than us (hi Mom!) and we didn’t need tons and tons of food…I still made tons and tons of food. The menu consisted of: Herb-Rubbed Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey with Basic Turkey Gravy (from Serious Eats) Roasted Acorn Squash…

Chicken a la King

This meal got added to the menu because my husband requested it, so now I make it every few weeks. It’s pretty easy to make and you get a healthy dose of vegetables with it so I don’t have to think about making an extra side of veggies. When you google “chicken a la king,”…

Baked Sesame Chicken

Following up on the next Chinese food recipe (see Spicy Sichuan Noodles), I recently found a recipe that is a healthier version of Sesame Chicken. Don’t judge me – I know that Sesame Chicken isn’t “real” Chinese food and is more like “American Chinese food,” but I love it and order it at restaurants. Often. Having…

Sous Vide Lamb Chops

Lamb used to be my favorite meat, but now that I’m older I don’t love it as much as I used to. Don’t get me wrong, I still think it’s delicious, I just don’t eat it as much anymore and I don’t crave it as much as I’ll crave a good steak. And yes, this…

French Toast

Here’s another fun weekend breakfast idea (see my Brown Butter Oatmeal Pancakes post for another idea)! We hadn’t gone out and done a big brunch lately, so I decided to bring big brunch in to us. I had a moment of self-reflection when making this, thinking how funny it was how much I rely on recipes to…