The Tri Factor

weeknight cooking

Peanut Butter Puppy Cakes

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I don’t have a puppy of my own but we had a puppy party at work recently so I decided to make it extra special by coming up with a recipe for puppy cakes. Some research went into figuring out what ingredients were safe for dogs to eat and digest, hence why I selected items […] Read more…

Simple Suppers — Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

 There are certain vegetables that become super popular and get featured in every “hip” restaurant menu that I can’t seem to get on board with: beets, bell peppers, celery leaves, bean sprouts, etc.  But brussels sprouts? They’re definitely worth the hype. They’re my favorite vegetable by far and this is my favorite way to make […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Tri-ple Berry Lemonade

Triple Berry Lemonade

If anyone spends any time with me it won’t take them long to figure out that my favorite drink of all time is lemonade (iced coffee is a close second). I love it, it’s tart, it’s delicious with a million different combinations and it’s what I dream about when I’m feeling parched. Now when I […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Christmas Tri Punch

This is one of my favorite holiday drinks. I’m not that big a fan of cranberry flavored drinks but I love that deep red color during the holidays, so I’ve had to come with drinks that use other red fruits. I make this Christmas Tri Punch during the summertime when fresh bing cherries are available, […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Hosting the Big Meal

Every year Thanksgiving is crazy. I have such a huge family so it’s not easy putting the whole meal together. In the past, I’ve always had this immense pressure on myself to consistently try to outdo myself. Because in the past, my mom, aunts and uncles have always worked so hard to put together these […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Get Cozy

Where I live in the Bay, we don’t get to have actual seasons. The seasons normally go — Spring, Summer, slightly chilly Fall, no Winter and then back to Spring again. Particularly because we’re in the middle of a drought, we’ve only started experiencing nippy temperatures. This is my favorite time of the year because […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Strawberry Bounce Cupcakes

One of my all-time favorite desserts is Red Velvet Cake. But the worst part about knowing more of what goes into your food is that you can’t bear to eat your childhood favorite foods anymore. Who wants to eat a bunch of chemical food colorings? BLEH. So I’ve done my research and figured out that […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — How to pick fresh vegetables & fruit

I try to buy fresh vegetables a couple times a week. Anything that I know I won’t be using right away, I make sure it’s stuff that will last for a little while (cabbage, brussels sprouts, potatoes, onions) vs fresh goodies that need to be used within a day or two (cucumbers, tomatoes, berries), in […] Read more…

Pan-Tri Essentials — Tangerine bomb

I love citrus. Every house I’ve grown up in we’ve had a tangerine tree, so I have a particular affinity for tangerines. They’re like an orange’s sassier cousin. They add so much color and tang to everything I add them to and have a certain bite that’s missing from other citrus fruits. Especially when you […] Read more…

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