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Christmas Mimosas

Mimosas are nice, but I wanted to do something a little more special this year! These Christmas Mimosas, from AllRecipes were a hit with all of my Christmas guests! Rating: A How to make it an A+: A nice upgrade to a standard mimosa!…

January 1, 2024

Udon Noodles with Fried Tofu and Orange Nam Jim

Ottolenghi just makes me happy. His recipes recipes aren’t ingredients topped with other ingredients. They’re a marriage of flavors and textures, infused to become one, and all pretty darn healthy. These Udon Noodles with Fried Tofu and Orange Nam Jim were a beautiful, flavorful,…

January 19, 2021

Sticky Orange Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

We’re 2/2 so far! Amanda Haas recipes are delicious! This Sticky Orange Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Fennel is super flavorful and feels a little restaurant quality! Details and recipe below!  Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: So flavorful! I wanted to…

November 11, 2020

Sticky Roasted Carrots with Citrus and Tahini

I have no idea what took me so long to break into Alison Roman’s cookbook that I got for Christmas!! I was just never in the mood. But, if every dish is as tasty as these Sticky Roasted Carrots with Citrus and Tahini, I…

October 4, 2020

Orange Scones

These Orange Scones from Joanna Gaines, actually taste like little, orange, sugar cookie cakes. They are divine. And the icing, a must. Start your Easter holiday off with something a little extra-special! Recipe below! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Just perfect!…

April 10, 2020

Orange-Roasted Rainbow Carrots

I realized I had a scone, a grilled cheese, ice cream, and pizza yesterday, so it was a salmon and carrots kind of day today! These Orange-Roasted Rainbow Carrots cozied up nicely to my fillet. Ina Garten, as per usual, really knows how to…

January 21, 2020
Cooking Mom Uptown Recipes

Ambrosia Cloud Cupcakes

Here’s another Mom Uptown Original Recipe for you! These Ambrosia Cloud Cupcakes pay tribute to the old-school, grandma’s house, family picnic, kid’s favorite/very questionable side dish: Ambrosia Salad! The cupcake version offers a light vanilla cake with all of the Ambrosia staples piled on top!…

August 4, 2019

Orange Chicken Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles

    Fast, easy, and different! Real Simple magazine’s Orange Chicken Stir-fry with Rice Noodles is a nice weeknight recipe to get in all your veggies, still hit some sweet cravings, and also have the fun, fast-cooking, child-friendly rice noodles as part of the…

February 19, 2019

Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad

    This Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad feels like a guilty pleasure (it almost is), but it’s main ingredients are carrots and arugula, so have at it! Ina Garten goes as far as saying this may be her favorite salad ever, so I’ve deduced she’s…

February 1, 2019

Glazed Acorn Squash

    Poor acorn squash! What should be healthy is known as a bad guy around my house because the best way to serve it is of course covered and baked in TONS of brown sugar and butter. That was, until today. Women’s Health…

October 20, 2018