Quick Recipes For Food-Lovers With A Lot On Their Plate


Hero image of roasted garlic pasta with asparagus and chicken in a pot.

Roasted Garlic Pasta with Asparagus

This comforting pasta recipe is made with 7 ingredients in under 30 minutes!
A white bowl filled with homemade buttermilk ranch seasoning.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning

Say goodbye to unnecessary additives and hello to a fresh, zesty flavor that you’ll want to sprinkle on just about everything.
Making cold brew in a french press.

French Press Cold Brew

Did you know you can make homemade cold brew concentrate right in a your French press?
A white plate with a slice of frittata and fruit salad.

Cheesy Bacon and Asparagus Frittata

Make this easy stovetop frittata on Sunday and reheat throughout the week for a satisfying breakfast that will keep you fueled all morning long.

Quick + Delicious Recipes for Food-Lovers With a Lot on Their Plate

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Hi, I’m Lauren!

I love to cook — but even more importantly, I really like to eat!

I have a demanding day job that keeps me busy, so time is precious. That’s why I’m all about finding ways to make delicious, restaurant-quality meals at home on a tight schedule.

I’m a cooking school graduate and have published 5 cookbooks all about making meals at home easier.


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  • Smoky Air Fryer Mac and Cheese
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Snacks and Treats

  • Peppermint Frosted Cake Mix Cookies
    Soft and chewy 4-ingredient cake mix cookies topped with a super simple homemade frosting and festive peppermint pieces.
  • Ferrero Rocher Cookies (Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies)
    Ferrero Rocher cookies are the perfect choice for anyone who loves chocolate.  These thick and chewy chocolate hazelnut cookies are are 100% better than any store-bought cookie I’ve ever had, and they have only 6 ingredients!
  • No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
    This simple no-churn coffee ice cream recipe whips up into a deliciously smooth and creamy dessert that’s perfect for those of us who are short on time but want to enjoy a sweet summer treat. 
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies (Brownie Mix Cookies)
    Easy chocolate marshmallow cookies (made with brownie mix!) are super fudgy and chewy. You’ll love their indulgent s’mores flavor!

Easy Recipes for Busy People