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Welcome Friends, to Cooking With Cassandra! Thank you for stopping by. Here you will find simple, delicious recipes that are tested and perfected, kitchen tips every home cook needs to know + lifestyle advice on changing your mindset on health from restriction and overwhelm to balance and enjoyment! My goal is to provide you with inspiration, whether it’s in your kitchen or in your life. Let’s get cooking!

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New Years is filled with celebrating and big hopes for the year ahead. Although I love to set goals, I don’t believe in New Year resolutions or waiting until January to make big changes. Instead, I try to live a balanced life all year round that includes balanced,...

Holiday Hosting Tips

Walt and I love hosting! Whether it's out at the lake, for a special occasion, or just to connect with family and friends - we love to welcome people into our home. I haven't always been this way, it definitely came with some trial and error, and a few burnt dishes....

Food Lovers Christmas List

Two of my favourite things about the holidays are gift giving to the ones we love and the amazing food! I've put those two amazing things together to create this guide that has a little something for everyone on it. From the gourmet chef, the fabulous host or the...

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Easy and Delicious Meal Prep

Easy and Delicious Meal Prep

New Years is filled with celebrating and big hopes for the year ahead. Although I love to set goals, I don’t believe in New Year resolutions or waiting until January to make big changes. Instead, I try to live a balanced life all year round that includes balanced,...

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Noodle Soup Recipe | cookingwithcassandra.com

I don’t remember the last time I was able to say the words ‘chicken noodle soup’ without triggering a catchy song in the back of my mind. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go listen to the Korean Pop song, Chicken Noodle Soup by BTS and Becky G, which pretty much took over the world in 2019.  Real talk now, I’ve got a no-frills, easy chicken noodle soup recipe that will melt in your mouth. Every spoonful has tender cooked veggies, soft shredded chicken, and a heartwarming chicken broth. Oh, and noodles, of course, but more on that later. This one-pot chicken soup is healthy...

Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce

BEST Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce | cookingwithcassandra.com

Taco Tuesday meets Surf-n-Turf with this recipe, and oh, are you going to love this one. Imagine a warm, softshell tortilla filled with juicy shrimp that’s been baked in a hot cumin-chili-garlicky marinade. Accompanying the shrimps are sweet pineapple chunks, crunchy shallots, and creamy cilantro coleslaw.  Flavor, texture, and nutrition – this recipe truly has it all. Also, depending on the type of tortilla wrap you use, these shrimp tacos can be gluten-free. It’s also a keto-friendly recipe and can be made low-carb by skipping the tortilla wrap and serving the shrimps over a bowl...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Pomegranates

Pomegranates with  bacon roasted brussels sprouts | cookingwithcassandra.com

I remember growing up, I was a big desserts and candied yams girl at my holiday dinners. I always remember the one Christmas where my jaw dropped when I had oven-roasted Brussels sprouts for the first time. It was crazy good. I couldn’t believe that vegetables could be this delicious.  In my take on this holiday classic, I have added crispy roasted bacon and its fats that make everything better, too.  Now this recipe is one way to enjoy vegetables, and I mean REALLY enjoy them… not just tolerate them to meet our daily fiber intake. Even the pickiest eaters and vegetable haters will be...

Baked Balsamic Chicken with Mozzarella Cheese

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If you have been around the blog for a while, you’ll know that I can never say no to Italian food. As an ode to one of my favorite cuisines, I am always looking for ways to cook and share Italian dishes with my family and friends. (With some wine, of course!) This balsamic chicken with mozzarella cheese is one of those delectable dishes that is inspired by Italian flavors. The chicken breasts are roasted so tenderly that people can’t tell it’s breast meat. So juicy! Marinating the meat in a sweet balsamic glaze, which is accompanied by juicy cherry tomatoes and plenty of melted mozzarella...

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce

BEST Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce | cookingwithcassandra.com

Taco Tuesday meets Surf-n-Turf with this recipe, and oh, are you going to love this one. Imagine a warm, softshell tortilla filled with juicy shrimp that’s been baked in a hot cumin-chili-garlicky marinade. Accompanying the shrimps are sweet pineapple chunks, crunchy shallots, and creamy cilantro coleslaw.  Flavor, texture, and nutrition – this recipe truly has it all. Also, depending on the type of tortilla wrap you use, these shrimp tacos can be gluten-free. It’s also a keto-friendly recipe and can be made low-carb by skipping the tortilla wrap and serving the shrimps over a bowl...

How to Make French Toast

French toast with Syrup and Strawberries  | cookingwithcassandra.com

French toast is a breakfast staple, though I don’t see anything wrong with enjoying it throughout the entire day. It’s yummy even at teatime or as an after-dinner sweet treat. This easy French toast recipe has soft Brioche bread soaked in an egg mixture that is milky and sweet which is then pan-fried with butter.  Whether you are making French toast for two or twelve, this recipe is so quick and easy that it won’t feel like cooking at all. Read on for a no-nonsense guide on how to make french toast.  What is the Best Bread to use for French Toast?  This French toast recipe...

Oven-Baked Dijon Mustard Salmon

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Whenever I am in a pinch, I know I can rely on seafood recipes.  Fish, prawns, and mussels cook very quickly and all they need are some basic ingredients and add-ins to taste amazing. Seafood is so versatile: it can be deep-fried, baked, grilled, steamed, smoked, or fashioned into a creamy chowder. There’s more to seafood than just traditional fish and chips.  You could even eat it raw. I can’t say no to a fresh plate of sushi!  Whichever method you go for, seafood always makes for a sophisticated choice for any meal. I’ve got a new salmon recipe I’ve been putting on...

How to Make Oatmeal

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This is your sign to pick up that bag of oats you’ve stashed away in the cupboard, never to see the light of day. If you think oatmeal is a bore to eat, I feel you. Your feelings are completely valid!  The reason why doctors and nutritionists recommend oats is because it has plenty of health benefits. It helps lower your blood sugar levels and does wonders for our digestion. Healthy foods need not be boring, though! Recently I’ve discovered more interesting ways to enjoy oatmeal, like making these guilt-free sweet treats, like these healthy chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter...

Winter Recipes You’ll Love

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Noodle Soup Recipe | cookingwithcassandra.com

I don’t remember the last time I was able to say the words ‘chicken noodle soup’ without triggering a catchy song in the back of my mind. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go listen to the Korean Pop song, Chicken Noodle Soup by BTS and Becky G, which pretty much took over the world in 2019.  Real talk now, I’ve got a no-frills, easy chicken noodle soup recipe that will melt in your mouth. Every spoonful has tender cooked veggies, soft shredded chicken, and a heartwarming chicken broth. Oh, and noodles, of course, but more on that later. This one-pot chicken soup is healthy...

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Roasted carrots with brown sugar glaze will be a new dinner party favorite. This simple recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory that makes the perfect side with any meal. 2 pounds carrots (peeled)2/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)3/4 teaspoon cinnamon6 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into pats)1 teaspoon sea saltCandied Pecans3 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons brown sugar1 cup pecan halves (roughly chopped)1/4 teaspoon flaked sea saltGarnish3/4 cup goat cheese (crumbled)1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves Preheat the oven to...

The Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever (Better Than Cinnabon)

Cinnamon Buns This recipe makes the most amazing soft, and gooey cinnamon buns that are so good you will never visit Cinnabon again. DOUGH1 cup warm milk (whole milk or 2% preferred)2 ¼ teaspoons quick rise yeast1/3 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs (at room temperature)1/2 cup salted butter (melted (Melted, but make sure it isn't over 110º Fahrenheit. Just softened is fine.))3 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour (spooned & leaveled, plus more as needed for hands/work surface)1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup heavy cream (for pouring over the risen rolls right before baking)FILLING1 cup...

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole This Twice Baked Potato Casserole is the perfect comfort food for the holidays. Serve it as a main dish or on the side. It's a good thing that it's so easy to make, because everyone will be asking for seconds! 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes (scrubbed)1 pack of bacon (approx 12 pieces, reserve about 1/4 cup for topping)1 ½ sticks of salted butter (softened and sliced into pats, plus more for greasing the pan)1 cup sour cream (room temperature)1 cup heavy cream or whole milk (warm)4 ounce cream cheese (softened)3 cups freshly grated cheddar cheese (divided)3/4...

Amazing  Appetizers

Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce

BEST Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Cream Sauce | cookingwithcassandra.com

Taco Tuesday meets Surf-n-Turf with this recipe, and oh, are you going to love this one. Imagine a warm, softshell tortilla filled with juicy shrimp that’s been baked in a hot cumin-chili-garlicky marinade. Accompanying the shrimps are sweet pineapple chunks, crunchy shallots, and creamy cilantro coleslaw.  Flavor, texture, and nutrition – this recipe truly has it all. Also, depending on the type of tortilla wrap you use, these shrimp tacos can be gluten-free. It’s also a keto-friendly recipe and can be made low-carb by skipping the tortilla wrap and serving the shrimps over a bowl...

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Roasted carrots with brown sugar glaze will be a new dinner party favorite. This simple recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory that makes the perfect side with any meal. 2 pounds carrots (peeled)2/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)3/4 teaspoon cinnamon6 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into pats)1 teaspoon sea saltCandied Pecans3 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons brown sugar1 cup pecan halves (roughly chopped)1/4 teaspoon flaked sea saltGarnish3/4 cup goat cheese (crumbled)1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves Preheat the oven to...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Pomegranates

Pomegranates with  bacon roasted brussels sprouts | cookingwithcassandra.com

I remember growing up, I was a big desserts and candied yams girl at my holiday dinners. I always remember the one Christmas where my jaw dropped when I had oven-roasted Brussels sprouts for the first time. It was crazy good. I couldn’t believe that vegetables could be this delicious.  In my take on this holiday classic, I have added crispy roasted bacon and its fats that make everything better, too.  Now this recipe is one way to enjoy vegetables, and I mean REALLY enjoy them… not just tolerate them to meet our daily fiber intake. Even the pickiest eaters and vegetable haters will be...

Easy Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

Sheet pan nachos | cookingwithcassandra.com

You NEED to make these easy sheet pan nachos for your next game day. They are sure to be a hit. With the crispiest tortilla chips and the most amazing beef-olive-tomato toppings, these loaded nachos are seriously addictive.  Whether you’re entertaining friends or family, I recommend you wait for everyone to get to the party before arriving. Two reasons: 1) everyone will get to enjoy it when it’s piping hot and the cheese is still gooey; 2) the nachos will be gone so quickly that latecomers may not even get a taste. Talk about party favorites!  To make these nachos, all you have...

Can’t Forget Breakfast

The Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever (Better Than Cinnabon)

Cinnamon Buns This recipe makes the most amazing soft, and gooey cinnamon buns that are so good you will never visit Cinnabon again. DOUGH1 cup warm milk (whole milk or 2% preferred)2 ¼ teaspoons quick rise yeast1/3 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs (at room temperature)1/2 cup salted butter (melted (Melted, but make sure it isn't over 110º Fahrenheit. Just softened is fine.))3 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour (spooned & leaveled, plus more as needed for hands/work surface)1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup heavy cream (for pouring over the risen rolls right before baking)FILLING1 cup...

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole This Twice Baked Potato Casserole is the perfect comfort food for the holidays. Serve it as a main dish or on the side. It's a good thing that it's so easy to make, because everyone will be asking for seconds! 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes (scrubbed)1 pack of bacon (approx 12 pieces, reserve about 1/4 cup for topping)1 ½ sticks of salted butter (softened and sliced into pats, plus more for greasing the pan)1 cup sour cream (room temperature)1 cup heavy cream or whole milk (warm)4 ounce cream cheese (softened)3 cups freshly grated cheddar cheese (divided)3/4...

Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Chocolate chip muffins | cookingwithcassandra.com

These gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins are the perfect snack food that you can gobble down in two bites. While I’d happily reach for these in the morning for a quick breakfast, I can totally picture this being wrapped up in a box and shipped as a Mother’s Day treat as well.  And this isn’t one of those desserts that the elderly would want to stay away from. They’re so healthy that it can be enjoyed by anyone – kids or adults. They’re free from refined flour. Instead, it uses old-fashioned oats and also has coconut oil. It is naturally sweetened by chocolate chips, bananas and...

How to Make French Toast

French toast with Syrup and Strawberries  | cookingwithcassandra.com

French toast is a breakfast staple, though I don’t see anything wrong with enjoying it throughout the entire day. It’s yummy even at teatime or as an after-dinner sweet treat. This easy French toast recipe has soft Brioche bread soaked in an egg mixture that is milky and sweet which is then pan-fried with butter.  Whether you are making French toast for two or twelve, this recipe is so quick and easy that it won’t feel like cooking at all. Read on for a no-nonsense guide on how to make french toast.  What is the Best Bread to use for French Toast?  This French toast recipe...

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