VOTE NOW: 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards!

It’s that time of year again! My Reader’s Choice Awards are hands down one of my favorite posts to do on Emily Bites. I get nervous no one will respond (every year without fail, even though people vote every year, haha) and then I get so excited whenever votes come in and I generally drop whatever I’m doing to see what you voted for ....more

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

I’ve been on the lookout for a Brussels Sprouts recipe to try, so when I was asked* to make a recipe from the BJ’s Cooking Club site, these Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples sold me right away. I tweaked the recipe a bit (to add BACON) and it turned out awesome! The lightly sweet apples, smoky bacon, buttery spread, savory onions and earthy Brussels sprouts paired together perfectly ....more

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake is the perfect Winter cake or holiday dessert. Not only is it beautiful, but it is oh-so-delicious. The cake is full of light citrus flavor and the bursts of tart cranberries are the perfect complement ....more

Thai Peanut Chicken Wonton Cupcakes

I’m always looking for new ways to use my favorite PB2 peanut sauce in a recipe, and I decided it was about time I make an Asian-themed wonton cupcake. I’ve certainly made quite a few other types! As always, these Thai Peanut Chicken Wonton Cupcakes...more

21 Gift Ideas for Healthy Cooks

Whether you’re putting together your own holiday wish list or you’ve got some cooking-lovers to buy for, it can be tricky to brainstorm ideas. Since I’m always in the kitchen, I thought it might be fun (and hopefully helpful) to put together a holiday gift guide of products I love, items I use often, and a few things on my own wish list! Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are my 21 gift ideas for healthy cooks: This post contains affiliate links. 1 ....more

Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake

Rich, cheesy and saucy, with hearty chicken and healthy quinoa, this Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake takes all the flavors from your favorite Italian dish and bakes them into a hot, comfort food casserole you’ll want to warm up with this Winter. It’s been pretty chilly here in Buffalo for the past few days. You may have seen a few stories on the news (assuming you aren’t living under a rock) about the record 70”+ snowfalls and the poor folks who got stuck in their buried cars or who opened their front door to a wall of snow ....more

Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

These Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Almonds are my absolute favorite new side dish. I want to eat them with everything! The toasty, crunchy almonds, the crisp, seasoned green beans and the golden roasted garlic are a combination you won’t be able to get enough of – plus it goes with everything!...more

Cheddar Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese

There’s a reason many New Englanders put cheddar on their apple pie. It’s because sharp cheddar cheese and sweet apples is a downright delectable flavor combination. Add some salty, smoky bacon and sandwich it all between two slices of buttery grilled bread, and you’ve got quite the swoon-worthy sandwich in your hands ....more

Italian Wedding Soup

It’s getting to be soup weather! When the temperature outside starts cooling down, nothing warms you up from the inside out like a hot and steamy bowl of soup. I’ve always loved Italian Wedding Soup (it has meatballs in it, what’s not to like??) and this tasty and healthy version using lean turkey meatballs, kale, and whole wheat orzo is no exception ....more

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Nothing satisfies a comfort food craving like a hot and cheesy casserole. With cold days approaching, this Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole is going to be just the hot and hearty meal you want to come inside to after a long day. Chock full of filling chicken, brown rice and broccoli and smothered with a creamy homemade cheese sauce, you won’t believe a serving is only 327 calories or 8 Weight Watchers points! ...more