March 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Eats
March 16, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day Eats

So I am not really all that Irish, maybe 25%. But when my oldest brother Creighton was eighteen he did a semester of school in Ireland. So he has taught me a thing or two about how they eat over there. Ah wait, what the heck am I saying, Creighton hasn’t taught me anything. He […]

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches…the Bunny edition.
March 15, 2013
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches…the Bunny edition.

So, I am going to tell you how to make Homemade Buttery Ritz Crackers…… Then I am going to tell you how to cut them into bunnies (or circles or whatever you have on hand). Then I am going to tell you how to stuff them with peanut butter and then I will tell you […]

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Asian Grilled Salmon Pineapple and Rice Lettuce Wraps
March 14, 2013
Asian Grilled Salmon Pineapple and Rice Lettuce Wraps

The coolest thing just happened about five minutes ago. My next door neighbor (high Alton and Jan) just came over to tell me how great he and his wife think my blog is and that they are now fans of “Chef Tieghan”. They even gave me a hand written note! Apparently they are big foodies!

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March 13, 2013
Pastrami and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese.

Today was an exciting day. And no, I did not flip any cakes upside down. Sorry, I know you were hoping for that! I got a package from Jose! Well, actually my Grandma sent me the package, Jose just delivered it. Wait. It is weird that I know my UPS guys name? Here is the […]

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Lightened-Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Upside Down Banana Cake
March 12, 2013
Lightened-Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Upside Down Banana Cake

I made you a cake and I flipped it up side down. And between the peanut butter in my hair (this took forever to get out), spilled milk in the fridge and ah hello, the snow (yes, it is still snowing. Sun, please come back and warm my bones!) it was the highlight of my day.

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Crispy Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto.
March 11, 2013
Crispy Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto.

Why do Monday’s seem to be the busiest? I mean really, it is the first day of the of the week let’s ease into it a bit. Ok? Good.

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Just Like Nature Valley’s Oats ‘n Honeys Bars…..Actually they’re Better.
March 10, 2013
Just Like Nature Valley’s Oats ‘n Honeys Bars…..Actually they’re Better.

Oh, you guys. It has been snowing. And snowing. And then snowing some more. Really, we got a lot of snow. And to think two days ago I thought maybe spring might come a little earlier up here in the mountains. Yeah, right. Those days of awesome sunshine and 30 degrees temps were short. Too […]

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Towering Flourless Chocolate Stout Cakes
March 8, 2013
Towering Flourless Chocolate Stout Cakes

Flourless cakes are the bomb. And no, I am not going all no carb on you. Trust me that could never happen at our house. I am pretty sure we consume a whole loaf of whole grain bread every morning. Oh, and then there’s Kai and his bagels. The kid loves bagels. There are definitely […]

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Creamy Avocado and Gouda Cheese Pasta
March 7, 2013
Creamy Avocado and Gouda Cheese Pasta

Ok, I have a confession. Sometimes when I cook, I totally know what I am doing. I have an idea in my head and a plan to execute it. This is great and things go smoothly.

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad
March 6, 2013
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Alright guys, I have got a good one for you…Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad. Seriously, this one is going to rock the blog world. Well….at least I think it should. Anything involving Buffalo Sauce rocks. No questions.

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Homemade Funfetti Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Frosting.
March 5, 2013
Homemade Funfetti Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Frosting.

K, it’s time I get on the whole sprinkles band wagon. Sprinkles were NEVER allowed in our house growing up. Sprinkles and Nerds (candies that is – not smart people, there’s actually not enough of those at our house). And not because they are pure sugar. See my mom just did not like picking sprinkles […]

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Thai Peanut Soup with Grilled Peanut Butter Croutons
March 4, 2013
Thai Peanut Soup with Grilled Peanut Butter Croutons

[social_warfare]Did you guys have a lot of soup growing up? Cause, I don’t remember ever having soup. Ok, wait I take that back I do remember eating Ramen a few times, but that quickly stopped when Mom and I realized how bad is was for you. Our dinners were pretty simple. Chicken and rice, steak […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Fudgy Avocado Brownies with Chocolate Fudge Frosting. PLEASE do not let the avocado scare you, these brownies are insanely good...and a lot healthier than your average brownie. They're chocolatey, perfectly sweet, studded with chocolate chunks, and finished with the best chocolate frosting. The avocados only add richness, I promise you don't taste them. And? +gluten-free. Know this sounds too good to be true, but trust me. These are GOOD. Even the brothers said so. That is HUGE. Recipe on HBH today - linked in profile. #hbhhealthyjanuary #chocolatelovers
  • Kale Pesto Cheese Pizza. When it's January, but you really want a little cheesy pizza...make this. It’s veggie filled (hello to sun-dried tomatoes + crispy kale + lemony arugula), but extra cheesy too. Sooo, it's balanced. And it's DELICIOUS. Made this yesterday on @goodmorningamerica with @ginger_zee (did you watch??). Grab the in the HBH Super Simple Cookbook. Link in profile. PS. I’ll make on stories soon too! #HBHSuperSimple #gingerscookclub
  • Weeknight (30 minute) Thai Chicken Meatball Khao Soi. I am way too excited about this recipe. It's everything good --> creamy curried coconut broth + crispy gingery meatballs + egg noodles...and all the toppings (don't be shy with them). Everything all together? It. Is. The. BEST. It's easy. It's healthy. And perfect for this blizzard happening currently outside. Shared the recipe on HBH today (link in profile) and making this on stories real soon :) #hbhhealthyjanuary
  • Creamy (garlic butter) Sun-Dried Tomato Tuscan Chicken and Orzo. Just like your favorite Italian chicken and pasta dinner, but all made in one skillet. It's everyone's favorite --> creamy, a little garlicky, lemony and best served with crusty bread for scooping up that cream sauce. Maybe add some wine too :) ENJOY. ... ... 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 pound chicken breasts 1 tsp each dried oregano + paprika red pepper flakes kosher salt and black pepper 2 tbs butter 1 medium shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 cup dry orzo pasta 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 cup heavy cream (or canned coconut milk) 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, oil drained juice of 1 lemon .. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet set over medium-high heat. Rub the chicken with olive oil, the oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Sear on both sides until golden, 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet. Add the butter and shallot, cooking 3 minutes. Add the garlic and orzo, cooking until lightly golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and de-glaze the pan. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cook 3-5 minutes, then add the cream, mustard, parmesan, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, stirring until the spinach has wilted. Slide the chicken and any juices left on the plate back into the skillet. Transfer to the oven and bake at 425, uncovered for 10-15 minutes Serve the chicken topped with lemon juice. #recipevideo #easyrecipes