October 2013

Healthier One-Pot Cincinnati Chicken Chili
October 31, 2013
Healthier One-Pot Cincinnati Chicken Chili

It’s Halloween!! And I am showing you pasta for the second time this week. Sorry, but not really. Promise it was not planned, but life just kind of sped up and chili happened.

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Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta
October 30, 2013
Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta

Since I have started writing this blog I have tried a lot of new foods. Short ribs are one of those foods. Until recently, I had never made them, but I am pretty sure they are my new go to food. Basically, I have already made them twice in the last two weeks and no one […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie
October 29, 2013
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie

Have you ever made a skillet cookie? Oh dear gosh, I really hope you have! ME? Never made one before yesterday.

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo
October 28, 2013
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo

Don’t let this freak you out. I promise that brussels sprouts in pasta is good. Especially when they are combined with bacon. So I gotta tell you guys how I just spent the last ten minutes. Trying to figure out how you properly spell brussels sprouts. See, I thought is was just brussel sprout, but […]

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Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs
October 27, 2013
Easy Burrata Cheese Stuffed Spicy Meatball Subs

Let’s send the weekend off right. With lots and lots of cheesy meaty balls. Eww, that just sounds wrong.

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Triple Layer Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip Cookie + Cookie Dough Cups
October 25, 2013
Triple Layer Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip Cookie + Cookie Dough Cups

What’s your favorite Halloween candy? I think mine has always been a Reese’s peanut butter cups. That or just a straight up Malley’s Chocolate Bar. Oh, or maybe the Malley’s Bars with Pretzels in them too! ,

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Steak Fajita Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Avocado Chipotle Crema
October 24, 2013
Steak Fajita Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Avocado Chipotle Crema

SO, I pretty much never cook steak. I am just not really a steak person. If I am going to cook it, it is going to be a really good beef tenderloin with seriously just some salt and pepper, nothing else. Or a rib eye for cheesesteaks, or a flank steak that I seasoned the heck […]

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Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats + Video
October 23, 2013
Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats + Video

Spaghetti squash just does not get enough love. You are going to want these Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats after you see how easy and delicious they turned out! Everywhere you look this time of year it is pumpkin this, pumpkin that, throw in a few giant handfuls of butternut squash (my all time favorite) […]

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Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Dark Chocolate Coconut Crumble Crunch Muffins
October 21, 2013
Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Dark Chocolate Coconut Crumble Crunch Muffins

Oh, these muffins are loaded. And with all good stuff too! Like really good stuff. I still cannot believe it.

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Roasted Harvest Veggie, Curried Avocado + Coconut Rice Bowls
October 21, 2013
Roasted Harvest Veggie, Curried Avocado + Coconut Rice Bowls

Plus some pomegranates too (if I knew how to do that winking emoji I so would, but I am lame and don’t). So I gotta say, this is kind of the best healthy comfort food I have had in a while. I could totally eat this all week; carbs, coconut, curry, avocado, maple roasted fall […]

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How To Deseed A Pomegranate (In Pictures!)
October 19, 2013
How To Deseed A Pomegranate (In Pictures!)

So it is time I tell you about my little addiction with pomegranates. It has been going on hard-core for about three years now. Actually, I only ever tried a pomegranate around three years ago, but all I needed was one handful and I was hooked. Now every year I get crazy excited seeing the […]

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Chocolate Lovers Pumpkin Fudge Brownie Pancakes with Chocolate Kahlua Sauce
October 18, 2013
Chocolate Lovers Pumpkin Fudge Brownie Pancakes with Chocolate Kahlua Sauce

Boooo!! I really, really wanted to start off with “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” But it felt a little too cheesy.

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta. Because Monday night is always better with a cozy pasta. I mean, right? This is just like classic alla vodka, but minus the tomato and plus roasted butternut squash. It's creamy, warming, and finished off with salty, crispy prosciutto bread crumbs. So. Good. And since it's Monday, that's all my brain has has to say...sharing the recipe on HBH today (linked in profile) AND making this over on my stories tonight too. Get at it. #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #instayum #butternutsquash #pasta
  • It’s officially apple season and I’m so excited to be apart of @krogerco zero hunger | zero waste campaign. The Kroger family brands are making efforts across their stores to reduce waste and even something as simple as baking with “flawed” produce can help work towards a more sustainable future. Personally? I look for the flawed produce when creating new recipes. I love the character each “flaw” adds. You’d never know I used a few bruised apples to bake this apple cider pandowdy (an apple pie, but with a lot more of a “caramel” like sauce and a crust that is beyond perfect). It’s just as sweet and delicious as it looks. Find the recipe on HBH and make sure to shop @krogerco for seasonal produce. #sponsored #zerohungerzerowaste #apples
  • Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Zucchini Soup. It’s cozy, but healthier than the average broccoli cheddar soup, easy, and so delicious. Hands down this one of my favorites and it's so incredibly easy to make with an instant pot OR slow cooker. Trust me, this will become a new fall go-to. Recipe below. Get at it. Perfect Sunday night...but really any chilly night works. PS. it's better than Panera's. It's true. Slow cooker and stove top directions are on HBH (linked in profile). ..
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 medium zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
kosher salt and pepper
3 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth
4 cups broccoli florets
2 bay leaves
1 cup whole milk or coconut milk
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheeseSet Instant pot to sauté. Sautè together the butter, olive oil, and onion, carrots, zucchini, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne and a large pinch each of salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Pour in the broth. Add the broccoli and bay leaves. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.Use the quick release and release the steam. Remove the bay leaves. Blend the soup until chunky smooth (not totally puréed). Set the Instant pot to sauté. Stir in the milk and cheese, and cook 5 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh thyme...and more cheddar. Eat and enjoy.
#eatingfortheinsta #feedfeed #instayum #instantpot #recipevideo
  • Baked (extra crispy) Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots. Because it's Sunday and Sunday requires all the snacks. These are some of the best --> sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, butter, fresh herbs, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. The secret? Rolling the mashed sweet potatoes in bread crumbs for a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside tater tot. Finish with a drizzle of herb butter. SO GOOD. Perfect fall appetizer, side dish, game-day snack, it all works. Shared the recipe on HBH this week - linked in profile. #eeeeeats #f52grams #sweetpotatoes #fallfood