March 2019

Nine Favorite Things.
March 31, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Crazy that it’s already the last day of March. This month flew by in the blink of an eye. Every day was packed so full that I must admit, I’m excited for a slightly slower April. My biggest goal this month is getting back to […]

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Vegan Gooey Chocolate Coconut Caramel Bars.
March 29, 2019
Vegan Gooey Chocolate Coconut Caramel Bars.

Truly nothing better on a Friday than these no bake Vegan Gooey Chocolate Coconut Caramel Bars. Layered in order with chocolate, nutty coconut, sweet creamy “caramel”, and topped with another layer of chocolate. Four layers of pure vegan dessert heaven. Super decadent…yes, but yet still on the healthy…ish side, and 100% vegan – so delicious. […]

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Caprese Pesto Pasta Bake.
March 28, 2019
Caprese Pesto Pasta Bake.

Caprese Pesto Pasta Bake, a fresh and easy spring dinner the entire family will enjoy. Pasta tossed with slowly roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, burrata cheese, and prosciutto. All baked until the cheese is melty and the prosciutto extra crisp. The perfect spring pasta bake that’s melt in your mouth good. Sure to be a […]

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BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch.
March 27, 2019
BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch.

Bringing you all the spring vibes with this BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch. Sweet and spicy BBQ chicken tossed with sweet corn, tomatoes, crispy bacon, and fresh spring greens. The avocado ranch is quite possibly one of my favorite dressings ever. It’s not only great atop this salad, but also doubles as a […]

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Roasted Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta Fries.
March 26, 2019
Roasted Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta Fries.

Tuesday is made better with these Roasted Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta Fries. Yogurt marinated chicken, tzatziki, homemade feta fries, and all the fresh toppings. Basically spring wrapped up in a pita – and so DELICIOUS! This recipe comes from the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and it’s a true favorite at my house. These […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
March 24, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. I have had my head so buried in work since returning home from LA, that I feel like I am completely out of the loop with everything else going on in the world. It has been go, go, go, and as I sit here writing […]

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Flaky Honey Brioche Bread.
March 22, 2019
Flaky Honey Brioche Bread.

The BEST Flaky Honey Brioche Bread…for your weekend baking. This light, buttery, super soft, and eggy brioche bread is swirled with hints of sweet honey, and makes for the most delicious, extra fancy companion to your morning coffee. This bread is great on its own, toasted with butter and topped with cinnamon sugar (so  good). […]

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One Skillet Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and Orzo.
March 21, 2019
One Skillet Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and Orzo.

One Skillet Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and Orzo, the perfect spring time dinner that’s quick, easy, and healthy…ish. Pan seared chicken breasts, stuffed with goat cheese, walnuts, basil, and honey. Cooked together with orzo pasta for a complete dinner made in just ONE skillet. There’s even some Tuscan kale thrown in for a pop of […]

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Honey Butter Blackened Scallops with Herby Polenta.
March 20, 2019
Honey Butter Blackened Scallops with Herby Polenta.

These Honey Butter Blackened Scallops with Herby Polenta are simple and delicious. Pan seared scallops tossed with spices, honey, and a touch of butter, then served over a creamy herb swirled polenta. Serve with a simple salad and you’ll have a quick and easy skillet dinner that’s full of flavor. The perfect meal to welcome […]

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Persian Herb and Chickpea Stew with Rice.
March 18, 2019
Persian Herb and Chickpea Stew with Rice.

When you’re craving something warming, healthy and fresh, this Persian Herb and Chickpea Stew with Rice is the perfect thing to make. All made in one pan, in just about 30 minutes, and using good for us ingredients like chickpeas, turmeric, lemon, spinach, and plenty of fresh herbs. It’s hearty, springy, and beyond delicious. Finish […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
March 17, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Hey all and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you guys doing anything fun to celebrate? It’s funny, St. Patrick’s day in Cleveland is a pretty big deal. There is a huge parade and celebrations all day long. As a kid it was something my brothers […]

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Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Muffins.
March 15, 2019
Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Muffins.

Welcoming in the weekend with these Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Muffins. Moist banana muffins stuffed with chocolate chunks and a sweet cheesecake center. Best eaten warm, right out oven while the chocolate is gooey and melty. SO DELICIOUS!  These muffins are the perfect (easy) recipe to bake up this weekend. Best Part? Unlike […]

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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