February 2020

Earl Grey Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Salted Maple Butter.
February 18, 2020
Earl Grey Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Salted Maple Butter.

Light and fluffy Earl Grey Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with salted maple butter…the perfect pancake! Everyone needs a go-to lemony ricotta pancake, and this is it! These pancakes are made with fresh ricotta cheese, a little squeeze of lemon, and infused with warming Earl Grey tea for a cozy twist on a classic. They’re light, extra […]

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One Pot Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.
February 17, 2020
One Pot Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.

This super easy One Pot Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is the perfect recipe for sneaking in the vegetables. Short cut pasta and nutrient-packed cauliflower are boiled together until al dente. Then a splash of milk, a handful of sharp cheddar cheese, and just a touch butter are all stirred together for a creamy mac […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
February 16, 2020
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Sometimes I find starting these favorites post to be incredibly challenging. I love writing these posts every week, but I often feel like I have nothing new or exciting to share. It can be tricky when my weeks consist of me keeping my head down […]

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4 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.
February 14, 2020
4 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.

The simplest 4 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse. Oh my gosh, SO GOOD. Made using only four easy ingredients, heavy cream, Nutella, vanilla, and espresso powder (only if you want!). This mousse requires no eggs and no fancy process, it’s practically effortless. Finish each bowl of light and airy mousse off with a dollop of whipped cream […]

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Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch.
February 13, 2020
Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch.

Weeknight style Cheesy Baked Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch…and all the toppings. Because loaded tacos are just better. Ground chicken seasoned with a smoky chipotle chili spice mix, stuffed into hard shell tacos, topped with cheese, and oven-baked. These tacos are crunchy on the outside, but spicy and cheesy inside. Serve each […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Alla Vodka Pasta with Cheesy Oregano Breadcrumbs.
February 12, 2020
Roasted Red Pepper Alla Vodka Pasta with Cheesy Oregano Breadcrumbs.

Welcoming Wednesday with this cozy, Roasted Red Pepper Alla Vodka Pasta with Cheesy Oregano Breadcrumbs. This is not your average alla vodka pasta. Fire-roasted red peppers with fresh herbs, shallots, and garlic, all pureed into a creamy tomato vodka sauce that’s vibrant and so delicious! Then finish off this pasta with cheesy oregano bread crumbs […]

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Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake.
February 11, 2020
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake.

Sharing a simple Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake for your mid-week chocolate fix. Don’t let the flourless detail scare you away, this chocolate cake is insanely delicious. Made using dark chocolate and olive oil for richness, sweetened simply with only a touch of sugar, made airy with whipped egg whites, and studded with chocolate chunks. Top […]

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Creamy Golden Rice with Spiced Chickpeas.
February 10, 2020
Creamy Golden Rice with Spiced Chickpeas.

This Creamy Golden Rice with Spiced Chickpeas is the best bowl of (healthy) comfort food. Kind of like soup, similar to a stew, but creamier with more rice. Turmeric infused golden rice made creamy with coconut milk and made “soupy” with a bit more broth than usual. Top each bowl of souper golden rice with […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
February 9, 2020
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. (rose lemon spriter) Happy Sunday everyone! Hoping you’re all are having a great weekend! Over here we are buried in snow, it is a true winter wonderland. Thursday night we got hit with a huge storm that left us with couple feet of snow. Most […]

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Valentine’s Day Double Chocolate Chex Mix.
February 7, 2020
Valentine’s Day Double Chocolate Chex Mix.

Sweetening up the classic Homemade Chex Mix with this Valentine’s Day Double Chocolate Chex Mix. Sweet, salty, heavy on the chocolate, and OH. SO. GOOD! Each bite of this mix is covered in white chocolate, Chex cereal, Cheerios, and salty milk chocolate covered pretzels. Add a mix of regular M&M’s and peanut M&M’s for extra […]

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Sheet Pan Korean Chicken Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Yum Yum Sauce.
February 6, 2020
Sheet Pan Korean Chicken Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Yum Yum Sauce.

This colorful Sheet Pan Korean Chicken Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Yum Yum Sauce is the perfect weeknight dinner. Chicken tossed in an addicting sweet and spicy Korean inspired BBQ sauce, roasted with sweet potatoes, and served up bowl style with steamed rice, homemade yum yum sauce, and vegetables. This quick-cooking, easy sheet pan dinner […]

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Skillet Baked Creamy Pesto Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi.
February 5, 2020
Skillet Baked Creamy Pesto Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi.

This one Skillet Baked Creamy Pesto Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi is the perfect cozy dinner. Inspired by the flavors of Tuscany, this simple, hearty dish is so delicious! Think spinach and artichoke dip, but with the addition of pillowy potato gnocchi, Italian herbs and spices, and a rich creamy sauce. Truly one of those all-in-one […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Avocado Cobb Salad with Tahini Ranch. Goal? No boring salads. Ever. Enter this Cobb —> seasoned roasted chicken, crispy bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, plenty of other (good) salad things + super creamy tahini "ranch". Is it a traditional cobb? Nope. But it's sure is a good. Linked to the recipe in my profile.
  • Cheddar Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Bacon. Did you grow up eating the frozen Mrs. T's Pierogi? Because I certainly did and they where my favorite...covered them in extra cheddar it twas delicious. But these? These are homemade and SO. MUCH. BETTER. Hello to potato + cheddar filled dumplings, layered with caramelized onions...and salty bacon. Sunday night dinner at it's best. Recipe below + on HBH (link in profile). ... ... Make the dough. In a medium bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, 1 tsp kosher salt, 2 tbs butter, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, and 1 egg, and mix until combined. Let sit 30 min. Make the filling. In the instant pot, combine 3 pounds potatoes + 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and cook on high pressure/manual for 12 minutes. Quick release the steam. Drain, return the to the pot and mash, adding 2 tbs butter, 2 cups shredded cheddar, and 2 oz cream cheese. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Cut out 3-inch circles. Spoon 2 tsp of filling into the center. Brush the edges with water and fold half of the dough over the filling to enclose it. Press down the edges to seal, pressing out all the air. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the Pierogi. Make the butter sauce. Cook the bacon. Drain onto a paper towel. Wipe the skillet clean, then melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add 2 yellow onions and cook 5 minutes. Add the 3 tbs apple cider vinegar, season with salt and pepper and continue cooking another 5-8 minutes. Add the remaining 3 tbs butter and 1 tbs thyme. Drop the Pierogi into the sauce. Spoon the Pierogi and onions onto plates. Top with cheddar and bacon. EAT! #recipevideo
  • Late night (better than takeout) Thai Drunken Noodles..with double the sweet and spicy sauce + extra noodles too. Made in under 30 minutes. Best part? The vegetables soak up all the sauce and become highly addictive. Pretty much perfection. Recipe on HBH - link in profile. What should my next "better than takeout" style recipe be?? And should I make these noodles on stories tomorrow??? #drunkennoodles
  • Cozy weekends + Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup with (buttery) Roasted Mushrooms It's creamy, herby, a little cheesy, and the wild rice adds the perfect amount of heartiness (and healthiness?!). And the mushrooms!? So. Good. Buttery, crispy and a little garlicky too. Yes, I do cozy comfort food really well. Linked to the recipe in my profile. PS. It's easy and can be made in the crockpot, instant pot, or on the stove. #wildrice #comfortfood