Chorizo and Potato Breakfast Burritos (Freezer Friendly!)

Chorizo and Potato Breakfast Burritos (Freezer-Friendly!)

The past few weeks I’ve been making freezer meals to have on hand for when the baby comes.  So far I’ve thrown together the ingredients for buffalo chicken, salsa verde pork carnitas, and Italian beef sandwiches to be able to put into the slow cooker in our sleep deprived haze, and hope to get a couple of soups made… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

I went to the farmers market this weekend for the first time this year with three things in mind: tomato plants, rhubarb, and donuts.  I came home with two out of the three.  The tomato plants and rhubarb were a breeze to find, but sadly the donuts were all sold out.  {sad face} Despite my donut … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter S'Mores Cookie Cups

Sugar Cookies Three Ways

Let me ask you a question. What do you do when the craving for cookies strikes? Do you drive to the store to snatch up a few boxes? Or do you immediately know what kind you want and get to work in the kitchen? Perhaps you make the cookie dough only for the purpose of eating the dough. Or maybe … [Read More...]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Ultimate Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Balsamic vinegar and minced rosemary lend subtle notes that heighten the berry essence without overshadowing it. As someone who needs (yes NEEDS) dessert to cap off my day, I always appreciate a sweet treat that I can enjoy with a little less guilt than, say, a couple or four chocolate chip … [Read More...]

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Baby E Update: 34 Weeks

I started writing this update a couple of weeks ago when I was 32 weeks along and things kept getting in the way and I wasn't able to get a good bump picture or finish the update!  So this update is pretty much what's been happening for the past four weeks.  Just a few more weeks and we're in the … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sometimes things happen in pregnancy, and they just aren't things to be proud of.  Take this banana bread, for example. I made it last week when third trimester exhaustion hit me HARD and I really failed in the meal planning department.  Because of this, I ate the entire loaf of banana bread in … [Read More...]

Grilled Harissa Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Harissa Chicken Skewers with Herb Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Harissa is a smoky and spicy chile paste that gives these chicken skewers a kick, which is cooled down with a flavorful creamy herb yogurt dipping sauce.    As someone who loves being in the kitchen and making things from scratch, I rarely use store-bought sauces and aside from my … [Read More...]

Nutella Stuffed Aebleskiver

Nutella Stuffed Aebleskiver

Soft, pillowy pancake-like aebleskiver stuffed with chocolate hazelnut spread and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  I mean seriously, what could be better?! Welcome to the final day of the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We … [Read More...]

Harissa Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash

Harissa Chorizo Sweet Potato Hash #BrunchWeek

Welcome to day 3 of #BrunchWeek! Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the … [Read More...]

Mocha Nut Granola

Mocha Nut Granola #BrunchWeek

Happy Monday! Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother's Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will … [Read More...]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Did you guys know that next week is Brunch Week?  An entire seven days devoted to all of the brunch foods you could ever dream of, brought to you by a bunch of food bloggers!  It will almost be like we're sitting around, sipping on Bloody Mary's, and all eating brunch together every morning. … [Read More...]

Detox Ginger Pear Smoothie

Detox Ginger Pear Smoothie

  This weekend we headed down to Iowa for our first baby shower.  It was hosted by two of my aunts and a family friend and seriously - they blew it out of the water.  It was the best!  They went with a camping/adventure theme, which is also our nursery theme, and thought of the cutest ideas! … [Read More...]

Brown Butter Rhubarb Cake with Crumb Topping

Brown Butter Rhubarb Cake with Crumb Topping

Slowly but surely, spring seems to be creeping into Minnesota which only means one thing: bring on the spring produce!  Okay, maybe it also means it’s time for patio sitting, walks around the lakes, leisurely bike rides, and lots and lots of yard work, but in my mind, it’s all about the … [Read More...]

Roasted Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta

Roasted Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta

Step away from the boxed macaroni and cheese.  Roasted tomato, basil, and goat cheese pasta to the weeknight dinner rescue!   It's probably pretty obvious from one look at the recipe index on this blog (p.s. I have a sparkly new recipe index...check it out!!) that I'm not a huge pasta lover.  I'll … [Read More...]

30 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby E Update: 30 Weeks

How far along are you? 30 weeks.  Holy moly. Cravings:  I wouldn't call any of these cravings, per say, but I have been eating a lot of citrus and fruit in general, smoothies, Sun Chips (an entire bag in two days...), popsicles, and ice cream. Food Aversions:  Still nothing. Generally … [Read More...]

Southwestern Chicken Couscous Stew

Southwestern Chicken Couscous Stew

Since we don't have cable TV (gasp!) I don't get to watch my favorite cooking shows very often.  It used to be the rare exception of visiting our parents that I'd watch Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman, but now that I joined a gym, I have a whole new-found level of motivation to get on the … [Read More...]

Bacon Jalapeno Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

This post is sponsored by GOVeggie! Foods as part of a yummy partnership.  As always, recipe and opinions are my own.  Well, I guess it was just wishful thinking that I would start to feel better because now I am down for the count.  I tried going in to work yesterday but barely made it through the … [Read More...]

Lightened Up Broccoli Salad

Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad

It's only Wednesday and this week has already gotten the best of me.  Marc has been sick for the past couple of days and all day today (on my day off AND the nicest day of year, yet) I've been feeling juuuuust on the verge of sickness - a nagging sore throat, intense fatigue, and just feeling icky … [Read More...]

Coconut and Dark Chocolate Ricotta Scones

Coconut and Dark Chocolate Ricotta Scones

At any given time, my baking pantry is fully stocked and ready for any disaster that might strike and necessitate cookies, brownies, muffins, or cinnamon rolls.  From all of the dried essentials like baking chips, nuts, dried fruit, oats, spices, sugars, and flours, to the refrigerated goods like … [Read More...]

baby bump 28 weeks

10 Surprising Things About Pregnancy (so far)

Warning: some of this (okay, MOST) is probably TMI.  Today I'm sharing some surprising things I've encountered during my pregnancy so far.  Maybe everyone else knew these things were going to happen but for me, no matter how much reading or "preparation" or research I did for pregnancy, some things … [Read More...]

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Move over bacon wrapped chestnuts!  There's a new favorite bacon-wrapped appetizer in town - Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites. It's not really "appetizer season" right now, but we could all use a little bit of bacon-wrapped goodness in our lives, don't you think?  Let's just go with … [Read More...]