Asparagus and Ham in a Blanket with Honey Mustard

We all know pigs in a blanket.  They’re like the ultimate college party food that you feel so fancy making when you’re 18 and perfect to re-heat when you’ve come back home at 4 am.  These are the grown ass adult version though, perfect for when you’re stone cold sober and starving at 10:30 am…maybe…

Avocado Pesto Pasta

This avocado pesto pasta is a fresh way to make a very simple pasta dish for dinner or lunch.  With just a few simple ingredients thrown into a food processor, including fresh basil and spinach, this meal can be ready in 20 minutes or less.  It’s a perfect combination of  hearty (thanks to the pine…

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Bread

I really like using all parts of something.  Take my roasted rainbow carrot top pesto, for example.  There’s something so gratifying about making something delicious with something I would have normally thrown in the trash.  I think that’s why I love banana bread so much, too.  There’s no shortage of overly-ripe bananas in our fruit basket…

Smashed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We are a brussels sprouts family, and we’re not embarrassed to admit we eat them about 2 times a week.  But what I am really embarrassed about is that I didn’t know the word brussels was plural in brussels sprouts.  I’ve been getting that wrong my whole life.  Most of the time we simply roast them…

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Sometimes meat gets all of the saucy glory, but vegetables deserve to shine in their own right with some culinary accouterments, too.  You know that shrub you trim from your fresh carrots that go right in the trash?  It’s time to put those to good use here with this carrot top pesto.  Rainbow carrots are…

Baked Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Look who’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack!  And I’m back with this baked rosemary lemon chicken… a meal that’ll take 5 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of total cooking time.  Because by now you should know I’m all about the fast, healthy meals (and indulging in all the unhealthy treats along the way, too…duh). Where did I go,…

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Talk about being worn slap out — the last 10 days has really kicked my ass.  Like a good whooping I used to get when I was little with a rolled up newspaper.  Around 9 am this morning, I thought it was the longest week ever and then realized it was only Tuesday. I thought…

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Recently a friend told me peanut butter blossom cookies were overrated.  What?!  Are you even my friend?  How is this possible?  I’m not exactly sure how these became a Christmas cookie, but I don’t even care.  They’re delicious. On a scale from 1-10, how much do you love this classic?  A 14?  Yep.  Me, too….

Salted Caramel Apple Tart

This salted caramel apple tart is a great dessert to make when you want to make something for a group that looks super fancy but doesn’t require a lot of fuss. This tart takes about an hour and 20 minutes total time from start to finish, and only about 20 minutes of that time is…

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

With less than 10 ingredients, this chocolate raspberry tart is everything you need for the upcoming holidays.  It also takes about 10 minutes TOTAL to throw together, so if you need something quick and healthy, look no further.  This dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free AND vegan.  Something for everyone’s dietary needs (except it has…