Orange Green Beans with Almonds

Citrus is God’s way of telling us that not everything about winter completely sucks.  These green beans with orange zest and juice really brighten up the side dish and make your kitchen smell delicious while the almond slivers add a nice crunch.  This is a healthy weeknight side dish that can be on your table in less than 20 minutes.  

Garlic and Herb Knots

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and there’s no better excuse for a meal made entirely of snacks than on Super Bowl Sunday.  These easy, peasy garlic knots are made from pre-made pizza dough, chopped fresh herbs sauteed in butter, and topped with fresh parmesan cheese. Pair the garlic knots with some meatballs…

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…

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…

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are so easy, you don’t even need me, but it’s a nice reminder if you love potatoes like I do and want to switch up your regular go-to.  For us, our go-to is always a baked potato. Although they look like they had a really rough hump day (sounds familiar), these…